mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of quite English-accented malts, some bread and herbal hops. Flavour is very English, with bready malts, sort of like rye bread, English hops and a metallic tinge. Drinkable, but bland and unadventurous. Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Draught, at the brewpub, August ’07DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
Bright golden amber colour. Slightly fruity, slightly honeyish nose barely escapes the ultra-thick head. Caramel overtones with honeyish back notes and fair earthy English hops. A hint of toastiness comes off almost as astringent on the heels of all that caramel. Whether a "pale" or an "amber" (it’s variously billed as both) it’s probably too sweet for either. Not sure where the American hops have gone in this one, they were much needed for balance.
Notes from February ’05: Bright copper colour. Appetizing aroma mixes wood, grapefruit and toast. Earthy, woody bitterness with toasty malts and apricoty, pearlike esters. Sweetish finish with hints of grapefruit. Ar 7 Ap 4 F 7 P 4 O 13 = 3.5
1L swing top. Light orange amber, medium white head. Aroma and flavour are sweet caramel with fruity nuances. Finish has low bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Not bad, but nothing to bring me back. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
Pale golden, slight haze topped by a thick creamy white head. Nice bright lemon-citrus aroma, some grassiness. Flavour is lightly bready, with citrus and some dustiness. Fairly hoppy with some sweet citrus and a slight sweatiness in the back.
Strange that these observations are so different from other ratings. reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a pale amber color with abundant white head which settled quite quickly to a fine lace. Aroma of caramel malts and floral hops. Taste is lightly sweet with a mild hoppy finish. Overall, this is a fairly nice pale ale.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was hazy golden orange color with a little off-white head that died off at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had some breadiness and herbal hop quality. Some rye sweetness but not spiciness.
The flavor leans towards the bready malts, semi-sweet and bringing back those herbal malts to persevere through the rye sweetness. Once again, rye is not spicy. Sly rugged malty sweetness in the aftertaste. Subtle malty sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sesionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, English styled amber ale? Possibly and with a decent creativity of the rye in there, too bad it’s only the sweet side of the rye as if it had the spicy portion of it, that would definitely amplify the final score. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
(1 litre swing-top) Purchased at the brewpub on December 9th for $8.50. Pours a small foamy white head that disappates to the rim. An amber orange body. Nose is very pine cone and caramel malt. Flavour is somewhat biting in tartness. Fairly good balance. Everything I would expect in a Pale Ale. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Et tu Brute? Pleasant citrus (tangerine, lemon, grapefruit) and floral hops blend well with toasty and bready malts with some caramel sweetness in the nose. Somewhat hazy golden-orange coloured body is topped by adecent white head that recedes slowly to cover. Plenty of citrus character in the flavour along with toasty and caramel malts and underlying fruity esters. Bitterness is quite tangy. Mild butterscotch note rounds out the taste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation that is pointy on the tongue. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. 1L Swingtop bottle tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Pleasant citrus (tangerine, lemon, grapefruit) and floral hops blend well with toasty and bready malts with some caramel sweetness in the nose. Somewhat hazy golden-orange coloured body is topped by adecent white head that recedes slowly to cover. Plenty of citrus character in the flavour along with toasty and caramel malts and underlying fruity esters. Bitterness is quite tangy. Mild butterscotch note rounds out the taste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation that is pointy on the tongue. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. 1L Swingtop bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-07). Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2009
Hazy amber,huge fluffy beige head.
Scarce bead. Neutral nose. Light sweet sugary malt profile, light medium length hop end. Great lace