adamnowek (2644) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2016
Copper colour. Aroma is a whole lot of vanilla and some caramel. Taste is even more vanilla, but it’s overly sweet, sadly. cfrancis (3409) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours caramel brown with a small white top. Aroma is sweet caramel and vanilla with a touch of nut. Taste is smooth mouthfeel, a little too sweet with caramel and vanilla and a small pine hop bite. Starting to give me a headache from the sweetness at the end. cmacklin (1129) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, vanilla and nuts. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, nuts and light spice with a slightly dry, bitter hop finish. Light to medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ok, but boring. TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 Copper color. Malty and kinda flavorless. Some toffee notes. Very boring beer. Re-rate on tap at brewery at it is worse. Some weird nutty chemical flavors are going on. Cloying. Pass markas101 (2435) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
355 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Artificial vanilla aroma. Better flavour, a bit mild with some caramel and vanilla. Medium finish with a slight hint of hops.
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
355 ml can from Tree’s sampler 12-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in my Dr. Whooves shaker pint glass. Pours a pleasant, clear, medium amber shade, with a creamy tan head leaving partial rings of lace. Aroma is strong and precisely like iced vanilla cupcakes ("...so sweet and tasty..." - Pinkie Pie), with banana and a middling scent of floral hop. The flavor made me grimace, being akin to drinking a potion containing artificial vanilla extract; bitter and syrupy and ersatz and just plain nasty. The touch of natural vanilla found in, say, Innis & Gunn offerings (my favorite in sweet, dessert-like beers) I find delightful, but not this gustatory kick in the goolies...my stomach is starting to revolt. Little carbonation to speak of and medium-bodied, and the ugly vanilla sticks for an uncomfortable stretch to the tastebuds. A previous taster said that if you don’t like cream soda, this isn’t for you; I don’t like cream soda, but couldn’t simply pick the three cans of Vertical out of my case, and felt I should give it an honest appraisal. Sorry, Tree Brewing...as with your Beach lager, I would suggest you retool Vertical into a much more palatable seasonal brew. Not recommended, not for being merely foul across the board like Minhas, but for being a failed experiment. I need some Pepto now...and a gargle...and a nap. RhetoricalAns (931) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a thin white fizzy white head. Vanilla aroma with some spicy notes. Malty taste with a hint of nuttiness, more vanilla. Thin body and light carbonation. dfinney23 (3255) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours dark amber with a thin tan cap. Aroma is nothing but vanilla. Taste adds some nuts and a somewhat metallic finish. It probably doesn’t help that it’s well past winter now. simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours dark copper, minimal head. Aroma of cotton candy, vanilla, caramel. Taste is slightly sweeter than I like, heavyish, caramel, ends with a passing hint of vanilla.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ljthiessen (1326) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, candy and light citrus. Flavour is candy, caramel, vanilla and spices. Not one of the better winter ales I've tried.