probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal. App.: cloudy deep straw with yeast flakes. Aroma: TONS of peach and stonefruit, that’s all I get. Palate: nearly flat, fairly thin, a little astringent. Flav.: hoppy water! Where’s the NOSE?? Bitter finish. Bitter disappointment.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange body with a very small white head. Lots of grapefruit on the nose with some garden flowers. Pleasant hoppy ESB smell. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t live-up to it. Watery body, old grapefruit juice, a little undesired acidity. Ok but rather boring. A quick ratebeer search says that this is supposed to be the second best Spanish IPA, out of two.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bu au YeHa! 06. Blonde mi-brumeuse, mince collet. Arome d’houblon sucré et fruité. Goût d’houblon faiblement amère et sec.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Impressions from the YeHa! party:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy blond.
-Fresh grapefruit fruitiness dallies within spicy, leafy, herbal hop aromatics.
-Citrus fruit predictably reappear in the flavor profile, although they are disappointed by the lack of support, as flaccid grain and watery passages aren’t wise enough to do their job.
-A mellow herbal, peppery hop bitterness closes each sip.
-The body is somewhat cider-like in its expansive effervescence and overall airiness.
-This is obviously not brewed to follow any style, as it appears to be a hopped up Belgian in its flavor profile and body structure, but Belgian yeast doesn’t seem to have been used, so I’m rather dumbfounded. Belgian Ale? IPA (that’s what the brewer said to Luc)? I think I’d go for Spanish Pale Ale. ;)
Bottle; not labeled yet!