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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Seasonal winter beer from Heritage Brewery. In 2005, they brewed this using a lager base, but changed to an ale in 2006. The alcohol also increased from 4.5% to 5.5%.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
2010-01-05. Red tinged dark brown body with a modest frothy beige head. Aroma of dusty malt and tangy fruit. Flavour is similar, dusty malt character and a dry tangy fruit character. Average palate is effervescent. Okay. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
Bought at the downtown Kingston LCBO on a brief visit before we head off to Mexico. Dark mahogany brown, clear, with a modest light brown head with poor retention. Huge berry-fruit aroma with bready undertones and a little sweet spice. Syrupy sweet fruit-cordial up front, but there is greater depth here in the form of dark bready malts and a very mild bitterness in the finish. Once again, this is a little too sweet to warrent a re-purchase, but having said that I enjoyed the whole 650ml bottle more than expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
[3540-20110105] 341mL bottle. Grainy fruit aroma has notes of cabbage and lemon grass. Clear, dark red body with a long-lasting foamy light pink head. Blackcurrant tart fruity malt flavour has a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting to try but is not in a style that I like. (5/3+/5/3/10) 2.6
(w/ jerc)

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur très fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rougeâtre. Présence d’un large col rosâtre et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caisse et aucune trace de seigle. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de cassis en arrière goût. (Rating #2157)

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
650ml bottle. Solstice series. aroma is very sweet, lots of fruit. no surprise there. Flavour.......dear lord, this is sweet. its like syrup, and man does it every taste artifical. yuck. drain pour all the way.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
Brown bottle, 650 ml, purchased at the LCBO on December 18 2009, savoured on December 24 2009; eye: ruby, clear, no effervescence, tiny beige head, no lacing; nose: burnt, grain, boiled vegetables; mouth: burnt, grain, boiled vegetables, hint of acidity, finale in vegetables, medium body, not much carbonation, thin, watery; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, achetée à la LCBO le 18 décembre 2009, savourée le 24 décembre 2009; œil : rubis, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : brûlé, grain, légumes bouillis; bouche : brûlé, grain, légumes bouillis, petite pointe d’acidité, finale en légumes bouillis, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, mince, aqueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle from an OCB media pack. 2007 version. Nice ruby colour with a good size pink head. Great balance of malt and sweet-tart fruit in the aroma. Medium bodied. Mild malt profile with a nice infusion of red currant. Sweet without being too sweet. Pretty nice stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
Bouteille 650ml (2010) titrant à 4,5% d’alcool. De couleur rouge-brune foncée et claire. Nez fruité (léger de cassis, notes de mûres et de prunes), de grains de céréales aux notes rôties, léger de pain de siegle avec des notes herbeuses. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses et aqueuses. Moyen goût fruité sucrées aux faibles traces aigres (notes de cassis et de mûres, traces de prunes) avec de faibles traces de légumes bouillis lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de céréales aux petites notes rôties et terreuses (faibles traces de brûlé) avec un léger goût de pain de seigle puis en finale l’on retrouve des notes amères de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées). Post-goût moyen, aux notes amères de houblon herbeux avec un goût fruité (moût de cassis) ainsi que de faibles traces rôties.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a slightly brown dark ruby, with small, soapy pinkish-white head. Mild nose with tart fruit. Taste has tart berries and a certain breadiness. Somewhat thin-bodied. Not dreadful, but not particularly good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with little or no head. Aroma is purple fruit and rye bread. Taste is a mixture of rye wheat and black currant. The tax seems muddled and confusing. A little disappointing.


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