DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boring brown body with minimal head. Flavour is plenty of malt with a bit of a hoppy finish, with a watered down palate. Hard to differentiate from the lower alcohol bitter making the rounds at the moment, but that’s probably a positive thing as this has a significantly higher ABV to hide.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good for a bitter, but I am not a fan of most hoppy beers. Still this is fairly mild for the IPAs everyone is obsessed with.
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Gerbeer (1838) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a slightly murky brown with little head. Very light aroma of roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavors of both malt and light bitter hops. Nothing to write home about but pleasant enough to have another on a Saturday aft.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Vern’s Pale Bitter
Light amber color; creamy head. The aroma is nice, fruity. Dry and lean mouthfeel, with a good flavor of caramel and some toffee. Strong bitterness and long final. A refreshing American-style Bitter, crossover between Bitter maltiness and American hoppiness, very good.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft (nitro) at G.I.B.: Inviting and sweet-smelling nose. Not as sweet as it smells, though it did have some soft caramel and a honey-like quality at its core. Light and soft body, as expected with a nitro. I kept wondering when the bitterness would surface. After a few sips, it finally caught up in the aftertaste. OK, overall, but it lacked malt depth.
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a great body, strong copper hue & mild bitterness. The malts create a richness which enhances the hops and excites the senses. Something special from Granville.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much of a head when this one was poured, what there was being off-white and foamy. The beer is a rich, dark copper colour and well-carbonated. Aroma was a pleasant malt, although tending towards the subtle end of the scale. Taste most certainly was bitter, delightfully so. Mouthfeel and aftertaste did not disappoint. A fine beer for tending the BBQ with.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Clean, hoppy aroma, mainly British, Orange peel and lemon peel. A touch of sweet candied fruits in the flavor, citrus hops, and a bitter finish that leads into bark and leaves. Pretty nice, way better than its rating suggests.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and bready somewhat grainy malts are joined by fruity esters and floral, earthy hops in the nose. Lightly hazy golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to a thin but lasting cover with some lace. Moderate bitterness is up front with caramel and bread-like malt character emerging. Earthy and lightly spicy hop flavour lingers in the aftertaste along with a lightly nutty malt character. Medium body with somewhat strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (2009 limited release) purchased at Brewery Creek in May-09.
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, on the premise, purchased at the brewery on April 30 2009; eye: polished copper, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of white head, nice lacing; nose: hops, grapefruit, resinous hops, light malt, light caramel; mouth: hops, hops, resinous hops, grapefruit, light malt, slight caramel, finale all in resinous hops with presence of caramel malt, medium body, rather bitter, slightly sweet, slightly grainy texture, light astringency; overall: quite likable
Verre, 16 onces, en fût, bue sur place le 1er mai 2009; œil : cuivre poli, claire, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche, belle dentelle; nez : houblon, pamplemousse, houblon résineux, léger malt, léger caramel; bouche : houblon, houblon, houblon résineux, pamplemousse, léger malt, très léger caramel, finale tout en houblon résineux avec petite présence de malt caramel, corps moyen, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, texture légèrement rugueuse, légère astringence; en résumé : bien aimé