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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (228) - 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 (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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 (1762) - 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 (1892) - 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 (7361) - 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 (2205) - 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 (957) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Wow, a gold medal winner! Forgive me if I’m suspicious of competition winners... there are just too many competitions around to "award" medals for any kind of real incentive to care aboot them. But this one pours with a copper-brown body, some modest carbonation and a well-behaved head on top. Very soft malt aroma. Flavour is a lot of malt and little else - no complexity. Very drinkable though, in a forgettable kind of way. Tasted at 6.8 celsius, but even if warmed up you wouldn’t find any complexity. An average beer for a boring day.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rodenbach99 (4060) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
Canette de 473ml. Bière ambrée de belle facture, malheureusement ma vue n’a pas eu le temps de voir la mousse tellement elle avait disparue rapidement. Le nez est peu expressif, commercial, tout comme la bouche de cette bière sans envergure, une sorte de Rickard’s red.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2414) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
473 mL can. Dark for a lager - deep bronze. Thin head. The aroma is spicy-sweet malt, but not as appealing as that sounds. Taste is pleasant without being particularly interesting. Thin caramel. Decent body. Better than any mainstream lagers.


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