Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber orange ale with a thin off white head. A grainy funky malt with meaty notes, rye, light Brett notes. In mouth, an interesting grainy rye malt with light Brett notes, warming alcohol, light hopping, and fruity esters. On tap at Mondiale 2010.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This intense Barrel-Aged Wild Tripel proposes beautiful grape fruitiness in perfect harmony with brettanomyces and pear-like esters.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy peach blond.
-When tasted side-by-side with Allagash’s masterful Interlude, this À La Fût appeared unrefined. Aromatic, flavorful, but perhaps too loud to be of the same caliber.
-Citrusy fruitiness is also present, mostly in the second half of each sip as the oak starts to take more room in the flavor profile.
-All flavors are balanced.
On tap at the Mondial.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-07-08. Lightly hazy bright orange body with a nice foamy beige head. 3+ Funky bretty aroma, interesting fruit character hints at wine. Mild barrel character in the background, and muted touches of yeast and spice. 7+ Flavour shows the woodiness of the barrel more than the aroma, and an earthy vegetal touch (carrots?) that is sort of pleasant, light funk. Average plus bodied palate. Really interesting but I do not entirely love how it all comes together. Bottle 601 of 900 via trade with SlovakSniper
Overheard: "I’m Elmo and I Know It!"
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Radekfest 2012 – Bottle 355 ml # 601/900
Aroma frontal funk with barrel notes. Very dry cut, citric character. Mild berry with bolder funk at finish. 7-
Appearance hazed amber with medium creamy cap.
Flavor and Palate : vanilla, cinnamon, woody with apple notes. Brown sugar at finish.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light orangey amber pour covered by a more than honest off-white foam that partly clings to the glass. Grapey, cherry-like fruity indeed aroma where the oak is very obvious and the brett, relatively subtle but for the tropical fruit notes. Not especially complex nose, but with a certain grainy heaviness that hints at upcoming thickness. As it enters the mouth, the amount of residual sugars in there is surprising. It’s quite heavy for a brett beer, could the vegetal Frontenac malts be more dextrinous and has the brett simply not had the time to decompose the complex sugars? Perhaps. Anyways, we’re facing a caramelized, liquorish ale with strong honey accents, so much so that I could have believed it’s a wild braggot. Leather and tropical fruits are coherent with brett presence, but it simultaneously feels green and kinda vegetal which is less agreeable. The pinot is completely muted, woodsy for sure, butforget about refined tannins. At this stage, the beer is still relatively heavy, perhaps even slightly sticky. I welcome the addition of such wild ales in Quebec’s landscape, but at 7.99+txes a pop, I’ll stick to buying two Orval and keeping the change as I appreciate brett in drier beers.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 In short: A sweet, fruity, woody strong Belgian blonde ale with barnyard/rustic notes.
How: Tap at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2010
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Pleasant nose showing wood, fruity and rustic notes. Taste is fruity, lots of honeyed malts, some wood (woodshop-like sensation). The brett contribution here remains relatively discreet bringing light rustic and barnyard notes. Not a wild bretty beer. Alcohol is very well hidden but the sweetness is not. The beer is very sweet and the honey flavor sticks around for a while. The body and carbonation were not very lively. Overall I thought it was good but not very good. With all that sweetness I think the beer could have used a few more months and let the brett complete its job. “Trippe à Trois” is quebec slang for Threesome. I came back home all smiling and told my girlfriend I had a Threesome with MartinT and Rastacouere. She squirmed and said that at least it wasn’t with beerbuzzmontreal and Fred82. That was kind of mean.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Bottle [341ml] shared with garthicus. Bottle 879 of 900. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Very nice aroma of Brett, I just love it, nice and funky, A bit sweet, along with some fruit and light wood. Flavour of funky yeast, Brett-ey, along with light herbs, light grassy hops, wood and light spices.
Medium bodied. Surprised with the low ratings for this, I really enjoyed this, well done.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Forte odeur de Brett avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-cuivrée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de boisé avec une pointe de fruité et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pommes vertes en arrière goût. (Rating #3746)
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4607-20120708] 341mL bottle. Sour dough mild chocolate green beans aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Caramelized green apple and pineapple flavour with a tangy champagne aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting tangy fruit notes. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Radekfest 2012, w/ jercraigs, liamt07, Radek Kliber)
Overheard: "Arbuz is watermelon in Polish."
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a light copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of wet leather originating from loads of Brett and a cut dry finish. Taste is very funky with loads of Brett notes and some wet leather, light barnyard side notes which are quiet perfect. Body is quiet full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. First time I tried something from this brewery and I am now curious to try more.