Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma, sweet corn, not creamed but grain like corn, low to no hops due to corn
Appearence= Light yellow and clean
Flavor= Again corn sweetness predominates here with bitterness taking a back seat.
Palate= Pretty good mouth feel about medium and refreshing
Overall= A corn sweet lager that seemed a bit to rushed or young. I ahve heard that there has been some consitancey issues from the Edmonton populus. Beer needs to find balance with corn (which is ok) and some hops
reebtogi (5360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settles to leave almost no lacing on the glass. Aroma is light cereal grains with some grassy hops. Taste is grassy hop bitterness with some grainy malt sweetness. Nothing more than a typical macro lager with a long line of bullshit behind it. My own home brews aged longer than their entire brewing process and were still not that spectacular, but a few of my brews were better than this one.
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Old rating from 2008. The appearance was pale and hazy. The aroma reminded me of vinegar. The beer tasted disgusting with some pale malts followed by sour nastiness. Fairly sure this was bad beer.
VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
***review from April 16, 2007***
Love my Maverick beer, but take these reviews with a grain of salt cause I’ve never seen more inconsistant brewing ever...when it’s good, it’s great, when it’s not, you have to dump your enitre purchase. Lots of bold malts, nice sweetness and a slight lemony scent. Soft and smooth - very appealing. It appears that I struck a good batch. Slight hop tone as well. Hazy yellow gold. Solid average sized white cap that has good retention and the ability to really make your glass filthy. There is alot to taste here as this brew is quite complex. Good mix of bready malts, obvious lemon (kinda like merengue), slight but appealing sour tinge, and what I’m now convniced is a herbal note ...seems slightly medicinal - very very faint. Mouthfeel is really smooth with a mild tangy mouthwatering quality and a faint tart after taste to go along with some dry malt effect. Damn fine brew. Very creamy and very enjoyable. I have no qualms about ranking this at the top of Canadain Lagers...as long as it doesn’t taste like crap.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a beer that’s brewed in down town Edmonton this a surprisingly good beer. The beer pours a very nice golden yellow with a very clean white head that quickly disappears. The aroma of this beer is my favorite part it smells strongly of creamy caramel and sweet apricots. The first thing you notice when you drink is that there is just enough hops to give a hint of bitterness but not so much you can’t enjoy it. There’s some what of a creamy flavor in the back ground that makes the mouth feel very smooth. But the one thing I’ll say about this new brewery there not consistent, I’ve had this beer a few times now and a couple of those times this beer was crap, with large amounts of sediment resting in the bottle and a old moldy taste about it. But for the most part this a very enjoyable beer and I hope Maverick will continue to put out quality beers."
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Like Chugalug, I think I tried an off batch as well - only mine was from the bottle. The aroma hinted of vinegar while the appearence was pale and cloudy beyond belief. The flavour, while carrying some sweet malty notes, showed a backdrop of sour. The head evaporated in minutes and the palate was almost sticky.
Chugalug (30) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A pretty unappealing pint. I didn’t finish it. It was either old or infected with something. Zero head retention--the bar tender told me that he wasn’t surprised that I couldn’t finish it. . . the keg was over 3 weeks old!! He said he couldn’t move the stuff for love or money. Butterscotch sticky--not good.
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Mike>
A hard pour puts a crystal clear golden lager with a 2 finger rocky cap in the lager glass. Fair head retention modest lacing.
Aroma is teeming with fresh multi grain bread smells and a light lemon tone....good start...smells like a Dortmunder lager should..to come to Munich this aroma must turn up the tettnang hops to get that herbal aroma as well as the lemon from short boil nobles.
Sturdy malt spine, rich buttery mouthfeel, malty rounded character.
Up front you chew on some substantial bready 2-row malts then the very well done kettle hopping balances with the herbal-lemony snap of nobel varieties...still the malt is a tad forward of the hops ( as it should be)....mid palate this translates to a mouthful of fresh cracked ryebread with unsweetened lemon-herb spread.....finish is clean and lightly drying whith a nice biscuity snap and a lingering musty-bready aftertaste.
Non cloying but bready and citrusy in profile like a Munich edelhell...a very good Canadian version true to style and with lovely mellow lagered delivery....very much like Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell.
This is a very good stand up lager...verging on great but to make that hurtle the brewer will have to bulk up the body a tad and make his hop mixture more pungent...still a very good Canadian micro version of a Munich styled helles.
pintbypint (3237) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml brown bottle. Pale gold colour, small white cap. Sweetish malt aroma. Sllight grainy taste, mildly sweet, Trace of grassy finishing hop bitterness.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The only thing supreme about this beer is its big butterscotch diacetyl slickness. Disapointing to see this pitched as a Premium Euro Lager. Beer pours a pretty clear yellow with a nice white head. There is some real malt in this beer along with a hint of Euro hop earthiness but the diacetyl just sucks up the flavour profile of this babe. These guys must have a yeast infection :-) or some kinda fermentation problem. Any perception of maltiness comes from the diacetyl slickness. This beer needs some work. I couldn’t drink the entire bottle.