First on deck:
I was lucky to sample this at one of our favorite watering holes, Ottawa's own Arrow & Loon. The manager was great enough to let us know he had a few he'd been saving, and we happily jumped on the opportunity since we missed out when they were released.
This came in a 473mL can, and had a 5.9% alc./vol. It pours an opaque brown with a thin light beige head and thick lacing. The biggest thing about the nose on this was the fresh grassy hop with some light caramel undertones. Bitter hops hit the tongue and it finishes with a strong earthy malt. There are also some light citrus notes mixed in between. The mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation and little-to-no coating. Overall it was a good brown ale and I was glad to have caught it when the A&L had some left.
Onto the next: