MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Alex P Keaton, in London, Ont- Props goes out to Mark< Andrew, and Jeff for getting this one in! Deep amber pour marker with an off white creamy cap. Distinct malty sugary aroma with caramel and a well delivered hop aroma. Flavours are subtle and balanced. The right amount of sweet malt with a decent hops bitterness and caramel finish make this one a winner. Glad I got to try it, and thanks again to the guys at the Keaton for getting it in.
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Odd weak scent that reminds me of Tomato soup. Rusty brown clear pour with negligable head. Watery taste but some aftertaste. Somewhat nutty and slightly warming. A bit of flower/grass like bitterness. Carbonation is very high. But of a sour aftertaste. Overall not bad and better then most Macrobrews, but nothing too special.
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Poured brassy orange, small rocky white clinging head. Nice malt aroma, faint sweetness. Flavour is toasty, woody malts, hops come through in the finish, fainty herbal and earthy, lending some dryness and a very restrained bitterenss.
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s really St. Andre and not Ste. Good tasting beer with copper-red body. Rich colour. Taste of caramels.
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught. copper-red bdy with a very small white head. caramel malt, yeast, and fruity aroma. body is predominately malty and fairly mild in most respects .some sweet grain and soft bitterness. not too bad. average.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice, solid amber in colour. Aroma features dark cherry and caramel, with a slight floral scent in the background. A little too fizzy on the palate. Good balance between malt and hops, but the taste is too bland, with no major flavour notes standing out. Very enjoyable on tap (earthy, excellent bitter finish) but practically lifeless in the bottle.
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beerbistro. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small fizzy white head -- I was quite surprised by how nice it looked. Mild aroma of roasted and caramel malts along with a touch of hops. The flavour is the biggest surprise of all: WOW! Quite possibly the best lager in Canada? It tasted that good too me. The flavour, like the aroma, was a great blend of sweet malts and light hops and, like HogTownHarry mentioned, with a bit more hops this would have been a perfect beer. Just fantastic.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Draught. at BeerBistro. It has been pointed out - at length - that the reason I don’t hate this is because it’s a "Vienna Lager", rather than "Pale Lager," which is what I - and many others also not quite so educated in true beer vernacular and styles - always assuming is inside when I/we see "lager". Which is therefore why it actually looks nice, doesn’t smell or taste like micturated barn scrapings, and there’s actually malt character to it. Anyway. It poured a clear deep copper-red with an average, mostly white head. Aroma was very mild, but medium-roasted malty, oaky, ferny and sweetish - there’s a bit of hop aroma, but it’s more sweet and woody. The taste is again mild malt, maple wood, not much in the way of hop or bitterness - starts and ends a bit sweet. No corn! Average to litght, slightly slick mouthfeel, not much linger. Needs more hops, but I’m surprised how much I liked it.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Aroma of corn juice & malt extract. Hardly any head retention. Taste is thin bodied with some off flavors. Terrible.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kinda crappy. it seems that there was some kind of attempt to make a nice lager, but this seems to fall a little short. bottom line: plain.