Gerbeer (2357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with light head. Light aromas of cereal. Flavors of bready grain and corn sugar. Easy to drink and not offensive but no character.
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent white/gold hue with an immediately dissipating white head. Corn, malt, honey, and slightly metallic aroma. Thin bodied. Surprisingly not terrible tasting. An extremely smooth combination of corn, malt, honey, and yeast finishes with a wee bit of hop. Certainly better than most macros.
Randy4Beer (362) - - APR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the new Jack Astor’s Lansdowne location (nice venue). I know it’s brewed to the Bavarian Purity Law standards, but in 2015, this comes across as a really old school beer. Both the aromas and tastes are all breads, cereals, grains and malts. Almost zero hop profile. It drank easy enough while watching an important hockey game in a bar, but I wouldn’t go out and buy this if it was at the LCBO.
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle from a twelve-pack sampler from Sobeys Liquor, served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a faintly hazy straw yellow with low carbonation and an eggshell-colored head, leaving vertical oval lace spots. Aroma is of clean cereal grains and malt, faintly sweet, a touch metallic, with noticeable vegetal/tomato that gets a bit stronger with time, and grassy hops. Flavor is a bit more vegetal than what I prefer and has an initial metallic tang, but it settles back fairly quickly, and is clean and inoffensive otherwise. Thin and a bit slick; the finish is okay and appropriate for a lager. It’s a notch above most lagers; while it has a few aroma and flavor quirks, none are harsh enough to be deal-breakers. It started off questionably, but ended friendly enough. Good times.
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark light head and lacing. Nose is. sweet corn and cereal. Flavs cheerios some caramel. Tastes light sweet very light bitter. Light body lively carb.
wrussell65 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet aroma, pale color, too light tasting for aroma. Slightly bitter palette. Overall just an average beer. Not outstandingly Bavarian.
Gethinbeer (2310) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white lace. Malt lager flavour. Quite sweet with a smooth finish.
RickTheRick (635) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dorée et limpide, une mousse blanche assez gênée se pose sur le dessus de la bière. Le nez de céréales et d’houblons floraux loin d’être explosifs n’est pas très marquant, tout comme les saveurs de cette bière. Facile à boire, mais rien d’extraordinaire. Du foin liquide, carrément.
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thx to Ingo (not on RB, yet ;) ) cons 2014-08-23 Göteborg
And a new Province - thank you SIr!
AR: overboiled veggis, caramel
AP: oily coppery, wee frothy white head
F: sweet corn, white sugar, wetabix, wee grainy
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 First rating
Bottle 341 ml thanks to Ingo! Sampled on August 23, 2014.
Clear golden color, small white head. Bread, yeast, light toasty scent. Malty, dry, mineral, bread, yeast taste. Medium mouthfeel to fizzy, low bitterness.
355 ml can. On June 19, 2015. At Rickshaw Theater, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (at the Goatwhore show).
As "Spring 1516 Lager"
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, clean taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty aftertaste.
On June 21, 2015. At Moose Vancouver, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, a bit vegetable taste- Malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, a bit vegetable scent.