Strangebrewer (1037) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Poured red-amber with creamy head. Tart apple aroma. Medium mouthfeel, tangy malty. Medium bitter finish that lasts til the next sip. Not as smooth as other cream ales I’ve tried.
EatsTacos (14) - , Yukon, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber red with a one finger creamy head. Some lacing.
The smell is very one dimensional malt which is sweet and sugary. Not an overly complex or enticing aroma.
The taste is way too sweet from start to finish. There is almost no hop character to the beer, but the malt isnt complex enough to carry the taste like a brown ale or scotch ale. Quite strange. Very unbalanced.
Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with a pretty low carbonation. Kind of feels flat in the mouth.
The sweetness is too much and makes this beer pretty undrinkable. I could barely finish the can, let alone have another. Add some more damn hops
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish colour. Caramelly, earthy nose with a light blackberry fruitiness. Soft, clean, lightly caramelly palate is lightly fruity.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Winking Judge. Clear, red, with small white head. Blackberry, tobacco, and cherries in the nose. Weird cherry pit bitterness at the end. Strange but drinkable.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can from LCBO. Large carbonation, small head, quickly dissipates. Fruity, smoky armoa, and flavour. Nice orangey, red colour. Intersting, not sure I’d want to drink all night, but a differeent diversion from the ordinary.
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can in Toronto. Reddish brown color, low white head. Highly effervescent. Rather weak aroma of caramel malt and hops. A touch of dark fruits. Fruity, malty flavor. Smooth, with dark fruits and some bitterness that is quite earthy. Slightly candy-like as well. Not really special or interesting, but quite drinkable and not really bad.
GRM (3422) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can, 473 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on July 14 2008; eye: caramel, lightly hazy, light effervescence, voluminous beige head that falls rather rapidly, a bit of lacing; nose: nice hops mixed with caramel syrup, lots of grapefruit, lime; mouth: watery, a bit of lime, a bit of caramel syrup, finale in citrus-caramel; overall: once is enough
Canette, 473 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 14 juillet 2008; œil : caramel, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui tombe plutôt rapidement, un peu de dentelle; nez : bon houblon mêlée avec un sirop de caramel, beaucoup de pamplemousse, lime; bouche : aqueux, un peu de lime, un peu de sirop de caramel, finale en citron-caramel; en résumé : une fois c’est suffisant
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft- not as bad as I thought it would be. Creamyness not there. Nice estery profile, with a robust bitterness. Cream ale- certainly not, but a decent drinker at a place with little options.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange/bronze in colour, very small white coloured head, very patchy light lacing. The aroma is very appley, quite sweet, some sourness. The flavour is fruity, lightly floral, some grains, high sweetness. Sweet mouthfeel, light body, medium/light carbonation. Fiishes sweet, lingering, late dryness.
Words can’t describe how boring this beer is.
473ml can from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on December 21, 2007.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on May 9, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet. The beer poured a beautiful translucent rusty red colour with some effervescence leading to a short-lived whitish head. The aroma was sweet malt, some fruit tones (I’m thinking plums), and a little hoppiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, amply carbonated, and a little sour on the tongue. The flavour is no where near as fruity as the aroma. There is some sweet maltiness, some sourness in the middle, and slightly bitter finish. This beer suited my tastes quite well.