mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piscator comes through again. Much less malty/caramel as he described. I loved this one. Can’t wait to get more.
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 660ml bottle.
Pours a clear dark amber orange with a foamy white head. Leaves some fine lacing. Aroma of nutty roasted malts with citrusy floral hops. The Taste is similar. Starts out with full bodied, malty sweet flavours, then transitions smoothly into a balanced bitter finish, followed by a slight combination of both in the after. I found this not to be very complex, but just enough so that all the aromas and flavours could be picked out easily and still fully satisfy the palate. Very nice.
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark amber colour. Caramel finish. Thin white head. Hoppy aroma. Very good beer.
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of hay, buttered biscuits, and very mild orange. Soft mouthfeel, with notes of fresh baked bread, honey, very mild nuts, and mild caramel. Solid bitterness. I was expecting this to be my least favorite offering from this brewery, but so far, I think I like it the best. Far less caramel/malt centred than its American counterparts. An excellent standard Amber.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light amber liquid with thin head and gentle carbonation. Quite English in the aroma with crisp woody and herbal hop, light toast & caramel malt plus peachy, almost cantaloupy esters. The esters are prominent in the palate as well. The malts are sweet but bright, the hops moderate but with a mild flowery/foresty note that complements the rest of the beer quite well. Subtle, enjoyable brew.
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml twist top bottle:
Puts a murky amber orange ale in the glass with a massive rocky white head that reduces to a 1 finger tight cap which lasts and laces, Soft carbonation and unfilterd.
Aroma is very pleasant cookie dough with toffee and some grassy mustiness.
Wonderful crystal malt toffee tones in front are quickly met with wonderful apricot fruitiness and a herbal hoppiness, soft carbonate mouth feel, finishes wet and lightly fruity-sweet with the dry hop golding "tang" balancing it.
Great flavorful quencher. Well done!
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-amber color. The aroma is comfortably fruity and malty, elegant. Good caramel flavor; the yeast created a good combination of esters, light fruit, soft spice. Correct bitterness. Solid brew.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks at DougShoemaker’s Decemberfest 2006 - my bottle, via a trade with piscator34. Orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma hold very nice woody hops, well balanced by some slightly grainy malt. Body is a bit light, but OK for the style. Flavour - a nice, simple, clean, balanced UK style ale with a well-hopped finish. Well done! If the LCBO carried this, it would be a regular in my fridge.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy amber. It has an immediacy in it’s hop/floral presentation but settles down with a more subdued malt finish. Very good.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor is big on the carmel malts and some good nutty note’s as well. I would call it pretty well balanced.
The aroma is sweet and with some floral note’s as well.
Pour’s a light amber color with some orange hue’s It has a soapy head with a good amount of lacing.
The finish has a nice amount of hop’s. It’s the second beer I have tried from these guy’s and it’s another good barley soup.