Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Calgary’s red mile became prominent during the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs when the Calgary Flames made an unlikely run for Lord Stanley’s holy grail. While the playoff run itself was remarkable, the beer named after it is anything but. A clear amber lager with a thin head, the aroma is usually weak sweet caramel malt and some stale hops. The flavour was usually skunked malt - but it’s a hockey themed beer and that’s good enough for me!
Cavie (3895) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear reddish orange. A fair amount of hops on the nose as well as musty elements. Smooth feel. Not much taste to speak of at all. A tad bit watery.
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub
Amber color, creamy head. Poor aroma. Some caramel flavor, light, dry, correct bitterness. Boring, I couldn’t drink a pint.
CapFlu (4683) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled on February 8, 2008, at the brewpub. Thin, white lasting head with a copper body. No carbonation. Nose is somewhat muted but the flavour is fantastic - highlighted by a strong cocoa base with a skim milk finish. Very nice.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[817-20071105] Tap @ Wildwood (Calgary, AB). Mild faint yeast aroma. Clear, red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Grainy yeast flavour has some creamy Irish coffee without the coffee roast and a bit of grassy hops in the background. Medium body, nice feel. Good, repeatable.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Amber body with a small off white head. Light bitterness, light tangy oddness. Similar, lightly acidic tang to the malty aroma. Average palate. Underwhelming.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Draft pint at the brewpub; same giant goblet as the pilsner, so the wife had to help out. Very dark red. Caramelly aroma ... sweet to the tongue, with a bit of a light body, but decently flavored. Caramel, almost a hint of coffee. Very mellow. Quaffable. (#2876, 5/13/2007)
DuffMan (7338) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep copper-red with a moderate off-white head displaying solid retention and lace. Very rich roasted-nut aroma and flavour, like a mouthfull of darkly roasted hazelnuts and almonds. With this much flavour and aroma, I expected a fuller-bodied beer, but the palate was a little on the thin side (maybe this is in keeping with its designation as a vienna?). Excellent.
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a lovely shade of red, goes down very smooth, and is very satisfying. You’ll definitely want to start with this one, it’s creamy and leaves a nice aftertaste in your mouth.
TimE (3620) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper color, thin white head, fruity mildly caramel nose. Mouth is all over the place and is a total caramel train wreck, with an off putting finish. Yuck.