BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can from a sampler four-pack from Sobeys, served in a pilsner flute. Pours a nice yellow-amber shade with moderate, slow-rising carbonation, leaving a head of meringue-like white, which then leaves spatters of lace. Nose holds nice and generally fresh citrus and perfumey hops, balanced with sweet toasty cereals; flavor-wise, the hops and malt are in balance, although the overall flavor is muted. Thin, with a fairly clean finish. This is probably my favorite of the four varieties in this taster package from Lake of Bays, but each one needs some finessing to make them great examples of microbrewery art. Also, four is too many to attempt to review in one sitting; Iím definitely off my game tonight with my deScriptions. I promise to improve.
Helsdon (319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So one of the grabs by my daughters, given to me for a birthday present. Dear Americans who have bought this beer (I see itís exported down south) please donít use this beer as a benchmark for Canadian brews, we can, and do, make much, much better. While nothing is wrong with this beer, it just falls short. Mild resin, pine, and bitter hop flavours. (Thatís right with a u.) Cereal malts, some sweetness, but not syrupy. Solid favour but not all that interesting. So ya, try it if you like, but try some others too. (And smuggle some good ones up my way too.)
Tranquillity (1581) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Clear golden, medium white head. The aroma is slightly metallic, hoppy but weak. The taste is lame but quite refreshing. It doesnít give any interstitial flavors.
crossovert (10013) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can. Golden amber pour. Pretty nondescript aroma. Flavor is herbal, pretty shitty, yeasty adn sweet, not great.
BeckyPez86 (11) - - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold colour. Pale malts, caramel, orange & a bit of citrus. Moderately bitter. Drinkable but not my favourite.
Subliminal64 (62) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer really missed the mark. I have no doubt that they used fine ingredients, but it just wasnít for me. Bland.
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473 ml Can. Clear golden pour, couple fingers f bubbly slightly off-white head that does not last too long. Grainy malt aroma, bread, bit of caramel. Taste offers the same with a some okay hops.
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ENG: 473ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg. Poured into the tulip, gives little opalescent, golden color, with small tan head but a bit of lacing. Delicate citrusy hoppy aromas. A bit hoppy taste, mixed with malty and caramel notes. A bit soury too. Soury-bitter aftertaste, and thereís some alcohol presence coming up too. Medium carbonation and light body. Overall quite light beer, without any "fireworks", but very drinkable, refreshing APA
PL: Puszka 473ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Przelana do kieliszka, daje lekko opalizującą, złocistą barwę, niewielką pianę ale i nieco lejsingu. Delikatne cytrusowo-chmielowe aromaty. W smaku delikatnie chmielowe, zmieszane ze słodami i karmelem. Nieco kwaśne. W posmaku kwaśna goryczka i gdzieś tam też pojawia się alkohol. Średnie nasycenie i lekkie ciało. Podsumowując dość lekkie piwo bez żadnych "fajerwerkůw", ale bardzo pijalne i orzeźwiające APA.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly standard gold with a medium sized soapy short lived head. Nose of grain, clipped grass, apple skins, and touches of hop resin. Very slight creamed corn.Lemon drops, cereal, pine, orange pith. Crisp carbonation. Finish is a bit metallic This is a very simple, fairly clean and non-offensive example. The price point is decent. Itís in my every day drinking beer category. To be honest, Iím happy itís around. Itís fine for what it is. Theyíre doing some decent stuff over at Lake of Bays, however this is outside what Iíd call an American Pale.
plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
471ml can into an English pint. Pours a clear golden with sparse white head leaving a little ring. Nose a bit floral, touch of caramel. Touch sweet flavour-wise, a bit of honey. A bit of creaminess on the palate, though relatively light; dryish,slightly bitter finish. May revisit as a session beer when itís a bit milder.