Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - AUG 7, 2007DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Clear gold colour with thin white head. Grassy malt nose. Thin mild malt taste with lingering stale malt finish.
Quite forgettable in the grand schem of things with a bit of head and okay yellow body. Modest hoppy notes. Drinkable but impossible to remember from a bazillion other lagers. No idea why you would call this "premium". pintbypint (3578) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
341ml brown bottle. Gold in colour, looks to have a bit of haze. White head that fades fast. No signs of lacing. Nose has caramel, grain and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is a little fruity, some grainy notes, light grassy hops come in at the end. Dry, low bitterness, just a hint of grass in the aftertaste. Light bodied, high carbonation. Drinkable, but nothing special. Not worth the premium price, and I’m glad I found a single bottle to rate. A six pack of this beer runs more than most good US craft sixers here in Alberta. Can’t figure out why. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
341ml bottle from Pepper’s Pub in Saint John (they no longer carry Russel products). A fairly generic lager, it reminded me of the local Alpine lager. Wouldn’t be too much trouble to session this, at least. DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
GCBF 2010. Clear light golden. Grainy aroma and flavour, a little sweet for my taste, and with an unfortunate funny faint chemical thing going on in the finish (plastic? rubber?). I got to this one late in the fest, and maybe I was getting the dregs? Really not sure what was going on... ILduce (280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle from BC Liquor store--golden beer with little to no head. Weak aroma of hops and adjuncts. Taste, same; some grainy and veggie flavours. It being from Surrey explains everything--so I’m told.
Lubiere (13780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
A light golden lager with a thin white head. A light corny adjunct aroma with light metallic hops. In mouth, a boring lager with light malts, some honey notes, grainy, nothing special. turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
On tap. Clear and pale straw colour with just a small ring. Leaves a little lace. Carbonation is on the light side. Aroma is grassy. Taste is of a little light malt (like watered down honey) and mild grassy hops. Thin. Okay for a hot day thirst quencher but not flavourful. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Pours light yellow with a bland aroma. Mild hoppy flavour with nothing standing out. piscator34 (2515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
Canned sample. Medium gold in colour with strong fizzy carbonation. Aromas of sweet wildflower honey, flinty pilsner malts, and maybe a hint of butter caramel. Slightly sweet upfront on the palate, with notes of pale malt, a bit of earthy hops, and wet stones. Medium bodied for a pils, with a fair amount of bitterness. Not bad overall, but could do with a bit less sweetness on the nose, and a bit more character in the mouth. Average at best. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2008
Gold with samll white head, neutral nose. Reminds me of the beers made during the dry beer fad years ago