DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Funky corn smell, yellow, white head. Harsh alcohol taste, rough in the mouth, whew! Thank you IPFreely, curiously enough You haven’t rated it? MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
not fucken bad. drank some the other morning after choppin wood. fucken hell. cheap (5960) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Rockman, never seen it before. Must be one of those strong ale imitators, that we, over here we call malt liquors. Big bombing $1 - 24 oz can, tall gold and proud. My can says LA Cross Wisconsin 54601, not Ontario Canada. High gravity means there is a grave situation that needs addressed? Pop the lid and you get a whiff of alcohol and a slight hint of sweet fruit. I was expecting something very clear but this is almost as hazy as a american hefeweizen. Hazy yellow but not bright yellow, more like a yellow with hint of brown. Nice streams of carbonation in there. Head is just froth and the color of the foam is off white. Taste is strong and alky, almost as if they just added the alcohol after it was brewed. Palate is good with the carbonation, it certainly is not flat. This is very difficult to enjoy as beer. This seems to have one purpose, to catch you the big buzz. Although the alcohol is really strong like many very strong ales, the finish is quite different. Very strong ales have a hop or malt bitterness that lingers for minutes on end. This brew just plain linger alky, hardly any hops or malt flavors at all. This is more difficult to drink than Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity. It seems to be on par or slightly worse than hurricane high gravity. I am concerned this may fold over and ruin what is left of my beer tasting buds. The term "High Gravity" is sometimes ascribed to the idea that high-alcohol beer makes you fall down, but in fact refers to the increased specific gravity of the wort used to produce high-alcohol beer. Well in this case, I think you’ll fall down but not as quickly as some ales I’ve had with higher alky content. Some of those ales tasted just as bad. Many of the high alky ales also have that repulsive alky taste on the palate. Finish is medicine like, but you may not notice the repugnantness of the situation as you near the bottom of the can. The aroma and appearance of this beer is the only thing that saves it from being below a one.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Can shared with a bunch of folks at DougShoemaker’s Decemberfest 2006 - courtesy of IPFreely. You can always count on Tim to come through with the classy malt likkah. Pale yellow colour, hot booze aroma, slimy mouthfeel, rancid corn and ass-juice flavour. I wonder how Frank Heaps feels about Sleeman attaching the Upper Canada name to this atrocity... blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Can shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of IPFreely. Pours a clear pale gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of rice alcohol, sugar, arsehole and vegetables. Flavour’s watery and pretty much flavourless at first but then there’s a big boozy crappy finish. Light bodied. Fucking awful.
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Can (24oz). at Decemberfest 2006 - IPFreely’s bottle. Light bubbly yellow with a quick-diminishing white head. Shitty aroma of rotten banana, creamed corn and cheap alcohol. Taste - if possible, worse than the smell - artificial lemon juice, skanky corn, rice alcohol - the ugliness sticks to your tongue like epoxy. Horrid mouthfeel - watery, flat, solvent-like - bleaghhhh ... nasty, harsh cheap bum-juice. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2006
Large can in the paper bag (brown).
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Pours pale gold, low carbonation, smallish top.
Aroma: Stale air, alcohol, light wet (spoiled) grain, some fruity hints. (3- )
Flat, shallow, empty of any positive values. Watery with cheap alcoholic kick. If you dig deeper maybe you will find sour green apple somewhere inside. Maybe. Poor bastard brew.
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 24oz Can @ Decemberfest 2006; thanks to IPFreely: WTF.. this is made by Sleeman? Said Upper Canada on the label, found by one of the gents in the States. Poured yellow, no head, resembled a cursed apple juice. I sadly may offer only one note, scrawled across both the aroma and flavour sections of my notebook: "F’N BOOZE". I presume that to mean I found it to offer the same corn and alcohol notes as Steelback, which is to say f’n awful. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Almost clear yellow, no head. Nose is sweetish corn, a hint of lemon. Flavor is fucking awful. Just bad. Mouthfeel is extremely heavy - makes no sense here. Stay away. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Light gold, no head or visible carbonation. Were there bubbles, they assumably committed suicide or, if possible, they managed to run away. Smells like corn soaked in weed killer mixed with rancid, fermented apples. Oh, and to make it better, the mouthfeel could best be described as "slimy". Yum!