bewyder (318) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Quelconque, peu goŻteuse, buvable sans grand intťrÍt. Bouteille bue quelque part ŗ Toronto, Canada, courant mai 2013.
Helsdon (325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Damn you Bellwoods and indie, and the whole country of Belgium, and Block 3 and well, all of you amazing craft brew places, youíve ruined me for work Christmas parties. The beers that seemed alright to me just a few years back just, well, suck now. I struggle over the limited selection of Stella, Bud Light, Guinness, Keithís IPnAy, and Steam Whistle. And those choices seem grim. The Steam Whistle which pours a clear slightly orange gold with a thin white head seems sad. And really itís not a bad beer. Smells like hay malts and syrup, and defeat. Tastes like sharp hay malty failed-effort. All I think about is Farmageddon, and New Tomorrow. How can I function at places like Kelseyís? Guess thatís why Iím not the RB Mayor there.
biirusaikou (1894) - - NOV 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems to be the main Toronto alternative to macro lagers. Grainy aroma, biscuit malt, wheat, brioche, touch of honey, fairly clean finish. Not bad, a pretty quaffable pils/helles.
LetsGoState (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance is medium white head with clear yellow color. Aroma is sweet. Taste is light and malty. Overall the style doesnít wow me, but itís a good example of it.
gregorymconway (217) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2015 341ml bottle from The Only Cafe. Relatively thin head for a pilsner. Aroma is grain, biscuit, buttered popcorn notes. Some malty sweetness.
Gerbeer (2678) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of cereal and flour. Flavors of cereal, honey and toasted malts. A step above industrial.
HippyHop (544) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is probably a tad better than I rated it. But not much. The aroma is boring: grain. The taste is boring: grain, some sweetness that tastes like (all-natural) corn syrup. A vaguely dry finish. It seems to me that if your slogan is "Do one thing really well" then you should probably, um, do that one thing really well. This is mediocre at best. Also: distinctive hop aroma my ass.
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft to pils glass
While travelling, I needed to watch the opening match of Arsenalís 2014 season. So I was off to an Arsenal supporters pub. Everything behind the bar was a macro. Oh no. Well it has been years since Iíve had a Steam Whistle, so I may as well rate it.
Aroma of urine, yes, wheat, sweetgrass, honey, and oats. Clear amber, medium effervescence, thin creamy white head. Taste is shit! Wheat, a little molasses, and skunk, funk, and junk. I donít remember it being this bad, Iím sure this pub needs itís lines cleaned.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. The filtered version is a bit rougher than the unfiltered, it is a clear light gold with a milder aroma and similar light malt/crackery flavor. OK.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear and glistening yellow. Low aroma, fresh clean taste, with a short finish. Ideal for hot summer days but lacks any real character.