BrewGoblin (594) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I ain’t even gonna be shy about it, I loved this beer. It has a pretty shitty rating but I loved it. I am still curious as to why ’Red Ale" is not a style and must be classified as an Amber when it clearly stands apart. Firstly, this brew is a pretty redhead, a rusted gold with a long lasting head. A wonderful bouquet of burnt toffee, barnyard, fresh bread and buckwheat honey awaits the nose. It is quite sweet and very malty, exactly how I like my reds unless they claim to be Red IPAs or some such hoppy style. Not too bubbly and smoothness like silk make it a pleasure to drink. I’d raise this pint any day.
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473 ml can from a sampler four-pack from Sobeys, in a pilsner flute. Pours a moderate reddish-amber with light carbonation and a slight mocha-tinged head that leaves rings and islands of lace.
(While checking color and carbonation with a flashlight, I pointed the light from behind the glass, and noticed that this ale is full of fine particulate. It leaves me wondering if my glassware has been clean enough lately, if I ought to be doing this every time to check beer for clarity and floaty bits, and/or if my OCD is making a return, as a new worry about "they’re putting dirt in my beer"...)
Aroma has a surprising amount of dusty flowery and herbal hops above the lightly toasty malt with a sweet citrus fruit spread. Flavor is earthy and peppery, the malt going from sweet to almost a bit savory, with the preserves-like citrus fruit rounding it out. A bit thick, with a clean, dry finish. Good, but could use some refinement.
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Pours dark red with frothy off white head. Caramel, toffee with some woody notes. Medium bodied. Sweet brown sugar finish.
Stoned99 (726) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Audrée. Aroma: caramel, nuts, raisin and bread. App: clear dark red with small off white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, medium sweetness, soft carbonation, watery, really subtle bitter finish. Overall: meh. Feels like I’m drinking a Rickard’s Red or some other commercial beer. Will be probably be a dp.
daniel0017 (430) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red hue. Clear. Short an bubbly foam. Scent of passion fruit, citrus quality malt. Flavor is well balanced but leaning on malty. Bitter finish. Great MF. Nice work Lake of Bays.
KoNrRiI (870) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a medium, off-white head of proper retention. Sweet aroma of hops, malts, flowers - relatively nice. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet, with a subtle note of hops and flowers. Light to medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is more caramel than the rest but those ester flavors remain as well. Overall a pleasant and refreshing brew; it doesn’t represent a true craftsmanship but neither is it dull or hackneyed.
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent amber with a nutty and caramel profile. Pour is a bright golden amber with a thick, foamy beige head. Light carbonation. The nose is caramel and toffee with a bit of nut and light hop. Medium bodied, light btiterness.
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jaune pâle avec une très petite robe blanche. L’arôme est du caramel et céréales. En bouche c’est le même, mais pas trop de chaque! Une bonne bière léger pour prendre avec un BBQ.
dfearnley (1417) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to taster
Caramel, wheat, rye.
Reddish amber with a thin, creamy, off white head. Taste is caramel, nutmeg, skunk, toasted malt.
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red body, off-white head, not much retention, some lacing. Very raint grainy aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, dried fruit, a touch of roast in the aftertaste. Medium palate. Not much going on here. Okay only.
Raistlin (219) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin texture for ale. Clear light brownish color with white head that is average. Hits of coffee and black tea. Sweetness is under control. After taste gives hits of toffee.