Profile of cyrenaica

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Joined 15 years ago
From Milton, Ontario, Canada
Last seen drinking Paniza Brewing Helix Nebula 2 months ago

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After 12 years of being on BeerPal, I am moving myself from beer connoisseur wannabee....to intermediate beer connoisseur

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  • Smithwick's Irish Ale
    rated 2.7 2 months ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    June 1, 1990
    Woolwich Arms, The (Guelph, Ontario, Canada – 176 Woolwich Street)
    500ml bottle
    5.00%
    $4.70
    After going almost 20 years without sampling this, I recently tried it on tap at a local Toronto eatery and found it to be an alright brew. The colour was a translucent brownish-red colour, with an off-white head that didn't stay long. The aroma was slightly malty and sweet but weak. The flavour was slightly malty at the start but became better as I got closer to the bottom. Like other ales I have tried it was thick on the tongue with little carbonation. This is one of those brews that when provided a list on tap...if I've previously tried them all.....ocassionally I'll pick this one.

  • Kilkenny Irish Ale
    rated 3.4 2 months ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    May 1, 1990
    Woolwich Arms, The (Guelph, Ontario, Canada – 176 Woolwich Street)
    592ml draught
    4.30%
    $2.25
    Another British ale that just didn't please my palate (yet my friends tell me that someday, my ale will come!). This beer has a darker colour than I normally like (I prefer golden nectars) and a weak aroma. It went down very smooth however. It felt thick in the mouth, very little carbonation. The flavour was alright, very malty.
    March 3, 2008
    LCBO Outlet #255 (Milton, Ontario, Canada – Main / Bronte)
    440ml can
    4.30% ABV
    Now that I am several months into my beer hobby, I have decided to re-rate some beers that I didn't care for the first time around. The beer poured a beautiful translucent red colour with a thick creamy off-white head. The aroma is still very weak with no discernable odours. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and creamy. The flavour was roasted malt, a little nutty, and a little subtle hoppiness on the back of the tongue. This beer goes down very smoothly (as do a lot of British beers).

  • Guinness Stout
    rated 2.8 2 months ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    May 1, 1990
    Woolwich Arms, The (Guelph, Ontario, Canada – 176 Woolwich Street)
    592ml draught
    4.10%
    $2.25
    There, I've tried all the major Guinness products, and they all have a dry, tea-like taste contained with a brown body. I realize the rest of the world thinks this is some brown elixer, but I cannot say that I share their passion for this brew.

  • Molson Canadian Ice
    rated 2.2 2 months ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    March 1, 1990
    Boo Sports Bar, The (Guelph, Ontario, Canada – University of Guelph, University Centre)
    341ml bottle
    5.50% ABV
    $2.00
    This was the first ice beer that I tried and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a floral aroma that I was unable to identify but was pleasant to the nostrils. The colour was beer like, a clear golden colour. It was very crisp to the taste with no clear identifiable flavours. A beer that goes down too damn easy.

  • Coors
    rated 1.7 2 months ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    November 18, 1988
    Gift
    355ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    $0.00
    Version: Coors Banquet Beer brewed by Molson Breweries of Canada
    An unimpressive entry from one of the big three. The beer is a very light yellow colour in the glass, with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma dissipates as the beer is poured from the bottle into the glass. The taste reminds me of burnt sugar and this taste lingers for quite a while after the beer is gone. The mouthfeel is too watery as well. This is the only beer I can think of where the 'Lite' version is superior in taste. Not a beer I would recommend to my enemies let alone my friends

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