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%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Not a bad beer, but I don’t really remember much of it due to how uneventful it was. It’s the flavour you already know and love (or not) of most lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
decent lager, easy to drink, pours clean head and not bad for what it is. I would taste this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (4642) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
Le liquide a une couleur très singulière, à la limite de l’étrange, entre deux tons et deux mondes incertains. Mais quelle est cette teinte? Franchement, je ne sais pas. Le nez est une bouffée faible de grains doux et légèrement, très légèrement grillés. Le goût est tout aussi ventilé avec un corps malté faible de caractère et de tenue. En finale, quelques notes amères désorganisées qui paradent derrière la langue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (3144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clear dark orange-brown with thin white head. Aroma of light caramel and a hint of roastiness. Taste of caramel malt, slightly roasty with a very light grassy bitterness in the finish. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, body is light-medium. Ok but doesn’t hold a candle to most of the stuff these folks brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Respectable. Out of a bottle so I couldn’t judge the colour. It was red malty sweetness primarily - quite syrupy, but it tasted real! Bit of grassy bitterness followed, but not enough for any kind of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
8oz draught sample at Toronto Festival of Beers August 5, 2010. Lovely bright and clear reddish-copper with an average off-white to tan head (4-). Slight caramel aroma, quite grassy and a little sweet - just light hints of roast and alcohol, once again no bitterness to speak of. Taste follows - simple, with light caramel roast, some grassiness, no alcohol, and some bitterness, initially a tad metallic. Average, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation, quick-finishing, just a slight lingering vague bitterness left behind - not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Amber clear and small cap. Simple aroma is brisk, dry and a hint fruity. Taste is also a bit of sweet fruit with some body and plays out feeling thin and drying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle from LCBO. Nothing at all to get excited about here, and Great Lakes has many far superior beers. Pours amber with small white head. Mild malty with some caramel. A bit of a nasty aftertaste. Not seeing the premium quality in the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
slightly hazy amber red, little head, some lacing. nose; sour dough, sharp musky odour, very disturbing, smells off. taste; hmmm, slightly sweet, very bland though, uninteresting, more mass market piss.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (2956) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Aroma of malt and caramel, taste is malt and some bitterness. Not terribly complex and little character. It’s not terrible but not memorable.

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