Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A dark reddish amber, with a faint malt accent and a quick finish.
Lubiere (12765) - 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.
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think they have strengthened the formula from previous years. This brewery concentrates on sweet things and is brewing cake with beer, ice cream with beer. That’s its target niche. This brew is carmelized malt. There’s good carbonization here.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2003 Toronto Festival of Beer 2001 - Unexceptional, but drinkable. I got it by mistake thinking it was Red Maple from Northern. Beerfest 2003 rerate: Slightly sweet aroma, no head, thin bodied.
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle brought from Kingston and shared by Robbie. The aroma from this bottle was so bad, I passed it around the room to receive commentary: compost, canned beans, dog food. It smells appalling. Looks harmless enough, and tastes bland, but the smell is astounding. Wow.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Rerate. Light amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a little bit of sweet toffee and a bit of toasted grain. A fairly bready mouthfeel and a bit of light herbal spiciness on the back. A fairly simple, but tasty brew - seems much better than I gave it credit for the last time. Great balance.
Deep amber-brown pour with a thick tight tan head. The aroma has a little bit of light toffee along with a touch of oddly metallic character as well. A fairly dirty DMS sort of aroma over a thin malt base. There is a touch of dark malt character but it tastes like it’s from roasted malt for colour - not really from any sort of character malt at all. There is a little bit of earthiness but it’s not really from either hops or malt - it’s just kind of there. Moderately astringent and not really all that good.
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sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, thanks Andrew for bringing this one down with you.
Pours copper/amber with off white head.
Aroma of floral hops, malty with faint notes of caramel.
Taste is malty, hoppy with some fruit presence. Overall mouthfeel is watery with slight dry-bubbly-bitter caramel finish.
Not horrible, but too one dimensional and boring.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 [442-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Smells like dead fish cakes lightly sprinkled with urine. Clear, amber brown body with a quick bubbly white head. Light wheat flavour is mostly malty grain only with a hint of fish. Light-medium body. Aroma is unappealing. (3/3/4/2/8) 2.0
[619B-20070916] Sample @ Feast of Fields (Hillsburgh, ON). Sweet almost sickly grain aroma. Clear, amber red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity malt and grainy wheat flavour with a bit of honey. Grainy medium body. Not bad, almost repeatable but for a weird sweetness. (5/3/6/2/11) 2.7
douglas88 (8317) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Bottle thanks to matt7215. Pours a hazy red with a small white head. The aroma is mostly a caramel malt. The taste is dominated by a somewhat spicy caramel flavored malt. Initially it is a quite fizzy and a spicy malt that is followed by a soft sludge of sweet and not pleasant finish. Not bad, but needs something, especially in the finish.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours clear coppery-red with a decent off-white head, decent retention. little nuttiness, grassiness, bland herbal hops. overcarbonated, light body, no finish.