crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016 JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour at the Ontario Brewing Awards. Pale golden amber pour. The nose has a bit of odd vegetal character. A touch of light fruitiness and some lingering peppery character. Okay.
473ml can. Copper pour. Aroma is a very basic malt, herbs and caramel. Flavor is metallic and earthy, not too hoppy, not really what im looking for in an alt. Kauge (2119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2016
Can from LCBO. Pours near clear dark caramelly orange with small off-white head. The aroma’s sweet, cereals and caramel, tastes pretty sweet too, again grainy and caramelly. Very crisp, malty dry. Good in a way that it’s not offending. Not exactly enjoyable though. Tranquillity (2507) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Canned. The body is brown with a small white head. Sweet aroma. The taste is sweet as well, and I think it’s quite balanced. Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
Brown pour with offwhite head. Smells like caramel and toffee. Taste is a bit sweet, thicker than I thought it would be, mostly caramel malt flavour, one dimensional. Tim Webb (470) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
A tin in a bar at Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario. Not a beer done any favours by its tin. Nothing distinctively Alt to it. No maturity. Too simple and reliable. No flaw but no statement either.
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a brown colour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, cereals, malts. Taste is similar. Not bad, but nothing memorable either.
robinvboyer (4750) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Can from the lcbo. Clear dark brown pour, with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, lots if malts, and cereals. Light grassy hops, actually a tad malty I find for an alt, this is leaning towards a malty bock. Good mouth feel, and food carb. Finish is sweet, and bready, with decent caramels. A good beer but a touch malty for the style. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Where and how: OBA / can 473 mlcyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Aroma milder than most of alts. Nice hop notes, faint malt work. 7-
Top: mid lighter off white top.
Base: clear, light brown ale.
Palate : tad chewy, lighter carbonation.
Taste: not enough Noble hops, leave dark bread feel of an ale that happens to be dark .
Other notes pedestrian approach to style?
473ml can radiomgb (2838) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 2, 2015
The beer poured a translucent reddish brown with a light tan short lived head. The aroma was caramel malt, grains, and weak yeast. The mouthfeel is medium full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is caramel, yeast, and tart grains.
473ml can. Clear amber in colour with a very thin white head, little lacing. The aroma is of caramel sweetness, some nuts, grainy. The flavour is toasty, grainy, some sweetness and a weird herbal thing going on. Finishes thin, watery, some light bitterness.