Tessic (1036) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a white head that doesn't last long.
SCents include a moderate doughy / earth aroma with sugary scents. Initial sip offered a toasted grass flavour with more doughy notes. Palate was a little bread / wheat like with a smooth finish.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) At the Woolwich & Arms, Guelph. Thin, white head and a copper body. Slight malt aroma with cascade hops? Bitter front followed by a sweet, creamy, malt mid-palate. Next to no carbonation. Very good.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper. Tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, honey, and orange. Medium body, some resin. Malty (caramel) & fruity (orange) flavour. Clean, dry, lightly hopped finish.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber, white head. Light grassy aroma. Too sweet to be real P.A, but drinkable nether less.
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Sept 2007. Bottle. Golden amber body with a smallish white head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Grassy, lightly fruity. Similar flavour, mildly hopped, grassy, lightly grainy. Average palate. Touch dull. 5-6/3/5-6/3/12 - 2.8
TFOB 2003. They are calling it Special Pale Ale now. Amber colour, slight head. More hops in the aroma than the flavour. Enjoyable but doesn’t make me crave another. 5/3/5/3/12 - 2.8
GregClow (3186) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 Re-rate: I think I got a pint that was slightly off the first time I rated this, ’cause I had a bottle today and found it much more enjoyable. The hoppiness in particular was a lot more pronounced than before. I’ll have to give it one more try, but for now, it’s up from a 2.6 to a 3.2
Original rating: Reddish-brown colour with a small head. Enough hoppiness in the aroma to make me expect this to be a decent pale ale, but the flavour is a real let-down - just a hint of bitterness in the finish, and otherwise pretty non-descript.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hint of hops but not much, with some bitterness thrown in. It's light and smooth, so it's not a bad drink, but not much in the way of its own character.
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty nose. I was surprised to find that the head disappeared so quick. very clean. Slighty bitter. but still smooth.
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling light amber,fast fading beige head.Mild malt nose. Well balanced flavor but underhopped for the style.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very bland and boring. Not much in the flavour category. Not very creamy.