BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single 341 ml bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a footed lager glass. Apparently someone else besides me thinks "Strange Brew" was a underrated classic movie; ergo, the brew’s name. While the low-tech craft label is very nice, I wish it had resembled the "Old Style Pilsner" design of the movie’s prop bottles. Oh, well, let’s see if this beer gives me an urge to don black body armor and fight it out in a hockey rink. Pours a bright golden yellow with light, constant carbonation and a pearly white head that shrinks quickly but leaves a lace ring or two behind. Aroma features cereals, grassy hops, and an unfortunate buttery, creamed corniness. Flavor features a more pleasant palette, with malts and earthy hops, no corn, and with an acceptable bit of astringency in the otherwise clean finish. Thin and a little slick. If Phillips could get rid of the corn aroma - or add some mind-controlling chemicals so drinkers wouldn’t notice it - this would be a very good pale lager. Even so, what’s presented here is beauty, eh.
blackmetal (150) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Notes of corn and grass. Not a bad pale lager but certainly not above and beyond in any way.
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, pale straw-yellow colour with virtually no head. Grains, corn and a touch of yeast and apple cider in the aroma, mostly classic lager but thankfully no skunky or off notes. Flavour is much the same, classic lager but surprisingly full flavoured and clean. Kind of impressive for a lager, no cheap adjunct flavours and nicely balanced, finishing neat and tidy with a touch of sweetness and a whisper of hops. Would recommend to any lager-loving friend as a step up from nearly any other lager out there.
Oldschool_Mike (148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear straw colour. Aroma is of malt with a slight fruitiness from the yeast. Taste is pretty balanced malt and hoppiness. Pretty easy going beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber, with just the slightest head and a little lace. Has some grassines, cereal with citrus backbone. Not grassy enough as say, a Samuel Smith, but I’d have it again.
SteveLikesBeer (62) - - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours with a nice wihite head that dissipates quickly. It’s cloudy gold with lots of bubbles, five-per cent alcohol and has a slightly grassy aroma. There’s a slight maltiness and a hint of bitterness. The finish is fine.
MunBro (693) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow pour, minimal head with little lacing. Some grassy citrus notes, also has an off kind of metallic notes.
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out grassy notes and light skunked vegetal notes. Flavour is similar, bringing out some light spiciness, grass and light skunked vegetal notes. Fairly clean and drinkable. Pretty much as good as a pale lager can be, though that’s not saying much.
Metalchopz (2533) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6 pack (2014). Pours a clean light golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head, decent retention and lacing. Soapy aromas with some citrus sourness. This blends in to a nice grassy hop nose. Light taste with not much malt and just a little more hops. Lightly dry and pretty refreshing for a summer brew.
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Came in BC craft brew mix pack. Light golden colour, with small white head. Citrus aroma with a bit of spice. Clean light mouth feel, with sweet malt, and light bitterness. Quite refreshing, and well balanced.