Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad this is one of my favourites from the brewery. Clean brown with light head. Aroma has some sweet malts and a bit of breadiness to it. Flavour is a little buttery and like fresh white bread but it has a nice amout of bitter to it. Medium body.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours a slight brownish amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malt, and slight chocolate. Flavor similar with the addition of wheat, spice, and a slight sweetness. Very dry on the palate. Good flavor, bad finish.
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear copper with thin beige head. nose; very earthy, grapefruit, pine, toasty, caramel, strong hop presence, and very malty. taste very caramely with just a bit of the citus, roasty, delectable, ive never had a bad beer by grand rithis is another excellent one.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with subtle grainy flavor. Taste is dryer then I had anticipated with good caramel malt and dry finish. Hops are not overly distinct and ester are somewhat lacking. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall but I would say that this was below average for this brewer.
RyanMac13 (8) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a growler, at a tasting at Matt7215 place. Dark reddish brown appearance, off white head, very complex flavour, starts malty and ends very hoppy. Very strong flavour for a lowish % beer.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle, bottling date indistinguishable. Pours a deep, clear, ruby-amber color; off-white head with solid web-like lacing. Crystal malts, sweet red fruits, and caramel in the aroma; some earthy bitterness. Medium mouthfeel: dried fruits, earthy hops, some light citrus; basic malt core with slightly rough hop character; some cardboard and toastiness at the core. The least remarkable of the Grand River beers I’ve tried to date. A touch watery at the perimeter. Medium finish: earthy and light mineral bitterness, dry toasty malts; mildly rough throughout.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo. Fruity, flowery, and slightly grassy comes to mind. This beer makes me think of spring. Complex with a fairly easy finish.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. thanks, scrizzz! pours a lightly hazed very dark amber. tangy, peachy, toffeeish nose. creamy medium body with soft carb. woody, earthy mid palate. mild earthy finish.
gilvanblight (732) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber pour. With a really foamy long lasting head. Malty caramel scent with a touch of hoppy grassiness. Really strong hops in the mouth. Way more than I expected from an amber ale. It’s not overpowering though. No bite in the back of the throat. There’s a sweetness that took a bit to show up. Overall this is pleasant but not exactly what I was looming for.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled on 4/14/09. Poured clear, medium garnet with a short, creamy cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and nutty notes with an ample dose of juicy grapefruit, pine, and earthy hoppage.. sappy sweetness emerged as it warmed up. The flavor had caramel, darker fruit, and berry sweetness at the core, but the hops were a bit of a mess.. sticky grapefruit, pine, and peppery notes didn’t play well with each other or the malts.. finished bitter and sharp. Light-medium bodied, with an empty feel at times on the palate.. again it didn’t flow too well and ended very bitter. Lost some ground after the initial impression.