JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to jerc (I think) for this one. Pale golden pour with a fast fading head. The aroma is a little bit sweet and worty. Some definite DMS and a bit of lingering cloying character. There is a touch of honeyed sweetness. This tastes a whole lot like some African tropical lagers I’ve had - and that’s not a complement.
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing special here. pale yellow fizzy head, nose isn’t bad smells like grass. Beer is refreshing but not much else. easy drinking slightly sweet with a touch of hops to calm it down. ok.....
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2008 Total Score: 2
had a can of this, yellow color smelled as others have said of creamed corn, with the flavor following through on the finish. might go down on a super hot day in the summer but not really that good.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
[1232-20080328] 355mL can. Sweet flowers puking creamed corn aroma. Clear, light yellow brown body with quick white bubbles. More creamed corn in the flavour. Light body is smooth. Poor.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can courtesy of Tupalev, thanks Jeff!- Shared with Matt7215 in the parking lot of The castle on king. It’s a great way to pass time till a place opens! Poured into the glass, a pale pale yellow and was topped with a short lived fizzy white cap. Nose of sugars and grains with creamed corn and paper. The flavour profile was sweet grains and corn with a bit of wet paper leading towards the finish. Despite the weird flavours, this was surprisingly not offensive, just sweet, grainy and boring. Thanks for the can Jeff!
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can shared with Mr Manning during the " WTF the Castle on King doesnt open till 3? Well, might as well have a tasting in the parking lot" tasting. a big thanks to Len for sharing this rare jem. pours pale yellow with a short lived fizzy white head. not much carbonation. aromas are sweet and vegetal with wet paper. flavours are overly sweet pale lager adjunt style maltiness, but hey at least I could taste it. this brew might have been better had it not been raining and cold outdoors in a parking lot but hey at least i got to have it. thanks Len! we’ll have to do another tasting sometime, preferable indoors.
GregClow (2988) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of tupalev. Pale yellow gold. Aroma of stale malt, corn, and icing sugar. Thin body. Bland aroma with a fair bit of corn. Meh - not very good.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can (355ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear, very pale yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of grain and corn. Watery flavour of caramel malt, grain and corn. Light to average bodied. Ehhh, mediocre at best, mostly poor though.
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can (355ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, mabel, jerc and tupalev - tupalev’s bottle. Hoo boy, this is gonna be awesome. Pale, flat-lookinig gold pour, no head - not appealing at all. Sweet and grassy aroma, vaguely corn-syrupy; clover-like sweet cheap grain taste with a lingering plastic character - watery, cheap, and harsh in the long afterlinger - if you want a knock-off, poorly made Tsing Tao, this is your beer. (and what make this "amber"?)
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2008-03-28. Pale yellow body, tiny fading head. Strange aroma, weird wilted grains are a touch muted after the first pass. Odd fruity note is lightly sour/bitter, muddled. Average to thin palate. Meh. I can’t believe I am finally sampling this after seeing them listed on various beer pages over the years. Can, shared by Tupalev
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can obtained from the small Markham, ON location of this Mississauga brewer. My understanding is that the brewer exists mainly to sell his Lager to Asian restaurants in the GTA. I am still a little confused as to the Markham/Mississauga thing, but I did confirm this is a microbrewery and not a brew your own place. Submitted a photo of the beer as well. Anyway the beer has a weird corn/soap aroma. Very pale yellow, really really light. Taste - is actually almost ok - sure lots of corn and really watery, but mouthfeel is refreshing and nicely carbonated and there is a pleasant grainy taste underneath it all. Weird, not great, but not offensive.