VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a finely veiled, red amber with a resilient white head and some sediments through...Aroma is malt, caramel, earth. Flavor is fruity, caramel, sandy, toasty malt. Finish is faint notes of citrus, subtle bitterness. A touch of lingering fruit. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Good red ale!
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium copper, creamy off white head settles and lasts. Floral citrus hop aroma. Spruce and citrus hop taste dominates, a caramel malty sweetness appears halfway thru. Average carbonation, light bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes dry and bitter.
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby red with a velvet off white top. Aroma is caramel malts, big amarillo hops. Taste is a great offset of big caramel malts with a great bite of pine hops.
HipHopOpotamus (188) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its a nice colour. The beer is well balanced and easy drinking beer. But nothing that stands out to much either. It is enjoyable enough to drink as a session drinking beer.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured deep amber-red with a thin creamy beige head. Nice hoppy aroma, floral and malt notes. Medium bodied, creamy (but a bit flat) carbonation, astringent finish. An earthy flavour, woody-caramel malts and herbal-piney hops, citric finish.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, LCBO mix pack. Dark golden brown, foamy white head. Aroma is quote hoppy - sweet, fruity. Taste - pretty similar to the hoppy pale lager from this pack - quite sweet with a good dose of fruity hops. Cold this works just fine but as it warms the tea like taste to the malt comes tot he front and is less awesome. Certainly a decent amber ale and probably the best of the three in the mix pack.
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark deep red colour. Aroma has some earthy, malt like doughiness to it. Taste is strong bitter.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a minimal head with nice lacing qualities. Colour is hazy caramel (Lovibond 20). Aroma is intensely complex - pine, peat, berries, sarsaparilla and citrus. Taste is initially hoppy, with a wet, earthy undertone. Greasy/wet palate. Gives way to sweeter, hay and citrusy aftertaste. Medium to long finish. Decent beer!
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear medium dark golden orange, almost red, with a decent off-white head, some retention. piney and caramel, some tobacco, nice fruitiness - apricots, spiciness, bitter herbs, pepper. hint of sweetness - demerara. average carbonation, light to medium body, short to medium long citrusy-piney finish. nice balance and good mouthfeel. nice hoppy amber.
Spab (2087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from LCBO (part of Un-Paralleled Mixed Pack). Pours a lightly cloudy amber colour with modest-sized eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with hints of chocolate and fruit with some resiny hops. Flavour is quite caramelly with some fruit and more subtle chocolate as well as some modest resiny/piney hops. Modest bitterness in finish. Solid.