rederic (2890) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle, bright amber color, with a frothy white head, sweet toasty, grainy, biscuity malt, spicy nose of mild gingerbread, nutmeg and cinnamon, with some cookie dough, cereal notes, and some herbal floral hop aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy cereal bar, biscuity, toasted malt character with some cookie dough, bready, grainy, multi-grain, granola bar flavors, with a light flowery hop leafy accent, leading towards a sweet grainy, malty, lingering spiced hop bitterring finish.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Pours peach. Nose of hops, lots of malt, some spices as well. Some sweetness also. Taste is light malt with some herbs. Hints of orange peels and some wet, veggy herbs. Light bitterness, somewhat citrusy. Really refreshing and drinkable. Finish is dry and light bitter. Lots of herbs. Nice beer really. This is original and really interesting. Quite unique.
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341ml. 3,99$ chez Peluso. Bière de beau dorée avec une mousse blanche crémeuse. Nez épicée très agréable. Bouche agréable avec des notes florales prononcées, de forte arôme de gingembre sont perceptibles. Finale avec une belle amertume.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark golden pour covered by a smallish white head that I’d have prefered taller though it sticks to the glass. Strawy, almost grainy malts hold a certain husky twist and a certain... is that terroir? tang. Herbal, spicy (savory, pepper, SAGE!), wild flowers aroma grow into tea-like territory, developping a certain astringence that I could imagine one would call chalky, but just seems to fit and dry everything out to me. We’re left with a bready, gently toasty malt base that is really just a medium for the other UFO elements to communicate through. Long leafy (borderline vegetal), slightly lemony finish with sharp mineral leanings. Unique recipe that grew on me with every sip. Rediscovering beer, ain’t that what craft beer is all about? And they did push boundaries sideways rather than upwards which makes it hugely drinkable to boot. Two thumbs up. The conservative bastard that I am would be curious to try a version with a wheaty twist. What a fitting name too!
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber orange; medium head. Orangey floral aroma. Some kind of ginger flavor. Agree with iodine / peat / sea salt air. Very tasty and unique.
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 brown bottle shared with my dad on 09.08.30 : Sparing head with good lacing, this one is amber in color but flat. I can detect spruce/pine in the nose but it’s really gentle. This beer as a medium body the finish is average but bitter.
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle from Marche Jovi, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep orange-golden, clear, small white head.
Aroma: Very intense and spicy ginger, light iodine/peat smoke (??), lighter amounts of other warm spice, some biscuit malt and cookie, strange.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of almost medicinal ginger, biscuit/cookie, other light spices; dry with an intense and unpleasant bitterness and a fairly clean finish.
What is this?? Not a fan.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Very good and, although expensive at 3,69$ for 341ml bottle at Peluso, it seemed to me to be this brewer’s best value beer. It costs a lot for the transportation so it might have a gaz polluted aftertaste to some. Very, even too easy to drink, the maltiness brings forth a discreet and fruity sweetness but I think it is the leafy hopping that stands as the most interesting characteristic of this very good brew. Notes of spices such as cinnamon were persistent in the dry leafy aftertaste. This brewer would make so much more money if they were on "la terre ferme", on the continent, not on the distant seagull faeces they call these islands...
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. At Mondial 2009 - day 1. Clear bright gold pour with an average frothy white head. Sweet and spicy aroma, quite clean and simple. Tastes of grass and mildly of raw cinnamon - again light, sweet and clean, somewhat peppery too. Dry, sticky mouthfeel, a tad light-bodied, with a surprisingly long grassy-bitter linger - an interesting brew, quite earthy and bitter, moreso than I was expecting from the light, sweet aroma.
GRM (2836) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased at Dépanneur de la rive on August 13 2009, savoured on August 20 2009; eye: polished copper, clear, slight effervescence, creamy white head that falls and turns into a tiny ring, good lacing; nose: floral, perfumy, candy cane, spices, grain; mouth: floral, perfumy, surprising arrival of hops, candy cane, spices, grain, spicy finale with presence of hops, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter and sweet, slight astringency, slick; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, achetée au Dépanneur de la rive le 13 août 2009, savourée le 20 août 2009; œil : cuivre poli, claire, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche crémeuse qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : florale, parfumé, canne de Noël, épices, grain; bouche : florale, parfumée, apparition surprise de houblon, canne de Noël, épices, grain, finale épicée avec présence de houblon, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère et sucrée, très légère astringence, coulante; en résumé : bien aimé