mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
[2477-20090829] Tap sample. Strong strawberry juice and raspberry tarts aroma along with some navel orange flesh and hints of cheesecake toppings. Slightly hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grainy acidic strawberries flavour has some orange Campino and mango hints. Medium body. Very fragrant, strong flavours, strong fruity characteristics.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
(Golden Taps ’09 @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)
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. 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. garthicus (2933) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at Beer Bistro at the Golden Tap awards. Appearance: Cloudyish orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma: Quite hoppy with perfume and a slight spiciness too. Flavour: Nutty malt, some sourness, hints of hops with a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable. HogTownHarry (7012) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Draught. At 2009 Golden Tap Awards. Slightly hazy light amber with an average frothy off-white head Ɠ+). Pungently floral aroma with a hint of green fruit. Nice, fairly delicate floral bitterness, not as aggressive as in the nose, lightly fruity, with a decent grainy malt backbone. Quite a solid body to it, lively mouthfeel, with a longish bitter finish - very good!
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
Draught at ’2009 Golden Tap Awards’ at beerbistro. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, hops, fruit and caramel malt. Flavour: Yum, delicious and refreshing with hops, fruit and light spices backed by caramel malt and a nice bitter finish. Average bodied which is good for the style. This is a good version of the style, I really enjoyed it. 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 jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
2009-08-29. Crisp orange amber body, small off white head. Fruity citrus in the aroma, touch of sweet marmalade touches. ( 7+) Flavour is pleasant, modest citrusy hops, mild bitterness, muted malt has just a touch of dry graininess at times. ( 6+) Average palate suits it. Pretty decent. I liked the aroma more than the flavour but I liked it enough to go back for seconds. Pleasant. On tap at Beer Bistro
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. 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!