Reimer96 (836) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear medium brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hops, biscuit and some nuts. Taste is caramel, grass, earthy hop flavors and toasty/biscuit malts with a slight bit of burnt bitterness on the finish. Overall a very well done esb to style.
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase Advent calendar. Deep gold, clear. Big white head and ok lacing. Light citrus in the nose, bit of caramel. Taste has a bit of nutty malt and caramel, citrusy hops. Bit of bitterness at the end, but finishes kind of plain. Average mouthfeel and carbonation. Nothing really thrilling me here...
DuffMan (5777) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Day 4 of the 2013 Beer Advent Calendar. Clear copper topped by a medium off white head that shows decent retention. Aroma is earthy and resinous, dried leaves. Flavour is dry nutty caramel with the same pungent earthiness leading into a moderately bitter finish. Nice.
andrewturba (727) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snow case day 4! Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper with a thin white head and little lace. Aroma is grassy, caramel, and biscuits. Taste is grassy, earthy, resin, caramel, toast, biscuits, maybe a little nutty and mild-medium bitterness.
Ferris (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Earthy pine and resinous hops. Clear dark amber with a light beige head. Hop bitterness up front and a lingering bitterness into the finish. Although the malts are present, the bitterness overwhelms without much flavor.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber white head. Nose is biscuit caramel herb pine. Flavour is caramel maybe other stuff but overwhelmed by the very dry and tannic finish. LBCI (Lagerboys Be Copyright Infringing)
Cirrhosis (1142) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from mix pack that stole from my parents. Honey brown with a tall fluffy cap. Soapy earth, boiled vegetables, hints of pennies. Aroma is a bit of a turnoff. Taste is earthy, leather, soapy floral, I wish I never poured this. Mild asparagus??? Do I detect a hint of peat...... I do. Bitter finish lingers long time. This beer is just mess, its all over the place and no where good.
LarryBeast (401) - - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from brewery. Pours copper with a thin bubbly head. The good: dry, crisp and bitter -- earthy yeast; nutty, toasted corn flake malt; floral hops. The bad: slightly sour, metallic taste; a bit thin and watery. Smells good and tastes fine at first, but gets gradually worse with each sip.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Why the hell does every Phillips beer taste the same...light and fruity with that Phillips offputting flavor, light lactose and metallic hops. Just garbage palate and a thin mouthfeel. Some good light citrus fruit notes. WTF! tastes just like the Analogue 78 Kolsch I had.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mixpack. Pours clear bronze with thin head. Aroma offers caramel malt, flowery and lemony hops. Hops win out. Taste is quite dry, moving towards a long bitter finish. In general, a little watery. Middling, but respectable.