pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Imbibe: Pours a deep gold ale in the glass with a puffy 3 finger white cap. Aroma is resinous and citrus with cereal tones - not much honey detectable in the nose. Flavour is bright, hoppy, citrusy and pleasantly bitter in the PacNW pale ale style, decent balance with the pale malts, clean, drying, bitter finish. Still not detection of "honey". As an APA it’s a decent sessionable example but if they were looking for a honey enhanced brew here that failed. Even so it’s about the best I’ve tasted yet from this brewer.
I followed this with a Lone Pine IPA and it was hard to tell them apart.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nov 9 2012. On tap at Fusion Tasting event in sarnia. Pours light, clear mahogany with creamy off-white head. Head fades to ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma is light honey and apple sweet with hint of pepper. Taste is similar. Sweet but light with hint of spice in finish. Drank with various wines so will have to try a pint for update.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4557-20120622] Tap. Boozy toasted malt aroma has a burnt caramel note to it. Clear amber red body with a long-lasting creamy off white head. Sweet grainy malt flavour has a brulee sweetness that is not appealing. Medium body. A little burnt, actually. (6/4+/6/3/12) 3.1
(2012 Summer FOCB @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at C’est What Summer Festival of Craft Breweries, June 22. Pours a hazy amber with a small lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit and grain. Flavour is quite mild, there’s not a lot of flavour -- some malt, grain and honey but it’s pretty "meh". Average bodied. A little too dull for me.
kevinsenn (804) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Downtown Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show. Deep mahogany and clear. Aroma of honey and caramel. Taste has lots of spice, mainly pepper, toffee, and a grassy hay finish. Body is a little thin.
Habman (21) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this as a sample on a tour at the brewery and in 500ml bottles we took home. Light malt, light hop, some vague honey/apple in the background. Hard to tell on the carbonation as they served from a bottle with a stopper in it from earlier in the day.
On sampling at home it turned it displayed essentially the same character as all their beers I have tried (Dead Elephant being the pleasant exception)—lighter in carbonation, less hoppy, less body, less everything than the standout beers of the respective style. I can’t figure this brewer out; trying to brew bland tasting beers so Coors Light drinkers can say they had a “craft beer”? Shorting out on the ingredients for profits’ sake? Who knows.
solidfunk (2571) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong taste of barley on this one. Good pour with average lacing, brown amber colour. Taste has more barley than honey, a good dose of bitter. Has an odd aroma, a sense of perfume almost. Tap at cloak and dagger.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-06-22. Mild aroma, mild honey, lightly grainy honey and malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, tangy malt with honey accents, notes of toasty caramel malt. 6+ Average plus bodied palate is smooth and softly carbonated. Okay. On tap at C’est What Summer Festival of Craft Breweries, Toronto