Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Hints of caramel, nuts and toasted malt result in a fully flavoured, yet deceptively smooth lager. A well balanced body makes it a perfect year-round beer. Red Leaf is an ideal match with burgers, rubs, sandwiches and stews.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (3312) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Originally rated September 2008. Written "Smooth red lager" on the front label. And it is. Pours a brown-red colour with a decent looking creamy off-white head. This one unfortunately does not stay long, and lacing is left to a bare minimum. The nose is quick to disappear, with a malty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel for sure and carbonation is pretty normal for a swill like this one. Not much flavours. A bit of caramel malt at first ending in a little bread aftertaste. Might be a little better than Rickards Red, but just an average summer red lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
341 ml bottle in the LCBO singles basket, served cool in a tulip glass. 28OC10.

App.: Clear copper with a decent light tan froth. Aroma: Grains/cereals, some light fruity malts, a touch of caramel, a touch of skanky funk, maybe a touch of leafy hops. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: A little better than the nose, some caramel, light fruitiness, a touch of brown sugar, a slight brightness, a wee spicy hint; dry with a touch of bitterness and a bread/biscuit malt finish.

Neither offensive nor memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle OCB Sampler Pack LCBO. Pours dark amber with virtually no head(and this very rapidly disappears). Pungent tangy aroma with fruit notes. Medium bodied well carbonated. Fruit notes in flavour finished sweetly. Not yer usual lager beer. I quite liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Not a bad beer, but I dont really remember much of it due to how uneventful it was. Its the flavour you already know and love (or not) of most lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
decent lager, easy to drink, pours clean head and not bad for what it is. I would taste this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (5466) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
Le liquide a une couleur trs singulire, la limite de ltrange, entre deux tons et deux mondes incertains. Mais quelle est cette teinte? Franchement, je ne sais pas. Le nez est une bouffe faible de grains doux et lgrement, trs lgrement grills. Le got est tout aussi ventil avec un corps malt faible de caractre et de tenue. En finale, quelques notes amres dsorganises qui paradent derrire la langue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (3662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clear dark orange-brown with thin white head. Aroma of light caramel and a hint of roastiness. Taste of caramel malt, slightly roasty with a very light grassy bitterness in the finish. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, body is light-medium. Ok but doesnt hold a candle to most of the stuff these folks brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thb (825) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Respectable. Out of a bottle so I couldnt judge the colour. It was red malty sweetness primarily - quite syrupy, but it tasted real! Bit of grassy bitterness followed, but not enough for any kind of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
8oz draught sample at Toronto Festival of Beers August 5, 2010. Lovely bright and clear reddish-copper with an average off-white to tan head (4-). Slight caramel aroma, quite grassy and a little sweet - just light hints of roast and alcohol, once again no bitterness to speak of. Taste follows - simple, with light caramel roast, some grassiness, no alcohol, and some bitterness, initially a tad metallic. Average, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation, quick-finishing, just a slight lingering vague bitterness left behind - not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DerWeg (1628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Amber clear and small cap. Simple aroma is brisk, dry and a hint fruity. Taste is also a bit of sweet fruit with some body and plays out feeling thin and drying.

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