blankboy (6313) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Mill Street Brewpub. Pours a hazy amber-orange with an average size lasting foamy white head. Nice hoppy aroma with some malt and fruit -- well balanced. Flavour’s sweeter then expected with equal amounts of sweet malt and hops and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, this is a nice version of the style.
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mill Street Brewpub. Slightly hazy dark amber-orange with a moderate off-white head. Very interesting aroma - earthy and fruity, with some notes of wet leaves and dung - I know, it doesn’t sound very appealing, but it really works. Flavour is very fresh, with notes of grain, bread, and a moderately bitter/dry finish. Solid, flavourful, well-balanced - damn good!
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At Mill Street Brewpub. *Someone*s on crack - this is awesome. Poured a hazy copper-orange with a solid, lasting creamy beige head. Soft lightly floral hop aroma, light barley malt, very simple but good. The taste follows right on, floral, fresh grain taste, the most appealing grain/barley aftertaste I’ve encountered - balanced, elegant - a true session ESB. Appropriately light body, mildly astringent - a true session beer, I’m looking forward to being able to purchase growlers of this one.
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Foamy off-white head, on dark yellow body. Malty aroma, where are the hops?On-tap at the brewery in its first week. Bitter but medium mouhfeel. Lagerish taste,
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Medium hazy orange, medium orange tinted bubbly white head - looks the part. Nice aroma of fruit, bread, and a few hops. Taste was very pleasing - lots of malt, fruity hops and a nice sweetness rounded off by some wonderful finishing hops. Like the new IPA, this borders on the Tankhouse territory a little bit, but the fruity hops and lighter and different mix of malt differentiates it nicely - this would be an awesome cask beer, which I’m sure we’ll see when the new brewpub gets that up and running.