Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Bottle. Clear amber with decent white head. Clean caramel malt soon becomes obscured by acetone aromas. Mmmmm diacetyl on top of caramel malt. Doh! Carbonation is medium, with decent mouthfeel. Some nutty flavors but flawed, with acridity and acetone in finish. Am thinking we got a skunked bottle, purchased @ Sackville, NB govt store. Sampled again with only slightly higher ratings and averaged together...
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 Bottle. Smoky, sweet caramel, nutty malt aroma. Deep copper in colour, decent off white head. Smoky, nutty flavour. Tangy bitter finish. Little thin in texture but a good English style bitter.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle-pours a big foamy to shaving cream light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, some spicy fruit. Taste is more like a bitter. Also some issues, so I’ll adjust up slightly. Mild carbonation. Thanks Ed Notch for sharing.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a nice medium head. You get the malt notes of toasted grains and some spices. The palate shows some citrus notes from the hops. The finish has a bit of a slight bitterness.
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ale poured a cloudy dark orange colour with a nice creamy light brown head. Scents included nuts, roasted malt, nutmeg and yeast. First taste was very citrusy with flavours of oranges and light lemon flavour. Slightly bitter with a smoke finish. Slightly watery mouthfeel but quire a bit of flavour.
Slightly yeasty palate. Very good
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this in Bathurst, New Brunswick. I’d never heard of the brewery before, so I was delighted to pick up three different offerings.
Pours a dark toffee-copper with tan head o’ foam. The head kept up the covering pretty well until just before the end of it all.
The aroma is mostly hops, a mix of cut grass, lemons, and hay, with a touch of grain.
The mouthfeel is smooth and, as others have noted, slight creamy. It did have a bit more carbonation than I expect from a bitter, but no big deal.
The taste is molasses, slightly roasted malt, big on the hops, citrus, buckwheat honey. This is a hoppy, malty, and earthy bitter. Quite good and true to style.
I actually enjoyed this bitter better than most of what I had the chance to try while in south England. I wish I had access to this beer in Newfoundland. Alas...
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle trade with OKbeer.
Appearance: Cloudy copper gold with thick white head.
Aroma: Malt, spice, banana bread, hay and chesy hops.
Flavour: Flat, low malt flavour for a bitter. Spicy character is nice but out of place. Musty - an oxidized bottle.
Overall: Musty and cheesy with with little malt character to back it up.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Okbeer: Poured a cloudy dirty brown color ale with a nice foamy head with some good retention. Aroma of malt with a light floral aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with some subtle floral hops. Body is fuller then expected with some adequate carbonation. Well done session ale that stays within the style parameter.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from New Brunswick Liquor Corporation on King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick (May 2007) served at cellar temperature from a Samuel Smiths pint glass. A frothy medium-bubbled buff head descends gracefully into a small puddle atop the hazy medium amber body.....at first the aroma gives a whiff of butterscotch, uh oh, but this is quickly added to by a lovely cidery scent, and the resulting buttery-apple smell is quite charming, with a light earthy-funky hoppiness backing it up for more pleasure....the body is nutty, lightly fruity (apricots, cherries) and offers a nice level of carbonation, but alas it is also extraordinarily thin and watery, there is so little malt that the flavors just sag and disappear in a thin mess with a light brackish/salty quality at the finish that doesn’t help matters any. A nice start, but on the whole not very appealing, and it gets progressively cloying, syrupy and somewhat unclean as it warms (though less watery, I guess). Not a fan of this brewery thus far....
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice amber colour, very good bitter. decent head with minimal lacing. nice caremel malts nice hops nose, some nuttiness