AWS9 (672) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Copper pour. Copper taste. Sticky finish. Sugary malt backing. Ambers really aren’t my thing, but this seems to be a particularly poor example by my tastes.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the can pours a rich foamy glass. Light scent of woody hops and a bit of mudied malt. Full bodied with lots of flavours. Vanilla and metallic do not come to mind so it rates higher than many Ambers. Kind of reminds me of Innis & Gunn so maybe tehy get something from the Oak. Could probably pound some while watching Leaf’s games. A bit of an alcohol candy bit in the finish.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Haven’t enjoyed a beer from this brewer in years...
Until now. Hazy rich brown/gold brew with a semi-sweet aroma with a hint of whiskey - Canadian whiskey ("Rye") which is not something I’ve ever smelled in beers aged in whiskey barrels before. usually, scotch barrels are used.
A sweet malty flavour that is cut with rye whiskey and a touch f hops. But not bitter. The lingering taste reminds me of when I used to chase rye shots with beer (when I was a "kid". An interesting and satsfying (and strong) beer.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can pours clear amber bright with lots of carbonation. 1 inch pillowy off-white head settles to cap of micro-bubbles but lasts to end leaving good lacing. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of hops bitterness. Whiskey tones apparent in flavour with biscuit malt, spicy herbs and earthy hops. Dry palate with creamy lingering mouthfeel. Not as good as Warka but closest I have tasted. Waterloo continues to kick molsons arse!
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can. Pleasant warm amber colour with tan head composed of tight micro bubbles. Goes to lace quickly. Smells of honey, some peppery spice, and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly comes and vibrant with a lively carbonation. Caramel sweetness, pepper on the tongue and a grassy bitter finish for balance. Probably their best offering!
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour with a thin frothy white head and lace. Citrus honey aroma. Malt flavour. Surprisingly strong alcoholic kick. malt bitter finish.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can, the old warthog can when it was still a seasonal. Pours a paler amber than I was expecting, but has a big off-white head and isn’t completely filtered. Aroma is moderate sweet malt with a bit of a fruity tartness. Sweet whiskey malt and tartness come through on the taste with some herbal and earthy hops. Light spice. Body is medium, dry and creamy. Overall, it was a pretty good lager, especially considering the ABV.
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned sample. Dark gold in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of heavy sweet malts, booze, and caramel. More sticky sweet malt in the mouth, along with berry fruit caramels, and whole wheat bread dough. Heavy bodied with a long finish in spite of the carbonation level. Seems like a simplistic overly sweet oktoberfest to me.
cards04 (2729) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear orange with creamy white head. Flowers, honey, and some citrus in the nose. Sweet malty start, with a nice bitter finish. Well balanced but flavours aren’t that strong. Still a good beer.
swiseman (487) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a thick white head with plenty of carbonation from the can. strong aromas of hops and malt. color is very light amber. taste is lots of roasted malt, caramel, maybe even a hint of coffee. definite alcohol notes - high gravity does not go unnoticed, but does not detract from the overall impression. Much better than I expected - certainly a sleeper pick.