gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head.Nose is vanilla & caramel.Mellow malt profile,light pleasant vanilla overtones.Long,medium hop end
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver
Amber color; creamy head. Spice and malt aroma, maybe vanilla. Lean mouthfeel; caramel flavor, fudge, and spicy cookies; ordinary bitterness.
Not bad, but there is too much Christmas for me here.
CapFlu (4317) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Nose of vanilla, creme brule, brown sugar. Very tart front and somewhat thin body. A tad of ginger ale.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6-pack purchased from a BC Liqour Store in Whistler, BC on 02/01/2012. Colour: Medium-dark brown with decent head that fizzles fast. Nose: Milk chocolate, caramel malt, leathery yeast, vanilla ice cream. Taste: Medium-high sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Very sweet forward then settles into a vanilla-dipped malty body. Over the top. Stretches the limites of acceptable.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a thick head. smells very grassy. Tastes like burnt coffee and waxy chocolate. Once again tree attempts a seasonal and builds a bottle of shit. Donít get me wrong Tree does some great beer. But, this is not one of them.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, at Coleís, from my Maudite glass. Pours clear tawny/red/orange, thin white head, ropey lacing. Nose is vanilla, caramel, cinnamon. Flavours of cinnamon and disgusting theater popcorn. Diacetyl all over the place! Fucking. Gross. Never again! Címon Tree, you made Hophead, give your head a shake!
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pats Pub. Amber and clear but a little dull. There is a lot of vanilla in this one. It has a light malty character. Thin head. Fairly simple overall - while many BC brewers have progressed, Tree is still living ten years ago making poorly-executed gimmick beers. Too bad.
presario (4524) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last of a 6-pack. Dark amber with a lasting head. The microbubbles tell me this is a good beer! Aroma is thick and a bit cloying. Gives the impression that the beer might be syrupy. Interesting candy-cinamon scent is intriguing. Reminds me more of pumpkin beers. Has a gourd-like palate and spice though not the pumpkin flavour. Instead it is a vanilla strength of an NW amber. Big spice mouth feel and finish. Cinamon with a hint of nutmeg and soft pepper.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium abmber, low cream coloured head, no lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla caramel. Flavour is simple sweet vanilla caramel with a bit of an artificial quality to the vanilla. I think vanilla is hard to pull off in a lighter malt profile as it always comes off as a bit artificial to me. This brew reminded me of Granville Islandís Lion Winter Ale, only not quite as dark or sugary.
Lagerboy (1028) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper, thin white head. Malty vanilla nose, tastes of lightly roasted malts, some caramel, mostly vanilla, with a thin bitter finish. Decent enough, for a Granville Winter wannabe.