ImPA (15) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the pub onsite - in two words - diacetyl overload and infection. Not fun. All the beers I tried had similar issues, some more some less. I’ll be looking to some of the other local brewers before coming back. Hopefully the brewer gets things cleaned up.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Houblons épicés, malts parfumés avec une amertume moyenne. Agréable avec la bisque de homard, sans plus.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A sweet butterscotch aroma, with light nutty notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with lots of fruity esters, a bit of treacle, not bad for the style. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 10 2009.
Gethinbeer (2060) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rudders Brew Pub. Mahogany colour with no head. Malt flavour with a nice bitterness. Again an easy session ale but nothing exciting.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body with a small white head. Lightly fruity house yeast aroma and muted malt. Toasty malt is both sweet and dry, touch grainy at times. Finish is quite bitter, not quite astringent which lingers along with light malt in the aftertaste. Slightly fuller than average palate. Pleasant session brew but it also doesn’t really make me leap for another.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the other one I tried at the Rudders Brewpub. Deep amber color. My glass came with a huge, slightly tan and long lasting head. Complex nose and equally complex flavors. Decent mouthfeel. Overall a very nice offering, and it was a relief to discover that someone really did know how to brew good ale in Nova Scotia.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Caramel, earthy, and lightly fruity aroma and flavours. Medium bodied, a bit sticky.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour with a light tan head. Aroma is toasty, lightly woody with hints of caramelized pears. Toasty body shows hints of multigrain bread, caramel and earthy hoppiness. Body and flavour are slightly too light or this would be a higher score.