bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark reddish amber colour with a thin, rapidly disappearing head and minimal lacing. Aroma is pretty much just caramel and nutty malt with only a tiny hint of hops. Medium bodied, quite smooth and slightly syrupy. the taste is as expected from the aroma, caramel malts with a hint of toasted nuts, very little indistinct hop character or bitterness to balance the sweet. Not bad, just a little on the bland side.
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Puts a clear copper ale in the glass with a 1 finger cap that goes to a surface lace, but does modestly lace the glass. Aroma has a bit of burnt caramel and some grassy tones. Silky mouth feel, medium bodied. Flavour has some nice maltiness in front the hopping is in a support role here so there are some pleasant malt-hop combination tastes, toasty caramel, hints of licorice, boiled apple butter - goes to a clean malt forward finish with the hops giving a light tang in the end. Great choice of malts , important in an amber. Quite drinkable and flavourful for a commercial craft ale, I was surprised."
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small frothy beige head, nice retention. Smells of caramel and crystal malt, light floral hops. Nice toasty malt, moderate bitterness, not overly sweet. Finishes with some decent bitey hops. Medium bodied, a touch sticky, fizzy carbonation. Above average for the style.
Spab (2563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from LCBO (part of BC Craft Brewers Sampler). Pours a clear mahogany colour with smallish light tan head that quickly recedes. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, nuts and fruit. Flavour is modestly sweet caramel and chocolate with gentle nuttiness and hints of fruit and spice. Average body. Ok.
rob6239 (645) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark gold coloured with almost no head from bottle. Aroma is bready and doughy. Taste is mild and taste strongly of yeasty malt.
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TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 mL box. Dark amber with a medium, sticky, beige head. Nice looking beer. Aroma is mild but appealing - spicy/malty. The flavour is all nutty/ bready malt, but a little on the sweet side. Some earthy hops at the end - more Brit than continental. Not bad; just too sweet.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma: clean, straight but wit too much of chocolate for Alt beer. Backing is better but still too fruity for style.6+
Look: proper., actually very good. Nice shade of amber-brown. Medium off white top. Sparse lace. 4-
Taste: medium bodied. Mineral feel with Schwartz bier like elements. Dark roast with sweet cola. hint of chocolate.
Other: it does have some alt character but it is not one.
Freaky_tiki (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours maple syrup brown with a milky bubble cap that fades quickly. They go for a sweetness here that let’s the beer down. Underneath the smaltzy sugars there’s some interesting tastes: brisk malts, hints of bourbon, chocolate.
Papillon (379) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 mL Bottle. Amber body with a thin off-white head that settles to a foamy layer leaving some spotty lace. Aroma of sweet light malts, crystal malt, a little hint of caramel, and mildly pungent grassy hops. Flavor of sweet light malts with hints of crystal malt and taffy, a warm alcohol note, a grainy crystal malt and brown sugar aftertaste, and a clean finish. Delicious!
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341ml bottle. Pours red brown with bubbly head that quickly disappears. Light malty aroma, very light bodied with sweet malty taste. Not much going on here.
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