VertBaconStrips (1951) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx jerc. 2010 Vintage. Pours out a clear deep amber brew with a nice early on dark tan fizzy cap that does fade but leaves cover and lots of lacing. Excellent fragrant start with big succulent caramel, thick fruit, light juicy citrus hop, light roast, peaches, oranges which have a small dose of those thick hops that are so awesome in big viscous fruity ipa’s. Good satisfying flavour. Lightly bitter with a mild hop zip, caramel, bit of grass, bready. Drying mouth feel, medium bodied and a spice that pips up a bit meaner when warmer. Decent beer - we’ll see how the other half of the bottle treats me after shoveling the walks.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark reddish amber ale with a thick receeding moka head. In aroma, caramel malts, pinhey c-hops, quite nice and pleasant. In mouth, loads of caramel malts, with beautiful floral c-hops, grapefruit, nutty notes, a perfect harvest ale (in comparison to other recently tasted). Keep up the good work guys! Tasted Nov. 2010.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear russet/bronzey colour with medium size bubbly head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Floral hops is the biggest thing here, gentle maltiness in behind. Just enough to balance. Wonderfully fresh tasting. Lingering bitterness, little bit of sweetness on the finish too.
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great brew with a richness and complexity I wasn’t expecting. Slightly golden, but murky amber with a moderate short lasting head. The nose was candy and with a nice amount of citrus. Slight caramel in the thinner than expected body. Would like to see this again next year with a bit more complexity and a thicker body.
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml swing-top bottle from LCBO, shared with Phil and James, served cold in a tulip glass. 23OC10.
App.: Cloudy orange-amber with a white rim.
Aroma: A nice blend of pine/grapefruit hops and brown sugar, a bit of meaty/mashiness, some light minty herbals, cherries and berries, pretty nice.
Palate: Medium body with sparse but prickly effervescence.
Flav.: Green and dusty, white grapes, pine, a bit of grapefruit, some brown sugar, certainly less malt than the nose, resin, much less fruity than the nose too; dry with good bitterness and a pine/resin and slightly malty finish.
Quite nice and a welcome addition to the ON beer scene.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at bierbistro. Copper colour. Thin lace head that held. Grassy aroma with dry hop coming through. Decent balance with caramel malt. Worth trying.
dink (49) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown ale from a brewery that’s getting better.
Swingtop 750 ml bottle, pour released a lot of C02 as huge bubbles formed in the bottle. Aroma of caramel. Nice sweet flavour, maybe caramel apple? medium bitterness. Fresh, using local hops. I could drink a few of these sitting dockside with friends.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terrific pale ale. Hoppy and bitter but refreshing and drinkable while retaining a good dense mouthfeel. It’s hard to find a beer that strikes the balance between drinkability and flavour as well as this one. Well done.
fullers (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Sample Toronto Beer Experience. Light amber pour with thin white head. A little sweet roast malt aroma. Medium to light bodied. Dry with bitterness in finish. Probably should try again.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml swing top bottle, slight cloudy amber hue, with a thick beige head, sweet toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, faint candied fruity nose of lemon rinds, with some mild toffee, cookie, dough notes, and some earthy floral hop citrusy accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, spicy, sweet fruity, toasted, caramel malt, earthy flowery hop leafy, grassy character with some herbal hoppy minty undertones and some hints of tobacco leaf, leading towards a malty, fruity citrusy, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.