swoopjones (6342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, ruby colored pour, sweet caramel malt aroma, sweet flavor, heavy caramel maltiness, light cherry notes, sweet malts, decent vienna lager
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL bottle from variety pack poured a nice amber color with a modest white head which settled down to spots of lacing. Aromas of lightly toasted malts and some floral hops. Taste is caramel sweetness with a modest hop bitterness in the end. Palate is fine with light to medium body and adequate carbonation.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Cloudy dark amber color. Peculiar aroma, very nutty, roasted nuts mainly; some cardboard. Good body strength, round mouthfeel, with a good malt, roasted malt and caramel flavor, again with an evident nutty edge. Correct bitterness. Very good.
Crit (3420) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber,beige head.Fatty grainy nose. Grainy malt profile, fruity overtones. Acetic notes in nose and palate
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jolie bière cuivrée sous un col ample de couleur sable. Des arômes de caramel et de résine plutôt singuliers. Moyennement amère. Vive effervescence et de texture cremeuse avec un fin en bouche passablement longue.
mcberko (7477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341mL bottle, pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, toffee, bready malts and light sour apple. Flavour of bready malts, caramel / toffee, candied sugar, grape and apple. Not too bad actually.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a copper ruddy tone with a white head a bit fizzy with light retention. Malty body caramel and light apple cores. A bit sweet bitter and a hint sour. Light and grainy. Average.
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little head, boring amber-orange body. This seems to be this brewer’s thing, and if that’s what they’re after, ugly looking beers, then more power to them. Aroma of bready malts, very simple. Taste is a nice mix of malt with a bitter finish. Some of these "red" beers end up very watery, but this one again has a great taste. Crappy looking beers with poor aroma but great taste - that’s this brewer for you.
Bov (9887) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a translucid red-amber beer with a modest foam left; aroma of chewy malts and strawberries marmalade; velvety mouthfeel and with a quite high carbonation, sweet and gently sticky; sweetish aftertaste of berries and caramel - not my kind of beer
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 mL bottle from Dépanneur Simon Anthony in Montréal, served in a lager glass. Pours clear copper with a frothy tan head. The head slowly fades to a bare cover and leaves trivial lace. On the nose, there are aromas of grain, caramel, hops and a hint of flowers. The flavour is well balanced between toasted nutty malts and caramel on the one hand and fresh hops on the other. It is also slightly acidic throughout. The finish is medium in length and malty. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. On the whole, a rather simple beer, but one I liked more than I expected. It has a very nice malty character but does not neglect the hops. A fine session beer. 2010-10-02