JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ontario Brewing Awards. Deep amber pour. Off-white head. The aroma is sweet and a little bit chewy. A touch of caramel and some sweet fruity character. Lightly earthy with a touch of fruit. Lingering estery character. Pretty nice really.
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
blankboy (5625) - 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.
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)
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of medium caramelized malt with light sweet undertones. Taste is quite bland with light honey notes and some caramel malt notes as well. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Bland and average offering – it kind of makes me feel good about not having to drink beers from the early 1800’s everyday.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top big bottle, LCBO. Pours dark brown with copper notes, little head. Aroma is mild with hints of honey and malt. taste is decent as well - nice balanced malt and sweet taste, hint of honey, hint of hops. A bit peppery in finish. A really easy to drink beer that comes off quite mild but pleasant.
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle from the lcbo. Dark amber pour, small beige head. Faint hop aroma, light sweet malts. Pretty boring and basic. The honey imparts a light sweetness, but i think its just adding some color and not much else. The finish is lightly bitter, with some more light cereal malts.
probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at The Loon. Described as "Honey Stung Pale". Hopefully this is the right spot of the rating. 13MA12. Clear deep golden with a decent off-white head. Light nose, some grassy hops, biscuity malt, tight. Medium body and carbonation. Decent peppery hops, light malts, not bad; dry with some bitterness and a clean, biscuit malt and peppery hops finish. Seems like a nice lager rather than an ale.
solidfunk (2610) - 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.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice offering, it had a bit of honey in the finish, it was drinkable and alright