jksipa (161) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO.2013 vintage. Pours a dark hazy amber with a pillowy beige head that leaves some good lace. Nose is grass and citrus with an earthy note. Nice sweet caramel malt balance with a touch of spice at the front extending to a long bitter finish. Medium creamy mouth with average carbonation. Very nice.
torontojay (24) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, big beer from Muskoka. Crisp bitterness followed by a mellowed malty flavour. Nice touch of the hops in the finish. Great feel on the palate. Nice offering from Muskoka (though I like some of their other items more).
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Murky orange-brown, light tan head. Resinous pine aroma with some caramel maple in the background. Smooth, some nutmeg and clove, then sweet caramel. Finish is long with more hop resin. Very nice.
SuperTiti33 (308) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée/rousse. Très houblonné. Malté. Grain gillé. Caramel brûlé. Bonne amertume. Très sucré pour le style. Floral. Résineux. Herbacé. Raisin. Très complexe et délicieuse.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a thinly veiled dark amber-copper with a resilient, creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, spices, vegetable oils. Flavor is caramel, pine resin, earthy, sandy. Finish is very herbal, lots of hops. Bitterness is high. Some earth, and a touch of citrus, mostly lemon. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good, but too much caramel at the forefront.
shorlin (573) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried the 2013 Vintage. Man, they put those corks in there for life! Aroma is a very nice hop, citrus notes but also kind of earthy, musky. Appearance is great, deep amber-brown colour and a well-formed rocky, lacy head. Feel is kind of oily or creamy at first, but not really big through the middle. The finish is very nice with a burst of bitter dryness at the end. Taste is bitter throughout, but tempered by an initial sweetness and that nice creamy feel. Really quite a good beer.
Nilz (331) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at ’el camino’, Ottawa, a reddish clear with a frothy head. Armpits of hops and some gray note. Taste a nice hoppy bitterness, refreshing with a hint of spiciness.
bulldogops (1003) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 oz sample at Beer Revolution (courtesy of @kgamiller). Dark amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is mild citrus but very grainy, lots of subtle earthy and smoky notes. Taste is a blast of grassy sweetness, tempered by an explosion of hoppy bitterness, lots of roast malt character and noble hops drying out the finish, but leaving the palate demanding another sip.
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours ruby red colour with bubbly head that disapates to thin outer lacing. Aroma of citrus and grass. Flavour balances well between malty backbone and fresh citrusy hops. Fantastic beer and worth waiting till Autumn!
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Bendrixian (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage with a tight cork closure. Cloudy and mahogany colour with a pillowy head that remains for quite a while. Fresh hoppy aroma with pine cones and a hint of citrus, some malts and more hops and a hint of yeast. The brew sports a creamy texture, has a hoppy bitter finish and very fresh hoppy taste. Tasty stuff!