Cimbasso (667) - - MAY 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draught. A light golden brew with a thin white head. Pleasantly malty taste with hints of lemon and lime. Rather thin mouthfeel. Curiously salty, bitter finish. Not bad.
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Irene’s Pub, Ottawa. Golden. Decent flavour of some hops and grass. Refreshing. Pretty good for the style.
markas101 (2260) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, highlander pub, Ottawa, On, Canada. Faint hop aroma. Bright flavour then yeasty. Some lime on the finish.
Spab (3225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with modest-sized white head. Aroma is citric fruit, sort of orangey, biscuit and light grass. Flavour is biscuity grains, interesting orange note and a mellow grassiness. Astringent finish. Not bad.
ametras (1208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Chez Lucien. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is cereals, corn, a bit of sweetness. Taste is fresh malts, caramel with spicy notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, watery. Weird salty and earthy finish.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours blonde. Not so bad really, for what it is. Decent head and lacing. Crisp finish. Tap at Black Tomato.
mnurda (1235) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brothers beer bistro in ottawa. Very food friendly. I like that. Light bubbly very tasty
BreWedge (465) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Elmdale Osterhouse Ottawa. Pours a clear, pale blond with a modest creamy white head. Aromas are very much like Steamwhistle, corn and grain dominant. Tastes are grain and corn with a metallic tinge. Slight bitterness present as well. Thin, light body, a bit of bite from the carbonation.
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Gorbalev (3000) - 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 (3995) - 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.