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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Etobicoke, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hints of caramel, nuts and toasted malt result in a fully flavoured, yet deceptively smooth lager. A well balanced body makes it a perfect year-round beer. Red Leaf is an ideal match with burgers, rubs, sandwiches and stews.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
473 mL Can. Deep amber body with a thin but tenacious foamy white head leaving ample lace. Aroma of sweet light malts with grassy hops and a floral note. The flavor speaks of a light body; refreshing but without being short on taste. Light sweet malts with just the right amount of hops to make it a great session beer. The light sweet malts and soupçon of toasted malts linger off into a clean finish seeming to invite the beer drinker to take another sip. I’m taking some of this on my next fishing trip.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
[can] Chocolatey toast aroma that’s a bit labery and with medium, spicy hops and faint fruit notes. Dark amber topped by lasting, lacy off-white. Sweet, though weak, caramel flavour that ends dry and with some toastiness. Detectable hops. Very clean with medium carbonation and a light body.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a red copper with medium carbonation. Aroma of bread and something I can’t quite identify but reminiscent of "sticky buns" or candy. On the tongue no hop bitterness to speak of, and a sticky mouthfeel. Finish is sweet, sticky, candy like. I don’t see it mentioned on the label, but it almost seems to have some sort of maple to it. All in all its not an objectionable beer but not one I would want more than one of.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
473ml can. Pours a light ochre-brown body (Lovibond 17/18) with minuscule head. Very lacy. Barely any scent - some caramel and bready presence. The first time you take a swig, it's not the taste that leaves an impression but the watery, smooth palate. The taste is nicely balanced between an initial slightly bitter tone and the sweeter caramel aftertaste. Seems somewhat underwhelming - could have used a more buttery, cookie flavour in the mix. Seems lacking to me. It's an ok beer though.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
WheatKing (1274) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
I love Great Lake’s ales, but this lager wasn’t that good at all. I’ve bought it a few times because I’ve gotten it mixed up with Crazy Canuck, too... should stop going to the LCBO drunk. Tastes like liquid copper.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
Cannette 473 ml. 5%. Couleur rousse, mousse beige. Arôme de malt léger. En bouche, malt, caramel, comme les rousses commerciales mais un petit peu plus de goût. Finale sans histoire. Bonne.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevinsenn (1030) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Sampled at Great Lakes Brewery. Clear ruby colour. Sweet and metallic aroma, with a slightly creamy and metallic taste. Not really for me, but I don’t think I’m this beer’s target market.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
pours clear coppery-red with a decent off-white head, decent retention. little nuttiness, grassiness, bland herbal hops. overcarbonated, light body, no finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Not bad. Up front hits of sweet with some very minor bitter to balance it out. Inoffensive overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (725) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
Can purchased at the LCBO in Dundas Ontario. Pour is a clear brown with a reddish hue. Initial huge white head that recedes to nothing but a small ring, leaves a splatter of lacing. Aroma is grainy, almost corn and a little yeast. Tastes clean, crisp and light. Not tasting much, a little grain and bitterness. Not their best brew, thats for sure.


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