mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[4816-20120922] Tap. Fruity blueberry juicy aroma has some fragrant floral yeast notes. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Fruity blueberry yeast flavour has a metallic floral tang on the finish. Medium body. interesting to sample but not really a fan of the wine infusion. (5/3+/5/3/10) 2.6
(TBW GTA 2012 @ BeerBistro, Toronto, ON)
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 22, 2012 - The Golden Tap Awards at Beer Bistro. Draught. Hazy pale yellow/gold with a smallish frothy/creamy off-white head. Aroma is ... sweet and sour; wild yeast (Orval-ish-y), dry wildflowers, lemon and persimmon tartness - oddly balanced (7+). Taste follows, but a lot of what seems green oak resin - quite dry and almost harsh (7-). Thick, acidic, mild carbonation, finishes very dry and woody (and a bit boozy) - the acidity, bitterness and malt all fade quickly, leaving pungent resin bitterness - even a tad lactic at points. Weird one.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Rhino Summer Fest. Appearance: Hazy orange, small white head. Aroma: Smells awesome! Sour, lemons, punchy, raspberry, a huge wine notes, smells wonderful. Flavour: Bitter, lemons, wine, raspberries, wine again, lovely bitter finish. Just delicious!!!
blankboy (5152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Rhino Summer Beer Fest, Aug. 26. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a small diminishing frothy white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, some wood, herbs and spices. Flavour is hoppy, yeasty and herbal. Medium bodied. Great stuff!
PatIrish (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber, pours a lovely gold with a frothy soft white head. Beautiful aroma of oak/wood, lemon, vanilla & a hint of blueberry. On the palate, what a taste, creamy, full bodied for a golden ale. Exceptional.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly spicy and quite funky. Lots of soft barrel character and a bit of light fruitiness. A nice bretty character on the back that has a great flinty character. Minty and a little bit chewy. Absolutely delicious stuff.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed multiple times at The Rhino’s first beer festival. Unique complex creation of IPA, Belgian yeast, a wine barreling used for blueberry wine.Three months on the barrel. Big lacy, lots of foamy head. Very smooth and woody. Woody and blueberries square off and the tartness is what I noticed, the wood to Sam the beer’s Creator. Galaxy hops in the finish. Funky initially, less so noticed on the nose later in the keg, and when the foam evaporates.