JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 650ml bomber from the LCBO. I’m not entirely sure why I bought this, I guess I have to lay off the PCP. Pours a hazy golden colour with a creamy textured white head. Aroma: Actual grassiness from the hops, some ok malts, but there’s the tell-tale Trafalgar spoiled sourness in there too. Oh man. Flavour: Not as hideous as I was expecting, but definitely not something I’m going to be finishing. Loads of weird vegetable flavours on top of spoiled sourness. I’ve heard the beers from this brewery HAVE to be had within tenish days of bottling, and this seems like it would be decent if fresh, but to be honest, in my opinion that’s unacceptable. If you’re going to send your products into a retail system, that kind of unreliability simply isn’t acceptable. Bottle your f***ing beers better and maybe I’ll be more inclined to actually spend money on them EVER again.
yarry (516) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Trafalgar Brewery. 650ml Bottle, 4% a/v
Pours a warm gold colour with light white head. Nose is malt and floral grass. The taste is strange, malty, fruity and has a strange aftertaste.. almost like hops and gummi bears.. Weird. But not bad.
tomthompson89 (1838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
yellow color, no head grainy nose. corn flavor, very watery, no real body, odd aftertaste
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Extremely clear pour. Had to try to get a head but when I did it was nice and frothy. Very weak scent. Barely discernable in a smoke free home. A bit of hops and grass, maybe. Suprisingly nice warm taste. A lot more palate then I expected from the scent. A somewhat bitter hoppy aftertaste that I’m not a big fan of. The taste has a bit of fruit, hops, grass, wheat and a touch of honey. Definately not the best beer I have had, but amazingly good for a light beer. A depth of character that suprised me. Maybe not my highest rate, but my highest rated light beer.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
650mL bottle. Pours a nice cloudy light straw with quite a bit of head. Aroma is tart. The initial taste is rather tart - almost metallic in nature. In the end, it settles down to being quite lemony. The taste stays relatively sour throughout. The aftertaste is not particularly pleasing. This isn’t really my cup of tea, errrrrrr, beer, but at least it wasn’t the bland lager I was fearing it might be.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
650 ml bottle, date stamped Sept. 07. Hazy golden yellow colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy white head. Biscuit and banana aroma with lemon notes. Fruity, lightly acidic lemony flavours. Light bodied, soft mouthfeel. It actually wasn’t so bad, but definitely gone off despite being less than a week out of the store.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille 650ml (LCBO). De couleur dorée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes et zest, léger de pommes, notes de mangues et d’abricots), de grains de malt pâle, moyen de pain et de houblon floral aux petites notes herbeuses (herbes fraîches) avec des notes de butterscotch, de miel et métalliques. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes aqueuses. Goût de levures fruitées aux petites notes sûres et acides (agrumes et zest, léger d’abricots, notes de pommes cidreuses, traces de mangues, signes d’infection) avec un léger goût de grains de malt pâle lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain ainsi qu’un petit goût de céréales sucrées et de faibles notes de butterscotch et de miel parallèlement à un goût moyennement amer et asséchant de houblon floral et légèrement herbeux (herbe fraîches, notes de foin) jusqu’en finale, où l’on trouve également des traces métalliques. Post-goût moyen et sec, moyennement amer de houblon floral avec un goût fruité (zest d’agrumes – surtout citron, pelures de pommes) ainsi que des traces métalliques.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Poured a pale amber color beer with a medium bubbly head with some average retention. Aroma of unrefined grain is more or less pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some unrefined grain and medium sweetness. There is also a weird metallic taste which might be due to oxidation. It is too bad this beer wasn’t better because weather was perfect too enjoy such a beer.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
650 mL bottle. Pale yellow gold with a small head that recedes to a thin film almost immediately. Aroma is very grassy/malty, and there is also a bit of sweet citrus in there. Sweet, but more fruity sweet than malty sweet. Taste is quite fruity for a pale lager. Finish is as much malt as it is hops, although the hops are there. Not crisp enough. Or something. Different. Undecided.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[440-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Toasted bread and grain aroma with some mango or apricot fruit notes. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Medium body. Refreshing, as it seems fresh.