blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bryden’s for ’Best of the West’, June 21. Pours a hazy deep copper with a spare long-lasting frothy off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma: I didn’t expect this, it smells great, it’s so fruity and has a good amount of hops. Flavour, again, is fruity and hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. I really enjoyed this.
herrbrown1974 (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber pour, quick white head. Earthy aroma with overripe banana, dried leaves, rotting crabapples and pine. Medium body. Sweet up front with a lingering biterness. Not quite seasonal but nice balance and unique brew.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: cloudy red, snow white head, aroma: grass, malt, sweet, pine, fruit juice, spice and a good amount of wood. Flavour: Smokey, coriander, malt, grass, pine, long malty finish. Lovely.
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells hoppy and citrusy. Tastes like a Belgian IPA, somewhere between a good double IPA and a belgian. It’s got some fruit, good lacing. It leans more on the IPA side than the Belgian though. Pours an amber red. On tap at barVolo.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful copper amber DIPA with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, a funky floral hops, with light natural gas, piney and smooth, catnip and meat notes. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with catty herbal hops, grapefruits, oil mouth feel, very nice. On tap at Sessions 99, June 23, 2012.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma fresh hop character , clean with hint of citrus. True Belgian character at finish. Very clean.8-
Appearance hazed amber , fine carbonation. Creamy fine beige top. Ring on glass. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Mellow thinner front with fuller ending. Clean citrus with fresh soft hop notes. Medium low carbonation. Very nice!
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at C’est What Summer Festival Of Craft Breweries. Pours a clear darkish amber colour with moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma is citrus/tropical fruit and lightly toasty malt. Flavour is grapefruity hops, fruity malt, light toastiness. Moderate bitterness in finish. Nice.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4527-20120620] Tap. Subtle mango lychee aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Heavily toasted fruity pineapple malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting but a little rough. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Black Oak brewery, Toronto, ON)
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber orange topped by a nice yellow-white head. Nice fruity nose, with hints of passion fruit, goyave. Medium body, a strange toasted note hits at first and then the southern hemisphere hops emerge with passion fruit dominating again. Creamy texture and medium, soft carbonation. Lingering oaky-fruity-toasty finish. Unusual and good!
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this both on tap at Bar Volo and in a bottle from a brewer friend (with conditioning yeast). Hoppy aroma. The bottle was much better, very sweet with a decent bitterness. Worth trying. Medium mouthfeel,but a smoothness to it decent drinkability. Big lace.