TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 The smell is actually quite nice, a medium amount of dark malts and lots and lots of hops, I can really pick out the cascade, because Im a cascade whore... lots of hops in the aroma anyways. It’s great! A very even not-quite dark brown, little head with some lacing, pretty boring to watch. Very muted taste initially, the malt and then the hops come on late in the tasting. A bit fizzy on the palate, you really get a taste of the yeast after the hop bitterness wears but also a bit plain, a bit too easy. A lot nicer than I expected, but still room for a bit more malt and different hops on the tounge I’d say. Almost an IPA, with just a bit of brown ale added in instead of high ABV to balance the flavours. A bit un-traditional? Ketail (88) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Bu le 6 mars 2014. Œil: cuivré avec légère mousse éphémère. Arôme: floral et caramel. Goût: caramel léger et houblon subtil. Sucre: 3. Amertume: 2. Arrière-goût: 2.
Note: 4/5 sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
Poured clear reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of softly sweet dark fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma. Decent session ale. cmacklin (1212) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a reddish amber colour with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Flavour matches aroma, but with a dry, bitter hop finish. Medium body, creamy texture with lively carbonation. Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours dark amber with a slightly off white head. Light toffee, light bread aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. I’ve had this numerous times and its possibly better on tap. There’s caramel, lemon, a little tangerine, toast... It’s easy drinking. Nice.
pictoman (1149) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Poured from the tap (note: ordered the Tankenstein which is 7.2% abv and around 70IBU (approx 25 higher than the tank house) but it listed it as an alias to the Tank House). Golden copper with off white head. Fruity candied caramel malt with resiny hops. Dryish finish. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
hoppy aroma, some caramel, a slightly murky bronze color, lots of malts up front, hops at the back, with a slightly chocolate finish.. nice smooth body, and a mildly sweet finish. more malt than most american pales, and the chocolate was a pleasant surprise. thanks to radiomgb for this from a long time ago. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Wow for a Canadian beer I didn’t expect much. Tons of aroma, of malt and spice. Nice thick head that lingered over a sienna coloured pour that was disapointingly clear. Very full taste, very malty with a good amount of spice. Some pale late like bitterness that I could do without (cascade hops?). This really blew away my expectations. There is a bitter bitting aftertaste that grows as the beer continues that is less than pleasant. At the end it stuck unpleasantly on the tongue way to long. The aftertaste killed this one, I was really enjoying it until then. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Thanks to Doug & Mike for the bottle. Deep copper, slightly off-white head w. nice lacing. Nose is piney hops, some citrus, some fruits, pepper and a bit of toasted malt. Flavor is grapefruit rind, peppery iced tea, very bitter. Crystal malt butterscotch. Orangey piney finish. Quite nice. Goodeone (39) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Amber colour with a foamy head. The spices (pepper) are very apparent in the aroma and will awaken the senses for what’s to come. A spicy beer with a pepper aftertaste that disipates quickly in a forgiving manner. A good beer overall, but not quite my taste for an everyday beer.