BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red-copper colour. Aroma of malt with hints of chocolate. Mild malt taste with chocolate notes. Thin body with a sweet malt finish.
MadRobin (2343) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap 3 oz. sampler at the Grizzly Paw Brew Pub in Canmore, Alberta.
Clear, rusty orange with a tiny off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of citrus, caramel and red apples.
Taste of caramel, citrus, apples and a hint of vinegar.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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BeerAndPonies (116) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle from a six-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in a tall, stemmed goblet. Love the name: Rutting Elk...it doesn’t get more Canadian...except, perhaps, for Tree Brewing’s Thirsty Beaver...and Molson Canadian, natch. Pours a deep reddish-amber cola-ish shade, with a fairly creamy-looking tancap that leaves lace patches. Nose holds toasted malt, mildly sweet, with some Big Three Cs (cocoa, coffee, caramel) notably present, and a little aromatic woody hops. Just a whiff of vinous fruit, too. Taste is pleasantly berry-ish, with soft, warm mulling spice accompanying, and a malt toast backbone supported by light cocoa and coffee, and the caramel’s not overwhelming, leaving plenty of space for the subtler elements. Has a moderately chewy mouthfeel and sweet/dry/brief finish. A shade less complex than similar ales, but well-balanced and a pleasure to drink.
ryanhunter_4 (81) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from tap at bears den in banff. Pours an amber with minimal beige head. Strong caramel aroma. Malty taste but a bit watery. Drinkable.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma of malt with hints of cocoa. Pours a reddish copper colour. Mild malt taste with cocoa undertones. Watery feel with a sweet malt finish.
markas101 (1994) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grizzly Paw Brewery, Canmore, AB, Canada. Deep brown red. Caramel aroma. Mild flavour. Alright, not amazing.
Bahumat (134) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is nice! Very vanilla marshmallow caramel to it, lovely and sweet. Good session scotch ale. On tap at Craft beer market.
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap - rusty color with lacing. Light roasted aroma and a buttery taste. Malty body and thin.
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber, vaguely malty nose, mostly chewy amber, crystal malt, light bitterness, pretty basic.
AgentAle (1047) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel, toffee, slight roasted maltiness. Taste is lightly roasted malts with some light roastiness. The malt profile finishes fairly flat unfortunately. Light bland bitterness on finish. Appearance is amber/copper with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.