jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours light copper in colour, with minimal whiteish head. Aroma and taste are nothing special, a decent ale. No funky smoke flavour in this one, which is good news!
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle from a trade with jimmay. bottled august 26th 2009. pours amber with no head and little carbonation. indistinct nose of amber malt, maybe some apple there too. flavours of amber malt extract, and grainy pale malt ƒ row, 6 row?). no hops. no smoke in this one which is a good sign. not much else to say.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 On tap at the KW ribfest. I don’t know why its rated so low since it was the best thing they had. Taps a light amber with a white head. Aroma is faint. Floral hops (very minor), and Brit malts. Flavour is very Ontario malt driven if you know what I mean, slightly Earthy and bready, tasty but not very satisfying. Drinks really well as a light watery session ale but really isn’t remarkable in any way. Good.
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Fresh growler:
Pours a reddish-copper, clear with a good white rocky cap.
Aroma: toasty, toffee, fruit esters - plums,
Light mouth to this and a wee bit thin. Toffee-caarmel, some toast, nuts and some ripe fruit in the front short finish goes a bit sweet.
More sweetness than the amber ale and slightly lighter in the finish. Light, fresh and sessionable
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample at C’est What - poured a clear amber. Aroma odd, and slightly off-putting. Slightly sour, a bit of plastic. I just couldn’t get into the flavour - nothing really upfront, thin bodied, too sweet, and again, an unpleasant plasticine quality at the end. Not my bag.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Volo.
Smells like cola and sugar, hazy reddish/brown, small tan head. Taste is rootbeer-like, sour, cloying. Uninspired.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Volo , Toronto
Appearance: Tea like with light hint of ruby , mid bone like creamy head noted. 3+
Nose: Ripe fruity aroma with light alcohol feel on top. Plums with brown malts , light hop side. 5+ .
Flavor/Palate : Sweet brown sugars , highly mineral , rustic. Caramel with slight hoping. A bit nutty mid finish ( a la light Alt). Average.
GregClow (3095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler sample at 2008 Golden Tap Awards. Aside from being more copper-red in colour, this beer is pretty close to their Amber in character - similar caramel, fruit and grain notes; similar mild hops; similar simple, balanced, pleasant flavour. Makes me wonder why they’re making both of them, to be honest.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. At BeerBistro - 2008 Golden Tap Awards. Bright light copper pour, average off-white head. Sot of odd herbal/butterscotch caramel aroma, very sweet. The taste followed - very sweet, somewhat light, with a slight grassiness in the quick finish. Sticky, light body, slick and somewhat still, no real aftertaste - again with this series, just okay, this one didn’t say "homebrew" to me at least (see the Amber) but a tad lower than the blonde.
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1623-20080823] Bottle. Weird dried flower powder aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Mild grainy floral malt flavour has a sweet fruity finish. Light-medium body. Drinkable, enjoyable finish.
(2008 GTA’s @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)