kliggerwar (107) - - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Its hoppy but not harsh another very smooth beer. It definitely a good dark ale. enjoyed it. It was a nice beer, could drink a dozen and love them by the end.
zimbo (415) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A promising start on the aroma front this beer sadly falls away when your lips and nose are struck by the carbonation which is way to intense and strikes me as a mask for the beerís shortcomings. A shame as its other elements are very encouraging indeed.
garth_86 (209) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish, copper. Taste is a sweet, malt. Some hop notes. Overall an ok beer.
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure why this beer gets so much praise, itís got a decent bitter kick but the body lacks depth and the aroma is minimal. Has a slight harshness to the end that is not pleasing. More hype than beer, unfortunately - itís not bad, just not great.
JorgeLee (964) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From keg in a Toronto hotel, served so cold with a glass with ice on it! Just what I needed for an ale when itís below freezing outside...
So the review may be a bit harsh given the chill. Amber red in colour. Quite a malty background, some bitter grainy malt, then a fair load of hops. Tasted ok, maybe a little chemically and clunky. Was surprised to see how good the other reviews are, could retry in a more amenable setting at some point.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(thanks to Jah Noth for sending me this sample!!) Love the stubby bottle. REddish brown pour with a thin veil of head. Carmely malt aromas with a trace of hops. Some toasted malts, too. Grainy flavors. Some carmel and toast, but edgy. Finishes with some more grainy notes and a little piney hops.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, unlike the one pictured. copper pour with a generous off white head. Pine hop aroma. Well, the beer smells like hops, however, it has little if any hop presence. Mainly malt, some grapefruitiness to start, malt in the middle and finish...Ehh
ThomasE (5176) - 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.
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 great hoppy aroma, lots of citrus, and apricot. Flavour is extremely well balanced between the citrus of the hops, and the very nice malty backbone. Superb session beer, very flavourful, iím so happy i can get this on a regular basis.
Re rate: 2012.
I donít do this often but i feel i have to re rate this beer cause my oroinal rting of 4.1 is not even close anymore. This beer has changed quite a bit over the years, and im assuming with the mass expantion of the brewery they have ut back on the quality of ingredients. This beer used to be loaded with hops, bright citrus and apricot aromas. Now its very vey earthy, solid malts, but zero hops. ZERO! This beer needs to be put in the amber category.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Easy to drink.. Was the best of the five sampled, but thatís not saying much. Was definitely the only one of the five that I would pay to drink again.