dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours a nice amber gold with thick white head. Aroma strong of malt, slight hops, caramel, and wheat. I am finding that so far, every Grand River brew has this slight wheat taste with wheat finish. Very refreshing. Enjoyable, just not quite as smooth as I was hoping for.
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can. Pours an orange yellow with a minimal off white head. Aroma of flowers and malt. Flavour had something a little off. A little sulphur. Finish nicely bitter, but with some rubbery hints. A bit odd.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber looks with a sheet of white culminating above it all. Fairly grainy, leafy aroma with mildly toasted malts and a breadiness that does not seem optimally fresh unfortunately. Its subtley earthy undertones hiding beneath the highly grainy, sweetish bready malts bring it into Kellerbier reminiscent territory yet it got little lager character yeast wise and actually has more than a hint of gentle estery fruitiness. Its abundant closing hops venture into dullish woodsy, leafy and herbal territory, providing bitterness, but not so much freshness. Feeling a bit stronger than it is despite its lean body and rather engaging carbonation. I have issues with a 4.4% beer that does not feel refreshing and wonder how old this was when I bought it at the LCBO.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL Bottle. Gold - amber body with a fast dissipating bubbly head settling to a thin ring and little sudsy islands; it "struggled" for the 2 that I gave it in that department. Sweet malts and crystal malt dominate in the aroma; notes of clover, a hint of grass, and mildly pungent and resiny hops. Sweet malts and a phenolic accent at first and then a shift to grassy - resiny hops in the aftertaste and finish. I like how this one fizzes in the mouth like a light beer but has lots of fire power in all of it’s other aspects. A bonus point for eclipsing its own visual deception.
mmacleod75 (94) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured medium golden colour with thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, maybe a bit of fruit. Medium body and nice mouthfeel with medium malt flavour. Slight sweetness, with medium hops bitterness. It is a very nice balance, and a very good brew.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt sucrés, moyen de pain, léger de houblon herbeux (gazon mouillé) et floral et léger de fruits (agrumes) avec quelques traces de caramel. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût très légèrement fruité (agrumes) accompagné d’un léger goût de grains de malt pâle sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain ainsi que des notes de caramel rôti et de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux (gazon mouillé, traces de foin) et légèrement floral. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des traces fruitées (zeste d’agrumes).
Hateball16 (102) - - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from LCBO
Appearance: Orangey golden, looks to be unfiltered to some extent (cloudy), virtually no head.
Aroma: Tangerine notes, mild toffee also, mild floral citrusy hop aroma.
Flavour: Fairly noticeable hop bitterness balanced well with bready maltiness. Not too much in terms of depth but it is a lager so no problem there.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, slightly chewy texture and short but dry finish.
Overall: Decent tasty hop forward lager. Like the citrusy profile.
rejtable (1048) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
REally great beer! Cask at Wellington Gastropub. Pours orange with little head or lacing. Some fruit aromas, maybe apricot, some light hop floral notes. Good malty backing. Great sessional beer.
daniel0017 (363) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an off orange / amber with a little bit of carbonation and a quickly dissipating bubbly white head of one finger which laces the glass slightly. Banana, grassy hops, cucumber and toasted malt aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter with notes of aforementioned aromas. Nice short bitter aftertaste with a balanced finish.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, with a thin white head.Caramel, malts, & fruity aroma. Taste some grapefruit, hops, some fruit & dry bitterness. Nice.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours a light amber color with lacy thin head. Sweet bitter aroma, don’t think I’m using the ideal glass for this. Instant hoppyness upon imbibing, that rather pleasantly continues beyond the swallow.