JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pale golden pour with a thick white head - a slight yeasty haze. The aroma is lovely. Softly bready notes with a touch of light apricot, pear and lemon citrus. There is a very slight muskiness on the aroma initially with a touch of light vanillla as well. Moussey palate with a little bit of wheaty spice and a touch of light kiwi/gooseberry. Bright and lovely with a touch of light bitterness. Hops are perceptible - adding a little bit of light citrus and some herbal character as well. I really enjoy the balance of malt character with some minty/spicy yeast character. Lovely brew.
Spab (3053) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy, golden colour with large, lasting, soft white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with some straw. Flavour is yeasty with apple, lemon, spice, grains and grass. Active but soft carbonation. Nice.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy straw pour with good white head. Great balance, flavour and complexity here. My first from this brewery, and I’ll be looking for more.
pootzboy (1677) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle with caged cork - decants a murky pale gold ale with a very frothy cap 3 finger cap, lively bottle conditioned carbonation. Aroma is sturdy but not pungent - spicy, cidery fruitiness, yeasty, malty with some light wet hay tones. Light body soft on the palate. Flavour follows aroma except the fruitiness is distinctly peach-like, spice and hops work together over the rigid pale malt spine to give good balance - finish slightly dry and hoppy-sharp. A boiler plate Belgian pale, well crafted but noting rally special to command the sticker price.
abcfan (867) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy yellow with a white fluffy had. Aroma is primarily lemon/citrus. Medium body, light candy yeast, crisp finish.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Pours straw with a dense white head. Fresh cut grass, citrus, lemongrass and spice. Medium bodied and high carbonation, mildly sweet with a lingering noble hop bitterness.
TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with huge fluffy head. Aromas of grass, lemon and floral. Good hop profile. Nice and earthy. Smooth carbonation and refreshing. Good beer.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy yellow color with a large head. A variety of hops in the aroma: grassy, floral and Noble. Floral hop flavor. A bit medicinal. Slightly earthy. Full bodied.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hazy gold with a gigantic head. Clove, citrus and yeast. Crisp from the carbonation and tasty.
chris__hartley (357) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours translucent (very hazy) apricot-coloured; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: sweet malts, honey, lemon-zest, pepper, and slight coriander. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium dry; there are notes of: fresh grains, honey, lemon-zest, and a floral note. The palate is medium-full bodied, high carbonation (big foamy mouth-feel), and has a medium finish. Overall, decent at best - just like the show...