talisencrw (81) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2018
Wow! This was a GREAT red beer! I just adored it; my second experience with Cowbell. A solid A- in my books--Can't wait to see what they come up with next! =) Gluepot (783) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
Pours a deep caramel amber with an active off-white head. Nose combines resin, citrus and roasted malt. Same major elements in the taste profile - citrus fruit and pulp, a touch of pine resin, caramel, a touch of spice and rye. On the dark edge of the West Coast tradition. Tasty. Johnsense (1822) - - DEC 23, 2017
Amber pour, smaller head that lasts. Fairly hop forward aroma, pine, resin, caramel sweetness. Toasty malt gives way to a good hoppy punch (especially for 30 IBU), pine, resin, orange, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish, prickly carbonation. Helsdon (429) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 First what the heck is Cartoonkhaki talking about in the review bwlow mine? Taste is subjective sure, but this is not remotely golden. I'm guessing he's picked the wrong better. This west coast red ale is a amber with decent showing of off white head. Mild malt noise with resin hops. Taste presents very similar, mild caramel malt up front then sting reisin and pine that builds toward then end, then lingers, really lingers. The balance for this beer seem a bit off, and not much in the way of subtlety, but passible. Cartoonkhaki (1341) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017
Crisp golden colour with quick to go head. Grain malts, light hop. Decent body. Bit on a sweet side.
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
473ml can pootzboy (1832) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2017
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
August 15, 2017
The beer pours a translucent gold colour with a generous white head that quickly dies down to a thin film covering the beer. The aroma is grainy malt, some off-smelling acidic tones, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and average carbonation. The flavour is grains, cereals, weak hop and yeast notes as well. Kolsch is a style style I neither love nor hate and this does nothing to change that.
Can from LCBO - puts a hazed copper-red ale in the glass with a tight off white cap which lasts well and laces the glass walls. Aroma of pungent NZ hops (Pacific Jade?) floral tones overpower the light toasty-caramel malt tones. Flavor is well balanced with a good floral/bitter hop punch staked against some well chosen malts....finishes moderately dry with a long lingering bittering from these juicy NZ hops - good drinker, easy to take more than one motski (22) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Great, Great Beer! Purchased a couple of these 473 ml cans from lcbo (Tor.) a few months back. One of the best new Ontario craft beers I’ve tasted in a while, I’m hooked!. Love the well balanced combo of malts and hops. Definitely a west coast style influence,with an Irish red twist, yet not overly hopped as the malty body seems to tame the hops. Flavors of pine, carmel and bread. Nose is typical WC IPA style (hoppy). Forward bitterness of hop flavors and finishes very smooth and malty.
Pours rich ruby/rusty/dark red in color, with a nice full beige creamy head.
Nice lacing (definitely drink this beer out of a glass).
Pairs nicely with a homemade BBQ Burger, topped a sharp/nippy cheese, or Yorkshire Pudding.
Love this stuff! Highly recommend.
PS; Great contrast beer is Cowbell’s Absent Landlord (Kolsch Style). Very nice as well. omhper (26060) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2017
Canned, from LCBO. Hazy amber, rich head. Caramelly grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some grapefruit, quite a lot of caramel. Mid bitter finish.
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
[8976-20170114] Tap. Herbal floral grains and citrus orange oil aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red orange body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter orange wood oil flavour and creamy citrus peel flavour. Medium-full body is both smooth and bitter. Good. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
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