XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, - FEB 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this before, but now rating off tap at Darby's. yellow gold pour. Aroma of honey nut Cheerios that have been sitting in 2% dairy milk on the counter for about 9hrs, with a slight punch of residual alcoholic burp as you smell the bowl of thick soup. Taste is pretty much the same. Quite malty cereal. I just want to drink water, cuz dairy makes me thirsty. Good marketing ploy from an up-and-coming sell-out like GIB. Molson doesn't have too much stranglehold on the island yet. Phillips is still the top contender, and this beer is pure evidence.
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
473 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Earthy, British toffee/caramel, bready, some DMS (I think), maybe lightly floral.
Palate: Medium body, medium+ carbonation.
Flav.: Quite malty with some sweet caramel/toffee notes, bread crust, still has some DMS (pretty sure), a bit floral and earthy; off-dry with moderate bitterness and a decidedly malty finish.
Not for me.
TheJester (2130) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 mL can. Copper with a decent white head. Nice looking beer. British fruity, yeasty aroma. And flavour. Decent hopping. Nice beer.
Vladivostok (322) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (can’t bring myself to write ’draft...’). Mid-amber with a tobacco aroma which also continues through to the taste profile. Adequately hopped and not unlike an English bitter. Certainly, whenever I drank it, it tended to have too much carbonation for the style so a spare glass was de rigeur. Not bad but struggles some way down the second division.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Generally clear amber pour with a small tan head. Mostly malt aroma, same in the taste. Only mild hopping throughout. Still a good drinkable beer.
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice looking amber, rocky white head. Good lacing. Usual British pale ale aromas: little hop, nice malt. Nothing too big. Taste is not that good. Malty bitterness at the end. Kind of dead in the middle. Fairly light overall. Oh well.
cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden amber with a large, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Light fruit aroma with grain and caramel. Sweet malty flavour with fruit and caramel, ending on a mildly dry, bitter note. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
Cinctus (183) - - MAR 8, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tastes fine like a regular old lager. Nothing remarkable but you van neck it easy enough til your drunk.
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sweet malt aroma. Pours Amber with a medium frothy head. Mild malt flavour with some hints of citrus. Medium bodied with a touch of bitterness in the finish.
blackmetal (177) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight hop and malt taste. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad choice if you are serving beer to people who prefer a more neutral experience.
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Visual: Pours clear light brown with a small dissipating head, a nice clean thin layer of retention, lots of varied speed/size activity.
Nose: sweet barley malt, some bread. (lvl-5)-pungency
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malt, mild citrus
Finish: grainy-bread, semi-sweet malt finish.
Summary: Pretty boring, just sweet barley malt, not much hop profile or anything else.