GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It's "fresh, satisfying, crisp" as the commercial description promises, but otherwise pretty unexciting. If they threw some more hops in there, I might give it a second chance...
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The stubby is the selling point. Crisp clean beer, with a bit of bitterness to it. It takes a better lager than this to make me reach for a lager rather than an ale.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 Stubby bottle is different. Golden color with a short-lived head. Fairly clean, slightly bitter finish. Not bad, not great.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2004 A local brewer from Ottawa. Pours a white head with a copper coloured body. Better than the dark (which seemed more red than dark?) but not to the standards of Upper Canada et al. Re-rate: I enjoyed this much more on tap at the Black Tomato than in the bottle. The malt flavours are more distinct - not the mellowness mingle - and the finish lingers longer. Above average CANADIAN Pale Lager...
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very variable. Some times tatses better than others. Still, a standard micro lager with little to recommend it.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2001
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clean copper coloured lager with fresh bready malt character. Finishes a little quickly.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice floral hop aroma. Big bitter hop bite in the body and long bitter palate (contrary to the commercial description). Nice refreshing lager.