pushkinwow (2018) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600ml bottle. Brown with a nice biege head that fades to a spotty covering. Somewhat roasted and sweet malt, some caramel, bit of belgian sugar, lightly spiced. Light carbonation, moderate body, sweet and a large malt presence, becomes a little weak on the finish.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery, about a week "old"-It’s nice to have contacts in the Ottawa area.Decants a deep, clouded brown with a thin beige ring of head. The nose is certainly malt forward, and hints at dark rye bread, dark fruit and lots of spice. This is certainly sweet, but I’m not sure if it is from the malts or from the sweet gale. Either way it is pleasant. Fruity, quite spicy, almost savory. The alcohol content is not noticeable, and this beer finishes softly with the low carbonation. Spiced, sweet lingering aftertaste. Quite a treat.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a ambery brown pour with nice foam, nose is spicy and sweet malts. flavor follows suit with a slight wood tinge as well. really interesting beer
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with not much head. Smells and tastes kinda like spruce beer. Pretty well done.
Niall73 (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark amber with a white head. Light aroma with lemon and caramel maltiness. Medium body medium carbonation. Wood, light pine, lemon caramel... Nice askance. Good.
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pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Mondial: Puts a turbid rusty-brown ale in the glass, small 1finger tan cap laces modestly.. Lightly carbonated. Pungent aroma: musty-toffee-citrusy-floral, dried fruit-herbs, spices, smoked almonds...wonderful mélange of aromas. Like a herbal brown ale. Flavor profile is almost replica of the aroma but more intense: toasty-nutty-toffee malts provide a base to balance off lemony-herbal bittering and a wonderful complexity of musty-spicy-malty-fruity-nutty flavors....long wet finish. This has a wonderfully quirky complexity that is sure to be misunderstood by unseasoned palates but for those who can appreciate the melding of a number of uncommon complimentary flavors, this is a brew you can relish and not be shy about having a couple.
DerWeg (1495) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear brown red, ring white foam. Mild aromas that are sweet fruity and flowery, lemon. Taste follows the aromas yet more powerfully with added cherry and woody spice, sarsaparilla, violets and herbs. Well integrated and tasty.
sseb69 (1492) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Échantillon Mondial de la bière 2010. Bouteille 600 ml. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, houblons, un peu de fruits et levures. En bouche, fraîche, malt, fruits qui coupe la levure belge. Finale herbeuse, fruitée et tout s’arrête rapidement. Bonne beer.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle given to me by my colleague’s boyfriend back in Canada that I later shared at the Downtown Inn post-grand tasting party for RBWG. Full, tannish orange pour. Nose of pleasant caramel and cereal notes. Pleasant flavor has caramel malt, cereal, slight earthiness, and a surprise tartness. Lip smacking good. The tartness is sure a surprise in a good way. Crazy.
rejtable (1313) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love it just for being so different. Nice light malt up front, maybe a hint of caramel (not much). Middle is more like dark fruits (plums, maybe even prunes). Finish is almost minty. Light in the mouth with almost no carbonation. Very interesting beer.