jercraigs (7182) - 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 (7182) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent orange amber with a wispy-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of fairly fresh citrusy hops with some mild pale malty sweetness. Starts semi-sweet with a decent earthy bittering hop balance before a drier finish. Pretty drinkable and true to style.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine North in Richmond, VA. Pours a reddish amber with a 2-finger head. Citrus and floral hops aroma. Assertive citrus and pine hops throughout with subtle caramel and rye notes. Full bodied, strong effervescence.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average ALE from montreal . Sure I did enjoy it but huge head quckly dissapeared , other than that preety usual .
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Creamy white lasting head. Clear amber body. Mild malt aroma. Bitterness as expected. Nothing special.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Pale amber color. Appealing bouquet of spices and yeasts. The taste is well pronounced and balanced: a little of everything from flowers to spices, from malt to hops, from sweetness to bitterness. MUST be drunk as close as possible to the bottling date to be truly great and reveal all the subtilities of its hops
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a big white head. The aroma is sweet malty with grass hop nots, the taste is sweet caramel with citrus and grass, high carbonation in a medium body with a dry, hop finish.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Bottle (341ml) - Pours a fairly clear glowing coppery amber, quick-dispersing white head, bubbly lacing left behind. Aroma - hop-bitter, slightly sour malt, apricot, grains (corn? canola?). Taste is mild hop, mild grainy malt - smooth, balanced, non-challenging but not boring either. A bit of astringent orange peel and minerals on the palate, starts a tad malty, finishes bitter. Tastes of northern forest and eastern rocks. Not great but very good Canadian ale - why don’t the macros even taste remotely like this?
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head. Brown body with carbonation. Fruity mango hop aroma. Dry resiny fruity taste with herbal notes. Clean mouthfeel. Dry, fruity metallic aftertaste. Nice session beer. (0.341l draft at Hotel Europa, Montreal.)