DuffMan (5194) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap, Original Joeís Medicine Hat. Medium amber brown with an average off white cap. Aroma is overpowering sweet extract of hazelnut vanilla. The palate is thin and with the same extract flavourings, like a Starbucks shot in a light beer. Not my thing at all.
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice brown-ruby color with a very low light cream colored head. Aroma has notes of dark fruit (cherry, raisins), brown sugar, light almond nuttiness with a smooth dose of toasted, bready finish. Flavor starts off sweet with light raising and cherry, mild bready middle and a slight orange citrus finish. Body is light with a light/modest amount of carbonation. Overall a decent beer. Beer is a bit better as it warms but a bit sweet for my taste as it drowns out the light roast/toasted presence of the malts typical in milds.
TheRyatolla (6) - CANADA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber no head at all really, aroma is yeasty and kind of bland. Flavour is nothing special either in fact my wife said it tastes a little like vomit in her mouth, For whatever thatís worth. Nothing about this beer says winter at all except the label.
Lagerboy (668) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium copper, foamy off white head settles and fades. Caramel malt aroma. Mild roasted caramel malt taste, lightly sweet, faint bitterness. Softly carbed, light bodied, lightly hopped. Clean and quaffable. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
Reimer96 (590) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, malts and a little cinnamon. Does sml a bit off. Taste is surprisingly decent, lots of spices and malts in the body that balances well. One of the better Okanogan spring beers that Iíve had but spiced elow average for a winter ale.
dreamflower (343) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells a bit like a roast beef dinner. Nothing too special here, but itís a very middling beer.
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Floral malty aroma. Attractive reddish brown colour with white head. Taste is sweet and malty but also quite a watery finish. Okay beer.
cards04 (826) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably one of okanagan springs better offerings. Pours a clear dark brown. Aromas of chocolate, and raisins. Some roasted malt aromas with more sweet dark fruit flavours...pretty good.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Christieís. Yep biscuit malt, caramel, and vanilla... very very thin. Out of the three winter ales Iíve had this year, this has been my favourite, I guess because itís not full of crap.
stantheman (362) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Met in New West. Nice and dark. Mostly malty, but decent hops as well. Not bad for a macro.