swiseman (498) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
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. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Reddish amber pour with just a little touch of white head. Watery slightly sweet scent. Warm mouth. A touch floral and nutty. Nice slightly bitter hops taste. Years ago I fell in love with an Amber beer you can no longer buy (sadly I forget the name, Royal Amber Lager perhaps), I’ve been chasing that beer for years and have had many ambers that have disappointed. This is the closest I have had. I’m really digging this. It’s not deep, it’s not complex, it’s just easy to drink and tastes good. dreadp (13) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
Amateur ’judge’ here but veteran beer drinker! Pretty tasty offering from these guys, somewhat reminiscent of ’ Innis & Gunn’ and ’Hofbrau Octoberfest’. Great colour, quite sweet but overall a very good beer. Recommend serving cool/cold to balance the sweetness. $2.50/can from LCBO? I’ll definitely buy again. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Pale amber pour with a tight sticky white head. The aroma is pretty sweet. Lots of fresh Munich toastiness along with some warming ethanol as well. There is a little bit of light plumminess that isn’t typical for this style. Softly chewy with a touch of light sweetness. Nice - if a little strong. There’s a bit of soft almost estery flavour, but it’s not entirely lagery bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours golden amber with thick foamy head. Aroma is caramel, bread and fruity, herbal hops. Medium bodied with slightly more than average carbonation, Taste is bittersweet - bread, herbs and a touch of wood. The finish is pleasantly dry and lingering.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
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. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
473 ml cn from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. Strangebrewer (1298) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair off-white head.
Aroma: Pleasant fruity malts, light caramel notes, somewhat grassy, biscuit and toast crust, a touch floral.
Palate: Medium body, fairly unctuous effervescence, full and rich overall.
Flav.: Fruity malts, some dark dried fruit notes, British malting kinda, a touch earthy, a little floral, a touch grassy; dry with limited bitterness and a nice biscuit and caramel malt finish.
This from the makers of Radlermass and Red Baron Lime...who knew??
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 can/bottle. Poured clear copper with an off-white froth. Light toasty malt aroma. Medium-light body, active carbonation, bitter-tart mouthfeel. Biscuity malt backbone, sweet with caramel and apricot notes, dry-ish tart finish. JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
Solid offering. The aroma is almost non-existent but is reminiscent of garbage. The smell aside, it’s a very enjoyable beer. Not what I expected given the name "amber" but nice nonetheless. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
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.