Lubiere (11917) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with light melon notes and light vanilla. In mouth, a sweet biscuit malt with hops and fruit skin harshness, cloying watermelon juice, OK. On tap at Session 99, June 23 2012.
Sammy (10320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Brewer’s Backyard event. Nothing in the smell, but a syrupy infused sweet flavouring joined in the wheat. Not too drinkable.
Ferris (9643) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light wheat and orange notes. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Lots of watermelon and not too sweet, light wheat notes. Surprisingly OK.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-05-25. Crisp golden body small white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is modest, fruity, notes of watermelon with cidery undertones. Flavour is moderately fruity, nice watermelon notes, modest pale malt base has a light graininess to it that I am not partial to. Comes together a bit strangely though, and the watermelon character is about half as strong as I’d like. I think the malt has actually taken over a bit too much relative to the initial test batches. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Just okay. 6/3/6+/3/13 On tap at Caplansky’s, Toronto
2012-07-02. Lightly hazy dark yellow, small white head. 3+ First sip has a lot of sweet fruity watermelon character, light pale malt/wheat behind that, light bitterness in the finish, alternating with watermelon in the aftertaste. Light alcohol feels a little more warming than I expected, but I don’t know the abv, and its not obtrusive. Mild aroma, mild fruity watermelon, mild pale malt with a lightly grainy wheat like character to it. 6+ Average bodied palate suits it. A pretty decent effort at what they are trying to do with it. Enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/14 At Brewer’s Backyard event, Brick Works, Toronto
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is a bit malty with some light sweetness and a bit of odd esters in the aroma. The watermelon is quite expressive and a little bit fruity. As it warms the yeast derived fusels come out more and distract from the watermelon fruit. This really intensifies as does a sort of dull sweetness. A good idea as a summer quaffer but could have the fermentation cleaned up.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[5393-20130525] Tap. Light fruity corn aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Light bitter melon flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/5/3/10) 2.7
(@ Caplansky’s, Toronto, ON)
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Bar Hop, Toronto. Not bad IMO. Jolly Rancher watermelon flavor & aroma, medium bodied. Refreshing & nice summer beer
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Tap at Volo
Aroma tad musky, soft malt with gentle wheat backing.
Appearance clear golden in look. Lighter minimalistic cap.2+
Flavor and Palate : Strong watermelon fruity notes. Easy going summer like feel. Soft bubble gum hints. Grainy, zesty finish.
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This isn’t bad overall. Pours golden clear with no head or lacing. Watermelon actually works pretty well with wheat, but watermelon being watermelon, its a little watery. Watermelon is there in any case, and it finishes sweet and sour. Pretty fizzy carbonation. Tap at Bar Hop.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
June 23, 2012 - draught at "Session 99" - session #2. Pale and hazy gold-yellow with thick plug of tightly foamy white head (4-). Aroma is simple - a little "uric" - lightly acidic, it has light melon character and some suggestion of funk - at least it’s not sweet (7-). Up-front you are hit with terrific fresh watermelon, only a hint of lemon, perhaps a tiny bit sweeter than the aroma and just a whisper of floral bitterness - but the problem is all that fades extremely fast and you are left with ... not much. Light bodied, frothily carbonated, quick-finishing, leaves a little bit of a dry bile-sourness .... needs more malt oomph and I could wish for more sourness, too.