j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Niagaraís Best. Pours a very pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Looks like fizzy yellow beer so Iím hesitant. Big sweet caramel malt notes up front, almost a bit towards corn. Still a touch sweet and corn like, but crisp and nicely carbonated. Clean dry finish with some graininess. Probably one of my least favorites of the flight of ten, but done well for what itís supposed to be.
pootzboy (1570) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This will probably be another unique Canadian style lager made by a micro brewer that is glossed over...so be it...I liked it. Its uniqueness comes from following the real Canadian lager style the commercial brewers lost 78years ago.
The deep gold lager we see in the glass has a decent frothy white cap and a good lacing quality.
Aroma : cereals, some husk some sweetness and musty hopping.
Full bodied, rich, malty, from a 2 step mash, northern brewer hops balance perfectly, clean 2 dimensional but satisfying.
Brewer nailed the traditional Canadian lager style on the nose. Donít get no more Canadian than this....that is if anyone notices or cares about a unique Canadian lager style.
mabel (5354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2443-20090814] Tap. Mild grainy yeast aroma. Clear, dark yellow orange body with a quick creamy white head. More mild grainy yeast flavour. Medium body. A little rough, probably much like a logger.
(Called "Logger Lager" @ brewpub; Niagara Falls, ON)
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
14 IBU beer, sampled at the new brewpub in Niagara Falls . Medium golden yellow, lots of white foam, leaving lotsa white lace. Astringent taste with light mouthfeel. No aroma.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
341mL bottle at the Kick Off in Waterloo, University Plaza. Man, I was really expecting more from this one. Usually Iím so willing to be nice to OCB buck-a-beers but this one was truly disappointing. It reminded me WAY too much of itís attractive sister, the Blonde Ale from this brewer, but not in a good way. Creamy and weird, not at all like a lager should be, my bottle was also hazy (yes I drank straight from the bottle, neither I or the bartender felt it really deserved a glass), so who knows just how old my sample was. Really no redeaming lager qualities in it, no hops, no bread, no grain, just unnatural sweetness. What a shame. At least I only paid $2.50 for it!
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, as Logger Lager, at the winking Judge- Pale straw and pours a fluffy white head with nice lace left behind. Nose is chalk full of lemons and hay with good biscuit and some sweet grain. Slightly sweet grain and pale malts make up the flavour profile, there is also a bit of biscuit and slight bittering hops towards the finish. Above average Canadian pale lager.
karlsefni (1) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2008 does not count
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
wow. This has to be the WORST value beer I have ever tried buying at the Beer Store.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale gold w/ large white head. Aroma is fruity & mildly grainy. Light, juicy feel. Clean, grainy flavour w/ a light hop bitterness.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden colour with a white fizzy head. The aroma is fruity with green apple and a a little malt. The body is semi-sweet with a fruity middle and not much finish. A fairly alright mainstream lager thatís cheap.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The commercial description ends with "...to appeal to the tastes of the mainstream beer drinker." I think theyíve accomplished that. Looks like the ubiquitious pale lager, perhaps a bit more rich in its coloring. The aroma is pretty faint, some sweet malts, canned corn, and a hint of metalllic bitterness. It tastes better, the malt dominating with a surge of grassy bitterness coming in at the finish. Not too bad.
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