RumRunner101 (879) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper pour. Aroma is biscuit, along with vanilla. Light body, relatively thin, average carbonation. Flavour is lightly roasted malts with hazelnut, caramel, and vanilla. Sweet, but not overpowering. Session worthy.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at Christie’s. Head-to-head taste test with Rickard’s Cardigan (yep). Shockingly bad. Artificial vanilla with some beer (?) thrown in. Seriously, tastes like taking weakened shots of artificial vanilla extract. A bit of malt in the beer, no bitterness... at least the vanilla fades on the finish. Maybe they added extract to the keg here, or maybe I’m just in denial that Tree could make something so ghastly. My female friend called it a "chick beer" in the most derogatory sense. If you’re a baker stay clear!
stantheman (779) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in a sleeve at The Met. I won’t spend a lot of words on this one. It’s okay, but the predominant flavor is vanilla with a bit of hop noticeable. Okay.
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Aroma is Toffee, vanilla and malt. Pours reddish-brown with slight head. Big vanilla taste up front that fades fast. Sweet, light-bodied. A little thin with a watery finish. Would enjoy stronger longer lastign flavours.
Gerbeer (2349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with light head. Light sugary aroma. Flavors of toffee and malt, and Xmas pudding. As stated, a bit thin but OK.
lotsalaughs (131) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, bread, butterscotch, amber/orange, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, light bitter vanilla finish
Pours a nice amber copper with very minimal head. Aromas of vanilla/spice/bread immediate, and begin to fade quickly. Caramel and vanilla aoma lingers longer. Quite thin mouthfeel with slight cabonation. Flavour of vanilla and light spices combine with an initial slight sourness that turns to a lightly astringent, short lived bitter finish with more vanilla. Reminds me a bit of vanilla creme caramel. A nice light Christmas time beer.
LarryBeast (597) - - MAY 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toffee, vanilla and malt aroma. Pours reddish-brown with small amounts of head. Big vanilla taste up front that fades fast. Sweet, light-bodied. A little thin with a watery finish. Could stand to have more substance.
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Malty with significant vanilla aroma. Clear amber hue with minimal head. Toasted malt taste with a ton of vanilla but not too sweet, ever so slight bitterness in the finish. A little too carbonated for my taste, but a nice tasting winter ale.
gramity (1573) - 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 (16426) - 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. Augustine’s, 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.