reebtogi (5076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settles quickly leaving a few specks of lacing behind. Aroma is cereal grains and grass with some hints of citrus. Taste is a grainy malt sweetness with some light citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Definitely not a premium lager and is just a slight step above your typical macro.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can, drank at the lake. I have a sneaking suspicion this is a Minhas product. If you follow the links to "Kohler Brewing Co." it takes you to the bathroom and plumbing company that makes urinals (ironically, kind of appropriate really). If you follow the links to where it is ostensibly contract brewed at Trail Creek, you find that Trail Creek is out of business. This beer has all the signature characteristics of a Minhas product: rip-off Germanic name, incredibly stinky adjunct-ridden nose and palate, and an overall appeal approaching that of a root canal performed by a one-eyed dentist in the slums of Algeria. This was a beer atrocity.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Single can purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 06/24/2011. Colour: White/yellow with medium height white head. Nose: Bready, cheap mustard, thousand island salad dressing. Taste: Light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Slight tang quick but a quick fade to distilled water taste. Bready profile comes back on finish then sourdough and marshmallow late on finish. Yuck.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A can of authentic German lager! made in Idaho under contract for a Canadian "brewer". Yellow beer. Soft thin white head. Aroma is of sour malt. Flavour is off as well. Tastes more like a poor Gueze than a Premium Lager.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can. Pours clear yellow, thin moderately persistent head, lacing is spotty to poor. Nose is barley, sour dumpster lettuce, creamed canned corn, really smells remarkably like a restaurant dumpster. Flavours are almost impossibly watery, actually managing to be markedly more flavourless than most macro-lagers. What flavour there is makes you wish for more water; sour, nasty, vegetal. Dirty corn and sweat. Vile. Only my token "still not as bad as Molson Canadian" pity point awarded, and even then, it’s a push even to give it that.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours yellow as piss. Smells terrible. Corn filler cheap heart yeast and sweaty ass dominate the palate. It tastes alright, sweet light and simple. All in all this is one shitty beer. If i was down 20 and needed one more to really push it over the edge this would still be way down the list. Just plain putrid.
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just checked the want list.. no one??? I’ll go back to one of the original tasting events for this new beer - negativity haters click somewhere else - I’ll tell it like it was. Silk Hat tasting. 3 beers, all a take on the same base product all disappointing. No one would answer (including dudes involved in brewing (Maverick dude)) questions with validity about the quality of the brews at hand. Votes were taken on the 3 varieties. The winner was a beer that was similar to Molson Canadian. I still have my tasting notes. This beer was crap. I don’t even know what province this is brewed in. That is the Coles Notes of this beer and it has not improved much not that it’s in a non-appealing can. I can see why this direction was taken, even got convo from the creators - paraphrased "we wanted to go with a canadian (MC) like beer to enter the market where it is strongest." Well, I will give it that - it is comparable and probably better. Clear light gold, big bubbles. Aromas of just better than standard macro lagers - grains, weak yet decent hop characters, light citrus is a bonus. The taste is pretty clean and quaffable but good luck on the marketability of this product. Clean grains, light yet welcoming hop factor on the very light citrus side, more than decent malts but still.... Gassy and dry. Listen, I don’t hate this beer but it ain’t anything worthy of my dollars and never will see them. Yellowhead Premium Lager puts this to shame.
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from trade, Thanks Doug.
Puts a clear pale gold lager in the glass. rocky 2 finger cap, modest retention and lacing.
Aroma is 2 dimensional but clean; bready malts oover mild herbal hopping masybe a touch oc of musty lemon peel.
mild biscuit malts in front balaced by herbal-woody hops fast clean finish with a citrus snap at the end.
Although this lager is mild it has some Dortmunder helles character to it and it tastes like a gristed malt beer....good value if it markets at the same price as the national brands.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can. Golden pour with a thick white cap. Dryish malt nose with a little lemon. Moderate malt profile, hints of lemon hop. Dry end, grassy. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty clean tasting, good price point ($12.50 / 6 cans).