DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014 noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trade thanks to Brigadier. Served at cellar temperature. Amber pour with a large but quickly dissipating off-white head. Full aroma, spiced cider and malt syrup. Initial flavor similarly impressive, but the main malt flavors are weaker, carbonic, and bordering on the papery. Light bodied, refreshing.
Bottle, purchased at the brewery in Oakville. Medium amber, low brief white head. Nice aroma of earthy caramel, a bit nutty. Extremely watery tea-like palate, tannic dryness, peanut-skin bitterness, but nothing to hold things up. This is like a second-run brew, or small beer, off of poor stock. Not an enjoyable mild for me. Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Sample at Tied House
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
This was my second sample and the first one that I rated. Because the golden ale was not much to write home about I skipped over it. This, on the other hand, was a well crafted mild ale that could be consumed easily all night long. In fact I ended up buying a bottle to take home at the end of the night.
Aroma / Appearance - Amber and semi-transparent the body ripples with a light amount of carbonation. Light cedar notes give it a clean and simple presence. It’s not complex but I did not expect it to be.
Flavor / Palate - The woody first impression fades quickly. It did not take long to knock off this light 2.9% ABV beer. Very drinkable and sessionable I think I may just have to open my one bottle later this week and revisit a solid beer from a seldom seen style.
Bought at brewers retail store.
650ml bottle 2.8% a/v
Pours a nice light orange with a small head. Nose consists of malt and cider. The taste is malt plain and simple. May have been better with more carbonation but wouldnt have been true to what they were trying to reprodce. The mouthfeel is generous with a lingering malt aftertaste. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Cloudy orange-brown w/ a small, frothy off-white head. Mild notes of caramel, toffee & nuts on the nose. Light, somewhat thin feel. Light, malty flavour of caramel, light chocolate. Finish is mild & slightly dusty.
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
Pours a reddish colour, not much in the way of head. Sweet aroma. Flavour is sweet and toffee or caramel like with hints of nut. I enjoyed it, but its not exceptional. Cartoonkhaki (1301) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Best till January 2003 so I guess I better drink it quick!! By far one of the best light beers I have ever had. Sweet taste dark colour. Quickly fading head. Weak body though. However still tasty DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2002
Candy aroma, orange, with white fluffy head. Sweet syrupy flavour, mild nutty after taste, some tongue tingle, but a thin ordinary beer.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 10, 2002
Do you know aroma of cooked corn? That is what this mild ale had .Very small bubbles with average head. My was sweet with some lemon accents. Bad aftertaste, it wasn’t old but tasted like one. Eghhhh. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2002
reddish brown colour. head disappears quickly. some melony sweetness seems to want to come out but just doesn't. a little thin. I'd like a bit more malt and a little less carbo.