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Posted in Ales, Cream Ale, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Pumphouse Brewery Ltd., Moncton, New Brunswick 

  • 5%ABV
  • An unfortunately unappealing appearance from the pour, off yellow with a really weak head that hardly lasts.
  • Smells like garden fresh vegetables, squash and tomatoes especially, cucumber.  Reminds us all of V8 vegetable cocktail.
  • This beer is very dry, and the vegetable characteristics persist, making for an unpleasant beer.
  • Through research we have discovered that a vegetable taste in beer can indicate that a beer that has imperfections or has gone bad.  Since this beer was flown to us from Moncton there is a possibility it may have been affected by cabin pressure.  I look forward to trying this beer properly.


Posted in Ales, Cream Ale, Reviews with tags on September 24, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Quidi Vidi Brewery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

  • 5% ABV
  • Reddish-Gold brilliantly transparent with very few bubbles
  • The head dissipates to virtually nothing in a matter of seconds
  • Medium intensity green apple aroma]
  • Flavour is light with note of caramel maltiness
  • This easy drinking beer is very smooth and refreshing.
  • Has a quick low intensity finish.