pootzboy (1736) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
On Tap at the Castle
Tapped a pale gold with a light hazed shimmer to it...1 finger white cap does not last too long but does lace the glass well.
Pungent aromas of cranberry but not synthetic or perfumery, undertones of sweetness and some grass.
Front side makes an impression like a wheat biscuit with cranberry sauce on it then mid palate the maple shows ...good hop character accents the tart cranberry...finish is incredible...dry and tart from the wheat and cranberry working together some maple tones...almost puckering dryness.
A summer deck beer...not a girly drink but I’m sure it will appeal to the ladies...well put together...flavors blend in proportion and give a decent amalgamation....good solid summer beer effort from a great micro.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 [301-20070509] 341mL (c/o tupalev). Wheatie fruit aroma. Golden body, quick head. Very nice sweet maple wheat flavour, strawberry cranberry, not tart. Medium body, good smoothness. Very nicely blended, pretty fruity. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
robinvboyer (4663) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
[1324B-20080503] Tap. Sweet cranberry and fruit cherry corn syrup. Clear, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet fruity cranberry cherry flavour. Medium body. Really nice aroma. (8/3/7-/3/13) 3.4
(@ Church Key; Campbellford, ON)
bottle at cafe volo.
ok, cranberry yes, maple?! I dont taste any maple. its overpowered by an artifical cranberry flavour, not horrible, but far from great. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle from Toronto Posse July ’06. Explosive opening, no gusher but close. Pours ~5% beer 95% foam. Golden colored and clear. Smells like cherries to me and vomit. Thin, vapid body. Perhaps the lightest flavors of maple and cranberry. Really not even close to enjoyable, sorry. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
wasn’t big on this when i had it on tap but love in the bottle. great wheat cran flavours John you r a great brewer
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2006
I enjoyed this. It wasnt the greatest fruit beer ive ever had, but the mix of flavours was nice. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de canneberges. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de canneberges (Aucune trace d’érable). Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de canneberges en arrière goût. (Rating #673) JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 pours a yellow color with a very small head fruity sweet crandberry smel and a cranberry taste to start and then a hint of maple. DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
On draught; poured a gold with a rocky head. Aroma is quite fruity. Flavour was tart with a combo of the cranberries and the maple. Not bad and would make a reasonable "once in a while" drink. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2006
One of the 3 brews I tried at church-key. (Sold out of Holy Smoke at the time...)
Bottle: Poured a clear bubbly gold with a thin white head. Nice appetizing cranberry aroma with an underlying straw (barnyard) yeasty smell that I don’t particularly find appealing. (Mt. Begbie brews have it for me too...)
Nice berry tartness is balanced by some maple sweetness in the finish.
ps. I really like Cranberry