wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
You know, I wasn’t expecting much, and this beer delivered a little more then that. I pours a straw yellow with a white foamy head that has pretty decent retention. The aroma is weak, but I just spent the last 4 days breathing in campfire smoke in algonquin so that could be why. The flavour is lightly sweet, a very malty flavour, hops are pretty much non existant. But the beer in its entirety is rather refreshing and has high drinkability. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 341ml bottle from the Beer Store. I was hesitant, but eventually decided to give this one a try. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold, with a large white head. There was dust on the box, and tiny floaties in the beer, so I was really getting worried. Aroma: So far, so good, smells decent actually, bready malts, just the way I like, a tad earthy, not much hops to speak of. Flavour: Decent enough, good malt backbone, very little hops. A tad sour, the hops are for sure gone. I wish I’d got a more fresh box, as this seems like it would be amazing fresh or on tap. It’s a shame the Beer Store here in Ontario really does not care at all about anything remotely craft-beer like. I’m giving this a fair rating because it’s enjoyable enough, and is just subject to poor handling and care. I also think the low rating is due to the fact that a lot of people are tired of lagers in the OCB market. Still good stuff though, maybe more akin to a Munich Helles, or a Dortmunder. Reminds me a bit of Gold Crown’s German-style all-malt lagers, which I am quite fond of. JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
This tastes a little like colt 45. A little less chemicaly though,,,, (is that a word) I guess I don’t understand/like German beers. Nice texture and nice color though. If this was your style of beer I could see how this would come off as more crafted smooth and natural tasting than other German beers. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
slightly more alcohol then i would have expected giving it an add mettallic mouthfeel and finish golden color decent german hops some malt decent summer drinker mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
[441-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Grassy wheat and pungent mould aroma. Clear, dark yellow body with a quick white head. Flavour is more grassy wheat. Medium body. Not attractive.
jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle from LCBO. Golden body with a tiny white head. Sweet dilute grainy aroma, notes of washed out watery vegetables like canned corn. Sweet generic graininess of the flavour with more hints of washed out corn. I do not know if there are adjuncts used or not, but the flavour is definitely reminding me of these flavours regardless. Average palate. Disappointingly rough.
Magtek32 (76) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
341 ML bottle. drank from the can so I cant judge the appearance. Not that great, nothing that stood out just another boring lager. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2006
Skeena, huh? Okay. I noticed nothing about this beer worth praising. There’s a strong sour apple flavour to it that’s off-putting and some bland hops. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
341ml bottle from <a href=http://www.thebeerstore.ca/ target=blank>The Beer Store in Peterborough, Ontario. Light copper in colour, thin white head, light visible carbonation, some light lacing. The aroma is very sweet to start, floral hops, grains with some sweet malts. The flavour is grainy, very quick lemon citrus, some apples, slight sweetness, light bready malts. Fizzy mouthfeel, light body, high carbonation. Finishes syrupy sweet, lingering. Very gassy and filling. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Initial foamy head and then just a bit of head after. Translucent golden. Lace. Aggressive carbonation, light body. Lagerish metallic, little taste though on the sweet side perhaps corn. Avoidable. LCBO Summerhill Festival