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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (707) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 1, 2013
473ml can from the brewery. Pours a crystal clear, dark caramel colour with a one finger, off-white head that thins fast. Mild ring lacing clings to the glass. Aroma has notes of bread and caramel, with hints of vanilla, laced with roasted malts. Taste is a balanced bitter with a bready caramel finish. Low-medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Crisp and fairly clean in the mouth. Highly drinkable and moderately refreshing. Overall not bad. Nothing offensive but nothing that blows me away. Definitely more malt forward but that isn’t a bad thing. I would probably buy again to switch it up from the IPAs. Could be a good well rounded brew to have around to offer to people that might not like a more crafted taste. Cheers!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2146) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2014
473ml can from @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. @home 24-07-2014.
BBD: not found??.
In short: a watery vienna lager.
Pours clear dark amberwith nice off white head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Caramel, liquorice aromas.Light body, average carbonaton, some crispy texture. Taste is malty, sweet, some metalic and watery. Enjoyable anyway.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Ottawa. Dégustée le 24 août 2008 (bug). Bière brune-orange limpide. Mousse très peu, col quasi inexistant, éphémère. Très peu effervescente, grosses bulles. Odeur de cognac, de grain et d’alcool. Très douce, peu sucrée, peu amère. Saveur peu agréable, trop aigre. Manque de caractère, style macro, manque de raffinement. Un peu mince.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Deep brown pour fairly big foamy white head. Aroma is malts, little grass. Flavor is light sweet malts. fairly light body. Decent but not too much going on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Freaky_tiki (637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours deep brown with a faint hint of foam on top. Nothing offensive; nothing special. If they sell these to to the masses to make the $ so I can buy their tank 10 offerings then I guess im ok with that but I ain’t buying this again.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (244) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Faint aroma of caramel. Dark clear auburn colour. Slight biscuit flavour with a slight aftertaste of chocolate mousse Light body with mild carbonation. Pretty basic but pleasant lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tompete (217) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
473 ml can. Pours a ruby brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasty. Flavour is odd dark malts. Finish is bitter from roasted grains.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
473ml can pours a deep amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with some mild grains. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a light grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with some decent carbonation. A decent dark lager along the same lines as Negra Modelo from Mexico. Decent for a darker session brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hateball16 (105) - - MAY 12, 2013
Nice looking red lager with a thick pillowy beige head. Nose has biscuity malt aromas, some toffee, very understated aromas though. Palate opens up with spritzy carbonation, some raisins and plums in the middle and biscuity flavours, finishes quick and clean. Not bad, but lacking a depth of flavour of say a Smithwicks. Would be a good campfire beer as quite sessionable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
Canette 473ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de grains de malt sucrés aux notes rôties, léger de caramel et de légumes bouillis sucrés avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de légumes bouillis sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains sucrés légèrement caramélisés et aux faibles notes rôtis ainsi que des traces de pain mouillé puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées). Post-goût court-moyen, aux notes amères de houblon herbeux avec de faibles traces rôties.


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