Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Calgary’s red mile became prominent during the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs when the Calgary Flames made an unlikely run for Lord Stanley’s holy grail. While the playoff run itself was remarkable, the beer named after it is anything but. A clear amber lager with a thin head, the aroma is usually weak sweet caramel malt and some stale hops. The flavour was usually skunked malt - but it’s a hockey themed beer and that’s good enough for me! Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Clear reddish orange. A fair amount of hops on the nose as well as musty elements. Smooth feel. Not much taste to speak of at all. A tad bit watery. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Draught at the brewpubCapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Amber color, creamy head. Poor aroma. Some caramel flavor, light, dry, correct bitterness. Boring, I couldn’t drink a pint.
(Draught) Sampled on February 8, 2008, at the brewpub. Thin, white lasting head with a copper body. No carbonation. Nose is somewhat muted but the flavour is fantastic - highlighted by a strong cocoa base with a skim milk finish. Very nice. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
[817-20071105] Tap @ Wildwood (Calgary, AB). Mild faint yeast aroma. Clear, red amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Grainy yeast flavour has some creamy Irish coffee without the coffee roast and a bit of grassy hops in the background. Medium body, nice feel. Good, repeatable.
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Amber body with a small off white head. Light bitterness, light tangy oddness. Similar, lightly acidic tang to the malty aroma. Average palate. Underwhelming. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Draft pint at the brewpub; same giant goblet as the pilsner, so the wife had to help out. Very dark red. Caramelly aroma ... sweet to the tongue, with a bit of a light body, but decently flavored. Caramel, almost a hint of coffee. Very mellow. Quaffable. (#2876, 5/13/2007) DuffMan (10434) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
Clear deep copper-red with a moderate off-white head displaying solid retention and lace. Very rich roasted-nut aroma and flavour, like a mouthfull of darkly roasted hazelnuts and almonds. With this much flavour and aroma, I expected a fuller-bodied beer, but the palate was a little on the thin side (maybe this is in keeping with its designation as a vienna?). Excellent. LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
It’s a lovely shade of red, goes down very smooth, and is very satisfying. You’ll definitely want to start with this one, it’s creamy and leaves a nice aftertaste in your mouth. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2006
Copper color, thin white head, fruity mildly caramel nose. Mouth is all over the place and is a total caramel train wreck, with an off putting finish. Yuck.