Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy. More dark amber than copper but that’s splitting hairs - with a loose tan head this beer looks great. Very toasty aroma...vague chocolate/coffee dark malt stuff in there, too. And fuggleish hops, that horrid yoghurty-mossy note. Yeah. Lots of this same stuff - the toast, that same hop character - on the palate as well. That’s two things that I don’t like and they are predominant in this beer. I can’t fault the workmanship of the brew but ultimately success starts with concept. A good idea executed poorly doesn’t work and neither does this - a bad idea (combining two of beer’s laziest, most unappetizing flavour possibilities) done well.
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy copper / orange with a small white head. Aroma of copper-like malt and metallic notes. Flavour of metallic notes and dry English bready malts. Very bland, but dry and would be very drinkable if not for the metallic notes. Too much metallic / coppery flavour.
DuffMan (7845) - 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.
jonas (6081) - 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 (4901) - 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.
CapFlu (4762) - 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.
reebtogi (4757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a copper color with a modest white head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel malts and some mild hops. Taste is grainy malt sweetness and some light hops.
tiggmtl (4545) - 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.
Crit (3534) - 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
pintbypint (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L brown swingtop. Orange colour, small and creamy whitish head which fades to a ring. Caramel malt aroma. Flavour is nutty malt with a touch of chocolate and some caramel sweetness, faint fruitiness and light citrus/grassy hop presence. Aftertaste is nutty malts with some dryness. Medium body, mild carbonation. Drinkable, but not super interesting.