GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with mabel & jerc. Rich golden colour with a small, creamy white head. Nice aroma - there’s a vegetal character, but not cooked or stale, but nice and fresh with a pleasant herbal note. Medium bodied with a soft level of carbonation. Flavour of sweet honey and orange, with nice noble hops and a long bitterness to finish. Quite enjoyable.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[1785-20081015] 341mL bottle. Strong fresh celery and pasta sauce with tomato and herbs aroma. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick creamy white head. Grainy mildly hoppy yeast flavour, but there is something not happy on my tongue, like a cheap chemical. Medium body finishes dry. It could be the hops that feel weird.
<i>(c/o GregClow, w/ him, jerc)</i>
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-10-15. Golden yellow with a small white head that fades. Interesting florals and hop character, light veg notes. Light bitterness and more floral noble hops in the flavour, light pale malts. Average palate. Decent beer but not to my tastes.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pronounced grainy malts with herbal hops in the nose. Clear golden body is topped by a decent white head that recedes to a thin cover. Grainy malt character with light buttery character that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Herbal hops are apparent but bitterness could be more pronounced. Medium light body with moderate carbonation that could stand to be more assertive. A decent beer that could use a bit more oomph. As is, it’s pretty middle of the road but not a bad thirst quencher. Sampled on tap at Wazubees.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled for brunch at WaaZuBee Cafe, Vancouver. Good, grainy nose. Medium, white head with a light cloudy yellow body. Clean crisp flavour but gets somewhat buttery as it warms to room temperature. Average.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pale straw colour with thin white head. Grainy malt nose. Tangy gariny malt taste with mild bitter finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at Feenies Restaurant - Mr. Iron Chef B.C and local celebrity Rob Feenie’s Restaurant. As I waited over an hour for my over-rated burger this beer was the only saving grace. Golden body, smooth and fresh. Light malts and hops and nicely balanced. A little light but refreshing nonetheless. Skip Feenies and head to Modern Burger 3 or 4 stores away for a better Burger!
Oakes (15803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 Bright golden colour. Light herbal hop aroma, hay-like with faint pale malt background. Clean body, light bitterness, fresh bread notes, with herbal, slightly hay-like, slightly earthy hop notes. Off-dry finish. The name is a good description as this compares more to the lighter svetles than to the full-on pilsners.