Iknowgreatbeer (5) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - reminds me of Ricards Red. Not great but not bad either. The aroma wasn’t offensive. Sweet aftertaste
Lubiere (9919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red copper lager with a collapsing off white head. Aroma of sweet wet dough. In mouth, sweet fruity malt, with notes of phenolics, and very thin bodied, short in mouth. Not bad, just plain and boring.
MarkoR (510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really liked that beer. Interesting aroma with traces of wood. Better than Rickard’s Red. Amber colour. Drinked in bottle.
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. deep copper body with a small, white, creamy head. I’m getting nothing off the aroma. maybe some mild soapy detergent...sweet cookie and bready flavour. sweet finish. sub-par.
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red amber clear pour with a short creamy white head. Sweet apple and wood aroma with traces of peat moss. Looks alright but very plain. Sweet grapes and apple. Not much hop. A little earth and ..... nope nothing else. Lots of carbonation though. Bleh.
Gorbalev (2920) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Beer Bistro Golden Tap Awards. Red body, small white head. Sweet dark lager taste, thin and uninspiring, but pretty darn drinkable. Not for the first time at this little well run fest, I was pleasantly surprised - some of these "average" rated Ontario micro’s do taste better from a fresh keg for sure.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red amber hue with thin wispy head... sarbonated aroma slight apple cider. good body slightly weak though.... nothing special though...
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cheap alternative to Rickards Red on tap. Not much going on, it has more flavour than a normal lager and a much nicer colour, but still fairly bland.
MrManning (2004) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle- Pours a dark amber colour with just a hint of rouge in it. Not as red as I would have thought. head is frothy, and off white. Aroma is sour, minimal hops. Taste is slightly sour, earthy, with some malt hints. Watery on the finish. Decent enough to drink again.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Pretty decent. Very red looking with a normal amber ale flavour. A little thin on the palate side
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2004 Total Score: 2.2
red colour. no head. taste is lacking a bit. a little fizzy. thin and watery. boring.