MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at Alex P Keaton- Tapped a deep copper/amber liquid, pouring a frothy beige cap. Nose is quite malty. Lots of caramel and cookie dough. Some bubblegum too. Sweet grainy flavour with rye bread, caramel malts, some toffee and vanilla. The finish starts out sweet and leads to a marked bitterness to round it out. pretty nice. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
Very bready nose and flavour. A classic whole-grain bread vibe to this. Clear, crisp, dry, very smooth, muted, but with a fresh and fantastic smell. I was impressed by this sample. VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Draught at Cloak & Dagger - came a dark copper with a good sized whitish head. Really clean malty aroma, slightly grainy, with some grassiness as well. Delicious rich flavour, thick and full-bodied, sweet and silky, with a nice bitter biting hoppy finish. Excellent local lager - hope this becomes a more widely available (bottled?) product. Stratford’s best offering thus far. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 [719-20070928] Tap @ C’est What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON). Light green pepper aroma has doughy yeast notes. Hazy, light orange body has no head. Doughy yeast continues in flavour with a light fruity background and a faintly funky finish. Light-medium body. Nice and refreshing if served cold. (6/2/6/3/12) 2.9
cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
[779C-20071021] Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007 (Toronto, ON). Burnt wood and apple skin aroma with a bit of maple sweetness. Clear, yellow brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted yeast flavour is a little burnt. Light-medium body. Interesting, not bad. (6/3/6/2/12) 2.9
20 oz draught
jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
I tried this beer on October 17, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. It was on tap. The beer was a translucent gold colour with a loose white head. The aroma was a combination of hops, grass, and a little malt. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with some mild carbonation. The flavour was very pleasant with some malty tones and a little grain.
Draft @ Cafe Volo. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. (3+) Floral noble hops in the aroma. Pleasant moderate bitterness throughout, light pale malt foundation.(6+) Average palate. Pretty solid pilsener, and closer to style than their other offering, but its not a style that does much for me. 7/3+/6+/3/13 Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
On tap at Volo. Medium yellow, decent sized white head. Nice mild aroma soft hops. Taste is clean and crisp (I sound like a coors light ad!) with some nice soft hops and mild light malt. Good bitter linger in finish. Medium bodied for a pils. Good, quiet unassuming beer. pootzboy (1824) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
On tap at the Castle for Oktoberfest.
Tapped a lightly protein hazed darker gold...2 finger white rockey cap...moderate retention fair lacing....softly cabonated.
Aroma is punctuated with spicey Zatec hops and biscuity malts...a light acerbic mustiness from the lager yeast.
A good bite of pale Czech malts mingle with Munich amber breadiness then the balance is instantly struck as the spicy hops rush in, mid palate there is a light lemony-cider tone created as the malt sugars and hops mingle in subtle complexity...finish is moderate in duration, clean bready and spicy with a light biscuit after taste.
Good malt spine, soft mouth feel and more substantial body than their Pilsner, this tasted like an Austrian golden lager.
I tried one of these back to back with a fresh Stiegl and the flavor profiles are uncannily similar.
A good effort by this brewer to replicate that golden Salzberg lager style. if this is what he was after. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught sample at C’est What’s 2007 Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. Slightly hazy golden with a very small head. Aroma of grain and herbal hops. Body is quite soft, with little carbonation. Flavour of faint fruity malt and herbal, slightly skunky (but in a good way) hops. Comparable to some of the mid-range canned Euro pilsners that take up so much shelf space at the LCBO. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Draught. Flat, murky orange with no head. Bland aroma consisting of some mild grain and dough. Flavour has some light bitterness, sweetness lingers, and there is some bread backbone. Not bad really, its just a bit boring and lacking in hop character.
C’est What, Toronto. 2007.09.28