Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden lager with a good white head.. Faint sulfur notes over an otherwise crisp malt aroma. Good crisp malt with good clean german hops. Salty notes. Rich bodied for a lager. Quite nice.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw golden pour. The aroma is quite fruity and estery with a touch of light diacetyl and more butterscotch. Slightly sweet with a bit of light fruitiness on the back. Not great.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drinkable lager,medium gold colour. Passable, with some sea-salt, hops, malt, graininess in texture. Overall sweet, drying finish.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden beer; small whitish head. Slightly smoked (pale) malts nose, bit grassy and drains water. Malt, malt cookies and grain. Warming up, a peanuts taste arrives. Rather sweet overall. A bit watery. The isles have much wind and good barley, but a lot of rain too, it seems. It’s not the most exclusive beer in the world, no doubt - but surely one of the most elusive. not any longer to me - thanks to a great Lubière!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 The Lure:
On a filtered bronze-tinted gold lingers a sumptuous head. A freshly malted cereal aroma mingles with subdued grassy hops and a light lactic drop.
Soft carbonation leaves way to a hoppy hay and a fast-fading finish. A very cleanly-brewed lager offering a nice malt husk crispness and a wooden hoppy dryness. Reaching for the macro crowd, its familiarity and humility could sway the Gaspésiens and Madelinots to the micro world with proper marketing. Addendum: if only we could get fresh bottles faster in Montreal. We are often stuck with 6-month old bottles, or even older...
Far out in the country, simplicity is the root of pride.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Joanette, after RBSG. Pale golden yellow, small white head. Cidery vegetal aroma. Mild bitterness, distant floral hops. Thin, watery, poor. Bah. Looks like they may have some quality control issues based on the variability of the ratings.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a trip to Canada about a year and a half ago, and bottled in October of 2008, so I’m doubting this will be very good still. Pours a hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Old cardboard and sweet oxidized malt. Big carbonation, sweet and grainy with a slightly menthol like flavor. Really just empty and at least not as much of a papery mess as I had anticipated. Finishes with a little bit of grain and some more vague hints that maybe once this was a decent beer. Just a lot of disappointment now.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma full of sweet juicy malts, faint hop character in background. Medium bodied lager with rather decent malt set. Long lasting gentle bitter aftertaste. Nice balanced beer . Refreshing and clean.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalev’s domicile - provided by jerc. Poured a clear, slightly amber gold with a large frothy head and fair lacing. Aroma was damp grain, sour corn mash, cardboard and a bit of sweet banana for weirdness. Not much flavour at all - some weak-donkey malt, wet grains, with dead funereal flowers providing the hops, such as they were. Weak and flat mouthfeel, no aftertaste. Pretty much a big ol’ glass of nothing. 9/20 because I can’t think of anything nasty about it.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
341ml bottle. Clear yellow color with a little ring acting as a head. Not much aroma. Thin watery body with an oily texture. Starts with some corn-like cereal then moves on to some mildly bitter hops. Short finish. Light on taste. Boring. There are many high ratings for this beer, maybe I missed something but Macho Law prohibits me from admitting I’m wrong.