czar (3671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at beer brothers, ottawa. clear golden orange pour with an off-white head, some retention and lacing. intense candied oranges - barmaid suggested something more like hoppy froot loops - darn she’s right, now i can only taste that artificial stuff, touch of spruce and a lot of pepper, and miscellaneous spices that don’t blend in, doughy, lightly fruity toasted malts - pumpkins, hint of woodsy notes, herbal and grassy. some sweetness. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-fruity sweetish finish. alt as in alternative. not an altbier. ackward. DP - as i politely suggested to staff.
Eructoblaster (2825) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Copper body with a thin white foamy head. Good malty aroma with grainy and hoppy hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries grainy and woody notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Not bad at all.
Lubiere (9302) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear amber alt with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, grainy notes and light spicy notes. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with mineral notes, grassy hops, nice and smooth with light woody character. On tap at Arrow and Loon.
Metalchopz (2071) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the National Capital Craft Beer Week. Pours a clean copper colour with a white head. Grainy malt nose with fresh hops that give out fruity notes. Nice slight dry finish. Again, fruity and cereal malt flavours. A nice grainy pale ale and good for this style.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The roasted nuttiness of this beer is pretty appealing, though the aroma is a bit off. A little acidic. A good session as its pretty drinkable. Sweet with a medium body.
robinvboyer (2817) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid bready, biscuity malts, with some nice grassy hops. Great mouth feel, solid dry bitter finish.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, pours a clear black, smooth and crisp, a light body and a good flavour, a decent offering for the style
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Session Sunday at Bar Hop. $5 pints of select brews. Thist altbier by Sawdust City is balanced and flavourful, and sessionable.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Barhop, Toronto
Amber color with creamy head. Vulgar aroma, some bread, caramel and light puke. Dry caramel flavor, with a dusty edge; ordinary bitterness. Not the right malt profile to be an Alt. Quite boring.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Imbibe. Clearish brown, small tan head. Aroma is fairly simple, caramalt, hint of maple I guess, really unremarkable. Flavour is better, nice malt backbone, sweeter, mild dryness in finish, but for something called ’woody’ one might expect some more. Not bad but I wouldn’t go out of my way for this again.