Listigovers (527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells sweet and bready, pours brownish amber with little head. Smooth and light-medium bodied, tastes caramel and bread, sweet finish. Simple and malty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a caramel color with a huge fluffy white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweetish and had faint fruit. The flavor was bready, tangy, and had hintso f honey and golden fruits. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
pootzboy (1650) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh 6 pack from the brewery store – I’m revisiting this beer after an unexpected pleasant experience pairing it on tap with some pub grub recently. Poured a clear light amber lager in the stein with a decent 2 finger head . Poor cap retention but the surface foam laces the glass well. Aroma is better than most Sleeman products...at least you can smell some bready-toasty grains in this with a light wisp of hay. Nice chew of toasty malt up front, modest body to it, some malt sweetness in the front, some balanced with, some woody-herbal tones from hops... and a ripping dryness shows up at the finish..... mmmm decent.. If there is honey in this I missed it what I got in this profile was a decent take on a Vienna-styled lager (a style which is woefully underrepresented in local craft brewing), they could have had something going here, but the body verges on thin, it is over filtered and more red malts need to be used to bulk up body and bring it in about 6%abv. I am somewhat surprised this beer came so close to being a serviceable Vienna lager then failing to deliver in the final analysis....too bad. We need a good Vienna around here, but this may have to do until something better comes around – I like to mix this with Creemore Kellerbier for a summer “frankenbier” – good sipping on a hot patio deck.
deyholla (8334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with some honey and a bit if earthy bread. Flavor has much more of an earthy bread note with a growing honey note.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille claire de 341 ml dégustée chez mon beau-père. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de céréales et de miel. Durée moyenne l’arrière goût est courte. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #6380)
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear amber.light brown body with a huge foamy off-white head which dissipated very quickly. Some cereal malt aroma, caramel and some brown sugar qualities. Quite crisp, no hop presence, sweetness on the finish is almost cloying. Some alcohol is present which is crayzeeee compared to the ABV. Not as bad as I expected, but this is not one of the styles of beer I enjoy.
Bulk_Carrier (2776) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was poured into a stemmed pilsener.
The appearance was a transparent orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and left barely any lacing.
The smell had a rich caramel sweet maltiness about it.
The taste was moderately sweet with a light soapy flavoring in it. The aftertaste had the soapy arrangement to it with a watery finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is super light.
Overall, I say this was an okay Vienna lager. I’d rather have a regular Sam Adams first.
conway (2060) - - FEB 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown with no head. Toasted bread, honey and a slight vegetal note. Crisp mouthfeel. Ok.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can. Slightly hazy copper-brown body. Steady, foamy white/off-white head. Slow rising carbonation bubbles. Kind of one-dimensional dull sweet aroma, not so impressive. Bland medium dark brown malt, the honey smooths it out even more. Macro lager tones. Pretty boring, but drinkable, honey brown ale.
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Une belle coiffe de mousse se pose sur un liquide aux teintes dorées chaleureuses légèrement cuivrées. Au nez, caramel brûlé et un soupçon de miel se joignent à un bouquet à priori axé sur la céréale. En bouche, le miel perce timidement au travers des saveurs simples de grains. C’est buvable, mais rien d’extraordinaire ici.