terrybail (450) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark golden yell with a small white head no lacing
The aroma is slightly sweet malts
The taste is a little creamy and sweet not bad for a pale lager
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from matt7215. Thanks for another uncommon beer! Pale gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is bready with some grassy notes. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is bready with some citrus and grass. Finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Leaves the mouth quite clean. Drinks very well.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 X 355 ml cans. Lawnmower lager that doesn’t disappoint! Very clear light gold with nice lacy ’real looking’ white foam. Smells bready sweet and clean with notes of lemon and hay. Taste a surprisingly symphonic charge of sweet malts and fruit , vanilla, grape, lemon, and gentle bohemian-style hopping that rounds out an edge of dryness over a sweet and clean finish. The feel of the beer is excellent and I suggest drinking it lightly cooled to demonstrate that this very inexpensive lager has no defects and is not in any way metallic.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml can - pours clear light straw gold, with a frothy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma of cooked malt, some mild hopping, sweet overall. Flavour not bad - for the style it’s quite drinkable, and it’s the perfect beer for cans. An excellent beer, and puts many premium priced micro lagers to shame. I’ll take this with me next time I go camping.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of matt7215 (thanks!). Looks ok - medium yellow, small but thick white head, lots of streaming bubbles. Grainy aroma, maybe some light fruity notes (hops?). Taste - standard stuff but clean: grainy, a weird sort of fruity finish (not really hops though). Medium body for the style. Decent enough, might enjoy it in the summer or something after some work outside, but not really enough else here to come back otherwise.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from the LCBO. Consumed in one evening. This beer is yet another great example of how buck-a-beers can actually be pretty damn tasty. Mediocre malt body, bland and standard, no adjuncts, but the hops really shine in this one. Really nice dryness, bitterness, and lemony aspect to the whole experience (all more or less at the same time). Makes a great party beer, or just a great casual sitting around, not-wanting-to-drink-an-Imperial-Stout beer. Giver a try. Ontario’s new slogan should be: "Ontario, land of buck-a-beers, which are actually pretty decent!"
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I can see why this beer is $4 less per 6 pack than any other beer.
Proof that a "craft" brewer can make swill.
A chemical bitterness and a bit of maltiness. Pass.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle in a six-pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear golden with a frail white foam.
Aroma: Grains, cereals, light grassy hops, a touch of old apple juice,
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly soft carbonation, smooth and surprisingly substantial. Reminiscent of a Pilsner in a way.
Flav.: Much like the nose, mainly grain/cereal, with a bit of grassy hops and some light non-descript fruitiness; lightly off-dry with a wee hint of bitterness (quite wee) and a very light caramel apple finish.
Didn’t realize I was buying a discount beer until I paid. Not bad, all things considered.
Tessic (784) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This lager poured a light yellow colour with next to no head, even after a vigourous pour.l To the nose there are scents of corn, hopps and a little ripe fruit. First taste was smooth but a little watery. Not much of an aftertaste. Flavours of corn, sweet malt and spice??? Finish is nothing. a faint beer flavour plus corn. Flavour just seems to disappear. Not too bad but lifeless.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (341ml). Via trade with matt7215. Clear light gold, huge diminishing frothy white head - nice lacing. The aroma is not bad - a hint of pvc up front, but plenty of real cereal grain malt and - gasp! - actual light weedy hops. The taste is pretty run-of-the-mill - follows the aroma, but does seem a tad harsh - clean, but harsh. Slightly weak body, a bit chewy, mild carbonation, and a slightly bitter aftertaste - the finish is fairly quick. Decent deck beer if you’re sitting in a .... muskoka chair.