kramer (4368) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear dark caramel with a minimal thin ring of white head. The nose is huge caramel and toasted malt, lots of toffee in here. Smells more like candy than beer. The flavor is just as sweet and sticky as expected. Sugar overload in this one. It’s like drinking thin light maple sugar. Sticky, clingy, fizzy carbonation. Can’t take too much of this one, might just induce me into a diabetic state.
Lagerboy (906) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle. Clear medium copper, small foamy tan head fades fast. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Tastes like a thin bready malty lager infused with caramel/toffee/vanilla flavoring.Sweet, but not cloying. Light carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Some faint bitterness. Winter lagers don’t generally work, leave it to the ales. LBW Lagerboys Be Wary)
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) At Victoria’s Bard & Banker Pub. Pours a copper body with a thin, white creamy head. Nose of melon and slight tobacco. Flavour of cantaloupe, citrus hops and red malt. Some nice and enjoyable aspects to this fairly low-key winter seasonal.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 5.5% ABV
Amber color, with small head. The aroma smells a bit of dirty water, and light caramel. Some caramel flavor, with a papery and nutty character, a hint of generic spices, candi sugar touch, ordinary bitterness.
Not very good.
WheatKing (984) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft. I think this is a lager for ale lovers? Honey caramel and crystal malts don’t make a fresh crisp lager in this case apparently. Just a really sweet one, with no finish. Not terrible, but lacks character.
stantheman (488) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Met. Nice dark amber colour and a bit of head, but flavour wise it’s pretty much a bust. Okay if you’re allergic to hops. It’s a bit malty and way too sweet. I expect more hops in my beer. Case closed.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours brown with little head. Aromas of cereal, light caramel, and malts. Full and slightly sweet. Flavors of dough, brown sugar, honey, and malts. Definite lager bread/cereal/dough notes otherwise could pass as a decent ale.
LarryBeast (405) - - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby-amber with thin, dissipating head. Aroma is bread, caramel, vanilla and a touch of honey. Taste is bland at first, but sweeter as you go. Lighter-bodied, thin and lagery, well carbonated with a long, fading candy finish. Easy to drink, but a little sickly sweet for my taste.