Vladivostok (285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ooh no, didn’t like this. Aroma, supposedly of pine actually smells like burnt rubber to me. Looks fine and has a decent malty palate but the old Good Years dominate everything and make me grimace after each swig, to add to which there is a breakfast’s worth of grapefruit (not my favourite flavour) in the aftertaste. Nice try fellas but you seem to have hit on all my least loved beery characteristics in one brew.
The brutalist approach to brewing?
MrFecesious (1136) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at tap & barrel. Pours a hazy blood red. Solid lacing. Aroma of roasty caramel, nuts, pine, dark citrus juice, pomegranate seed. Taste is a punch of bitter, followed with a slight, under achieving sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit too effervescent, but still sticky, and a sustained dry finish.
slimspady (208) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour. 1 inch white head. Very good looking beer. Lots of piney hops. The traditional malts of a red ale is there also. Nicely complex. Definitely glad I went back for this one.
reebtogi (4437) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some grapefruit, pine and tropical notes. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well crafted brew that just begs to be sampled. Very tasty.
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC
Malty red ale with some toffee, caramel and earthy notes. Smooth and mildly hoppy, okay.
adwakely (2) - Maple Ridge, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has an excellent hoppy after taste. Not too much.. not too little. Slight bitterness, which I love. Nice red tinge with a lasting head. I would almost call this an IPA really. Would highly recommend this beer. Nick would be proud (Beachcomber reference of course, because of the name).
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mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out syrupy caramel malts, sugar sweetness and maybe some piney hops. Flavour reveals a well-balanced amber ale, beginning with a big caramel malt backbone (thankfully not cloying as the nose suggests), bready notes, and transitioning to a strong piney hop finish that lingers. Well-balanced, but feels a tad rough as though everything doesn’t jive perfectly. Still, good hop-forward amber.
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, lots of woody, slightly citrusy aroma, and a fresh bitter finish with slightly bready malts.
Gerbeer (2039) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 bottle. Pours a darkish mahogany with light head. Aromas of soap powder and pine. Flavors of burnt malts, resin, and pine. Odd and rough, sweet and bitter combo. Maybe best paired with a meaty pasta sauce, but not a separate sipper.
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer all around. Good red malt aroma and tongue. Highly resin, pine flavours. I can imagine the headaches from drinking this all night. Good.