wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from LCBO. Tasted in dimpled mug. Appearance is clear medium yellow / light golden in colour. Thin white head remains in the glass. Aroma has an acidic element, some sweet maltiness and some slight fragrant hoppiness with a grassyness that is utterly disturbing. Smells a little cheap - kind of like Faxe or Navigator. Flavour is that typical start off sweet, move to bitter / acrid and finish like cheap alcohol. pootzboy (1737) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
This beer is a fooler. Looks great; deep gold with a great puffy long lasting cap. Aroma is sweet malts over some floral hops...and a disturbing methyl twang. Tastes like a well made light lager...sweet , well balanced, but very poor at hiding the alcohol which dominates the finsh....making this taste like a cheap malt liquor..to bad. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2005
The aroma is of malt, hops and yeast it is acidic, and citrus like as well. The appearance is pale golden and the head is large. The flavor is pleasant with plenty of malt and some yeast and the citrus comes through quite well. It goes real well with pretzels. Hops in the finish. Overall it’s not as light a lager as many domestic beers but it’s not a heavy beer either. It is not as bad as the ratings here suggest. D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 14, 2005
Golden colour, medium head. Rather bland flavour, little bitterness, slightly acidic. Drinkable, nothing extraordinary. JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
Pours very clear gold with tons of visible carbonation and a sudsy foam head that reduces itself in a few minutes to rubble.
The aroma is apple cider vinegar and wine, a wee bit of skunkiness (which was a problem across both bottles sampled) and some wet hayfield.
The mouthfeel was crisp, but as expected. It’s not like I was expecting much after the aroma.
The taste is like a watered down generic ’lite’ macro cut with some cheap sparkling wine. There is a softly bitter finish and I can detect something like old cider. This is not what I look for in a beer. Why, oh God, why must the Liquor Store only import bad beer?
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Dark blonde with a big foamy head. Subtly sweet malt aromas. Weak, sour tart fruit flavors lead to a crisp grainy finish. Inoffensive, but unremarkable. Keep the bottle, leave the beer. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & gregclow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark yellow. Skunk corn aroma. Harsh (x2) corn taste. Awful cloying sweetness. Really really bad. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Clear, bright gold with a small white head. Aroma is stale and harsh - grain, corn, wet dog. Flavour is almost as bad - notes of rotten citrus and wet grain. Nasty! blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours sparkling gold with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Mediocre aroma is mostly grain with some corn and a bit of sweet fruit. The flavour is very watery and has a somewhat unpleasant sour grainy taste with a really crappy aftertaste. Very dissapointing. Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
Pours pale gold with a big bubbly froth head. Good head retention and some modest lacing. Nose of pears, apple and sweet grass. Palate is thin and relatively dull on any building of flavours. Very sweet and lots of apples, minerally to the point of metallic, and white grapes. Has a character of semi-sweet white wine with some vinegar tartness. Not completely what I had expected and not surprisingly good. If it were cleaner or crisper it would be a better offering. It tastes a little under-fermented. Maybe I got one on a good day, but even at its best, it won’t ever be great.