jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2009-12-31. New Years Eve at the Comfort Inn in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. When I turn on the TV the score between Canada and the US in the World Junior Hockey Championship is tied at 1-1. Shortly after I open the can the Americans score, and soon its 4-2 for the US, having scored two short handed goals so far. I canít help but feel that it is somehow the beers fault. First sniff is pretty intense and not terribly inviting. The yellow body with a modest white head seems non-threatening in the little plastic hotel cup, unlike the 950mL tub of a can staring at me from across the room. The aroma starts out innocuously enough, pale grains and some straw, but the alcohol grows and gets to be a bit rough. Like a knee on knee hit, but I have neither a whistle nor the power to assign penalties. The flavour is surprisingly less offensive than anticipated. (Team Canada too seems to be lacking in offense right now unfortunately.) Odd yes, with its core of grainy pale malts but it varies between a harsh roughly alcoholic boozy character and a more refined cheap Belgian tripel like character. Still, it leans heavily towards the former, increasingly so as it starts to warm up. Average to light bodied palate. I start to wonder if finding this at a gas station is symbolic - perhaps the grain would have been better suited to ethanol fuel purposes? Who knows. I pour out the remainder and reward my taste buds with a Garrison IPA. Canada comes back and wins 5-4 in a shootout. Coincidence? I think not. Happy New Year! Can from Petro-Canada gas station, Somewhere on the road in Quebec
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
950 mL bottle courtesy of Kinz. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of not much... dusty corn. Maybe some grassiness. The taste is green apples, pear, grain, grassy hops. Boozy. Thin. Itís a malt liquor, I guess. Both less harsh and harsher than a typical malt liquor. Almost a liter at 10.1%, those French Canadian kids donít mess around.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can - well, tub - 950ml ... jesus. Shared by ... well, he wants to stay anonymous, so uh ... call him "lupatev" ... with me and blankboy. I guess this isn’t "available only in 1.18 Litre bottles." Pale clear yellow pour, large fizzy-creamy plastic-y. Burny aroma - rice, pvc, cooked vegetables, alcohol, sugar, something stale and vaguely bitter - not hops, no, but ... ah, who cares. Strong, strong taste - like vodka, or as tupalev suggests, moonshine - there’s really nothing here - this is bum juice, pure and simple. Horrible.
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
7/13/13. 40oz hilarious wide mouth bottle thanks to mathieuc! Sweet corn, fusels, caramel, and more. Phew, strong, sweet, and bready. walezbro
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Can (950ml!!) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear pale gold with a spare diminishing white head. Very, very mild aroma -- pretty much nothing there. The flavour on the other hand BURNS. This is nothing but Bum-Juice.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
[2680-20091231] 950mL can. White fermented grapes aroma seem to have had bread crumbs dipped in. Clear, light orange brown body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity astringent grape yeast flavour. Medium body is boozy. Offensive in every way but how it looks. Huh.
(From Super-Relais, Riviere de Loupe, QC; w/ jerc)
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Clear light golden pour with ring of white head. Iím generally a fan of malt liquor, but this is atrocious. horrendous amount of sweet creamed corn and gasoline blended together and drank out of a rubber tire. Still not a drainpour cause iím trying to a little buzz on, but damn.... how can they sell this to the unsuspecting public???
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
New plastic smell. Golden, medium head. Hot, but not too bad for 10+%. Rotten grapes is dominant. Actually has character.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Richmond 19th. Iím ashamed to have subjected my compadres to this abomination. But also rather proud for having discovered something uniquely hideous. Very pale gold. Smells like corn. Tastes god awful. Sweet and adjunct laden horribleness. Truly one of the worst beers I have ever experienced.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The commercial description should be changed as this bad boy comes in 950ml cans - oh yeah! (in my Duffman voice)! My can, shared with Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of (courtesy may be a strong word here) my friends Big Red and K. Bought during their trip out East I believe, although it could have been while passing through Quebec. Clear yellow, big fluffy white head that goes away quickly. Alcohol, rice, more alcohol in aroma. Taste - like Moonshine (I’ve had Honduran Moonshine - this was close).It starts smooth but then kicks in with a burning vodka like alcohol punch. Huge alcohol I cannot stress that enough. Not offensive entirely, but just one huge can of potent alcohol ass whopping. If I ever end of homeless in Quebec, this will likely provide the most bang for me buck. Hell, if work keeps on pissing me off, I may have one of these before bed each night.