wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Phil for this one. Why the pitiful score? The body is cloudy gold to amber, quite effervescent, with a tall white head. Aroma is fruity, chewy, buttery, a bit of plastic. Flavor is yeasty, light bitter, honey, bubblegum aftertaste.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL bottle from a trade with Lubiere, thanks Luc. I’ve never come across a beer that gushed as much as this one before, especially for a twist-off. The thing just exploded the second oxygen hit it and didn’t stop for a full minute, took forever for the massive beige head to settle enough to sip. Deep hazy amber in colour. Aroma is really hoppy, very sharp and not-infected smelling. A bit of caramalt as well and somewhat of a homebrew likeness to it. Interesting. Flavour is dominated by piny hops, though not in an IPA kind of way, dry palate carrying some mild sweet caramalts. A touch fruity and definitely yeasty. Sweet malt body and underlying earthyness become prominent as it finally settles down. Kind of unique actually and Golden Ale is sort of a lame classification, though it’s pretty hard to pin this one down. I’d say maybe Belgian Ale? The spritzy mouth-feel is very much like Orval and so is the appearance. Almost like there’s Brett in here without any Brett flavours. Still doesn’t seem infected. What a strange but interesting little beer!
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy amber ale with a thin off white head. A nice herbal hoppy aroma, with light notes of mint. In mouth, a good crisp malt, rather german hops marking, and a medium body. Nice, but I would have guessed this was a pils, kolsch, or something german. Bought at Le Gobelet, Vaudreuil, Nov. 24 2007.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 341mL bottle, courtesy of wickedpete. Thanks, Pete! Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; light tan head with solid retention and medium-bubbled lacing; a gorgeous pour. Pleasant, dry, toasty aroma: toasted malts, cereal, breadiness, and mineral bitterness. Medium mouthfeel: sweet malts / sugar, yellow fruits, and toasty grains; basic dry, chewy maltiness; very drinkable, reasonably dry, and tasty overall; pretty underrated right now. Medium finish: fruitiness, toasty grains, and mineral bitterness.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 What is that floating? This is ugly and really unappealing. Ridiculous foam that slowly goes down. Strong, sweet and hoppy aroma. Malty taste, notes of cookies and caramel, citrus intense hop domination of the taste, tongue-tingling, obvious relationship with the Ambrée. Quite good, especially from this brewer; a surprise.
Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 341ml. Dark gold body with good white foamy aroma. Decent malty hoppy aroma with flowery and grainy hints. Taste is dominated by sharp English hops flavors. Ends with a good bitter finish. Good everyday Ale.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber hue, with a creamy beige head, yeasty, fruity nose, with a bubblegum grape fruitiness, with some toasty malts, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty grainy character, a faint yeasty bubblegum accent, with a subtle peaish, cooked vegetables, a floral hop resinuous, leaing towards a malty, grainy, hop bittering finish.
HogTownHarry (5917) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (341ml). Via trade with Viper666. Cloudy amber with some dark chunkies, large frothy off-white head. Slightly soapy light fruit aroma, vague floral bitterness. The taste is a weird blend of black pepper, apricot, celery and spruce - I think this is sweet, but all that other clutter ... dunno. Thickish body, weakly carbonated, pungent aftertaste from the spruce/pepper elements - not actually all that bad, but damned if I can say why from the aroma and flavour.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Light amber color with small white head. A little fruit touch, malt, kinda dry beer. Not bad for the style, but they got better.
Quevillon (2345) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 341 ml, acheté au Dépaneur À-Tout-Prix (21/11/ 07). Ambrée mi-brumeuse, mini collet. Arome de céréal brute malté, faiblement fruté. Goût de malté un peu fruité, céréal aqueuse. Distinctement décevante!