jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours light amber in colour, small head, but tonnes of lacing. Not much aroma (like all GR beers) and taste if somewhat bitter. Not an impressive APA. Missed the mark here (first time).
thb (805) - 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.
jksipa (788) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep amber with small white head. Caramel and hay in the nose. Sweet toasted malt with a hint of bitterness. Medium slick body. Short finish. Good but i was expecting more bite from something called Pugnacious.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Cask at VanKleek Hill. Oktoberfest.. The color is amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of fruits and malt. The taste much the same plus hops and a vegy taste added.Nice finish in the mouth.
wilderthanyou (758) - 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.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle from the lcbo pours a nice pale yellothe aroma is wonderful citrus maltthe tatse does not live up to the aroma however a little flat and watery
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours an average size foamy off-white head and has a clear light amber appearance. Thick patchy lacing. Aromas of mild citrusy and grassy hops. Flavours are mainly bready malts and piney and grassy hops.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper orange with short white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, cereal grain, light citrus hops, pale malt. Taste caramel, sweet grain, citrus, nice hop kick. MF medium body fine fizzy carb. Very well brewed to style quite tasty very easy drinking well done exactly what I expect based on description.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle - pours clear gold/copper with a thick white head that leaves chunky lacing. Aroma similar to many of GR’s other beers in that it’s muted, a result of the incredibly hard water they use. Still, nice - caramel malts, some green apple, a faint hint of sourness (not in a bad way). Flavour amps it up a notch, revealing fresh mown hay, light lemon notes, and a pleasing herbal quality, finished with a firm bitterness. Clean, simple, eminently quaffable, yet another solid release from GRB.
lukin (576) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber colour, creamy head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is well-balanced, slight woodiness, bitter finish. Like the description says, simple and straightforward, but quite well done.