omhper (23317) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown. Malty, sweet, roasty and complex.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Amber color; creamy head. Very light aroma. Some caramel flavor, light, but too dry; there is a light breadish note and maybe some metal; correct bitterness.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2000
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Re-rate April 2/03
This beer has moved production to Cool Beer, and it shows. The aroma, which was once excellent, is average, with only hints of caramel and sweet nutty malts. The body is thinner and more metallic. The finish is lifeless and the malt complexity muted - it was a subtle beer before but now those subtleties don't exist. Once a showpiece lager, it has fallen into mediocrity.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, and therefore popular among my friends. More noticeable malty flavour with breads and spicy food. Very easy drinkability.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 TFOB 2005. Draft. Amber brown, small white head. Toasted malt and muted citrus in the aroma. Pleasant bitterness, some citrusy hopes over malt. Less of the malt and caramel flavours that i remember/associate with it. Average palate. 5-6/3/6/3/13<P>
Toronto Festival of Beer 2001 - Nice vienna Lager. Sweetly complex, easy to drink. 7/3/7/3/14
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cheesy yeast speech with salty lingo...The lack of substance in the hops is copied by the sweetness of a filet of peach...Another one of those diving board beers, that could land a few tasters to better things...
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Bistro. Rich copper-coloured beer with a thick creamy off-white head. Softly toasted malt aroma over a very clean base. A whiff of toast and soft floral hops as well. Flavour is very well-balanced. Soft maltiness with a crisp, clean finish. Lingering breadiness. It’s a very well-made, quaffable take on this style.
KyotoLefty (9124) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Beer Bistro in Toronto.
Rich amber color, with lots of red, lovely. Rich, nutty aroma with fruit and lots of caramel. Flavor very nutty and grainy, with milk, cherries, caramel, and toffee. Dryish finish but the malt keeps working. Nice.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 [202-20070206] Tap @ C’est What (Toronto, ON). Medium yeast in aroma. Rich red amber body with small bubbles along the outer rim and a medium-big creamy off-white head. Flavour continues grainy yeast bread and shows some alcohol content. Medium body, gravelly feel. Good togetherness, good to repeat (great pairing with fries). Ɩ/4/6/3/13) 3.2
[2477B-20090829] Bottle sample. Potato chip salty grains and pepper aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. More generic grains and watery malt flavour. Watery medium body. Fair. Ɩ/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Golden Taps ’09 @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)
blankboy (7171) - 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.