Spab (2510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a modestly cloudy golden orange with thin white cap. Aroma has herbal/floral hops and sweetish fruitiness. Flavour has fruity, caramelly malt and moderate herbal/floral hoppiness. Very gentle bitterness in finish. Not unpleasant, but a bit of a let down comapred to the other Renaissance beers I’ve had.
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - a hard pour puts a hazy burnished gold ale in the glass with a smallish white cap that does not last well. Aroma has a honey like tone over some nice fruity notes, some grassy hops. Flavour has fruits, toffeeish malts and herbal hopping in fairly tight balance, goes to a lightly dry finish where some citrusy hopping comes through then a sweet taste at the end. Not much like an APA but an interesting concoction.
TheJester (1938) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle. Kinda the same colour as a couple of beers I made when I was learning to homebrew. Not really appealing. Short-lived white head. Mild semi-sweet aroma of delicious apples and ripe oranges, honey, and a little bit of caramel. Not bad. Weird flavour; hard to nail down. It’s as though there was a flavour there, but someone took it. It tastes like a hole where the flavour used to be. Really dry at the end. Bizarre.
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Bit of a gusher, but not too bad. Clear slightly brassy gold with a huge fizzy/foamy diminishing white head. Smells a bit like an ESB - floral malt sweetness, just a whisper of alcohol and citrus bitterness - ehh. Taste - odd - follows, with straw and decided rhubarb tartness - is that supposed to be there? Average body, astringent, low-level carbonation, increasing dry earthy bitterness and green rhubarb sourness in the finish. I don’t hate it, but is it really supposed to taste like this? The gushing makes me doubt it ...
shaynsawchuk (536) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. Pours amber with a thin white head. Fruity with a touch of Vienna/Munich malt on the nose, berry, light caramel and floral hop. Mildly bitter, dry and clean. A great session ale.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Dodftar tropiska frukter, apelsin, småkakor, honung. Smakar kakor, karamell, kanderad apelsin. Fräsch och frisk apa.
jonnyguns (1043) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Wow way too carbonated! Was more head than beer when I poured it. After waiting several minutes for it to settle down there was aromas of tropical/citrus fruit and some hops. Quite easy to drink but nothing special and way too carbonated.
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st August 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Light crisp palate, semi dry. Minerals. Carbonated sting. Mild pale malt. forms a frame for nice tangerine - orange hop. Finishes semi dry. Fresh and refreshing.
Beersiveknown (3148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (fake cask?) at Dodson Street beer garden, Blenheim.
Pale amber, light bodied with subtle cutrus on nose and in flavour. A session quaffer.
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at brewdog Glasgow. Pours a cloudy yellow. Light aroma with citrus and cut grass. Stronger grapefruit and orange taste. Slightly acidic and coppery mouthfeel. Nice refreshing ale but not a big flavour.