muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle from Metro Joanette in Verdun, QC (December 2006) consumed a bit above fridge temperature from a Christoffel glass. Somewhat fizzy clear pale gold body with moderate-large quick-dying white head....grainy nose with faint hints of DMS, corn, honey, a touch of grass on the second nosing.....clean, smooth and quite bland with just a touch of pale malt sweetness, very little if any hop profile until the extreme finish which does offer the lightest whisper of grassy-floral bitterness and acidity....moderate to high, fairly natural-seeming carbonation though the near-absence of malts near the finish accents the fizz and makes this feel rather soda-like. All in all it’s not at all bad for what it is, but I can’t really say I like it or that I would be all that excited to find this instead of a Molson product at a show or sporting event.
Etienne (19) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown bottle 341 ml, Pale golden color with a nice head, Aroma of malt, Taste of malt and hops, a litlle citrus, no aftertaste
Botueille brune 341 ml, Couleur or pâle avec une belle mousse, Arome de malt, Goût de malt, houblon avec un peu de citron, sans arrière-goût
Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Blonde pale, mini collet. Arome complex moi le cul, c’est du maïs sec. Goût de malte très nul.
ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle consumed on 8/27/06.
Very frothy, foamy head, white in color, is retained fairly well atop a light golden colored body with a high clarity and light effervescence. Minimal/no lacing.
Lightly honeyish nose shows well-extracted pale malts, but dosent overwhelm with sweetness, nor is there any cheap corn-like sugariness. Very light hops are soft, floral and very clean, somewhat adding dryness, but the crisp, clean yeast and spring water finish is what really helps cap things off pleasantly. A light touch of straw-like maltiness and a touch of vanilla-cream sugar. Very cleanly brewed. Aroma strength is medium, somewhat cut by a fair amount of wateriness (as in the malts are fairly lean).
But the flavor comes together, being neither too thin/watery or bland/undermalted and yet not smacking of corn/rice/etc...Certainly dosent seem like cheap grains to me. Rather, I’m pretty impressed by the well-extracted honeyish malts that provide substance while drinking and really highlights, in contrast, the crisp, lager-yeast finish with soft, minimal, but somewhat flavorful grassy/floral hops. Carbonation is moderate, providing sufficient drinkability, while the texture has some wateriness, but nothing out-of-place for the style. No sign of alcohol, didnt detect any major brewing flaws.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- my bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a small diminishing white head. Sweet, sugary and grainy aroma -- not very pleasant. Flavour is of your average Pale Lager, no surprises here -- a little too sweet though. Light bodied. I’ve had worse but I expected better from this brewery: B-O-R-I-N-G.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big bottle of Blankboy’s (that I carried around in my backpack in Montreal) shared with him and Hogtown Harry. Light yellow, small white head. Watery skunky aroma - yikes, sugary too - bordering on macro here...Taste - better thankfully - just a clean crisp pale lager with some sugar and grain. But this is mainstream macro stuff here, yeck...
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Pale clear yellow, not much head, pee-like. Cheap grain, sugar and sweat aroma. Boring taste - grain, sugar, something harsh in there that doesn’t belong, small bitter aftertaste, slightly sour. Weak body, fizzy ... not much going on at all.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 12-ounce threaded bottle. Gold with a foamy white head that disappears. A little herb and citrus on the nose. Very crisp refreshing body; light carbonation and a bit of a tart bite to it at the end. Virtually no finish. Probably pretty nice overall if it’s served ice cold on a hot day, but just a cute little beer otherwise.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear straw color with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of grainy malt with honey sweetness. The flavor has a boring mix of malt and sweetness. The palate is light and oily with moderate carbonation. Boring.
cousteau (38) - Mercier, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pas si pire comme biere que l’on peut acheter a moins de une piasses la bouteille. petit gout corsé qui se boit a pwtites lampées mais a ne pas faire d’exces