jaymack (3) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was a good example of why most ales should not be ice-cold to get the full flavour value.
From a bottle, first drink was nothing special, tasted honey more than orange, nothing in aroma and finished more like a crisp lager.
Walked away from the glass for 7 or 8 minutes and tried again. Definitely got the orangey kick on after taste, pleasant not too much.
Nice orangey/light amber colour with great head retension.
May buy again, but it won’t be my summer session beer.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ West 50, Mississauga, ON: The folks at West 50 pumped this guy up quite a bit; no fewer than three employees billed it as a great beer. Mind you, they were also suggesting Rickard’s White, so perhaps I got what I deserved? Came orange/brown in colour, almost no head, and an aroma of off-putting malt and alcohol. Four at our table tried it, not a single one of us could detect any orange. In fact, we were almost positive they’d poured us the wrong brew. Turns out they hadn’t. Great Lakes is rapidly joining Trafalgar in my "don’t bother trying" pile of GTA beers. Boo-urns.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at C’est What. Was expecting more orange flavor but I like the balance they achieved. Fairly refreshing beer but not a big fan of the spicy hops and yeast notes. Cheers!
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with lots of carbonation and a dense off-white head. The aroma has orange and diacetyl. Medium / thin body with a touch of carbonation. The flavor starts orangy with wheat aspects. The finish is light with some spicy hops. An okay beer.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
white head with a slight citrus aroma. Expected a bit more from the citrus but it never came. Had a light bitterness finish
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 On tap at the Victory Cafe, Toronto.
This beer is much better on tap then in the bottle. The orange flavour is much fresher and stronger then in the bottled version. The flavour of the underlying beer is also not as grainy as the bottled version and the body is much thicker.
Bottle. Grainy aroma with very light orange. Body was a pale orange and a large white head. Grass, grain flavour with muted citrus. It was light in body and flavour. I didn’t like it that much.
Old rating 2.3
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 [2865B-20100513] Cask. Orange peel aroma has light fruit and mild ginseng soap notes. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Solid bitter hops flavour but muted and delayed, planty and dry. Medium body has a dry and bitter aftertaste. Wow, interesting profile. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4
(Project X @ brewery, Toronto, ON; Called "Hoppapeel" dry hopped with Magnum hops and additional orange peel)
[276-20070421] Tap @ C’est What (Toronto, ON). Grainy yeast aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Flavour continues grainy yeast, has some citrus notes and is slightly bitter after. Medium body is gravelly. Good, nothing fancy, was expecting more orange. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale pours a light orange colour with a nice foamy head. To the nose there is scents of oranges and grapefruit. Very citrusy. First taste was slightly creamy with a smooth flavour of citrus with the finish hoppy. The palate was a little bitter but a good amount of bitter.
DerWeg (1492) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml Bottle. a pleasant enough ale with some decent body to it, a bit of assertiveness in the blended hops and not overly sweet from the pale malts (I figure you don’t want the orange effect to come across too candy-ish.) It might benefit from being a touch drier, but the degree of orange flavoring was about as appropriate as one could expect.
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 27, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a orange colour with a huge head. Pretty boring. It tastes like a lot of other English ales and Orange taste is barely noticeable. I wont be buying this again.