Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbonation and hop works to make it quite drinkable and a champion Canadian beer. This brewery doesn’t have an inferior product. Excellent balance, above-average smell in head that dissipitates. Can drink this for a long time. Sweet start, excellent clean aftertaste.
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Slightly hazy, amber coloured, smaller, absolutely stable head, that sticks to the glass; enormous aromatic hoppy and fruity nose, some malt in the background; stronger bitter-sweet flavour; peppery hoppy, resinous finish, well balanced by some malt, lingering bitter aftertaste. Superb stuff, joss !
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 Yellow-orange coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus and spicy hops, with a nice caramel malt. Background. Starts off with a nice shot of malty sweetness, and is followed by some spice (black pepper) and citrus. Then the bitterness kicks in leaving a long finish. Very tasty. Well done.
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Nyk’s Bistro Pub, Montréal, QC.
Clear amber colour with small to average sized white head.
Caramel malt and sugary candy sweetness in aroma.
Mild sugary sweet and woody malty flavour. Drinkable but boring. No hops to speak of.
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottle @ Victory Cafe. Dark amber body with a moderate creamy off white head (3+). Fruity aroma with modest hops and surprisingly noticeable alcohol, much more than it should have for such a low abv brew. Similarly fruity flavour is roughly diminished by a strong alcohol presence that is not particularly well integrated into the rest of the flavour. Average palate. Not a great example of this beer. Disappointing. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7
<P>July 2003. Had mixed experiences with this. One tasty too warm and too fruity, one perfection of a pale ale at St. Lawrence beer festival, and one unbalanced hop profile on tap. 4/3/5/3/12 - 2.7
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Hogtown Harry for this one. The pour is dark straw with a 2-finger, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malty, with some honey, apricot, and pale malty honey. The taste was pale malty, with some crisp honey notes coupled with mild hops.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 A luxurious head of foam and thick lacing cover smooth caramel in delicate earthy, citrusy hop bitterness…Lemony tea leaves and oily biscuits… Subtle and balanced, bitter enough to be quenching…
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Watery orange to cola colored pour with minimal head. This tastes a bit flat. Moderate caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus. Easy drinking but fairly dull and boring.
DuffMan (8174) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant orange-amber with a moderate head. Fresh apricot fruit aroma with some green leafy element too. Initially modestly sweet and lightly fruity, but with a woody dry note in the finish. Surprisingly refreshing despite its complexity and very approachable. Fantastic!
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110615.
Pours dark copper color with a small, rapidly collapsing head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavor of malts, mild bitter and amber fruits.