redpooba (401) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy amber-yellow, with a frothy white head. The spices are layered and mess well together, the bitter is robust but built in nicely. A good esb
---Rated via Beer Buddy
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak aroma with a cloudy golden pour. Pungeant bitter, ginger and lime flavour. Some fizz on the tongue and a nice bite to it.
SudsMcDuff (6259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had @ the Merchant Ale House in St Catherines, Canada - drinking this beer on draft .. . woah, worst nose ever for a brewpub beer .. some wheat, nice bitterness .. . damn the nose kills this beer, but other than than- good all round .. .
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JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour with a little bit of white head. The aroma has a nice fresh bite. A bright spicy hop aroma with a bit of light malt. A nice bright UK hop flavour along with a touch of light minerally bitterness. Really solid bitter. Lingering bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For an ESB this one was quite sweet and it was bitter but not as bitter as other ESB in a good way. I really enjoyed this beer, good offering
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[1541-20080719] Tap. Mild grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter lemon rind grains flavour is a little hoppy. Medium body is tangy. Average.
(@ Merchant Ale House; St. Catherines, ON)
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery- Deep copper/amber with a frothy white cap. Nose is of muted earthy malts and wet hay, alongside some vague fruitiness and butterscotch. Flavour profile is weak sweet malts with a dank fruity component. Very weak. Something says this isn’t right. It’s sorta of muddled and doesn’t resemble much. It’s a sweet, dank, strange muddy concoction. Not offensive, but confused.
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy aroma, initial hop bite and flavour, and then notice much carbonationaand water. Citrus. White crown hhead with lace on medium grapefruit colour. Some creaminess in the mouthfeel.
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Merchant Ale House. Hazy golden-amber with a tight white head. Muted aroma, but what I could find seemed stale to me. Flavour was pretty standard for the style, but again, somewhat muted and stale. This staleness seemed to appear in a lot of their beers - maybe they just haven’t had a lot of turnover through the holidays? Whatever the case, there’s no excuse for serving stale product at a brewpub, and my ratings reflect that.
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Draught. At Merchant Ale House, shared with jerc and GregClow. Poured hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma said "stale barn" to me - stale hops, weak malt, sourish grain mash. Taste similar, bump the hops up, a bit more sour and vegetal (not if a really bad way). Mouthfeel is thin and astringent - overall quite disappointing, but if fresh (and not so cold) this might have been decent.