Gorbalev (2818) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from the brewery (6 pack - also sampled it on tap there). Pretty distinct hop aroma which I am learning is a house trait it would seem - I like it . Light bread notes as well. Pours a clear medium yellow with a creamy white head. Taste - not just another flagship blonde here folks, there is way more hops in here than expected. Spicy with some citrus, this one has a lot of bite - the 1855 is the crowd pleasing option from this brewery - this blonde is pushing the limits in terms of flavour. I guess I just find it pretty interesting. Fresh counts obviously. I had a couple of these on the weekend while bbq’ing from the bottle and one tonight a little more refined from the glass but have enjoyed them equally. This is a good beer that I will buy again, likely in quantity as the weather warms (does the weather warm in Russell, ON btw?).
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour, small white head. Doughy, cereal aroma, with very light grassy, papery hops. Mouthfeel was a little fuller then i like for a basic golden ale, the carb was a touch low. The finish was vegetal, and the cereals are being pushed aside by this apple sweetness.
punkska101 (636) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20z on tap @ chez lucien A: cereal, honey, wheat. App: clear golden small white head. T/p: light body finish is bitter and short. average carbonation. O: OK refreshing does the job nothing spectacular.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry slightly unrefined cereal notes is OK. Taste is a mix between some unrefined cereal notes with light sweet malt notes and no discernable hops presence. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Not bad overall but light unrefined cereal notes didn’t please me particularly.
rederic (2559) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle, clear honey gold color, with a thick bubbly white head, nice crunched grainy pale, toasted malt cereal, mild floral,earthy leafy hop nose, with a light mineral watery, wet straw accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp honeyed bready, pale, toasted malt, earthy raw vegetable flowery green tobacco leaf, grassy hop character, with a zesty lime rind, light mineral water backbone, leading towards an earthty citrus, lime peel hop, lingering leafy dryness finish.
whitecap (283) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours golden yellow with small white head. Aroma of floral hops, grassy grains (which are quite nice). fairly dry beer. Not bad.
DeanF (1537) - Iqaluit, Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Highlander Pub in Ottawa. Has an aroma of crisp row grains, inviting, but simple. Body is yellow with little head. Flavour is a mix of grain with some sweetness. Has a nice, crisp, citrusy finish. It’s a better blonde than I expected.
sinkhole (261) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (@ Pub Italia). Pours a golden straw yellow with an average with head. Aromas of hops with hints of spice and citrus. Taste of hops mixes with citrus and malts to make for a mild bitter finish. Overall a nice but not great beer.
cfrancis (1764) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is spicy malt and straw. Taste is astringent, spicy and malted with a dry finish with a small amount of hop. The astringency gets me and turns me off.
trapped (330) - TURKEY - JUL 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drought at Mike’s Place, Carleton University, Ottawa. Amber-yellow color, off-white spongy head, cheesy aroma, bitter, hoppy taste, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. Reminded me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for some reason.