StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Magpie, Toronto - came clear amber/copper gold with a medium white head. Aroma is mild citrus and grassy hops. A little understated. Flavour is typically English in character, citrus mixed with earthy hops and sweet malt in the background. Creamy and very sessionable. Well balanced.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a mid range amber with notes of light citrus and some light bitterness on the nose. The palate seems to come off a bit watery and a bit of the bitterness seems to disappear.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUL 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft at granite brewery in toronto. pale amber with off white head, the hops is pronounced. unfortunately the malt profile that is essential for bitter style ale is lacking here. maybe this is due to my bias against canadian 2 row barley.
tomthompson89 (1843) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had at Magpie, good sweet nose, good hops good head. fruit on the nose as well some slight malt good beer, nice dry finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint at the brewpub in Halifax, NS (May 2007). Medium translucent amber with a sliver of small white creamy lasting head....fresh earthy-grassy nose, just a bit cidery-tart, a hint of vinegar....beautifully full and malty, lightly cidery again on the tongue, delicate and effervescent, moderately sweet at the front and just nicely bitter at the finish....a bit "indistinct" if thatís the word, just doesnít come together as well as it might, but this is solid stuff on the whole.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at CíEst What.
Hoppy, minimally carbonated and served at the perfect temperature. Fruity aroma, hoppy and just a hint of sweetness. Flavour lasted, but didnít overwhelm.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 On tap at Magpie - came a reddish copper colour with a decent sized white head that faded fairly quickly. Aroma full of fresh and floral leafy hops. Flavour much the same - full-bodied but mild, with a slightly bitter finish. Perfectly carbonated for the style. Would love to try on cask at the brewpub. Excellent, excellent beer, and a perfect session ale.
probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Granite (Toronto). MR 14/07
App.: Clear, light copper, no head.
Aroma: Full-ish citrusy hops, sweet candy malts, caramel and some fruit. Nice!
Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation and sl. astringency.
Flav.: Citrus hops, some malts, basically like the nose, dry a bit thin on finish but with decent bitterness.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[050-20060921] Tap @ Granite (Toronto, ON). Very hoppy aroma. Copper body with a medium-lasting white head. Mild, creamy hop flavour. Has a medium, creamy mouthfeel. Overall quite a nice togetherness.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ beerbistro: Pours a copper/orange with a very thin head and almost no head retention or lacing. Aroma is elaborate, very nice; excellent floral hops, malt sweetness, and a bit of fresh pine. Flavour is an exceedingly well-balanced hop and malt mix with some enjoyable citrus hints. I truly enjoyed this one, by far the best domestic bitter Iíve had a chance to sample to this point.