DerWeg (1493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 ** re-rate notes ** great worty-grainly flavors and good balance of malt and hop. Great earthy vibe and nice feel. Numbers still worthy. /// ORIG rate Very interesting, on tap at Volo. Mineral and a bit funky like brie rind, high sour note, some fruit in the malts, fine hoopy bitter end note. Good and unusually serious beer for Ontario.
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle. Orange-copper beer with a small beige head - fades to a thick ring after a minute or two. I’m honestly not sure that I could add a lot to the "commercial description" - it’s just about bang on. This is a fresh, malty beer with a dryish bittler finish. Good summer beer.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper - obviously - in colour with a minor head. Nice malty aroma with some nuttiness. Tasty - some sweet maltiness that turned into a dark chocolate bitterness. Finished with a hint of hops.
Nicely complex and fully recommended.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 [491-20070810] Tap @ TFOB (Toronto, ON). Malty grain aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Hoppy malt flavour is a little bitter. Medium body has light astringency. Nice starter for the festival, an interesting blend. (6/3/7/4/13) 3.3
[1634B-20080926] Tap. Fruity grains aroma. Clear, amber red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy malt and some bready yeast flavour. Grainy medium body. Not bad though a little rough. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coppery/golden under a sandy film. Aroma is a gentle cacaphony of pale & dark malts alongside bready yeasts. Concentrated malts... like LME extracts... full, and... malty. A little thin on flavor and palate, but a great rendition of an Alt with sweet and roasty malts balanced by an earthen bitterness. I could drink this all day. A step down from Sticke on the palate, but the aroma and flavor are all there.
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tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i love this beer not that its crazy but very well done. kinda an orange color, decnt white head, spicy nose and some fruits, good malts and slightly bitter hops good finish
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice copper/amber body topped with a fair off-white frothy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with oaky, nutty and brown sugar notes. Its sharp hoppy taste could be more complex. Its ends with a good bitter finish. Good stuff!
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Fiery amber, translucent, moderate off-white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing, light carbonation. Toasted malt nose, very slight vegetal and grassy notes. Comes across as a lighter example of an Alaskan Amber. Seems as if maybe its at the end of its life? Light finish, light example. Fairly clean otherwise. Thanks for sharing mattbob!
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From my buddy in Buffalo. It came in a melted ice water bucket, so maybe not as cold as I’d like. Anyway, there’s a nice caramel flavor full of sweetness. Not so much complexity, but it’s a tasty beer. Went great with some sirloin BBQ.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/amber in colour, light fizz on top, nice mild carbonation. Decent burnt maltiness, some milk toffee and dark fruity flavours, but a little too minerally -- reminds one of shower water.