Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2008
On tap at Cest What? , Toronto GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
Appearance: Clear amber with mid top, slightly fizzy . 3-
Nose: A bit woody , light nutty aroma, earthy hop character. Decent nose. 6+.
Flavor/Palate : Quiet smoky ,meaty flavour. Clean with solid malt base. Straight good brew. Refreshing with its smoky touch.
Draught sample at C’est What Fall Festival of Small Breweries 2008. Orangish-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasty malt with a mild smokiness. Medium bodied. Flavour of sweet toasted malt, roasted nuts, hints of coffee and smoke, floral notes in the finish - pretty nice stuff, a pleasant surprise. blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2008
Draught at C’est What. Pours a cloudy dark orange-copper with a spare somewhat-lasting creamy off-white head. Very mild aroma of malt, nuts, a hint of coffee and some fruit. Flavour of earthy malt, light hops, fruit and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Meh, doesn’t do much for me but it’s fine I guess. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a reddish copper with crazy amounts of foam. Funky, cheesy scent with pure malt and a lemony sourness up front. Ends yeasty, heady yet mild in body, a hint of banana as well. Interesting, pretty good. JoeMcPhee (10132) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
12 oz bottles. Deep amber-brown colour, with light ruby highlights. The aroma is loaded with sweet beechwood smoke, soft earthy maltiness and a lingering nutty maltiness as well. Linger soft insistent smokiness over a clean, toasted malt character. Well-lagered, crisp, herbal bittering. Perhaps they’ve changed the recipe this year, but this is an excellent rauchbier. Highly underrated.
Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
Significant smoke and some other lager that is passable, but the whole thing didn’t get pulled off. Smoke-like colour and smoke in aroma. Undesireable mustiness and I agree with Pootz/Pootzboy its like burnt toast. pootzboy (1824) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 Bottled, 5.5% ABV fresh from the brewery. Pour shows a nice orange-amber clear beer with a rocky off white cap that reduces to a lace fairly quickly. Nose is dominated with a mild smokey mustiness, light malty smells much like a mild rauchbier. Front side is pleasantly malty, slight sweetness,...hops sit in the background ...medium-light body with a smokey presense. Finish is not too quick with the smokey malts and hops leaving an impression of burnt toast on the palate. This is a hybrid mild Rauchbier with a medium bodied Marzen...carried off well. The best lager from this brewer.
Complimented the Waterloo County spareribs and kraut perfectly. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 2009-10-01. Dark orangey brown body with a modest white head. 3+ Aroma is lightly smokey malt. Flavour is similar, sweet up front, modest smoke slowly climbs as you go. Average to medium body. Meh, decent beer that is not to my own tastes. 5/3/5/3/11- 2.7 On tap at C’est What
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2002
2008-10-03. Dark copper amber body with a mild beige head. Muted malty aroma, earthy mild smoke/peat overtones. Similar flavour, smoke/peat over base of malt. Average plus body. Okay. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
Jan 2004. Rerate:Headless, brown amber body. Enjoyable but a bit weak. 6/3/5/2/9 - 2.5
C’est What Fest. Of Small Breweries 2002 - a little but sweet, thin bodied. Am still looking to try an octoberfest that impresses me.
reddish brown with thick beige head. mild toasty aroma, some smokiness in the malt, leafy hops. slightly syrupy texture. overall this beer tastes like it's trying to break free, but just doesn't. I'd like a little more of everything in this beer. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2002
Mildly sweet aroma, amber, huge toffee head. Malty, bitter tea flavour, metalic taste as well. Thin, listless, an uninteresting beer.