cfrancis (2561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grainy with a small hop profile. Taste is dry hop profile with a nice grain/grassy malt. Solid pilsner.
czar (4769) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear bright golden with a decent and slightly rocky white head, little retention. cereals, some light grassy hops, malt structure is ok, cardboard. aggressive carbonation, light body.
Raistlin (151) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not worth going into detail. This beer while drinkable is totally forgettable. Well below Belgium standards.
probstblueribbon (3101) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear golden with a decent white head.
Aroma: Faintly metallic, some grassy hops, weak cereals/grains, that’s about it.
Palate: Medium body, fine effervescence.
Flav.: Wet cardboard and weak cereal/grain, much less hops (not that there was much on the nose to begin with), still a touch metallic, boring; dry with a little bitterness and a fairly lacklustre finish, a touch of fruity malt and a touch of metallic note.
Certainly not Belgium’s best.
Spab (2609) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with average-sized white head. Flavour has some grassy hops and bland grains. Flavour is sweet grains and some light grassy hops. Nothing terrible but totally forgettable.
matt7215 (2244) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can from a 4 pack purchased at the lcbo for $7.60. pours clear yellow with a lasting white head. simple lightly sweet nose with a touch of light hopping. the flavour has some light cereal sweetness. the body is fluffy and the finish is blalanced. pretty drinkable for $1.90 per can.
pootzboy (1602) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly hazed pale gold lager in the glass with a 1 finger white rocky cap. Moderate carbonation, weak lacing.
Aroma is subtle - light wafts of malt, earthy hop notes and a light dextrin (LME?) sweetness.
Flavor is rounded but balance tends toward the hopping. Fairly 2 dimensional but clean, some LME dextrin notes and a weird piercing hop bite in the end - probably the product of hop extract.
A pleasant inoffensive commercial Euro-lager. I detected some portion of malt and hop extract as is expected in a commercial vollbier. It is inoffensive, quenching but at $1.90 a half liter can there are better choices in traditional beers for the same price or less..
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL can from an LCBO 4-pack. Pale gold with a small white froth. Aroma is not much, some pale malt with no hops and no skunk. Flavour is a tad overly sweet with the pale malt body, green apple and not enough bitterness in the finish to balance it out. Ingredients list ’unmalted cereals’ which is likely a fancy way of saying shitty corn and rice. There’s just so little to say. I’ll have to inhale the other cans after working up a heavy sweat. Figures the LCBO would go ahead and bring in the least interesting beers from the most interesting beer countries. *rolles eys*
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a can poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. Grassy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, bright gold appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. Muted aroma, mostly cereal grains. Sweet, slightly vegetal, marginally hopped taste. Fizzy, light bodied mouthfeel with a short lived finish.