tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
ok well not thinking it deserves the low ratings. nose is sweet with a little kinda grainyness and some alcohol. some small head copper color, sweeter malts with some good booze and slightly medicinal almost like a malt liqor from the states intresting MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle fresh from the brewery- Thanks for sharing Mark! Clear copper with a frothy beige cap. Nose of fresh punchy hops, a bit of alcohol, Munich malts, flowers and spices. Strong hoppy flavour profile has citrus,flowers and spices, sweet malts too. Caramel bready-ness warms with the alcohol and adds complexity. Quite enjoyable. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
[2514-20091002] Tap. Smoked baloney chicken lunch meat aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with a quick white bubbles. Grainy and mild lunch meat flavour has mild apple juice characteristics and nice rich mid-tones. Medium-body. Not bad, nice mid-toned beer with good balance.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2009
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)
650 mL bottle from the brewery. Doesn’t look like a pilsner - more copper than gold. Small but thick white head. Doesn’t much smell like a pilsner either. It’s sweet brown sugar malt with some tart fruit, bread and floral hops. No graininess. Flavour is on the sweet side, with bread, beernuts, and a little hops and spice. Too sweet, though. No alcohol presence. Light carbonation and thinnish body. Not really a pilsner, but not much of a vienna either. Not terrible, but Church-Key is capable of better. HogTownHarry (6942) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
Draught. At 2009 C’est What Fall festival. Clear reddish-amber with an average frothy head. Smells like a bitter or an ESB, only more floral: malty, slightly dry and bitter. The taste follows - mild floral bitterness, sweet oily grainy malt, made me think of hibiscus ... a little chalky/minerally. Average body, somewhat weak carbonation, not much alcohol presence at all, with a little gritty/mineral hard-water aftertaste. I still think this resembles a bitter more than a vienna, but hey, what do I know.
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
2009-10-01. Orangey body, modest off-white head. Aroma, light yeast and florals, not quite fruity note . Just a touch of pee/apple juice on the second sample. 6+ Flavour is lightly bitter, odd finish of fruit/yeast, something? Okay overall the finish I found a touch off putting. Average plus palate is nice. 3+ Interesting, but a touch odd. On tap at C’est What Spab (3855) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at C’est What Fall Festival. Pours a clear orange gold with very small white head. Light nose of bread a hint of fruit. Very sweet flavour, fruity and slightly bready. Slight bitterness in finish. Lightly carbonated. So so - not the brewery’s best offering. robinvboyer (4689) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle from the brewery.
Light sugary malt aroma with some light fruits, and some light grassy hops. Smells like a Belgian ale. Flavor has more of the grassy hops and sweet bready malts. Ummmm pils?! The color is also a hazy amber. Nit a bad beer, but church key is capable of so much better. Sammy (12212) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
On-tap at C’est What. A light orange colour, a bit of lace. A light Saaz bitterness. A bit of odd taste and impact on the tongue. Not a bad one. Not getting why listed as Vienna. Lubiere (13916) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
A lightly hazed golden pils with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a lightly off herbal malt with light band aid, autolysis. In mouth, a crisp malt with light German hops, a bit of off notes, could have been better, given this cost 10$ for a bomber. Via Probstk, tasted April 24 2011. Thanks Karl.