BeerAndPonies (23) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor (from the "scratch and dent/some jerk tried to break a 6/8/12-pack, so here are the orphaned remainders to try" shelf), and served in a novelty Christmas footed pilsner glass. Pours a beautifully clear, deep ruby brown (very Christmasy), with two fingers of creamy, lasting well-composed head a little darker than light tan, patching the glass with spotty, webby rings of lace. Aroma is made up of dark red fruit, spice, toasty malt, caramel, and touches of mocha, flowers, and pine. Flavor is more restrained, with maltiness in abundance followed by dry, flowery, piney hops, and finishing with a touch of peppery spice on the tip of the tongue. Body is moderate and carbonation is low. It comes off luring you in with fruitiness and sweetness on the nose, but delivers a more regular pale ale flavor; a little distracting, but certainly not unpleasant. Nicely drinkable and a solid brew from our friends in the Yukon.
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with thin head. Nose is nutty and a bit of chocolate. Light smoked malts. Taste is the same with a light bitterness. A bit stale. Tasty amber ale from the North!
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Reddish brown, no head. Metallic caramel aroma. Slight sweetness, smooth, with metallic hops on the finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Second beer at Giorgio’s. Klondike road race brought me to Whitehorse to visit.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi dark red color with a bar pour of no head.
The smell was a dark caramel malt with a rounded out bready toastiness running in and out on my nose.
The taste was mainly malty with a decent back up bready nuttiness running here and there over my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionabiity about it. Decent carbonation leads to malty smooth aftertaste and a rather dry finish.
Overall, decent red ale that does everything it needs to for the style. I’d have it again.
HippyHop (259) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well this was a pleasant surprise. Nose is decent but not great: light grain/bread and toasted malt. Taste is the real surprise. Richly toasted malt, hazelnuts, caramel with a surprisingly crisp finish. Really smooth and quite drinkable.
Metalchopz (2402) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this back from his trip to Edmonton. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a creamy-foamy beige head, good retention and bubbly-creamy lace. Caramel malt nose with some fruity notes. The is nicely balance between the caramel, nutty and fruity malts. Some light hops are present as well. I forgot about this one for year, but I am surprised it still holds up.
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malts, a little nutty, some minerals, grassy, earthy hops. A touch over carbonated, mouth feel was a little over active. Finish was medium bitter, caramel finish with earthy, grassy, slightly pine resin hops. Pleasant.
a_sully (168) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma and taste with finishing notes of caramel.
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MunBro (510) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malt and hop notes. Trying as a sampler at craft beer market in Calgary AB. Pretty good!
exeter (357) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured slightly reddish with a white head. Smelled fresh, with some pleasant crisp hops on the nose, along with some nice mellow malt. Taste was crisp and clear also with the maltiness coming through nicely along with subdued hop flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink. a nice surprise, i thought overall.