Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I must say that the white creamy head hands around for a long time. The sweet aroma has a strange whiff of canned champignon mushrooms. The flavour is just sweet, as an ordinary lager. Not anything to try again.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle [341ml]. Pours a clear, very bubbly gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Aroma of grain, honey, caramel malt and very light herbal hops -- bland but clean. Somewhat watery flavour of grain, bready caramel malt, very light hops and some light fruity sweetness. Average bodied. It may be dull, but I’ll say one thing about it, it’s clean and easy to drink, which you can’t say about many Lagers.
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I remember Michael Jackson thought this was pretty soft and clean but from my experience it was relatively rustic compared to the macro competition. Some acidity yes and reasonably well integrated but no real joy.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, pours a light amber. Quite full body, a bit of a carmel like taste and it was quite smooth, overall fairly enjoyable
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of a little caramel malt. Pours golden, decent-looking for a lager. Taste is a little crisp, not bad for the style really. Of course after a day doing construction site cleanup, this tastes alright.
DuffMan (5790) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Medium golden, average whitehead. Aroma isn’t very appealing, kind of a creamed corn thing going on. The flavours are nicer, clean pale malts, light fruity sweetness, mild bitterness in the finish.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
341ml bottle. Once made by a real micro in Toronto, now made by Sleeman, and sold as a discount beer. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head that immediately disappeared. Aroma is thin. White bread, mineral notes, corn sugar on the nose. For taste, it’s all watery domestic notes, but thankfully has some mild citrusy hops in the finish. Better than I was expecting.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty average, with slight metallic notes. Aftertaste is lasting. At one time this was a pretty big brand in Ontario but it seems to have been forgotten; perhaps it will have disappeared a decade from now.
Metalchopz (2013) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally rated December 2004. Says "Naturally handcrafted with only four ingredients" on green label, with Canadians in a canoe (back in the day). Poured a light golden-yellow colour with a fast dissipating head. The lacing was light. The aromas were malty and grainy. The taste was semi-bitter with a good crisp finish. Very drinkable, but nothing fancy.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settles to some spotty lacing. Aroma is light cereal grains and mild hops. Taste is light malty sweetness and a mild hop bitterness. Has a nice crisp, clean finish making it a bit better than your average macro lager.