loubar (155) - Los Gatos, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hint of apple and pear on a distinctive caramel base. Fairly smooth and tasty but the hops dynamic is absent. Finishes crisp and dry with a little treacle sweetness. Pleasant but devoid of all the "west coast character" promised on the label.
motelpogo (7605) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - thanks to skykob for bringing this back from vancouver. pale amber to golden, clear with aminimal head; mushy aroma of soggy cereal, hints of hay and red berry; low bitterness, minimal hop character all around; a bit of a snoozefest
Atom (1876) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pours a clear orange/copper with a huge khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt and dusty dry grassy hops. Watery caramel malt taste with a metallic finish.
Whatup14 (1163) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur acajou translucide, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, fruité. Goût de malt, fruité, caramel. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-faible.
UXO (910) - CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pale to medium amber with short, short-lived head, no lacing. Aroma: caramel, bready yeast, faint floral/grassy. Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. Medium to watery body, soft carbonation.
Meh. Pretty boring.
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml can from a Granville Island sampler twelve-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a small glass mug. Pours a clear, orangey amber with very light carbonation and an off-white, pearly head that leaves lace pearls behind. Aroma is a balance of slightly sweet, toasty malts and a peculiar earthy hop character; the flavor mirrors this. There’s some caramel and molasses as well. Slightly thick body with a brief bitterness. Nothing terrible, but not my style of ale.
Vertoule (6) - WINNIPEG, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colour, tan head. Smooth & earthy taste with lightly bitter finish. Ordered a pint at Shannon's in Winnipeg. Served with appropriate head, perfectly cold and from clean taps.
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jksipa (563) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Maple Leaf Lounge YVR. Clear deep copper with small off white head. Nose is toffee, bread and some light floral notes. Medium - sweet with a light bitterness. Mouth is quite thin with soft carbonation. OK.
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 473ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, biscuit and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, caramel and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. A clear, amber colored beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is on the malty side, leaving little room for the hops. Caramel, some bread and a little fruityness. The flavor has bread, caramel, some fruity notes and a very vague bitterness, not managing to deal with the malty sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Long, bready finish with some metallic notes. Not a beer I’d repeat, it’s not horrific in any way, just plain boring and uninteresting. And of course, the metallic touch in the finish doesn’t help. 150615