bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013
Re-rate - December 16, 2013, Bottle from the Phillips Snowcase (Beer 16). Awarded one more overall point for toasted malt flavour. 5-3-6-3-12 2.9
341ml bottle from Coop - Phillips Showcase 5%. Clear, copper coloured pour with a decent tan head, good retention. Aroma is roast malts,hint of nuttiness, caramel. Taste is very bready, hint of dry maltiness.Creamy mouthfeel, with a breadiness thats sustained in a smoothish finish. 5-3-6-3-11 2.8
GraffitiVandal (24) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
ENG: 341ml bottle without the "cream" - just Ale. Purchased in Liquor Depot @ Whyte, Edmonton. Color is clean amber with medium head. Saturation is not too big. A bit skunky and sweet aromas. Taste is quite sour and malty with caramel and a bit roasty notes, with a mild sour/bitter aftertaste. The beer is very smooth, although it’s quite boring. ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// PL: Butelka 341ml z nową etykietą - po prostu Ale, bez dopiski "cream". Kupiona w Liquor Depot w Edmonton. Kolor klarowny, bursztynowy z niewielką pianą. Nasycenie nie za mocne. Dziwny, lekko śmierdząco-słodki aromat. W smaku dość kwaśne i słodowe z karmelowymi i palonymi nutami, z średnio kwaśno-gorzkim posmakiem. W smaku nieco wygładzone, niemniej jednak dość nudne.
ljthiessen (540) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Darkish amber-brown colour, not much head. Malty caramel and butterscotch, a touch of marshmallow in the aroma. Heavier on the palate than expected, but not a lot of lingering flavour; a touch metallic. Not bad, but very simple and fairly boring.
Oldschool_Mike (105) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear brown colour. Aroma is faint sweet malt. Taste is balanced sweetness and bitterness. A good cream ale.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
MunBro (574) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ratebeer’s info on this is outdated... new bottle in 2014 looks different and has dropped the cream ale advert. Very nice ale, notes of chocolate, toffee, malts, etc. Very smooth and easydrinking.
LarryBeast (556) - - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Malt-heavy, sweet and caramel-ish. Thin-bodied, slightly oily and light. Low bitterness.
RD400F (214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to sam adams glass, beer poured a transparent dark amber color with a cream colored head that rapidly faded. Aroma carries some grassy hop notes with caramel...but unfortunately not much else. Taste is typical beer taste...subtle blend of malts and hop but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the crop. Palate...thin bodied, easy drinking co2 medium. Overall...not bad but nothing special.
a_sully (172) - - JUN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Between an amber and a brown colour, white head and rather clear. Smells of toffee. Taste of malts and toffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Masterkush7 (573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, nutty - straw, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, nutty, straw. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a roasty caramel and molasses one. Some vanilla. Taste is a sweet maltiness paired with a basic bitterness. There is some malt richness but the overall malt/hop complexity is fairly basic.Appearance is a clear dark amber with well retained heading
bcBelgianbrew (87) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy and copper. True, smells of sweet toffee. Flavour is on the sweeter side. It is smooth, small bubbles just before it finishes. As the liquid warmed in my goblet, the taste got less desirable. Not bad mind you, just the malt came forward. Not as balanced as others have suggested. Am I smelling a hint of banana? I like they put the ingredients on the label. This should be legally mandatory.