Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 28, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Gold, with a light sparkle. Big head platforms nicely - a fairly attractive feature. Has a vaguely doughy, plasticy aroma. Again, though, this beer has harsh off-notes. Little flavour to offset these. Almost as unpleasant as BGI - I want to cheer for the little guy but on this visit the beers weren’t very good.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft @ a Spanish restaurant in Nha Trang. Clear yellow/pale gold with thick ice cream head. Aroma is bland, grassy with cereal and minerals. Fizzy palate. Wet socky flavors, not totally sour. Sweet background. Too light bodied to have any discernible character. Amateurish.