berkshirejohn (5400) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
431ml bottle bought in Montreal. Straw coloured with a ring of white head; malty aroma; flavour is also malty and slightly sweet with oak and vanilla notes; there’s a short burst of bitterness floowed by a sweet and sticky finish. A nice blonde style beer.
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this beer two ways: once plain and once with a blend with "Sommer: L’Amer Alsacien" (www.amersommer.com) an apertif additive for beers. You could add most anything to this beer from the world of liquors and apertifs and have it come out better than the base beer. It’s a lager, from Canada, and it supplies no argument for visiting our fair neighbor to the north. (at Mondial de la Biere, 2008, Montreal)
onomatopee (34) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En bouteille. Robe blonde dorée, mince collet voire inexistant. Arômes légers de malt et de fruits. En bouche, elle est légèrement pétillante, plutôt aqueuse. Superbe pour un après-midi au soleil mais plutôt décevante pour les amateurs de bière au goût différent.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-This pours golden with a diminishing white fizz. Slightly malt fruity nose at first, with honey and citric notes and a bit of grass/flowers. Flavour is lemony sweetness, floral, some grassy flavours towards the finish. Spritzy but clean finish. This is a well made all malt lager, and I’d be happy if I could get it here. All things considered, not bad for the $1.15 I paid for it.
DuffMan (8323) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Initially aromas of soft fruit (even faintly bananas) are found after the pour, but the overall profile is that of a standard macro pale-lager. Not bad, a solid average.
Daytona00 (138) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasty macro beer. Very cheap to buy here. Not my taste bot somes seems too enjoys.
muzzlehatch (4420) - 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 (2729) - Boisbriand, 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 (4648) - 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.