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


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ILduce (254) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle: Rusty with no head. Sweet malt aroma. Subdued flavours of fruit and cookie dough. Thin body with a slight off-dry taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
341ml bottle from HogtownHarry; Nose was a nice caramelly malt with a slight vanilla note in the background; Clear rusty brown with a medium beige head; flavor is a little watery but pleasant with light caramel, sweetness, and a little pepperiness. Not that bad for a lager!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
341ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on February 14, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. The beer poured a beautiful translucent dark red colour with a very thin white head. The aroma was very weak with a slight malt smell. The mouthfeel was light, dry, with low carbonation. The flavour was slightly malty, and slightly sour. Not an enjoyable beer, and very similar to Alexander Keith’s Red.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
341 ml bottle. pours reddish brown with a small head. some malty aromas but not that nice. bland flavours. drinkable but thats it. wont buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
Brown bottle, 341 ml, Ontario Craft Brewers Discovery Pack purchased at the LCBO, savoured on January 8 2008; eye: dark copper, clear, no effervescence, beige head that falls rather rapidly, no lacing; nose: malt, corn, light hops, diluted caramel; mouth: malt, a bit of cardboard, a bit of "itchiness" on the tip of the tongue, malty finale with hops more present than expected, slightly grainy texture but mainly watery, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, light-medium body, rather carboanted; overall: so? FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, ensemble cadeau Ontario Craft Brewers Discovery Pack acheté au LCBO, savourée le 8 janvier 2008; œil : cuivre foncée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe plutôt rapidement, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, maïs, grain, léger houblon, caramel dilué; bouche : malt, un peu cartonné, un petit piquant su’l’bout d’la langue, finale maltée avec un houblon plus présent que mes attentes, texture légèrement rugueuse mais pas mal aqueuse, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, corps léger-moyen, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : bof

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AWS9 (637) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
341 mL bottle as part of the Ontario discovery pack. Light malty nose. A malt taste is certainly there, but the beer is disappointingly thin. The effort to make the bottle labeling look old is noted....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
341ml Bottle: Provided fresh from the brewer at the Mobile Monday event in Toronto. I see the OCB decided this was one of Ontario’s finest, deserving placement in the new Discovery Pack. Really. The aroma is caramel sweet and the flavour is bland, delivering hints of that sweetness and some form of sourness, but little else. Now that these guys are proving they can brew with their seasonals perhaps it’s time to go back and reformulate these a bit?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle- Ontario Craft Brewers 6 pack at the LCBO. Very light malt aroma, very light malt flavour. Dark brown-red colour, small head. The End.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
33 cl bottle, Shelburne. Faint unoffedning aroma, sweet flavor, almost thick tasting. Nothing terrible but wouldn’t recommend (except that it came as part of the LCBO mixed six pack).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2007
341ml bottle, 5% a/v From the Ontario Craft Brewers 6 pack at the LCBO. Pours a deep red amber with a medium tan head. Metal, caramel, and almost lactic acid bitterness invade the nose, while the tongue detects malt flavour with little else. smooth on the finish. As the last two have now said, GLB makes fantastic seasonals, but this is just too incredibly average to be any good.

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