probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. sampler at the brewpub. App.: med. reddish-amber, light copper, clear. Aroma: some fruity male, a vague hint of hops, cherries, apricots and little else...tight! Palate: med. body and soft carbonation. Flav.: a nice helping of citrusy, resinous hops with a solid malt backdrop. A bit of dried fruit and cherries. A bit of a let-down when swallowed--thin, bitter, watery and lacking balance due to malt absence. A hint of roasted malt and alcohol to finish. Better than the first two samplers, but still not great!
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At L’Amère à Boire. Dark amber pour, clear, with a small wisp of creamy off-white head. Aroma of toasty malt and slightly bitter pungent hops. Taste is really pleasing, malt backbone, a nice hoppy middle, with a big malty finish, some alcohol. Solid body, just right, nicely astringent with a syrupy texture on the tongue, has a moderately long mildly bitter finish. I was surprised how good this was, an excellent malty ESB, the sum really is greater than its parts.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy amber with bright white (fine) head. Aroma dominated by sugars , malt and ripe fruits (at finish). Green bitter on the front, slight raw, grainy soft middle. Average.
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body was dark orange with a near copper tint. There was a white head. The aroma was walnuts with some tea. There was also some fresh cut wood. The taste was bitter with some tea and bread crust. There was also some grapefruit.
Quevillon (2548) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un goût sucré, acide, caramel et agrume. C’est un goût très bizzard, à aimer ou non.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bitter and slightly acidic. slight off-orange colour. pleasant plavour and nice for a change of pace
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I didn’t realy like this one. A ltttle malt on the nose, a ltiitle dry hop on the mouth. Silky, acidic, dry caromel finish. Some lemon grass, some mace, some sweet touches. Not realy a artisan beer, more of a standard session ale. I come here for more intresting ales. Cheers
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A unique combination of English yeast and saaz, golding and other hops, munich malt. Complex taste. Dry bitter, acidic mouthfeel good with food. Medium mouthfeel, nicely hopped and nicely malted
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with a small orange head. The aroma is very yeasty - as if it hasn’t finished fermenting, combined with notes of brewmash. The flavor is quite hoppy with a touch of alfa acid and oranges, leading to a dry slightly metallic end. There is no congruence between the aroma and the flavor.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark amber, off-white nice head, lots of lacing. Nose of plenty of columbus hops and rich malty body. The flavor is a bit dry and light bodied, nice mouthfeel though and very drinkable.