Papillon (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 473 mL Can.
Amber body with a thin foamy off-white head settling to a film leaving ample spotty lace.
Aroma of pale and crystal malts, a citrus note, an innuendo of honey; the bouquet seems to struggle to express itself.
Flavor mainly of pale sweet malts, hops show up but don't overly impose, an aftertaste of treacle and a clean hoppy finish. Tranquillity (2507) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. Half hazy brown orange body with a white head. The aroma is malty. The taste is slightly sour and very balanced. ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Pours burnt orange with an off white head that laces the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel and bread. Taste of sweet caramel malts, and a balanced bitter/sour finish. Great beer. MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a orangy colour with nice white head. Aroma is fruity, malty caramel. Pretty decent for this style of beer.
HippyHop (688) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Expiry date on the bottle is November 30th, 2014. I bought it at the LCBO on December 3rd, 2014. Nice stock rotation LCBO!
That being said this stuff doesn’t seem to have suffered much. Pour is light burnt orange with two fingers of creamy off-white cap. Solid retention, good lacing. Nose is all malt (shocking) with lots of caramel, toasted grain/bread. Taste is a surprisingly sturdy toasty caramel malt with a slightly bitter earthy finish. I didn’t encounter any yoghurt, but I did encounter a bit of that lovely Steamwhistle Blood Mouth effect that my buddy Tiki mentions. In my case it was pretty faint. Serviceable bitter, all around.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2014
beautiful English pale. The story here is malts, in abundance that are incredible for the ABV. Toasty and flavorful. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bière orangée, cristalline de par sa parfaite limpidité, et semblant mi-mince. Nez en houblons doux et fruités, et en malts caramel. La bouche est savoureuse et ronde mais sans être réellement complexe ; la buvabilité est haute, et si la signature est assez classique, elle est diablement efficace et bien effectuée. Saveurs de fruits tropicaux, de sucre d’orge, et complétées par une petite amertume. Pour un breuvage qui ne ressort pas tellement du lot, Durham peut se vanter d’avoir perfectionné le style. bunget (1023) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear copper body, small beige head with good retention. A sweet malty British aroma: caramel, malt, honey, plums and apricots, bread. Taste is somehow bolder: caramel malt, a decent amount of herbal hops, a little resinous and sour notes. Very decent. Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Pours tall & sassy in the glass, with a lush one finger cap. First sip brings me a whole bunch of confusion: beneath the rich malts & middle of the road hopping there’s an ugly sour blemish (a reviewer below me accurately describes it as yogurt-like) . Dig deeper & there’s also a slightly coppery twang in the after taste that reminds me of Steam Whistle’s blood in the mouth problem. That’s two strikes. Fix these two flaws & we may have something. A great looking pour, but as we all learn at the bar - looks can be deceiving. In fact, if you read the last ten or so reviews, there is a consistant complaint of something being off. Bad batch alert. shaynsawchuk (713) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pours copper pipe with a thick white head that dissipates. Nice British style caramel malt, butter toffee, black tea, cedar and herb. Lightly sweet with enough bitterness to balance it out. Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation and somewhat creamy palate. Seems very fresh. Super sessionable.