fiulijn (13533) - 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.
Oakes (11819) - 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.
DuffMan (6164) - 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 Island’s Lion Winter Ale, only not quite as dark or sugary.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a white head. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Flavour of light cocoa, vanilla, bread malts and a touch of cinnamon. Light-bodied and not overly stimulating, though decent.
presario (4535) - 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.
CapFlu (4364) - 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.
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle poured a deep copper color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate and spice. Taste is light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate and some spices. A decent beer, but not one of the best of this style that I have ever had.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head.Nose is vanilla & caramel.Mellow malt profile,light pleasant vanilla overtones.Long,medium hop end
pintbypint (2386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml brown bottle. Dark golden brew with a foamy white cap. Sweet aroma
With caramel and vanilla. Some nutty notes, caramel and vanilla tastes. Slight chocolate malt as well. Creamy texture, light carbonation. Not bad, if you’re in the mood for something sweet.
Ferris (2029) - 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.