DuffMan (7500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 This used to be a standard non-swill lager I would keep on hand for my non-adventursome beer friends. I just had it this past weekend at Rockley’s 40th. It was a shadow of the lager I once knew. Gone are the lovely fruit nuances and tasty cookie malts. This was a grainy, slightly sweet, barely hopped, nearly characterless lager. I could find no BBD on the label, so maybe it was an old bottle (I tried a second, same thing). My older ratings showed different impressions at different times. I wonder if freshness is to blame, or if brewer consistency is at fault? I would need to try this fresh, at the brewery, on tap to be certain. One ticket to Whitehorse please...
Earlier Ratings: 5/13/2006 Total Score: 3.3, 2/15/2008 3.7
JoeZasada (296) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a delicious lager... light but with a full flavour, lightly hopped, fruity aroma...
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Yukon Brewering. Poured very pale yellow...not an attractive colour IMHO. Minimal head. Thin palate with a mild aroma of hops. Minimal carbonation. Notes of fruit and mild hops in the taste with a soft finish that had no taste at all...a bit of an oddity...wouldn’t have it again. If you do try something from this brewery, make sure it is the Ice Fog IPA or the Cranberry Wheat Heffeweizen.
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, draught, drank on site on August 2 2008; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: banana, light malt, light caramel; mouth: thin, banana, malt, finale in banana, grainy, medium-thin body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet; overall: better than my expectations
Échantillon, en bouteille, bue sur place le 2 août 2008; oeil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : banane, léger malt, léger caramel; bouche : mince, banane, malt, finale en banane, granuleuse, corps moyen-mince, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes
VertBaconStrips (2149) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
***Re-review on next purchace*** I’ve had this beer a ton of times and it once was on my rotation of beers purchaced. There may have been something wrong with my bottle, or it could’ve been old, or they’ve lost the quality at which this used to be brewed. Pale yellow beer, big white rocky head foamed up quickly and disappeard just as quick. No lacing, only a ring of foam. Weak on colour. Lots of aromas to pick from, but it’s just very appealing to me today. Sweet, dry, pinapple, honey??. A strong sweet cirtus aroma hangs around. Not how it should smell, but interesting. It’s refreshing, but tastes wrong. Tastes cheap, weak, thin with an odd sour bitterness...corn too? Mouthfeel is plain with a decent ammount of carbs. Something has gone wrong here, so more bottles are in order, because this should be a quality lager.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle thanks to chswimmer. Pours a nice clear golden-yellow color with a lasting white head. Aroma is apple juice, white wine, and sweet malt. The flavor is on the sweeter side but not bad for the style. Sweet pale malt, appley acetaldehyde, and chardonnay on the finish. The palate is not very dry or clean. Medium-light bodied with average carbonation level. Not too impressive, but good for the style I guess.
reebtogi (4568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles very quickly leaving virtually nothing for lacing. Aroma is cereal grain and herbal hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a lingering herbal hoppy bitterness. Easy drinking with a light body and good carbonation. Certainly not the best this brewery has to offer, just did nothing for me.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly colored gold with a small fizzy head. Clean nose, with some bready maltiness. Not bad, I am sure it tasted better because I was tired and hungry having had driven all the way from Anchorage to Whitehorse in one shot. Very crisp with some pleasant carbonation and a clean finish.
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean motor oil is the look of this beer, if you held a pint of this up against a pint of clean motor oil the only way you could tell the difference is by the big rocky beige head on it that goes away fast, except for a lingering skiff of bubbles formed by constant carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Lots of hops in the aroma, caramel, and banana good strong smell but not offensive, grapefruit and something that reminds me of peanuts mixed feet make up the rest of this deliciously complex smell. Wow this taste totally reminds me of a peanut butter banana sandwich, very clean hop presence but not so much it misses the style, amazing taste. Wow so malty, so good, the after taste is a creamy honey, and beer had a great medium body with good carbonation. For a lager this was amazing, very drinkable and refreshing, and for the relatively cheap price you get a awesome quality beer the you can chug back with out sacrificing quality or taste. Yukon is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Bottle. 5%. 1st up in the Yukon Taster pack. Unimpressive pale yellow pour with a weak white foam that fades quickly. Aroma is corn, grasses, sweet malts. Taste is bland, corn and grains with a lingering sweetness into a smooth, and rather refreshing finish. Something here is appealing... All in all, a light crisp lager.