tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was a tough beer to rate in that, it is much more unpleasant on draft than it is in a bottle or can. It is one of the must awful tasting beers I have ever had on draft, yet in a bottle, I can handle it. It has quite a nice appearance, decent head solid dark red color. The taste is a bit tart, not overly smooth, but it can be stomached if you try.
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft in Toronto. Fairly tame red. Taste is grain, caramel and watered down hay. Average.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a creamy head. Aroma is of butterscotch, caramel malt, light toast. Taste is of caramel malt up front, with a medium-light body that leads to an herbal finish with light bitterness. I think this loses points with people for being from a macro...
tlind2 (1140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color, white head. Flowery hops that turn into heavy maltiness towards the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
stef73 (220) - - JUL 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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artmcd8 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty normal here. Reddish pale color. Light beer flavor. Nothing to write home about.
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 For a major beer this is probably a step above some of the many other macro beers. Looks not bad in Colour. However overall it is still nothing great, still rather bland in taste.
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml. can @ Transfer Beach, courtesy of Dave Freeman. Pours a nice Amber colour with a medium beige head. Aroma: very faint, malt sweetness, caramel, little hints of grain. Taste: watered down, malt caramel, brown sugar, no hops, maple syrup, crisp, very sweet. Nothing but faint traces of malt sweetness (caramel, brown sugar) on the palate. Pretty average brew, I've had better and I've had worse.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Champ’s in Montreal. Malty beer with real nice lacing. Easy to put down. Reminds me of a tastier Killians.
Scrapersnbeer (1490) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugary caramel aroma that seems somewhat bland. Hearty chestnut color, which may be enhanced by additive. Taste is a simple but effective sweet malt with very minor hopping. Body is too light for the look, although the bite is greater than most of these dark lagers. Needs more of all its base characteristics.