bunget (506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle. Pours a nice amber body with a good yellow head. Bread aroma, yeast, fresh spring water, herbal hops, caramel. Taste is malty, with some breadiness, herbal hops, caramel, spices, a little piney. Refreshing. ABV 4.7%
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle. Pours a rich reddish amber, a tight off white head that dissipates quickly to a film. Malty aromas of caramel, butterscotch, allspice, raisin and rum, a little hop bite too. The cold aging gives a good refreshing quality that you notice right away, sweet but thin and easy to drink, no long lasting mouth feel. Has a nutty quality to it, flavor profile quite similar to the aroma. A worthy session beer.
micker (37) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer. Has a harsh bitter alcohol after taste despite being a low alcohol 4.7 percent beer. Would not buy again. Very disappointing brew
Zoe (8) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a 600mL bottle from the LCBO
AROMA: faint breadiness.
APPEARANCE: clear dark copper with an off white foamy head that quickly disappears, some lacing mostly small, tight bubbles interspersed with larger ones.
TASTE: tart grapefruity bitterness.
PALATE: creamy medium body, lively carbonation, finishes with a sharp bitter bite.
OVERALL: Would definitely buy this again. Enjoyably bitter interpretation of a classic style. Good session beer.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/orange pour. Active off-white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma, hInts of nut, leavy malt and banana. Medium creamy body. Nice balance. Sweet, malty and clean. Not too extraordinary.
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my dear parents who picked up a bottle in Canada: Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is grain and malt. Taste is slightly hopped, but mostly malty. Good balance through and through that would make for a good session ale. I thought it was plenty alright, although it was not really that interesting of an ale.
lukin (437) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours deep red colour, small off-white head. Aroma has a little funk, some grass/grains. Taste is caramel malt, bit of a sharp hop bite, some fruits. Solid beer.
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a 600mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear maroon with a bit of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is a bit strange, it’s got some hops mixed with some funk, but somehow not like a saison at all, might be the undercurrent of sweetness. Palate is pretty good, a bit eavy on the tongue but gets cleaned up nicely with the fine carbonation. Taste is good but a bit strange. Definitely hoppy, but then also a really strong sweetness, though the hoppy bitterness comes back in the aftertaste. Kind of like a sweeter red ale. I like it, but it’s a bit strange. I might come back to this again.
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, LCBO. I have had this before, like a lot of Beau’s offerings, but I have just not got around to rating it. Nice golden dark brown with a big bubbly frothy head - looks great. Some malt and dusty hops in muted aroma. Taste - bang on style - dry hops, earthy malt, nice lingering dry hoppy taste. Lots of flavour. This is right on style, without really wow’ing in any department - just a solid beer.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pine and sweetness on the nose. pleasant bitterness upfront on the flavour, with some sweet caramel coming in to balance it out. Slightly watery mouth feel.