jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008-05-30. Dark brown body with a small tan head that lacks endurance. Mild aroma, sweet malt, mild nutty notes, dry toasty malt. (6+) Nice amber highlights on the edges catch the light. (3+) Flavour is mild, dry malt with touch of toasty and roasty malt, its you know, brown ale flavoured. Average palate. Straightforward, serviceable example of the style. Not spectacular, its on the mild side but its quaffable which is probably the idea. On Tap, Vices et Versas, Montreal
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A thin and rather watery take on the brown ale style drank on draught at Brouhaha.
It drinks as easily as it can be, but fails to be exciting at that. Competent nutty and caramel allusions. Crystal clean.
Excessively thin. Trace hops.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Clear brown ale with light tanned top.
Nose Touch of scotch , brown malts with dark bitterness at back.
Flavor/Palate : Clear , lighter mid bodied ale. British malts with lighter nutty side. Thinner finish. Not bad , fairly simple drinkable brew.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at the Mondial 2008. Brown with good lacing. Malty. Good carbonation. Bitter finish. Drying finish. Medium mouthfeel. Quaffable.
stinger666 (3) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A little thin on the palate, that’s the only bad/neutral commentary I’ve got to say about this one. And it doesn’t even affect the final result : A great beer. Low "English style" carbonatation, an inviting ruby throughsight, almost perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness.
I tasted almost every beers from this new brewery and I think this might be the best brewery in Quebec, maybe even the best through the entire country.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour reveals a clear reddish brown color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of nuts, vanilla and dark malt. The flavor also has nuts, vanilla and malt, it’s very plesant and easy to drink. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.
Quevillon (2339) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu en fut (10 oz) à Vice et Versa. Brune très foncée, presque cola, un anneau de collet. Arome de noix malté quelque fruits mures. Goût de noix sec, un peu amère, malte très légé. Bien mais pas si savoureuse!
TaktikMTL (5376) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est bourgogne foncé. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de malt légèrement caramélisé et de noiux grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Très légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #1275)
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 My Bottom Line:
An enticing aroma of caramel-topped roastiness attracts the drinker to a malty sweet and earthy flavor profile where balance is nonetheless achieved while you admire the grain bill. This is an optimal session libation for those who find their Bohemian Pilsener too hoppy.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam garnishes the burgundy brown.
-This, the pilsener and a yet-to-be-brewed saison will be the three beers they market through their mini-keg system. After having tasted quite a few of their beers, I have to say they’ve chosen their most polished recipes.
-I’d say this aroma was their most alluring that day.
-The roastiness tends to override the nutty caramel sweetness.
-As for all of their beers that day, the body is lean but never frail.
-A subtle fruitiness leaks from the caramel maltiness.
On tap at the brewpub and at Le Loup Rouge.