GregClow (2848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden colour. Fresh, grassy aroma with a hint of hops. Crisp mouthfeel with bready malt flavour and more hoppiness in the finish than I expect from an Ontario lager. A pleasant surprise.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TFOB. Pale orange, slight hops aroma with a nice bitterness. Some interesting undercurrents of flavour. Booth guy said this was formerly the steam?
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a really odd taste that I wasn't expecting. Has a slight raspberry taste with a bit of an acidic bite like viniger and bitterness to it. Cloudy yellow gold. I don't think I would buy this again. Given to me or found in a bar full of labbats and molson I would have it though. Nothing special.
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 (Draught) On tap at Roses Cafe in Ottawa. Medium, rocky, white head with a pale amber body. Little aroma. Much more malt flavour than the crosstown rival SteamWhistle. Below average.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
different and slightly better than I expected. most ontario micros make a piss lager, but this is pretty good in comparison. light brown colour. berry-ish aroma with a more pronounced raspberry taste and a hint of mustard seed/turmeric flavour. not bad.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2002
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Olive aroma? Golden, slight head. Little flavour, almost sour. Unpleasant bite. Very poor, hopefully it was off.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Re-rate: originally wasnít impressed with the aroma or taste, accidentally bought it again, this batch not too bad except somewhat weak taste. Dunno, maybe first pack was off.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Touch of hops, sugary. I didnít detect anything premium, but maybe so much of the same at the Toronto Festival of beer will do that to you.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some grassy hop bitterness…Some caramel in the malt…Nowhere near Anchor’s…
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 Can 355 ml
Appearance: good looking dark golden lager , crystal clear. Mid plus white top with good lace in present. 4-
Nose: sweet malts with grainy character, nothing out of ordinary.5+
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Mid high carbonation with smooth clean body. Drinkable with approachable malt at finish. Light grassy hop paired. Slightly chewy finish. Drinkable lighter bodied yet well brewed lager.