jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L bottle. Spicy malt aroma, light honey , light aromatic hops. Mahagony colour, tanned head, big bubbles. Good malty base, light roast, slight honey sweetness and a proper hop balance. Falls a bit shy in the body department - lacks chewyness in the finish. Nevertheless quite enjoyable.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Good off-white head and lace. Malt and yeast aroma. A bit chewy. Caramel grows from thin young-tasting to very nice middle. Hint of roughness and hops in the finish.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a musty, caramel aroma. Flavour is more of the same with a bit of earthyness.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L swingtop. clear amber brown, vanilla-tinged head. Straight shooting toffee-nut, a little earthy, a little fruity. Approachable, a little thin, but enjoyable.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark copper pour with a big creamy head. Vanilla, butterscotch and biscuit aroma.
Flavour was sweet caramel and toast, sugary zing but overall a bit weak and watery impression for me.
Cashier had claimed that lots of people were keen on this one, but it’s charm was lost on me...
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body with quick fading head. Aroma is brown bread with a hint of nutella. Medium body with nice carbonation. Malty, some roasty flavour and a carmel sweetness before finishing quick.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(1 litre flip top) Purchased at The Strath for $6.95. Also seen at Spinnakers and The Swan. Pours a clear, well carbonated, mahogany body with a medium, white head. Nose is surprisingly sweet - brown sugar and chocolate malts. A good elixir of toffee malt, roasted nuts and floral hop flavours. Fairly basic but well executed. Some minor butterscotch in the finish.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a decent head and some lace. Brown sugar aroma, sweet and malty and enticing. Tastes very much like a pale ale crossed with a brown ale - interesting chocolate malt flavour, not too heavy on the crystal and still enough hops to keep things interesting. Well balanced, light butter/diacetyl, with a warm toffee finish. Carbonation is quite good, considering the problems I’ve had with Howe Sound 1L flip-tops. This beer reminds me of a basic macro "Pale Ale" but with enough character to carry it through. Very sessionable!
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, lasting beige head. Lightly fruity carmel malt nose. Light sweet brown sugar profile, very light hop bitterness
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Original rating (7-4-6-3-13 is equal to 3.3): Toasted and caramel malts blend well with floral hops and berry-like fruity esters in the nose. Clear burnished copper coloured body is topped by a generous and foamy off white head. Toasted and caramel malts with floral hops, mild bitterness and fruity esters. Mild buttery character is notable especially in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Goes more along the lines of British ale than an American amber. Well made if not terribly exciting. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Jun-07). Rerate (6-5-7-4-14 is equal to 3.6): Malty clean straight forward aroma. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some lacing. Caramel malt sweetness is pronounced with moderate offsetting bitterness. Quite dry medium body with fairly strong lightly prickly carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Mar-07.