MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line :
Diacetyl-spiked biscuity, caramelized malts build a comfortable mouthfeel in which leafy hops and their balancing finish save this Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam decorates the pale amber glow.
-Diacetyl was not overwhelming, but certainly did not help the aroma.
-The soft, pillowy mouthfeel, with prickly bubbles and healthy residual sugars, was quite enjoyable.
-Citrusy hints come from the chosen hops.
-Honeyed flavors add depth to the malt profile.
-If it hadn’t been for diacetyl rearing its ugly head, this would have been quite nice.
-This was a month-old bottle, so I don’t see it being a freshness issue.
TaktikMTL (5498) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût, cask. Verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3966)
wilderthanyou (744) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy deep gold with a thin white cap. The aroma is citrusy, malty, candy orange, good. The flavour starts out with a harsh hop bitterness, but then quickly moves onto a light refreshing mingle of malt and hop, and then ends with some grapefruit bitterness. Finish is a bit soapy.
It does a few things bad, but it does most things well. Decent brew.
Hammy78 (685) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at the Dundurn LCBO. Pours copper copper colour with a white head. No lacing. Smells like candy, almost bubblegum really. Tastes quite sweet and a tiny bit bitter. Interesting brew.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber pour with a thick off-white head. The aroma is sweet and a little bit citrusy. Some orange peel and a touch of light crystal malt sweetness on the back. The crystal is there, but despite my initial reservations at the aroma, it’s actually quite dry on the palate. A little bit of bread/toast and some minerally bitterness in addition to the citrus. There is a touch of light astringency on the back, but it kind of lends a touch of body to a beer that wouldn’t necessarily have it on it’s own. I like it more than I expected to.
thb (653) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours near-clear copper-bronze, minimal head. Aroma is led by the grainy malts - almost a pilsner-esque character to it. Taste is similar with mild malt sweetness cut by pretty persuasive bitterness. Not too much hop aromas. A little fruityness at the end, with a little caramel.
mabel (5354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3938-20110827] Bottle. Mild orange cherry juice aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Malty grainy bread flavour has a lingering multigrain note. Medium body. Good. (6/3-/7/3/14) 3.3
(Golden Taps 2011 @ beerbistro, Toronto, ON)
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from bottle, floral aroma, pours a light copper colour, a little cloudy. tasty bitter ale with plenty of hoppy kicks lasting long after you swallow. definetely one to have a again.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear amber with a thin white head. NIce fresh citrusy herb aroma. Crisp mouthfeel, carbonation. Biscuity malt flavour, some tart grapefruit and grassy hop notes. Lingering bitterness.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable, crisp but bitter and plenty of smoky hops taste. A good honest beer. 500ml bottle in Toronto.