Kilannan Altbier
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Brewed by Kilannan Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Owen Sound, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2463) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
97hill (79) - - DEC 20, 2014
Always on the look out for a new local brew. 473ml can from the LCBO. Nice colour with a decent head, a tad on the light side , but thats OK. Not sure if it fits the "Alt" catagory, a light ale is my best guess. Loved the flavour, nothing special , but not bad at all. Need more decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2055) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
473 mL can. Cola brown with no head. It didnít sound carbonated when the can was opened. And it has very little carbonation. Something ainít right. No off flavours, though. Actually has a nice nutty maltiness to it, but itís mild. Quite drinkable. Thin body though. Hopefully just a bad can.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
473ml can from the LCBO. Non existent head on a body thatís the lighter side of amber. Aroma is some breadyness, a little skunkyness, a little earthiness and some wet cardboard. Excessively watery and light bodied, very very little carbonation, flat,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2696) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear dark copper colour with modest-sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, light toast and a bit of mineraliness/spiciness. Flavour has a little more prominent toastiness, solid caramel/toffee maltiness and a bit of sort of pepperiness. Average body. Not the most exciting style but a solid brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO via my bro, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear(?) mahogany with a smallish-ashen head. Aroma: Some nice caramel/toffee malts, a bit of melanoidin, some solvent/pear drop (unfortunate), fairly fruity, comes off a bit more like a Scotch Ale than an Altbier... Palate: Medium body, somewhat sparse carbonation. Flav.: Bread crust, lots of melanoidin, caramel/toffee, very malty with minimal hop presence and somewhat less solvent/acetone (thankfully); almost dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant, melanoidin malty finish.

Not a complete success, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1269) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Tasted at Real Canadian Craft Beer Fest. Hoppy and peppery note with a little yeasty kick in there as well. On the palate there is a hint of roast and caramel but this medium bodied brew is all about itís drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5205-20130407] Tap. Cooked banana alcohol aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted old fruit skin flavour has a grainy base. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6+/3/13) 3.1
(B4B @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (620) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
473ml can. Pours a mildly hazy reddish brown with a short lived creme coloured head. Aromas of dark bread, cereal notes, light dried fruit, straw, and mild resinous hops. As for taste, this beer is a malt showcase. Biscuity malt notes up front, caramel, good minerality, light maple notes, light straw, and good bitterness that leads to more malt and fruity notes in the finish. Iím a little surprised at how good this is. Iíd buy it regularly if readily available. Well done guys!

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