cmacklin (448) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle. (5% ABV) Pours a clear, reddish amber with a small, short lived, tan head that laces. Light aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and a hint of nuts with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Mediocre.
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 (2413) - 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 (119) - 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 (114) - 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 (1125) - 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 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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 (138) - 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 (807) - 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 (13598) - 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.