mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2002
amber colour, fluffy white head. big caramelly malt aroma. more sweet malt and faint hops in the mouth. overall quite malty, but the hops still let you know that they’re there. quite enjoyable. dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2002
Fairly strong sweet malt aroma. Medium body, clean malty, sweet flavour. Good hop bitterness for balance. Nothing exceptional, but well worth a pint. Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2002
Gee it was so hard to find this beer here . I had this one in Smokless Joe some time ago . It had weak aroma , small head but pleasant to drink . Rafreshing . joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
Bright reddish Amber colour. Lightly toasted malt aroma. Creamy, Medium body. Complex maltiness w/ moderately bitter finish. Well-balanced. omhper (25251) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
Reddish brown. Malty, sweet, roasty and complex.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - DEC 3, 2001
Warm and caramelly with another dictinctive taste - pine nuts maybe? produced as you chew through the malt. Doesn’t finish quite as well. But damn fine stuff. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2001
Deep brown, beige head, and fine lace. Strong malt nose and a somewhat sweet at the top, with a nice hop bite at the finish. Fresh, clean and fairly strong taste. Quite drinkable and a treat to me. Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2000
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Re-rate April 2/03
This beer has moved production to Cool Beer, and it shows. The aroma, which was once excellent, is average, with only hints of caramel and sweet nutty malts. The body is thinner and more metallic. The finish is lifeless and the malt complexity muted - it was a subtle beer before but now those subtleties don't exist. Once a showpiece lager, it has fallen into mediocrity.