probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 mL bottle, part of a mixed pack from a Burnaby liquor store.
App.: medium-light brown-copper, clear with a creamy tan head. Aroma: mild caramel maltiness, a touch of hops behind that (lightly citrus, grapefruit), a little brown ale nuttiness. Palate: medium body, fairly lively carbonation. Flav.: some light roasted malts, toffee, a touch of grapefruit hops, light fruitiness, a little nutty.
A bit light, but balanced. Gotta love the label...
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel malts in the aroma with a light nutty undertone. Clear amber-brown coloured body with a low, large bubbled, shy, off white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Caramel malts are strong in the flavour with some leafy, green hops and moderate finishing bitterness that keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. Light body is somewhat watery with fair carbonation. Tumbler. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (BC Liquor Store at Kingsgate, Sep-06).
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml brown bottle. Amber colour, trace of white head with some clinging lace. Aroma is toffee/caramel, very light hops int eh background. Flavour is same, toasty, caramelly malts with light hops in the finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a clear, lighter amber with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma was very faint... with caramel and other sweetness plus a pinch of herbs. Caramel, toffee, and light smoke at the flavor base with an odd herbal character. Light-bodied and over-carbonated... left a tacky impression that wasn’t good.
corm88 (11) - Timmons, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
High carbonation, tastes similar to many other cheaper domestic Canadian beers (i.e. Molson Canadian) Smells like corn like many highly carbonated beers. Not the best from Tree who makes the incredible Hop Head.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(341ml bottle) Purchased at BC Liquor Store on Cambie for $1.77. Highly carbonated deep orange brew with a dissipating white head. Nose of hops with a major citrus butter kick. Heavily malted with mild diacetyl. A fairly poor showing...
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Bottle. Amber (duh), low head. Somewhat papery malt and light nut aroma.
Ok chewy malt base, light bready and nutty, some flowery hops. Almond finish.
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, thin tan head. Sugary caramel aroma. Moderately full mouthfeel with good caramel maltiness, a little nutty maybe, with a pleasant bitter finish. An amber ale that I enjoy on the same level as James Squire’s (that’s a compliment!).
LordUppity (26) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Copper colour with a very slight head. Smells almost nutty. I found the flavour to be extremely bland, with a thick, fruity aftertaste that I didn’t enjoy at all.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant dry-malty aroma. Bright, clear bronze. Horrid label. Dry, a bit astringent, malt and hops contribute to a decent bittering. Bitterness lingers into the palate. Finish goes doughy with toasted (unsweet) sugar. Thanks to my boss, DH, for the bonus.