Spab (3287) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden yellow with small white cap. Light, somewhat sweet grainy aroma. Flavour is grainy with a honey-ish sweetness and a light hopping. Decent but nothing special.
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very similar to the light lager, just more alcohol really. The only difference, i can find is there is a bit more of a hop bite, but other than that, its the same. Quality lager.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 ReRate: Actual has a lot of flavour, the malts were nice and the aroma was good, it has a nice flavour to it, this one is quite drinkable, Decent offering
Original: 1.9:My friend had a keg of this and it wasnt very tasty at all. I wouldn’t purchase this beer.
DuffMan (9224) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased as part of mixed 6-pack at the brewpub. Clear golden with a decent white head that collapses into a persistent ring. Slightly sweet, slightly caramelly grainy aroma. Again, slightly sweet grainy flavour with a fullness to the body that is pleasant. Mild (but certainly notable) hop bite in the finish. This should qualify as a "premium" lager, given the surprising quality here.
LowBrau (117) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Golden color, and curiously hazy. Fruity aroma stands out. Grainy and a little bit toasty, slightly sweet. Light hop finish.
j12601 (9549) - 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 Niagara’s Best. Pours a very pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Looks like fizzy yellow beer so I’m 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 it’s supposed to be.
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, 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. Don’t get no more Canadian than this....that is if anyone notices or cares about a unique Canadian lager style.
mabel (8537) - 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 (10882) - 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 (1158) - Margaritaville, 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 I’m so willing to be nice to OCB buck-a-beers but this one was truly disappointing. It reminded me WAY too much of it’s 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!