Metalchopz (2287) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated October 2005. Pours a pale amber colour with a bubbly medium head. Retention is not bad, but the lace is great. Sloppy, sticky and very micro-ish. The nose is sweet, malty and floral. Very nice smooth bitterness in the taste. Notes of caramel in the beginning and fruit in the finish. A very nice and surprising pale ale.
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice pale honey gold color light tan head sweet citrus malt with a nice light hop very enjoyable beer and very sessionable this is a good easy beer
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 bottle- Deeper amber liquid sits beneath a slightly off white foam. In the nose, pear and fruity malts accompanies caramel and dusty earthiness, with butterscotch as well. The taste is sweet fruity malts, bread and caramel, alongside a blast of English style hopping. Sweet, somewhat bitter lingering finish. Pretty ok.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle, courtesy VeloVampire - pours clear honey/gold with a small white head. Good fruity/hoppy aroma. Good earthy/citrusy English hops in the flavour, blended well with the fruitiness of the sweet malt. Finish is ever-so-slightly bitter. Almost crisper than the same brewers pale lager, oddly enough. The two beers are actually fairly similar with this one obviously on the bolder side. Quite hoppy (for an Ontario pale ale). With a little more west-coast style (a bigger piney/citrus kick) this would be awesome stuff I think.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle - pours clear copper with a short-lived but nice looking fluffy white head. Very nice aroma of good malt some light fruit, and a good dose of English hops. Flavour starts off with the sweetness of the malt, then you get a different character where the malt and the yeast combine to create a certain fruitiness, some apples and honey, then this all trails off into a mild bitter finish. A nicely balanced and fairly enticing ale, and although it’s pretty traditionally British, it is highly drinkable and a quality product. Good stuff. Would be interesting to try with a few more hops in it, preferably not Goldings.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber copper colour, nice balanced beer easy drinking not too crazy as not to turn away the normal coors bud drinkers out there. decent beer
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and bright deep golden ale of limited head growing potential. Quite fruity up front, more so than I expected, it immediately proposes citrus, tart honeyed apple and orange notes, a strange mixture that ultimately works okay, but feels quite alone as the hop profile is highly simplistic, barely whispering some flowery suggestions. Light bodied and without much substance, light-to-moderate carbonation. Perhaps a bit too clean. Getting a bit old I imagine, but oxidation was not really advanced, carrying perhaps minimal old pencil/graphite notes.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold with orange hues, and a nice thcik white head. A light biscuitty malt arises with light English hops, and some apple esters. In mouth, a good decent EPA with night floral hops, some orange notes, and sweet caramel malt, rather short in mouth, with light metallic finish. A decent ale.
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: Poured an orangish/copper colour with virtually no head to speak of. My first impression of the taste was definately watery. The foil wrap suggests a premium beer, but this one is definately not. Little aroma and little taste to boot. However, this beer is not offensive and finishes with a very sweet, almost cider taste.
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. At least not as watery as its pale lager, but it still tastes really thin and slightly watery for a pale ale. This looks good, smells good but doesn’t taste as good as it somehow should. Amber colour, thin white head. Starts sweet and then gets kind of fizzy and thin. Better pale ales out there for sure. Improves when nice & cold. Nothing special from this brewery yet.