BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper appearance, decent head formation. Malty, mildly spicy aroma. Very mild on the palate, moderate body, mild malt, decent fair citrussy bitterness in the finish. Very mild pale ale.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20 years - the first brewpub in Canada! This is a nice late hopped pale ale, comes out of the tap with a golden body and a thin white head. Aroma is malty with some nice hops and citrus combination. Flavour is hoppy but a bit thin on malts compared to other pale ales’s but thats how I tend to like it. A beer I could easily enjoy a few pints of.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is Spinnakers 20th Annie beer.
on the pour: looks light for an Ale..pale light gold with a white head,fads fast with little lacing,but the nose on pour was great,flowers and hops.
On taste Citrus,and malt on start,Then ginger and lemon grass,malts and hops in the finish,a real nice beer.
good body,it sort of coats the tongue in a good way,and lingers on as lemon.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden colour with a white creamy head and some sticky lacing. Aroma shows lots of caramel/toffee malts and a faint butterscotch that I actually enjoy. Earthy/spicy hop aroma as well. Flavour shows more hops character than the aroma, earthy and musty with a nice amount of bitterness as well. The body however, was a bit thinner than all the malty aromas led me to believe it would be.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m guessing this is called "20" since Spinnakers is 20 years old now. Golden in color with a nice hoppy aroma. Lightly bitter hoppy flavour with some maltyness to back it up, lingering hoppy aroma. This is a fairly simple lighter beer but it works out nicely and is quite enjoyable.