pootzboy (1615) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from LCBO - pours a hazed orange-gold with a massive meringue white cap. Aromas of citrus, peach and bready malts. Medium carbonation silky mouth feel, rounded mellow character. Flavour has sturdy bready malts in good balance with Pac.NW hops - bread, citrus, light sweetness, hint of stone fruit. Clean lightly bitter finish. Wow! What a quaffing beer! Like Anchor Liberty with more malt spine and better smoothness - hoppy, malty, very drinkable - Mikkeller nailed the Canadian dream.
hangunder (304) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells amazing, citrus, pine, sweet malt and a bit of onion. Slightly hazy, long lasting foamy head. Hop bitterness throughout, with juicyness in the middle and an intensifying bitterness as it finishes. Quite light bodied, average carbonation. The hops are front and center here and they definitely make this a delicious one.
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one in a milk bottle. This was the first proper craft beer I ever purchased, pre RB days. I was gob smacked by the cost. Oh how things change. Like hops. Hops have changed. Or have I changed? Or have you? Tribute.
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml as Canadian Dream
Aroma: very nice soft medium intense citrusy aroma. Mango with grape and lemon. Soft malty backing. 8-
Look: poured as hazed amber gold with large snowy cap. Good lace.
Taste/Body: medium bodied with thinner walls. Very soft texture , mild carbonation. More west hop sided. Plenty of citrus. Very refreshing.
Freaky_tiki (732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got the Canadian Dream version. Pours bruised tangerine with fluffy white cap that vanishes quicker than a plate of nachos at your local. Full bodied with a bold taste. If this beer was a jazz cat itíd play tenor saxophone: each sip is round with a reverb aftertaste. Nice juicy hops. Yum.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Lickbow. Itís always nice to find beers that I didnít know even existed. Hazy orange with a huge, rocky beige head. The aroma is a blast of American hops and not much else, a small malt character for minor balance. The flavour is fantastic, hop bitterness upfront followed by sweet malty aspects and ascending notes of hop flavour. Perfectly blended, itís like an India Pale Lager. Not overly complex, just a masterfully crafted beer. I like when Mikkeller produces things that donít cost 15 times more than they should and ultimately taste like amateur homebrew.
DerWeg (1549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(As The Cnadian Dream, 5.5%) 330 mL bottle from LCBO. Attractive soapy gold with creamy white head. Very hoppy and delicious even right from the bottle - citrus peel fruit and grassy hop bitterness that rolls late over finish. Crisp feel in the middle and crackery malt. Itís both a fun and a serious beer, heady with hops and makes me burp so itís best I pour it in the glass.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Cloudy dark orange coloured, small white head, honeyish hoppy nose. Moderate malty, light caramel and pretty strong fruity hoppy taste with mild lemony notes in rather dry finish. Quite refreshing.
TheJester (2094) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(As The Cnadian Dream, 5.5%) 330 mL bottle. Translucent orange-gold with a small white head. The aroma is loaded with American hops - no way Iíd guess that this is a lager. APA maybe. The lager thinness shows up after the initial hit of hops in the flavor, however.
thirstyrabbit (1362) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle as "Mikkeller Punch Line". Ah, I get it now - itís only a rebadge, the jokeís on you! Light golden amber body with a tall head. Strong floral hoppiness, smells like an APA. Tastes like an APA too with distinctive fruity hoppiness. Very drinkable and refreshing but I donít think a small bottle of session lager (even a good one) should cost this much (4.- EUR). Also, Ratebeer, if you insist classifying this as a lager then is it really not bitter enough to subclassify this as a Pilsener instead of a "Premium Lager"?