HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle (750ml ceramic swing-top). Shared by GregClow with blankboy, jerc and tupalev. Deep mahogany with a solid beige creamy head. Dry medium-deep roast cereal grain with some dry floral/herbal bitterness. Taste follows, quite sweet caramel malt with some raisin and light nutshell and wildflower bitterness - on the light side, not boozy, subtle .... Average body, smooth and soft, gently bitter in the finish. A light, roasty, cold-weather treat - my hat is off to you, Beaus - well done! C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a hazy amber with a small, tan head. Nose is very spicy and herbal. Dark fruit, red licorice, raspberry, yeast funk, brown sugar. Mouth feel is chewy with medium carbonation. Taste is cherry, raspberry, grass, herbal, green apple, stale gummy bears, and burnt toast. Finishes slightly bitter and dry; vinous, grassy and sour. Unique brew that gives off a holiday vibe without turning to cinnamon and ginger. beanmedic (348) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bread, citrus, floral. Characteristics of wheat beers in flavour and aroma but maltier Atheist_Peace (1042) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
600ml bottle. Pours Hazy brown/orange with average tan head. Vegetal, malty, tangy nose. Rather odd but not in a bad way. Sourish on the palate with vegetal wooden notes and a lemony zing. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle given to me by my colleague’s boyfriend back in Canada that I later shared at the Downtown Inn post-grand tasting party for RBWG. Full, tannish orange pour. Nose of pleasant caramel and cereal notes. Pleasant flavor has caramel malt, cereal, slight earthiness, and a surprise tartness. Lip smacking good. The tartness is sure a surprise in a good way. Crazy.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Growler from the brewery, courtesy of my buddy Jay. Spicy nose, along with lots of malt - nice. Neat appearance - very dark brown, hazy and murky - very little head. Taste is good - reminded me instantly of Anchor Our Special Ale in its spiciness - it would have been more appropriate to drink this in the Winter than outside on the first great day of the year! Sweet malty brown ale with a neat original bit of spiciness - good effort Beau’s. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
Growler from the brewery, about a week "old"-It’s nice to have contacts in the Ottawa area.Decants a deep, clouded brown with a thin beige ring of head. The nose is certainly malt forward, and hints at dark rye bread, dark fruit and lots of spice. This is certainly sweet, but I’m not sure if it is from the malts or from the sweet gale. Either way it is pleasant. Fruity, quite spicy, almost savory. The alcohol content is not noticeable, and this beer finishes softly with the low carbonation. Spiced, sweet lingering aftertaste. Quite a treat. GRM (4174) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
Draught, 20 ounces, at The cottage and kitchen, April 11 2008; eye: dirty brown with a reddish hue, opaque creamy beige head that falls rapidly, light lacing; nose: sweet gale, I suppose, caramelized malt, floral, fruity, dusty, perfumy, light spices; mouth: dusty, sweet gale, caramelized malt, perfumy, floral, fruity, a bit aggressive on swallowing but finale is enjoyable, spices (pepper), basement, caramel, finale in sweet gale with a good presence of caramelized malt, nice balance, silky, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, slight astringency, rather carbonated, reminiscent of an "old ale", creamy; overall: nice surprise
En fût, 20 onces, chez The cottage & kitchen, 11 avril 2008; oeil : brune sale avec une teinte rougeâtre, opaque, mousse crémeuse beige qui tombe plutôt rapidement, légère dentelle; nez : myrique baumier, j’imagine, malt caramélisé, floral, fruitée, poussiéreuse, parfumée, léger épices; bouche : poussiéreuse, myrique baumier, malt caramélisé, parfumée, floral, fruitée, p’tite agression lorsque j’avale mais la finale est agréable, épices (poivre), cave, caramel, finale en myrique baumier avec une bonne présence de malt caramélisé, bel équilibre, soyeuse, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, très légère astringence, plutôt carbonatée, un peu « old ale », crémeuse; en résumé : belle surprise JB84 (652) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
Tap at Golden Kiwi anniversary. Pour rusty brown with finger thick off white head. Aroma of spices, dark fruits and a hint of caramel. Tastes earthy with spices sweet malt and caramel. Medium body. Overall interesting brew. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Deep, cloudy ruddy pour with a thin white head. The aroma is great. Softly herbal and fruity with a lot of soft chewy character. Lots of myrtle aroma and flavour. It’s got a fairly decent bitterness and a lovely balance of flavours. A bit estery and fairly fruity. Soft and herbal. Pretty nice pint.