wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted at TFOB. Not representative of the altbier style. Little or no bitterness in the finish, undetermined aroma, and light watered down composition.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown clear appearance. Sweetish, malty flavoour with a hoppy finish. Fairly drinkable. Not bad.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange/brown copper w/ small beige head. Light malt aroma. Medium body. Nice malt flavour w/ nuts, caramel, & smoke. Finish is dry & moderately bitter.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice off-white head, some lacing. Great copper color. Malty aroma. Fairly clean taste. I'd buy it again.
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Bottle 341 ml
Appearance: Clear light amber look with large tanned , foamy frisky top.
Nose: Mineral , dusty with caramel , crystal malts soft hops on side.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Slight nutty woody mid feel with softer thinner malt side. Some raw bitterness noted. Fuller finish with more wholesome feel. Decent ale , sweeter front with alt styled backing. A bit to light for old school Alt.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt, hop aroma. Copper colour with a decent off-white head. Sweet malty taste with good hop bitterness. Dry finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1181) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) Faint aroma. Nothing disernable. Gold copper colour. Malty and hoppy but not extravigant. Decent on the palate.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma, copper with small vanilla head. Malt base, pleasant after taste. Soft, dry a good Alt.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden colour. light hop aroma. some berry sweetness and dry hoppiness. not bad.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the only representation of the style that i’m aware of in Ontario. I’ve noticed that the amount of Alt character has diminished significantly over the last year. I hope it is a seasonal thing because the flavour is yeast derived and colder fermentation temps will give more of it. Anyway, it is a bright copper coloured ale, lightly hopped - to style - and a little sweeter than style guidelines. Alt character is fully evident, more at times then others (varies from season to season). Their winter beer last year was excellent. Hopefully we will see this again sometime in November. Rating given for the beer at its best.