Helsdon (351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is a crap load of metaphor wiggle room for a beer named Spark House (apparently another name for a forest fire lookout tower). it sends the imagination ablaze. Smoked malt? Piney hops? Juniper berries? Woody oak cask? But LB’s beer sputters and fails. Pours a bark brown, big round bubbles that result in, well, not much. The head burns off after than a morning mist on Lake Ontario before settling into ...nothing. Nose of molasses and malts, and something... rye? The taste is roasted malt, but not impressive. The aftertaste has a little ash, ciggy ash, and a mild hop bitterness. I got burned when I bought this one.
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned sample. Reddish brown in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are a blend of toffee, orchard fruit , and vanilla. Starts of a bit sticky in he mouth, with the caramel malts and apricot jam notes dominating. Manages to dry out on the back end with an over-steeped black tea like astringency. Medium bodied. A bit lacklustre overall.
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière bien rouge, à la mousse rare mais résistante, et qui offre en nez des notes de noisettes et de sucre d’orge, ainsi qu’un peu de fruits rouges. En bouche s’étalent des arômes assez simples (toujours les noisettes et les bonbons à l’orge), le tout étant relativement léger et guilleret. Bref, les saveurs sont à point, mais la rondeur un peu moins. Produit intéressant, plus audacieux sur certains points que nombre de ses compétiteurs.
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
en el loose moose bar de toronto, frente al CN tower con una banda que tocaba musica de los 90s - coolness
Tessic (1036) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber ale poured a deep red colour with next to no head. Scents include raspberries, malt, fruit juice and honey. First sip was slightly watery in consistency but had pretty good flavour. Flavours of hops, malt, leather and bread. Finish has medium hop flavour with cereal and toast on the side. Palate is mildly bitter with malty flavours.
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating #814 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 8 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Clear amber colour with a bubbly white head. Trie Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is mild malty sweetness and a little earthy hoppy note, drying out the finish. Not noteworthy in any case, indistinguishable from larger production red ales (Keiths, Rickards, etc.)
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Advent calendar. Very average red/amber ale. Pours like beer. Looks like beer. Tastes like beer.
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A browner beer than I expected, given that it is named House Red and is an Amber Ale. It had a very sweet smell that was intriguing. The taste was darker than I expected with chocolate overtones and a slight bitterness. It had a slightly unpleasant aftertaste but overall was an enjoyable ale.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 8 playing catch up on day 9... Pours a hazy deep copper/brown a creamy dull white head and a little lace. Aroma is caramel, nutty, buttery, and moderate sweetness. Flavour is caramel, toast, faint chocolate, carbonation is a bit high, medium stale herbal/citrus/earthy bitterness. Fairly average beer.
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty brown and clear with a big head that laces a lot. Aroma is light, but its mostly a light malt, slightly floral hops. Taste is a nutty malt base, with a medium bitterness and a watery palate. It’s a good amber, easy to drink a lot of this I’m sure.