HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (330ml). Deep burnished brass, clear, with a large fluffy off-white head (3+). Pungent grassy aroma with honey. Taste - even grassier - not skunked, just pungent and a little roasty, increasingly sweet on the tongue, a bit astringent, the big downside is after a fairly "ehhh" journey it leaves a somewhat harsh aftertaste.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a light orange with a tall effervescent head. Aroma is a tad on the skunky side. Vegetativeness with some cardboard along with grain and malt in the aroma. Aggressive carbonation and a heavier mouthfeel than I thought there would be. The malt sweetness is overshadowed by a medicinal band-aid taste. Some bitterness there but the hops just add to the disharmony. This stuff is pretty dreadful. I won’t be drinking this again.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at le Festival Bieres et Saveurs Chambly 08. The color is gold no head. The taste isof grains and malt,also honey and some hops.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber orange with two fingers of white head with sticky lacing. Thin metallic caramel aroma, taste is mild, caramel and metallic bits with a bit of nuttiness.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml cans, courtesy of my Corsican friend - thanks Caro! Amber with some head. Toffee, almost fudge taste but with a decent dryness. Full, slightly creamy mouthfeel. A malty lager - perhaps that chestnut flour really does add something.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle form the LCBO. pours orange with a white head that lasts. aroma of skunky grain, wet metal, chemicals. the flavours is slightly malty with something artificial, some tin, and a bitter finish. very odd and not all that enjoyable. the bottle says best before the end of 2010 but it already seems oxidized. not something ill buy again.
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a large white head. No visible carbonation. Aroma: Mild milky aroma with a bit of grain and corn, some slight hops but not prevalent. Hmm. Flavour: Malty and grassy with some bitterness, I hate to admit it but I can certainly taste the chestnuts!! (years of collecting them as a kid) however has a somewhat ’chemical’ and artificial finish. Not bad but not great either.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rusty red pout with a foamy thick head. Scent is hoppy and grainy, not very encouraging. Watery mouth and a dry finish. Not much in between. Slightly bitter. Alright but nothing to write about, well except for on here.
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor. Bitter finish. Oily palate.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO
Pours a nice coppery amber with a good sized white head and lots of lacing
The aroma is sweet grassy malts and a touch medicinal
The taste to me reminds me of a bland malt liquor