UXO (1459) - CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear medium amber with one finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a tenacious cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel, bready yeast, nutty, faint chocolate, smoke, and vinegar. (4/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, light tart and smoke. (4/10) Light to medium bodied, lively to moderate carbonation, mildly bitter tart and smokey finish. (3/5)
What are the odds of me getting two broken BC beers, from two different brewers, and two different sources, in one day? When I say “broken”, I mean in terms of hitting the style, not necessarily in terms of drinkability. As drinkability goes, it’s not bad - a very lightly smokey sour, almost like a gose, or a mild sour brown. As a “cream ale”. it’s an utter disaster. Dunno how to rate this - I’d rather have it than a macro lager, but not by much. (9/20)
SteveLikesBeer (72) - - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A thin, tan head disappears quickly. It’s a dark, caramel brown. It has a slightly malty nose and provided a surprisingly robust initial sip, but it doesn’t last long with you. There’s a biscuit-like maltiness to the flavour. It’s not bad, but there’s nothing exceptional about it. The alcohol content on the bottle I had was 4.8%.
Strangebrewer (1149) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured reddish-brown with a thin tan head. Malt aroma, rye bread. Medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a slightly sour finish. Flavour of toasted malt, oaky, spicy hops. Lingering finish.
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle, can from BC craft mixer pack. Murky brown, with slight redness. Small thin head that disappeared quickly. Sweet malt aroma, with nut, and caramel. Same flavour, but quickly turns almost sour. Medium mouthfeel, but seemed very flat. Hardly any bitterness, but that sourness is hard to swallow.
Freaky_tiki (1036) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well sweet baby Jesus, if this beer just ain’t broken. Honestly, just imagine -- you get your beer stuffed into a 6 pack sampler that’s catapulted to Ontario & of all the beers in the box yours is the worst. How bad is it? Read the reviews below. This beer is 28 Days Later infected, the pour dumps toxic dark with no head. The smell is vinegar & the taste is awful. This beer is bad & judging by the reviews here its chronic. Someone owes me a beer. Drain pour. Avoid (give to your brother or father in law etc).
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
When I drank this, I didn’t think it was a Mild. More of an amber ale. Brownish red with an beige lacy head. Smells of caramel with soft toffee, floral hops, and some chocolate raisin notes. Medium thin light body. Light taste of alcohol with a soft earthiness, roast, caramel and some metallic notes. Light for a mild. A bit boring
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6 pack (2014). Pours a hazy copper colour with red highlights. The head is creamy, beige, lasts long and lacing is creamy, thick as well. Aromas of nutty malts, raisins, caramel, dates, spicy yeast and sugars. The taste is much milder, watered-down. Very light roasted malts with some sourness in the middle (light infection ?). Not sure about hitting the style. Seems more like a fruity rousse.
cfrancis (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a moderate pillowy beige head. Aroma is chocolate malt with earthy malts. Taste is a blend of earthy malt, almost a molasses. Profile is a little all over the place.
Frothmeister (719) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a beige head. Aromas of raisin, dark sugar, caramel, dates, light molasses, and notes that make me think "spiced ale". As for taste, light bodied, and slightly watery with a strange sour note out of the gates, dried fruits, light bitterness, and light spice up front that leads into nutty, dark fruit, hard water, and light woody notes. Underneath that sour note that doesn’t quite belong, there’s a very sessionable beer here.
Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark color with minimal white head that disappears quickly unfortunately. Texture is somewhat creamy and thick, and carbonation is non existent. That being said, tastes great. Not overly heavy so its good to drink on summer days. Doesn’t have any rough after taste. Bit of butter scotch flavor to it, but not too sweet.