This hemp-based beer from the Cool Beer Brewing Company Incorporated in Toronto, Ontario has a very nice, rusty, dark amber color. It pours with a thick, frothy white head that leaves moderate lace and settles as a collar. Millennium Buzz Beer has a very sweet, malty aroma with overripe or rotting fruit tones. It’s very grape-like, almost like a wine and develops a spicy, brown sugar sweetness after warming.
Millennium Buzz Beer has a real boozy overtone to the taste, like grain alcohol or cheap vodka. This is backed by a smoky oak and sweet malted corn flavour. It’s subdued overall and not very appealing. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with almost no body whatsoever. The beer leaves a yeasty, syrupy feeling on the back of the tongue.
This European dark lager pours a deep burgundy-cherry wood colour with a large tan head that reduces to a collar after a few minutes. Waterloo Dark from the Brick Brewery in Waterloo, Ontario has an aroma that is quite sweet. Roasted malt and molasses in body, with a distinct nuttiness to it. The aroma falls a bit flat, but the beer does smell fresh.
The taste of Waterloo Dark is rich and sweet, kind of like a chocolate toffee. There is a bit of tang on the tongue, but do real dryness or bitterness to balance it out. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, even for an Ontario dark beer. There’s a fair amount of carbonation in there and I get a sort of toasted resin aftertaste. Its not bad, but again it falls a bit flat.
Not to be confused with the imported variety commonly found in six-packs of “stubby” bottles, Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager is made at Moosehead Breweries in Saint John, New Brunswick under license from creators Desnoes and Geddes. The Canadian-brewed version of this popular Caribbean lager provides an aroma of fresh grain and sweet corn, accented with subtle acidic fruit tones.
Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager is a golden wheat beer with rather light carbonation and a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. The lager produces a sweet–but not syrupy–corn-like taste that is balanced somewhat by a crisp and dry hoppy finish with little aftertaste.
Carib Lager from the Carib Brewery in Trinidad, West Indies is best enjoyed ice cold on a hot day. This somewhat cloudy golden-coloured beer has a grainy and very sweet aroma and produces a very faint foamy white head.
Carib Lager has a markedly sweet taste, likely from the addition of sugar in the brewing process. It is balanced somewhat by a mild bitterness, but this beer ends up leaving a sticky, syrupy aftertaste. The lager tastes considerably lower in quality than its contemporaries and may not appeal at all to fans of domestic lagers.