MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009 mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Cloudy copper-brown body with a creamy white head.
Sweet & flowery orange aroma along with some caramel/cookie malts. The body is quite creamy with bready flavours and some sweet cookie caramel. Sometimes feels soapy and other times overly grainy. Bitter lemon/orange twang in the finish.
Half pint at the C’est What 20th Anniversary.
Bottle. Notes taken on Feb 19th, 2008. A deep and clear copper pour unleashes a medium sized frothy white head. Nose of caramel malts, dark bread crust, cirtic acid,dark fruit. Tastes sweet, of caramel and rye bread, citrus fruits with floral hops. Medium bodied with marked bitter finish. A good offering. LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at The Black Tomato in Ottawa. The color is amber with hardly any head. The taste is of sweet malt and a good amount of bitterness. You can also taste some citrus fruits. A very pleasant bitter to have again. pootzboy (1787) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle fresh from the brewery.
Decants a lightly hazed amber-gold ale with a tight 2 finger white cap, fair retention and lacing. Soft carbonation.
Aromas are distinct but almost subtle...floral-fruityness with a ample malt baked biscuitiness, some musty earthyness.
Big gob-full of malts in the front is instantly balanced by the musty-earthy-herbaceous fuggles, mid palate some demure complexity as the hops go to bittering-herbs and sweetish malts play off against the fruity yeast esters. Finishes moderately with a very slow but not exuberant bittering...lightly sweet malt aftertaste.
If this is "bitter" make all my beers "bitter" like this...I found it to be in perfect balance with a nice fruity-earthy character that is quite unique...but very drinkable...I could session this quite easily...the best specialty brew I have sampled from this brewer. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Draught at C’est What. Glad to see they brought this back for C’est What’s 20th anniversary party, as I missed its first appearance back in December. Reddish-gold with a small white head. Light aroma of sweet malt, slightly grainy, with light floral hops. Light body. Flavour follows the aroma very closely - sweet malt, a hint of grain, floral and herbal hops, all very well balanced. A pleasant and sessionable ale.
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
[990-20071217] Cask @ C’est What (Toronto, ON). Doughy yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Flavour has some hoppy doughy yeast with a hint of lemon. Medium body. Nice, repeatable. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Cask at C’est What. Orangey amber body with a small creamy beige head, superb lacing on the glass. (4+) Modest hoppy aroma is fruity and floral, with light citrus. (6+) Similar flavour with a decent amount of bitterness throughout, light caramel and toasty malt. Muted orange citrus, light mouth drying tannins make a brief appearance in the finish. Average to thin palate is light for my liking, but is good for a cask. Pretty solid sessionable brew.