bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating #955 - February 7, 2014. $19.10 for 6 341mL Bottles in a Sherbrooke taster 6-pack. Clear yellow pour, with a moderate white foam, medium carbonation. Aroma is sticky green apple malt, corn, grains, grassy hops... Taste is quite smooth, barely there grassy hops and more green apple fruity malt and yeast esters., mouthfeel is quite bubbly, finishes smooth, not overly dry. Not getting anything I associate with Ginseng. Unsure when this was brewed, but anything like hops in the pilsner have gone the way of the dodo.A big whomp whomp from the craft beer tuba.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ginseng in Charlie Flint for a Chinese resterant seems to fit. Little different than the original with some spice and more bite.
Reimer96 (1544) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Charlie Flint with a kick. Smells of ginseng and pale/crystal malts. Taste is malty ginseng which in turn brings out a bit more bitterness than original Charlie Flint. Nice spin on the original.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
341mL bottle poured a hazy golden color with average white head settling to spotty lacing. Aroma is of ginseng. Taste is grainy malts with ginseng, very spicy. Not something that you would want to drink all night long, but ok to taste once in a blue moon.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
med amber color, lots gingseng, vegetables, malty. Full body. Different, but decent I thought.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Another incarnation of Charlie Flint? Pours an orange tea colour with white foam. Moderate wooody herbal scent with trace of spruce. Much bigger herbal presence in the taste though similar in component to the aroma. Too strong to be refreshing. Too in your face to really enjoy. Big herbal finish.
VertBaconStrips (2187) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured out an average sized white cap on a clear, light amber brew with minimal retention and a bit of small spotty slippery lacing. The aroma is apple, grain and what I will guess is ginseng. The taste is odd with it being sort of sour but not really, grainy, citrus (not like good citrus you get from wonderful hops), a bit of bread? I’m not going to bother describe this further. Smooth, nears light medium bodied, maybe a bit over carbonated, ends with an acceptable aftertaste that isn’t that far off from a Euro lager. Some how this is 100% drinkable as bad as it sort of seems.
Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Very odd beer smoke smells like soup. Fairly standard looking brew with a gold body and minimal white cap. Dark smelling lager with a hint of what I’ll guess is the ginseng. I just can’t shake the aroma of soup. Tate is also standard dark grainy lager with hints of the ginseng or is it dirt hard to tell. Man this stuff even taste like soup, Mr. noodle beef or possibly pork. Brew is drinkable and diffently taste different then any other beer I’ve tried but I see no reason to ever drink this again. "
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very stemmy aroma, like crushed nettles. Pale malts, low bitterness, with a very herbal vegetal character, strongly reminiscent of capsicum. Certainly inteesting, and one I think desrves re-classification as a "spice/herb/vegetable" beer.
nafnikufesin (6) - CANADA - JUL 7, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average lager looks. Very subtle herbal aroma. Smooth texture, drinkable. Very subtle flavor that can easily be missed if you drink it ice cold, or simply don’t look for it, with a ginseng flavor that tastes like an extremely mild sauce you might find in a Chinese restaurant.