DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium amer with rich golden highlights and a chalky long-lasting head. Toasty caramel malts, slightly chewy, with a tangy hoppy finish. Very nice considering I was expecting a sweet grainy mess. Yes very nice for the style.
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 A beautiful pour. Stately red-orange with puffs of carbonation emanating off the bottom of the glass, and blowing a beige foam cover. Tightly wound aroma with nuances of melanoidin and cider with fruitiness pinched off by a note of pepper spice. The body tastes a bit green, and could perhaps benefit from 3-6 months more aging. Tannins are present, and although not badly out of balance, they are more distracting than I would desire. Otherwise, this is a nicely balanced brew, crisp, straightforward, yet with enough complexity and mystery to keep it interesting. Slightly nutty and tannic finish.
pintbypint (2275) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Underground. Pours orangey gold with haze. Good looking white cap, nice creaminess. Good streaky and clingy foam. Nose is of mild grains - rather weak aromatics. Taste has a light toasty malt note, grassy hops. End has a bit of grassy bitterness. The body is light, smooth off the tap, carbonation is pretty tight. Not feeling ’bock’ exactly, but enjoyable and approachable anyway, i just wish this beer had been more aromatic.
andrewturba (737) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy copper with big soapy off white head that lasts and leaves great lace. Aroma is cereal, grassy, herbal, spicy yeast, mildly fruity and a bit of hay mixed in there. Flavour is grassy, mild crisp bitterness, cereal, and a spicy yeasty touch that mixes well with the bitterness. Refreshingly session-able.
Reimer96 (845) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy copper amber color with a big frothy white head. Aroma of cereal, toast malts, grassy hops and some herbal/spicy yeast. Taste is grassy hops, cereal and yeast. Has a nice smooth bitterness throughout blended with a crisp lager feel. Overall an excellent sessionable summer beer with a nice crisp bitterness.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super bland and rather boring with mild cereal malts, grassy hints and a bit of a herbal hop emphasis on the finish. Just a rather plain beer lacking the lager yeast qualities of a solid Keller. Overall, very average
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles down to leave some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is grass and herbs with hints of caramel. Taste is a spicy herb bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a tasty brew that is worthy of sampling.