MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another above average beer from this brewer. Pours coppery red with a good foamy beige head. Bready, caramel, slightly burnt malty and spicy aroma. Thereís a sweet burnt malt, treacle type flavour, sugars, and an odd yeasty funk I am not sure is supposed to be here, but here it is. Well made though, and good for a cream ale.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[206-20070215] 473mL. Doughy yeasty under-baked bread aroma with grassy earth undertones and a hint of animal qualities. Clear, brown red body with fast-rising small bubbles and a medium-lasting light tan foamy head. Flavour continues under-bakedness of bread, less grassy and more lemon in the aftertaste. Medium body with both a smooth and sour pucker feel. Comes together but itís an odd combination.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can from LCBO. A hazy reddish amber alw with a thick big bbuled light moka head. A light berry aroma with light caramel. In mouth, a sourish beer, with astringent medical notes. Light nuttyness and butter in finish. Infected...surprising since this is canned. Oh well. Drain pour.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasing red/chestnut-coloured appearance. Reserved aromas of malt, berry and rum. Smooth, creamy palate could use a little more umph. Nice, fruity flavour evolves quite pleasantly, swelling towards the middle with a sensation of strawberries and cream. A nice beer, and would be even better if it wasnít so suburban and reserved.
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Poured a medium amber color ale with a great white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of light malt with some hints of sweetness. Taste is also comprised of semi-sweet malt with no hops discernable. Body is lightly creamy but overall this beer is really lacking in character.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours a dark copper body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Caramel and bread are predominant in the aroma. Sour fruit composition with strange spice and bread malts. Finishes with more of that sour fruit. Not that I was expecting more from a cream ale but I was sort of expecting something different than this. Mediocre.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 473 ml can - pours a deep bronze with a two-finger, fast-diminshing off-white head. Aroma both sweet malts and a strange sourness, almost like sour grapes. Odd. Flavour kind of grape-y as well, with some sweet malts in the background and a quick dry finish. Kind of tastes like drinking a very light red wine that is carbonated and has gone off. I ended up dumping the last third. Not something I would get again. There are far superior Ontario beers for anyone to waste their time on this one.
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On-tap at West 50 Pourhouse. Red with lace. Sourish,lightish body. I was expecting a malty beer. Unfinishable.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malt nose, amber, tiny head, some fruity flavours, very sweet malt. Thin, too sweet to drink much of. Poor.
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at Golden Tap Awards. Nice reddish-orange with a small pinkish head. Aroma of malt and raisins, with a hint of chocolate, and a faint sour tinge. Flavour starts with soft malt notes, a slightly sour fruitiness, and has a dry, light bitterness in the finish. I got those same odd sour notes from their Lager - I guess itís from their yeast? - and like the Lager, this is an OK but not great beer.