Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Light golden brown pour, good sized slick of a white head. Nice strong aroma of bread, roast, nuts - very inviting. Taste - very solid as well. Tons of nutty flavour balanced by lively carbonation and hops over a light body. Nice roast/nutty/sweet linger as well. Black oak knocked this one out of the park, well done guys, I wish I had bought more than the 6 pack! rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
On tap at c’est what. Excellent and pleasantly surprised at the high hop content. I can’t place the unique flavor maybe something like butterscotch? Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
cask at C’est What VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Appearance: thickly hazed, dark amber with mid plus thick creamy, tanned top.
Nose: neat , smooth hop sided nose , leafy with cask acidic side. Well composed. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied , with soft silky textures. Mild sweet malts with smooth fell to it. Dangerously drinkable brew. Light yet wholesome hop character that was well rounded with slight oak cask bitter ending. Good, balanced on all sides.
On tap at The Embassy - came a clear copper/amber shade with a smallish head that lasted for awhile and left thick, beautiful lace. Aroma nice, but muted - sweet malt, a touch of smoke, and a very faint hint of hops. Gorgeous flavour, more of the same that the aroma promised, full bodied, malty, sweet, with a dry, hoppy finish. Ultra smooth. Really the perfect brew for the crisp fall season. Excellent work Adrian and Ken! pootzboy (1737) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Bottle fresh from brewery:
Pours an amber-orange with a decent 2 finger tight cap. Fair retention and lacing.
Aroma is right on profile for the style: Malty-bready with toasty tones and low sweetness, woody noble hop aromas light earthiness.
Taste is hop forward with the toast malts sitting below a herbal-oak-woody noble hop profile, goes slightly dry in the finish with light bitterness and a light toasty-bready after taste.
a GOOD boilerplate Oktoberfest Marzen but to put it over the top the body and malts need to be bulked up and come forward with the hops sitting just below the malts, should be 6% abv or better...If that were done this would be a GREAT Canadian Marzen and rated in the 4+ range....just the same, this is a welcome offering for a marzen starved local market.
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
From notes. At the Brewery. Pours a deep orange amber colour with a slight white head. Aroma is slightly sour, with notes of buttery vanilla. Flavour is sweet malts, some toffee, and slight hop bitter. Quite balanced. Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Very decent cask format beer, enjoyed at C’est What. Slight greyish lager, with a good head, followed by lots of lace. A light smoked malt that is quite tasty, and there is a creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly little smoke in the nose, czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
on tap at beau’s oktoberfest 2015. clear brigh gold orange pour with a creamy off-white cap, some retention and lacing. fruity lager maltiness - berries, tasty nutty specialty malts, grassy leafiness - noble; woodsy as well, soft coffee grinds, minerals. light carbonation, light body - oily; balanced and smooth spicy-herbal-woodsy-grassy finish. solid oktoberfest. much enjoyed! Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2015.
Pours copper with light beige head. Aroma is of malt. Taste is of malt (nice), caramel, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite nice.
robinvboyer (4667) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
on tap at the beer bistro. Grassy hops, and some nice biscuity malts. The oak is subtle, and doesnt seem to take away or add to the beer at all. Just overall a nice beer.