hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alchemist. Murky brown in color with a long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma is light resinous citrus/floral hops with caramel and chocolate. Taste is pretty smooth, with chocolate, caramel, and light citrus. Medium bodied. Finishes malty with a light bitterness.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alchemist. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, with grapefruit and citrus rind. Some caramel sweetness; hoppy. Medium-dark amber reddish with mild haze. Thin off-white head. Medium-ligh body with medium-mild carbonation. Nice ale. Good malty sweetness with fruity hops kicking in at the finish; like an irish-IPA. Big hoppiness all the way but smoothed out from the maltiness. Nice bitter clean finish and after. Refreshing.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe rouge claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui persiste. Arômes de houblon aromatique et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de houblon amérisant et de malt caramélisé.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel malt aroma with low, leafy hops. Clear amber body with a low white head that recedes to partial cover. Caramel malt flavour is thick and sweet with fair finishing bitterness that only just takes the edge off. Light body with fairly low carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good red colour, nice job of getting bitterness from 28 IBU. Can get lost in the "big beers" available, and the most malty tasting which is still moderate, but still a show of craft. Recommend for the less adventurous, or with food. Thinner mouthfeel, active carbonation. Fresh clean taste.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with mild hops. Flavor of malt, caramel and mild hops. Medium body with a lively carbonation.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût-Arôme de houblon et de citron, de couleur rouge limpide, rondeur pleine bouche, goût amer et houblonné.--Draft-Lemony and hoppy aromas, clear red, palate full mouth, sour and hoppy taste.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty sweetness is very caramelly and fruity, recalling tons of cherries and berries. Problem is, that’s about all this aroma can offer, and it does get tired after a while.
Caramel and toasted malts combine with the silky fruitiness, but their union is quiet and somewhat boring. There is nothing to get excited here, and nothing to hook you for a subsequent sip. Their most ordinary pint that day.
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Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fizzy white head tops the reddiah amber hue. Undersized bready caramel malts leave a lot of room for the earthy and floral hops to take, but they only do so moderately in the nose. Watery finish, very simple light-medium palate. Rather dull.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the alchemist pub in Waterbury, VT. Very easy to drink, with a sweet honey finish that doesn’t linger.