presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012 pootzboy (1779) - Kitchener, Ontario, - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: puts a lightly hazed amber ale in the glass with a decent 2 finger off white cap that laces well. Moderate carbonation. Aromas of caramel malts, some citrus and piney hops. Tastes much like it smells - caramel sweet malts are balanced off with a spicey/citrus hop mix...light fruity esters....sandy mouth feel….finish is clean with a building bittering from piney hops. A good drinker...lots of flavor but mild and easy to quaff.
Pint in a long week at Grey Cup 2012. Hazy dark amber. Light fruitiness in aroma and flavour. Some expected light yeastiness since it is unfiltered. AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
From Notes, at the Only Cafe. Pours a cloudy light amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma is nicely balanced malts and herbal bitter. Flavours of sweet malts and somewhat nuanced hop bitter. Quite flavourful. Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a sweet nutty and waxy malt, coffee grinds, mash tun. In mouth, a sweet maple malt with light grainy notes, nutty barley suger, not bad. On tap at Volo , Oct. 29 2011. RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap. i didnt get much of an aroma with this one. light, but a nice bitterness really makes this one quite nice. not bad Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
tap at volo, pours a light brown, smell is fairly hoppy and the taste is a light earthy with a good backing of english yeast. overall it was very drinkable good offering
JoeMcPhee (9454) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Gave a new batch a try at The Only Cafe. Hazy pale amber pour with a creamy white head. The aroma is softly earthy and hoppy. A lovely UK sort of spicy/earthy bitterness. A nice crackery pale malt base and a fresh-baked sort of flavour. Diacetyl problem has been solved - this is nice and clean with a nice flinty sort of bitterness. Lovely quaffable pint. Solid bitter.
Pale amber pour with a thick creamy head. The aroma is quite laden with
diacetyl and lots of soft earthiness. Malts are kind of sweet and fairly pronounced. Hops are kind of restrained. DerWeg (1695) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
Clear medium-light amber, creamy white head, great lemony and bitter hop, aroma grassy and sweet, feel long bitter noble hop. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap at Chancey Smith’s- Deep copper pour, has a one finger off white creamy cap. Nose of bready malts, cirtus, some spice, burnt sugar. Tastes of sweetish caramel malts, dark bread crust, citric hops with a pithy bitterness. Medium bodied, almost creamy smooth. An easy drinker. Good! VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap at C’est What - arrives a clear medium gold colour with a good, thick white head that leaves thick lace down the glass. Aroma fresh hops, quite citrusy, with a hint of the sweet malt body to follow. Flavour a wonderful balance of assertive (for a bitter) hops, and sweet honeyish malt. Hop flavour is very lemony. Reminds me somewhat of Black Oak Pale Ale, but with a juicier, more citrusy hop presence. Incredibly moreish.