jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Kai Goes to China Sendoff thanks EdN-12oz bottle-pours a big foamy off white head and gold color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, secondary spice hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, secondary spice hops.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber pour, white head. The nose has a kiss of Munich malt and some soft crackery character. Light toasted malt and a bit of slightly minerally character. Clean and almost lagerish with a bit of earthy hop flavour. Itís a fairly simple brew, but itís well made and easy to put back.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009-07-30. Crisp amber body with a modest beige head. Light grassy notes to the hops, light floral touches. (6+) Flavour is similar, dry malt base and light bitterness. Average palate. Quaffable but a bit dull. On tap at Hart House
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ( 341ml ). At Cowbell. Slightly hazy pale-ish amber with an average creamy-frothy off-white head - lots of bubbling (3+). The aroma is surprisingly hoppy, citrus and floral, very fresh and appealing, with an underlying sweet juicy maltiness - 7+. The taste follows, not as citrusy, still a bit sweet, but no corn or adjunct character or burnt harshness, which is nice, and puts this quite a bit higher in my estimation than what their Hoptical Illusion has mutated into - almost like a C-hopped bottled English Bitter; only better. Average body, sticky, weakly carbonated - leaves an odd hint of dusty gypsum aftertaste for some reason - not bad, not unpleasant, but strange - would be a good porch beer.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. So I just finished the APA from this brewer and expected good things from this little beer as well. I was disappointed. To begin with, it isn;t even amber in colour; it is a clear pale yellow gold. Aromas of pale malt cereal. Flavours of biscuity pale malt and little else. Really very simple and lacking in character. Disappointing.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size fizzy white head. Aroma of buttery caramel malt first followed by light hops and toasted grain. Flavour of caramel malt, toasted grain and a light, short bitter finish. Average bodied. As far as Ontario Ambers go itís fine, but itís just an O.K. beer.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[1925-20081224] 355mL bottle. Grainy hay bales aroma. Clear, amber orange body with quick white bubbles. Grainy toast crumbs flavour has a nice finish and is bitter up front. Medium body seems fizzy. Fair.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half of a 12oz bottle. Amber with a thin head. Not much to the aroma. Thin flavour with a little roughness. A bit of vanilla and caramel. Almost some soapy dishwater and hops. Iím afraid that if the flavours were strong the score would go down.
czar (3235) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale amber with biscuity malts, bread with ok-hops. Nothing really interesting about it, but a ok-ale.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the OCB Discovery Pack. I had this a few months ago, but I just noticed that itís been entered as a new beer separate from the original Confederation Ale. I liked the original when it first came out, but the last couple of times Iíve had it, I found it had declined quite a bit, with a prominent grainy character to the flavour that I donít care for. That was the case with this one as well. Frankly, aside from being a bit darker in colour, I didnít find it much different from the non-Amber version. I reckon that they tweaked the recipe a bit and slapped a new label on it.