GRM (4046) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Can, 473 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on May 13 2008; eye: mahogany, clear, tan head that falls to leave a blanket on the beer, slight effervescence; nose: quite malty, rather sweet, light nut, light liquorice, resinous hops; mouth: malty, caramel, light nuts, light liquorice, resinous hops, grain, finale in resinous hops with a good presence of malt, lightly sweet and bitter, light astringency, medium to thin body, rather carbonated, a bit thin; overall: correct
Canette, 473 ml, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 13 mai 2008; œil : acajou, claire, mousse beige qui tombe pour laisser place à un petit tapis, très légère effervescence; nez : très malté, très sucré, léger noix, léger réglisse, houblon résineux en rétro-olfaction; bouche : malté, caramel, léger noix, léger réglisse, houblon résineux, grain, finale en houblon résineux avec une bonne présence de malt, légèrement sucrée et amère, légère astringence, corps moyen à mince, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct dchmela (3063) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Thanks to Mr Manning for the 16oz can. Pours a chocolaty brown with a thick off white head. Crazy color for a APA. Very little aroma, but what little I get is malt and caramel. Thick malty chocolaty taste with a pronounced hop bitterness. Finishes creamy and bitter. Not bad for a can. User29624 (1683) - - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Pours a translucent brown with a thin off white head. Mild aroma with a little bit of nuts, malt, and some fruit. I thought it was a relatively sweet beer with the malt dominating the hops. I was hoping it would have a little more hop profile. Very easy to drink though and decent overall. Part of the first trade I made on ratebeer. :) Thanks jerc JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Tap at C’est What. Deep copper coloured brew, thick tan head. Aroma is quite nice. Softly sweet with notes of apricot, plums and cherries. A bit of nuttiness and a light kiss of licorice as well. The aroma is both subtle and complex at the same time. A little bit sweet with some light brown malts and a fairly fruity flavour. Soft palate. Low bitterness, but the beer is still fairly dry. Pretty decent for what it is. Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
500mL can from LCBO. Pours a blackish brown, thin white head. Touch of raisins in the aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Little sweetness in the malt, fairly dry.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Can, courtesy blankboy. Pours a dark ruby brown color. Definitely not Webster’s definition of a "pale" ale. A thick foamy off-white head has good retention, and braids of lacing remain on the glass. Big malt aroma, plum, cider, dense chocolate. Some distant pumpkin, too. Very malty flavors, with dough and caramel qualities. Molasses, raisin also. Really don’t get a strong hop presence at all. The malt character leaves a nice refreshing grain feel on the tongue. Easy drinking, and a semi-bitter finish. Not bad. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 4, 2008
473ml can from MrManning - thanks Lenny! Dark, honey brown pour with a big, off white, almost yellowy head. Drippy lacing. Interesting nose - nutty, some nectarine, caramel, toffee and a bit of tobacco. Earthy flavors, toffee and caramel, some doughy notes. How is this a pale? At all? Not. Regardless, a nice drinker. Finish is pretty empty, just a slight mineral tinge. Nice. jasonm (22) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Well, to the Devil, this may be considered "pale". In actuality, its a deep mahogony brown color and topped with a 2 finger width tan colored head. The can is pretty slick as well. Aroma is sweet, with maple syrup being prominent. There is some sweet grain, a touch of chocolate, and alcohol. Mildly sweet flavor of roasted malt and toffee, with moderate astringency. Body is somewhat thin and watery, with a biting carbonation. This was an interesting beer to try, just needs a bit more oomph in the flavor. How about a Canadian Strong Ale category? :) mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
I was surprised to see that this was an American Pale Ale. Kind of dark and heavy for this style. I liked it though. Very malty. Nicely carbonated piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
Canned sample via gregclow. Deep amber in colour with average carbonation. Aromas are mainly of caramel and lightly toasted malts, along with a wiff of grapefruit. Flavor wise there’s a whole lotta toast, caramel, and candied oranges. Some bread dough becomes apparent near the finish. A bit heavy and dark for an APA, but a fairly good beverage nonetheless.