pootzboy (1832) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Re-rate on new canned version and with recent recipe changes:
Pours a darker amber-gold than before..2 finger white cap, fair retention, soft carbonation.
Aroma: Bready, lightly sweet, some eartyness and herbal notes
Profile: Mince dose of chewy sweetish bready malt in the front gets balance quickly from some herbaceous-resinous hopping, some musty-earthy tones against sweet doughy tones mid palate, whisp of toasted wheat, moderately longer finish is malty and slowly bitters.
Great improvement...toning the carbonation down and upping the body nakes this much like a fresh Bohemian farm lager..very drinkable yet satisfying
After downing a hald dozen or so I’ve decided this will be one of my standard quaffs...more defined in quality and character with Creemore or Robert Simpson. robinvboyer (4836) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
typical lager, nothing special, or very interesting. Slightly fruity aroma, some mild hops. Your typical staple beer from an Ontario micro brewery. blankboy (7928) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
Draught at TFOB 2007. Pours a clear orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma’s mild and fruity with caramel malt and a little bit of cardboard. Flavour of caramel malt, very light hops, grain and a decent light bitter finish. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Pretty simple but it’s a decent Lager as far as Canadian Lagers go. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Pours a nice, deep golden colour with a small head, and an aroma of malts, very sweet, some toffee is evident, and some hops on the nose as well. The taste is very malty over-all with some decent hops thrown in for some balance, it’s very very tasty! Mouth feel is a little rough around the edges, but is generally nicely smooth and bready. The aftertaste is bitter, and lingering. This is an amazing brew IMHO. MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
These guys know how to make a pretty decent lager. Aroma of sweet malt. Good aftertaste.
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
nice hoppy nose, straw pale yellow color, decnt lager, very subtle some malts a little hops not as much as i was hoping from the nose. good lingering aftertaste DerWeg (1763) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
New brewmaster, fresh 6-pack. Wonderful crisp, full lager taste with good hop bitterness above and caramelly malts underneath. Deep gold with a fresh wet-grassy aroma. Not a thin, sweetish lager at all but something very worthwhile, nice going Neustadt. piscator34 (2695) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
Dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of creme brulee, bready malts, and a bit of grassy/earthy hops. In the mouth, a mixture of caramel and pilsner malt flavors lead the way, before more of the grassy and just ever so slightly citrusy hop elements take over. But what I really notice and enjoy about this beer is the bitterness. Finally, a domestic lager that doesn’t play coy in this regard. With less caramel flavor and a bit of roasted malt, this would make a very good vienna lager. As it stands, it’s the more caremelly and hoppy (less fruity) version of Creemore Springs. Many thanks to pootzboy for the sample! StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
341ml bottle - pours a nice clear shade of gold, with your average lager head on top. Aroma is a bit earthy, and quite malty with some hops hanging out underneath. I’ve never been blown away by the aroma on a lager, and this one doesn’t change that, but it’s nice. Flavour however is even nicer - sweet malt, and surprisingly, lots of hops! I like it! Earthy hopping, rather than citrus, but is not without a delicate orangey quality. Nice bitterness in the finish. Crisp body. Very nice, refreshing, satisfying, upper class lager. VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours a shade darker than a typical pale lager, with a dense white head. Almost looks like an IPA. Aroma is mainly sweet malt, but there is a pleasant, if subtle, hoppiness in there too. Flavour expands on these elements - nothing too exciting, it is a pale lager, after all - with a solid sweet-malt spine with a surprising amount of hops that work quite well here. Also, a hint of biscuity yeast that keeps everything well-balanced. Beautifully delicate natural carbonation speaks volumes about the care taken with this beer - this is no poppishly carbonated faker. Crisp, simple and refreshing, a beer you want more than one of on a lazy summer afternoon on a patio, and a nice antidote to the ubiquitous adjunct-laden macro pale lagers on the market. Good work.