Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2000
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2003 Has that almost smokey dark caramel note. Medium amber colour. Mostly caramel throughout, however. Useless beer. Lubiere (13791) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Copper amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweetish malts with notes of iodine, and cinnamon notes. In mouth, a sweet lightly spiced caramel malt, fusel alcohol, short in mouth. Not very good. Early 2007. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Draft @ Maxwell’s Plum. Dark amber brown body with a small white head. Was expecting something more golden and actually asked the server if this was the right beer! Muted malt, and caramel in the aroma. Sweet caramelly flavour and burnt caramelized sugar beneath. Something else in the sugar family defies interpretation. Quaffable, but fairly sweet. Average palate. First beer of my birthday this year! JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Tap at Maxwell’s Plum. Dark amber colour. Sweetish, brown sugar aroma, dark amber colour, thin white head. Very NZish, fruity yeast and a heavy sweet maltiness. Light caramel in the finish. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
(Bottle) Purchased a 12-pack at the PEI LCC for $19. Pours a foamy, white lasting head and a highly active carbonated amber body. A silky malted nose and a creamy nutty flavour that never transcended into the ’tasty range’. It finished with a milk elixir texture that disagreed with my tongue, stomach and decending colon --- thus causing me to deposit the remaining 11 bottles in the Delta Prince Edward hotel rooms of my colleagues.
Eructoblaster (4178) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
On tap at Maxwell’s Plum (Halifax, NS). Amber body with heavy carbonation and a decent white foamy head. Its malty aroma carries nutty notes. Malty/hoppy taste is enjoyable, but lacks complexity. Ends with a good bittersweet finish. Good everyday ale. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Amber with fast fading head.Small bead. Corny,grainy nose. Grainy malt flavor Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
Originally rated November 2005. This beer is now brewed by Sleeman Maritimes and I think only found in the maritimes, Canada. Thanks to Pedro for sharing this one with me. Pours a clean amber colour with decent sloppy lacing. Nice caramel aromas with some hoppy nose. The mouthfeel is semi-watery. The taste, I would say, is the weakest point of this brew, but still quite decent for a cream ale. Mild bitterness, alcohol and grain malt flavours. A slightly better than average cream ale. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2002
Sweet, molasses aroma, deep amber, small head. Roasted malt and treacle flavour. Good bitterness, very pleasant tongue tingle, good carbonation. Terrific on draught! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Clear, bright amber hue, big, but quickly crumbling cream-toned head, fiercely active, twisting down to nothing in an instant...
Aroma: quiet, soft, but sweet, fruity, malty, scant hops, if any...
Taste: starts smooth on entering the mouth, but becomes flinty and bland, hollow, yielding small fruity flavors, but then jump off the palate immediately. While it lasts, it’s a decent enough treat, but wholly forgettable.
For those with low expectations only.