ClarkVV (5238) - 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 (7076) - 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 (3000) - 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 (6374) - 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 (7361) - 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 (3487) - 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
Kosovar (48) - repentigny, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Le premier regard irrite, tous les autres soulève la nostalgie des moments passés à en trouvé la richesse et la savoir du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean...
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, light yellow in color, white frothy head, medium lacing, aroma of yeast, nice citrusy, yeasty taste that ends in a subtle dry finish
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse. Arômes de malt. Saveurs de malt, de sucre et de lime.