probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, shared with Lubiere, served cool in a tulip glass. 21AU11.
App.: Clear bright amber with a so-so white head.
Aroma: Lots of biscuit malt, some caramel, leafy hops?, vegetal notes, a little floral hops, British style for sure.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: A little cardboard, stern, earthy, slightly nutty, burnt sugar malt, a little floral, soapy hops, restrained and still British; dry with fair bitterness and a decent biscuit malt finish.
Fair. Certainly not my favourite offering from GRB.
solidfunk (2602) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.
SlovakSniper (2549) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Courtoisie de jerc) Un anneau de mousse se pose sur un liquide à la robe orangée. Au nez, les timides parfums d’agrumes se choquent à des céréales doucement caramélisées. Au goût, les papilles ne retiennent que très peu de fruits : les houblons sont ici davantage amérisants. Les céréales caramélisées sont aussi beaucoup moins marquées et goûteuses : peut-être somme-nous devant un étal de céréales pâles. La finale se fait sur des notes amères plus ou moins intenses. Sans doute une bouteille fatiguée.
garthicus (2482) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on cask) Appearance: Cloudy orange, thick white head. Aroma: SUPER Grainy, lots of grass, pepper, lemon. Flavour: Quite sweet, vanilla, candy cane. A little hoppy, some nice yeastiness, a long vanilla finish. Nice.
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ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice brown, smell is very earthy, taste is a nice bitterness with a good floral, earthy and grassy notes, It has a really english feel to it. A bit of citrus in the aroma, overall good
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-amber in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of pale malts, caramel, floral hops and bready. The flavour is lightly sweet, some pale malt, light caramel sweetness, toasty and rather hoppy. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a bitterness that gets stronger as you swallow.
Not bad, highly drinkable.
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on October 10, 2011.
Bottled on September 15, 2011.
matt7215 (2081) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
multiple samples, multiple ways. probably drinks best on cask. orange with an off white head. malt nose with some hops peaking through. malt forwardflavour like most GRB brews. really sessionable pale ale.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml botle shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Clear amber with a small head.
Aroma : Malt ans resinous hops. Nice hop profile but a bit phenolic and buttery maybe. Nice fruits.
Taste : Nice malt with nice resinous hops. Finish is a bit thin with some malt and hops. Faint bitterness.
Overall : Not bad but the phenolic notes are bugging me a bit. It also seemed quite buttery according to Martin but I’m not really sensible to this so I only got faint buttery notes.
Metalchopz (2023) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at the LCBO tonight and bottled on AUG 03 2011. Pours a clean amber colour with a big off-white head that stays a long time and leaves decent lacing. Great Pale Ale nose with the mix of sweet malt, cereal grains and hops. Surprisingly, the taste is a bit too mild for me (especially after the beautiful aromas). Watered-down caramel with a little hop in the finish, but all too watery. Too bad, as this could be a great one. Still, refreshing overall with its little dryness in the finish. Funny, it does get better as you drink it (and no it was not cold to begin with).
cfrancis (2023) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a gorgeous brown amber with a thinning white head and good lacing. Aroma is pine hop and honey. Taste is a nice balance of pine hop bitterness and malt and grain. Excellent beer. Another great APA from Ontario.