v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - 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.
cfrancis (2978) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours caramel brown with a small white top. Aroma is sweet caramel and vanilla with a touch of nut. Taste is smooth mouthfeel, a little too sweet with caramel and vanilla and a small pine hop bite. Starting to give me a headache from the sweetness at the end.
cmacklin (670) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, vanilla and nuts. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, nuts and light spice with a slightly dry, bitter hop finish. Light to medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ok, but boring.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 Copper color. Malty and kinda flavorless. Some toffee notes. Very boring beer. Re-rate on tap at brewery at it is worse. Some weird nutty chemical flavors are going on. Cloying. Pass
markas101 (2233) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Artificial vanilla aroma. Better flavour, a bit mild with some caramel and vanilla. Medium finish with a slight hint of hops.
BeerAndPonies (168) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
355 ml can from Tree’s sampler 12-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in my Dr. Whooves shaker pint glass. Pours a pleasant, clear, medium amber shade, with a creamy tan head leaving partial rings of lace. Aroma is strong and precisely like iced vanilla cupcakes ("...so sweet and tasty..." - Pinkie Pie), with banana and a middling scent of floral hop. The flavor made me grimace, being akin to drinking a potion containing artificial vanilla extract; bitter and syrupy and ersatz and just plain nasty. The touch of natural vanilla found in, say, Innis & Gunn offerings (my favorite in sweet, dessert-like beers) I find delightful, but not this gustatory kick in the goolies...my stomach is starting to revolt. Little carbonation to speak of and medium-bodied, and the ugly vanilla sticks for an uncomfortable stretch to the tastebuds. A previous taster said that if you don’t like cream soda, this isn’t for you; I don’t like cream soda, but couldn’t simply pick the three cans of Vertical out of my case, and felt I should give it an honest appraisal. Sorry, Tree Brewing...as with your Beach lager, I would suggest you retool Vertical into a much more palatable seasonal brew. Not recommended, not for being merely foul across the board like Minhas, but for being a failed experiment. I need some Pepto now...and a gargle...and a nap.
RhetoricalAns (773) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a thin white fizzy white head. Vanilla aroma with some spicy notes. Malty taste with a hint of nuttiness, more vanilla. Thin body and light carbonation.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a thin tan cap. Aroma is nothing but vanilla. Taste adds some nuts and a somewhat metallic finish. It probably doesn’t help that it’s well past winter now.
simonblaine (566) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark copper, minimal head. Aroma of cotton candy, vanilla, caramel. Taste is slightly sweeter than I like, heavyish, caramel, ends with a passing hint of vanilla.
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ljthiessen (1031) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, candy and light citrus. Flavour is candy, caramel, vanilla and spices. Not one of the better winter ales I've tried.
exeter (490) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla smell in this beer is a the strongest thing you’ll notice. It also has a nutty flavour mixed with brown sugar. Some bubble gum at the end.