CRock (167) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the best from Quidi Vidi. Knowing Newfoundland’s preference for light beers, it makes sense that most of Quidi Vidi’s line up are lagers. But glad they’ve started to expand into darker beers.
UXO (1350) - CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with a short loose foamy ivory head diminishing gradually to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, bready yeast, grassy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, short duration off-dry finish. (3/5)
One of their best, second only to their British IPA (which when fresh is in my opinion world-class). This isn’t world-class, by any means, but it’s solid. The malt profile leads the way, but the caramel aromas don’t translate into sickly sweetness, and there’s appropriate grassy bittering in the finish. I wouldn’t call it my “go to” but if faced with the typical choice of local product, this is the one I’d take. (12/20)
Luvystypotables (1515) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of malt and grain, pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Taste of roasted malt with a light to medium body and a roasted malt finish.
BreWedge (465) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle via DB. Pours a light amber with a mid-size white head. Aromas are grainy, vegetal and a little like an empty plastic garbage bag. Tastes are dominated by caramel maltiness but it is dry, not sweet. Medium body and carbonation, short malty finish. I could enjoy one but definitely not a go to.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was wayyyyyyyyyy better than the Iceberg one I tried but still just ho-hum. A copper pour with a thin head. Quite malty, caramel, bread, grains and some light nutiness. I wish it was a bit hoppier to keep it balanced. It has got a nice flavour, I would enjoy it more if the feel was a bit thicker to match the malted goodness.
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and in bottle; this was OK. I like amber ale’s though found this a little hoppy and dry for my liking
Overall it was OK ... but nothing special
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor via Ryan (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a decent tan head.
Aroma: Lots of grains/cereals, mashy, a bit of caramel/toffee, smells like caramel malt.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Much like the nose, mainly caramel malt, grain/cereal, meh; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant toffee finish.
Seem to recall this tasting better back in the day. Changes to the beer or to my palate...hard to say.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of @kgamiller all the way from the Rock itself.Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head. Not at all what was expected. Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head, little retention.Aroma is stagnant grassy, vegetabley malts with a skunky hoppy note. Certainly hope this was a sour bottle mayhaps - as this was a buttery fart in a bottle. An ungodly mess unworthy of Newfoundland.
SkinSquad (6) - Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not their best beer but overall pretty good. Not too much of an aftertaste. You can definitely taste the hops, beer was really fresh.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Sweet, malty taste, light bitterness on the finish. Overall, rather British and sweet, but enjoyable.
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