Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2006
Hazy yellow colour. Slight uric aroma with creamed corn background. Very light palate, almost the marshmallowy sweetness of a weizen. Has some light corn and sugar notes, like the crust of a pastel de choclo. Finishes almost candyish. Surpringsly drinkable, considering.Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
Not sure which is more disagreeable...the can which is a direct ripoff of the Bowen Island cans (hey, Big Rock, you sold the brand and now you rip them off, wtf?) or the fact that they invent a brewery (Pine Creek?) rather than just admitting that this is a Big Rock beer. In fact, I’m probably more annoyed that our government lets them get away with it, that our government lets them flat-out lie to the public, than the fact that Big Rock does it.
A pale yellow lager with a thin white head. Pissy aroma with corn adjunct and light sulfur. In mouth, a chalky malt with faint hopping, mineral, a bit oily. Can. Bought in a non descript liquor store on Jasper Ave in Edmonton, for 2.50$....rip-off. DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Bought a single can for $0.75 from the shopping cart in Willow Park. The best of the three cheapies (the others were AB Genuine Draft and Alta Light), all made by Big Rock even though this can says different (I agree with Oakes’ rant, see below). Clear golden yellow, fresh grainy aroma with a clean palate that is on the sweeter end. Not bad at all, and miles ahead of the Alberta Genuine Draft in my opinion, but still in the end a low-end, cheap, can-only generic pale lager. reebtogi (6273) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is cereal grains and grass. Taste is light malty sweetness with a horrid hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. A terrible brew that just sickens me whenever I taste it. It is one my father purchases on a regular basis. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
(Can) Courtesy of Oakes. All I can really say is this is one of the shittiest beers I have tasted in a long, long, long time. It’s nose wasn’t too bad - kinda an watery corn oil but the flavour was soapy, corny and crap. Words don’t describe the disappointment. Isn’t the brewer a panelist on BeerBasics? Does he qualify as a beer judge if his tastebuds are so badly damaged that he cannot taste how bad this is??
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Very sweet aroma is all creamed corn with some soapy floral character. Very clear golden body beneath a very shy, large bubbled, fully diminishing head. Metallic notes offset the sweet creamed corn in the unpleasant flavour. Very light and gassy with thin, watery body and very strong carbonation that unpleasantly pricks the tongue which is more or less thankfully short-lived. If you’re going to make a beer to compete with the macros, make a good beer to compete with them. This just gives small breweries a bad name. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Can (Oct-06). Thanks, Oakes! pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
355ml can. Pale straw colour, vanishing white head. Weak aroma, slight grain note. Grainy malt flavour, a trace of grassy hops in the finish, a little metallic. Lots of carbonation and a thin body. bulldogops (2495) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
Bow Valley. Reviewed straight from bright gold can, aesthetically pleasing. Poured some out to note clear, yellowy colour. Medium carbonation. Aroma is corn and grass. Taste is exactly the same, with a bubbly mouthfeel of plain, grainy beer. Certainly one of the better dollar beers, but nothing one should ever drink seriously. patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
Horrible beer. Absolutely no reason why I will ever consume this again. Pour is pale yellow and foamy white head. Tastes like someone peed in my mouth and mixed it with beer. Overall, pretty gross. AgentAle (1751) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Aroma is rice and corn adjunct with some tin from can and light sulphur. Taste is bland sweet malts and hops, very generic. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains quite poorly.