TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Nice to see these guys getting more of their beer into wider circulation. 500 mL bottle. Clear copper brown with a film of white head. Sweetish aroma is nicely balanced. I get bruised apple as much as anything. The flavour is also balanced and simple. Nice bitterness throughout. Very drinkable, and probably excellent on tap. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours an almost clear, pale orange amber with a short lasting white head. Taste is malty, light caramel. Light earthy, herbal, piney hoppiness. Too subtle for my liking...Light to medium bodied. Alright... Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice brown, smell is very earthy, taste is a nice bitterness with a good floral, earthy and grassy notes, It has a really english feel to it. A bit of citrus in the aroma, overall good Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
500ml botle shared by MartinT.barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Appearance : Clear amber with a small head.
Aroma : Malt ans resinous hops. Nice hop profile but a bit phenolic and buttery maybe. Nice fruits.
Taste : Nice malt with nice resinous hops. Finish is a bit thin with some malt and hops. Faint bitterness.
Overall : Not bad but the phenolic notes are bugging me a bit. It also seemed quite buttery according to Martin but I’m not really sensible to this so I only got faint buttery notes.
multiple samples, multiple ways. probably drinks best on cask. orange with an off white head. malt nose with some hops peaking through. malt forwardflavour like most GRB brews. really sessionable pale ale.
kevinsenn (2215) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice clear orange. A nice, but not too strong, fruity aroma. Malty caramel taste, with a bitterness similar to Grand River’s others’: Galt Knife, Plowman’s, and Curmudgeon. A very nice pale ale; nothing mindblowing, but it’s not meant to be. dfearnley (2146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
500mL bottle to wine glass
Aroma of hay and caramel malts. Clear reddish amber with almost no head. Burnt malts with a nice piney bitterness. Unfortunately this brew is a bit watery and thin or it would have been much better. pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
500ml bottle: pours an amber clear ale in the glass with a decent frothy 2 finger white cap. Aroma is light but you get a pleasant toasty biscuit tone with some nice grassy hop notes. Medium-light bodied, it tastes pretty much as it smells but more intense. A simple non nonsense quaffing ale with buscuity malts in fair balance with the resinous hopping.....lightly dry in the finish whit good hop bittering.
A very pleasant, approachable full flavored sipping ale, I’d love to session with it but at over $3.50 for less than a pint it’s too cost prohibitive for that.
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Clear but coppery colour with little head and no lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with a weird apple pie aroma and some floral hops. On the palate it proves much better with a caramel malty backbone followed by a slight bitter finish and sports a medium body at best. Forgettable at best. Strangebrewer (1309) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 bottle. Poured clear amber with a big rocky white head. Fresh hop aroma, citrusy and herbal. Medium body, high carbonation. Biscuity malt flavour, tart grapefruit and grassy hop notes, peppery with some astringency.