JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour at the Ontario Brewing Awards. Pale golden amber pour. The nose has a bit of odd vegetal character. A touch of light fruitiness and some lingering peppery character. Okay.
Kauge (1327) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from LCBO. Pours near clear dark caramelly orange with small off-white head. The aroma’s sweet, cereals and caramel, tastes pretty sweet too, again grainy and caramelly. Very crisp, malty dry. Good in a way that it’s not offending. Not exactly enjoyable though.
Tranquillity (1721) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. The body is brown with a small white head. Sweet aroma. The taste is sweet as well, and I think it’s quite balanced.
Listigovers (744) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour with offwhite head. Smells like caramel and toffee. Taste is a bit sweet, thicker than I thought it would be, mostly caramel malt flavour, one dimensional.
Tim Webb (327) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A tin in a bar at Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario. Not a beer done any favours by its tin. Nothing distinctively Alt to it. No maturity. Too simple and reliable. No flaw but no statement either.
MarkoR (869) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a brown colour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, cereals, malts. Taste is similar. Not bad, but nothing memorable either.
robinvboyer (3965) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the lcbo. Clear dark brown pour, with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, lots if malts, and cereals. Light grassy hops, actually a tad malty I find for an alt, this is leaning towards a malty bock. Good mouth feel, and food carb. Finish is sweet, and bready, with decent caramels. A good beer but a touch malty for the style.
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: OBA / can 473 ml
Aroma milder than most of alts. Nice hop notes, faint malt work. 7-
Top: mid lighter off white top.
Base: clear, light brown ale.
Palate : tad chewy, lighter carbonation.
Taste: not enough Noble hops, leave dark bread feel of an ale that happens to be dark .
Other notes pedestrian approach to style?
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 2, 2015
The beer poured a translucent reddish brown with a light tan short lived head. The aroma was caramel malt, grains, and weak yeast. The mouthfeel is medium full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is caramel, yeast, and tart grains.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml can. Clear amber in colour with a very thin white head, little lacing. The aroma is of caramel sweetness, some nuts, grainy. The flavour is toasty, grainy, some sweetness and a weird herbal thing going on. Finishes thin, watery, some light bitterness.
RhetoricalAns (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
473 ml Can. Clear amber to brown pour, thin beige head, no lacing. Aroma is a malt affair, bread, maybe roast. Taste has a bit more cereal, and an okay resinous hop finish. Somewhat of a thin body.