MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I think I tasted something!!...Caramel and hops?...Damn! I think they’re gone!!...
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fine for a lawn-mowin’ beer. nicer taste than the blue.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is an ale, but tastes like it’s been ’lagerized’ because it’s hard to tell from ordinary Labatt’s. This is pretty drinkable stuff and goes down easy!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
OK, so at a Memorial Day party, a philosopher-neuroscientist, a psychologist-neuroscientist and a ’regular’ neuroscientist are all standing around a cooler with Leinie Red, this beer and Molson Golden. What do all three choose first? The Red. In addition, I ask the Neuroscientist if he’s had Dark Horse’s new summer wheat, and mention all of their beers are now in 12 oz. (he lives in the town where the brewery is) and he says to me ’They’re too expensive’. Hmmm. I guess I’m the rich one among us. As for this brew, well, it was a party, and as the beer warmed, well, it didn’t have that sickly corn-syrup sweetness. That was good.
Bulldog99 (13) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I notice a trend in the reviews. Most people from Quebec seem to like this ale a lot. Well I’m no exception. This is my ’every day’ beer. Does it mesure up to microbrewery beers? No. But it’s my favorite of all the macrobreweries. Nice golden color, true ale taste with a nice little fruity finish to it. The head is typical macro though. Too bubbly and gone in seconds but other than that, a solid brew. Hard to find outside Quebec. I think it’s called Labatt Canadian Ale in the U.S. but I don’t know if it’s as good.
olympian (107) - USA - MAY 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Same story: Classic Canadian brew gets ’Americanized’ to increase sales below the border - winds up a bare notch better than American macroswill, when it was once a fine Canadian ale.
Pleasant enough to drink, but eminently forgettable, too.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drinkable but definitely not a favorite.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is just bad. I am really, really disappointed with this beer; after having Blue, I guess I just thought it would have a taste. It was so watery and thin and bland that I poured out the last of it because I just couldn’t force myself to drink anymore.
AliceCooper (4) - CANADA - APR 12, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old school. Basic stuff. Still the domain of hardcore drinkers who are set in their ways. No problem with that!
macbarnacle99 (1) - brossard, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
VIVE la cinquante!! Pour les connaiseurs seulement!!