andrewturba (891) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orangey/amber with almost no head. Aroma is grapefruit and faint malt. Flavour is grapefruit, sweet malt and a grapefruit like bitterness. Decent fruit beer though Iíve always liked grapefruit so Iím not sure if that makes me biased.
Spab (2091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO (part of BC Craft Brewers Sampler). Pours a murky copper colour with modest-sized, cream-coloured head. Aroma is sweet caramel and grapefruity fruitiness. Flavour is fairly sweet with caramel and a candied fruitiness that bears a passing familiarity with grapefruit. A little syrupy in the mouth. Itís different enough to be mildly interesting and not revolting but not something Iíd revisit soon.
TheJester (1690) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 mL bottle. Muddy orange-brown with very little head. Not much to look at. The aroma is mostly sweet brown-sugary malt, with a little grapefruit in the back. Each of these things is very distinctive and separate - almost as though Iím smelling two different beers. The flavour is pretty simple, and a little sweet. First the caramel of the malt, then the grapefruit. Again, very separate, with nothing else there. Needs to be a little drier, though - too sweet to be refreshing, which is the only reason to drink a fruit beer.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml LCBO
Aroma: malty with off fruity bitterness, backing grapefruit freshness. Backing with fishier fruity hoppy blend.
Look: thick haze on darker amber. Light top, white.
Taste: medium lighter bodied with thin walls. Lower carbonation. Plenty of unrefined sugars with caramel approach. Mild grapefruit behind. Too sweet to finish.
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 mL bottle from LCBO served cold in a tulip glass, post of the BC craft beer mixer. Cloudy deep amber with a nice tan head. Lots of pink grapefruit juice, a bit of toffee and caramel way beyond that, yup, thatís it. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. More sweet grapefruit juice, lacks any grapefruit bitterness, odd, some caramel and toffee; dry with minimal bitterness and a decent caramel and toffee finish. Breeds more bitterness.
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden with slight head. Aroma has good citrus and grapefruit notes. Taste is a bit syrupy but still has a medium-strong bitterness and comes off like a hoppy west coast fruit ale.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly cloudy orange colour with a 2 second head that leaves no trace. Aroma is weak, indistinct malt with just barely a hint of spice and the grapefruit I expected. Light with bubbly champagne-like effervescence, taste is same as aroma slightly sweet with a little grapefruit sourness for the finish. Iíve had better grapefruit flavours in beers that had no grapefruit in them. Big Meh.
Freaky_tiki (362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure whatís happening in BC but in Ontario every brewery is stumbling over themselves to make "the" fruit beer of the summer. This puppy pours dark with a thin cap that fades quicker than an NDP lead in a bc election. But like the BC liberals, this fruity sweetness is both cloying & a bit off. Sure, like the voters in BC, I will drink this kool aid (its one bottle in a 6 pack sampler for Ontario drinkers) but I surely wonít ask for seconds (let alone thirds).
Papillon (362) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330 mL Bottle. Murky gold body with a scant head that immediately dissipates. Aroma of cereal grains, wet cardboard, hay, and a hint of barnyard; pretty stinky really. This beer certainly does not live up to its "labeling" as a Grapefruit Ale. It tastes more like a mix of plum baby food and plum sauce with a matching aftertaste and linger. Is it really that bad or was it just a bad batch?
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy amber body with a fair off-white bubbly head. Fresh, well balanced, but rather thin malty/hoppy aroma with grapefruit and bready hints. Taste is dominated by malty flavors. It carries flowery, bready, and fruity notes. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.