Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plastic bottle, fresh at the brewery. A step up from the blond in colour and malt, but slightly less hop noticed. A malt job. A little crowning head. Appropriately carbonated. A touch of chocolate, but unremarkable.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Very mild aroma of pale malt, fruit and oddly, a hint of sourness. Flavour’s watery, sweet and fruity along with caramel malt and a light bitter finish. Depending on my options it’s not something that would be first on my list to try again as It’s somewhat dull. Still, there’s nothing wrong with it per se, I would happily drink it if I had to.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 A decidedly rusty amber, pours a thick and frothy beige head.
In the nose, caramel malts meet toasty spices. I get a lot of chestnut here. There’s a nice fruity component still, where as before it was apples, now it is leaning towards plum. The nose is also quite biscuity. Overall, the aroma has improved compared to last time I noted this beer.
Tastes of sweet caramel, some butterscotch. A good level of biscuit graininess follows with fruit, some vanilla/rye/spices. This one has always come accross as spicy, and I think it is quite nice. Nice hop bite comes mid palate and lasts. This seems hoppier than the last time I took notes.
Medium/Full body, creamy with marked lasting fruity and bitter hoppy aftertaste. This is no longer thin as it used to be. A nice improvement