muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught 1/2 pint at the brewpub,(May 2007). Dark, near-opaque brown with a touch of creamy head...nose pleasantly nutty with some hints of smoked fruitwoods, a bit low-powered but nothing problematic about it....malty, lightly toasty-grainy, much cleaner and easier to drink than the other samples I had, touch of molasses....carbonation level is adequate here, and the finish is lightly bitter though it’s still a bit syrupy and could be drier. On the whole though, and adequate brown and far and away the best of the four I tried.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. My experience seems very different than the other raters, as this could have easily passed for a stout. I either got the wrong beer or the recipe has changed, but the description works. Dark borwn with a mostly lasting frithy tan head. Chocolate and roasty aroma and flavour, a touch acidic and maybe some signs of a dirty tap line or that it is about to go off. Still pleasant though. Medium bodied, a but chewy but still refreshing.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Light amber body with a tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma similar to the wheat that suggest the yeast might be the source. Flavour has a similarly fruity character, with less malt presence than I would expect just based on the colour. Interesting sweet fruity bite to the finish. Average palate feels thinner than it should due to a lack of carbonation. Probably their weakest offering on this visit.
Crit (3503) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light malt and bread aroma.
Light malt flavor throughout with brief hop finish. This was a bit flat, but probably because it was bought to me in a grolsch style bottle by a friend
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Crisp taste. Aroma with malty notes, hops, bread (rye to be exact). Excellent mouthfeel and drinkability.