gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow for a Canadian beer I didn’t expect much. Tons of aroma, of malt and spice. Nice thick head that lingered over a sienna coloured pour that was disapointingly clear. Very full taste, very malty with a good amount of spice. Some pale late like bitterness that I could do without (cascade hops?). This really blew away my expectations. There is a bitter bitting aftertaste that grows as the beer continues that is less than pleasant. At the end it stuck unpleasantly on the tongue way to long. The aftertaste killed this one, I was really enjoying it until then.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml. Appearance: amber colour with white head. Aroma: malt, caramel, fruity, . Flavor: Malty, caramel sweet. Thank Pootzboy
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliantly clear, deep, dark amber color. It is topped by a frothy light tan colored head, which creates a pretty densely packed, almost creamy head, but its only about one finger thick. The aroma has a light hoppy spiciness to it which is quite nice. Underneath this is some crystal malt notes that carry both a bit of caramel and a bit of toasted malt notes.
The taste of this beer is hop dominated as well, but not in the way a pale ale might be. It is lightly spicy, with a touch of herbal grassiness to it and even has a touch of sweet citrus to it, but just a touch. The beer has a nice malty sweet backdrop to it as well, which perfectly accentuates the hop notes, but does not quit reach their level. Notes of caramel, some toffee and ample caramelized malt notes are here. The beer only has a light bitterness to it, but it is quite solid and contributes to the overall hoppy sense of this beer.
This beer is quite nice, no flavors jump out at you, but sometimes (actually many times), you don’t want that in a beer. This has been solidly put together, and it is a great beer to just drink and enjoy. I would have to say that I wish this where a tad drier, it would make it easily quaffable and the crystal malt notes might not be quite as high.
jmcnally (21) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma, but nice hoppy flavour. Tasted a 5 oz. sample draft pour. No head to speak of on a sample this size.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with an offwhite head. Malty aroma with a caramel sweetness and hints fruit. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with a light hoppy touch and a dry finish.
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a off-white head. Fruity aroma with some malty notes. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and hops. Dry hoppy finish.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml Bottle, 5.2% a/v
Pours a fiery orange colour with a light brown head which is fairly dense. Smells of toasted malts and spice. Malty taste which is nicely balanced with a slight spice and slight fruity notes. The aftertaste is a bit unappealing at first but then it mellows into a nice sweet flavour.
A pretty good beer, one i could see sitting out at a patio bar sipping. Im going to make a trip down to the Mill St brewery and do just that this summer!
sunevdj (3729) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a creamy off-white head. Sweet with araomas of burnt malts. Slightly rauch-ish. Medium bodied. Burnt dry finish. Nice-one.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a off-white head. Malty, fruity aroma and a sweet malty, light french taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 34,1 cl) Slightly hazy dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Fruity nose with a nutty touch. Caramelish notes and some lightly roasted malt. Dry finish. 270106