probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle at The Cheshire Cat ($10...not bad!), served cold in a Beau’s tumbler. 21JA12.
App.: Murky dirty amber, small white head.
Aroma: Intense spicy note, peppery, a lot of juniper and a hint of peppermint, sweet caramel, that rough-and-tumble Beau’s note, some esters, kinda odd.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed eff.
Flav.: Really estery, grain and raw cereals, less of the spicing, caramel, nice rich malts, a little citrus, more bubble gummy esters, interesting; sweet with limited bitterness and a refreshing minty note, the finish is Beau’s rugged with a little caramel, juniper, esters.
Doesn’t taste anything like a goat. Interesting stuff.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-12-31. Crisp dark orangey amber body, nice foamy beige head that fades leavig a nice beige lace on the glas. 3+ Really interesting aroma and flavour profile. Mint-orange melante in the aroma, mild fruit. 7+ Flavour has similar orange-mint melange, hints of juniper (maybe?) giving way to a fruity sweetish middle with just enough balancing bitterness. 8+ Very smooth average plus bodied palate. Did not expect this flavour combination to work when it was described but it manages to find a near perfect balance between the mint and orange. I quite enjoyed the fine line it walked. Tasty stuff. Not sure if I’d love it as much a second time but it apparently tickled me today! Bottle at Volo, Toronto, shared by Beaus_stuntman
PatIrish (166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll give it to the folks at Beau’s. They sure do come up with some nice names for their brews. This one is part of the Wild Oats series, had in a 600ml bottle, Pours an amber with a soft bubbly head. Aroma is a lot of Peppermint, Orange Zest, and apparently juniper Berries(didn’t pick up on that.) To be honest the first thing I thought of when smelling and tasting this beer; mouthwash. Not in a bad or really good way. It’s just so ’minty fresh’, that I could help but think I should spit it out after gargling. Interesting, but not great.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, intense spruce needles, mint, aromatic, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet malt with nice spruce tips, mint, juniper berries, nice and smooth. Bottle at the Wellington Gastropub, Jan 7 2012, 14$.
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Drank in a Orval chalice.
Good white head, amber/orange color. Aroma is quite heavy on herbs and mint (as advertised - but mainly mint), with really subdued malts. TAste is a bit more of the same, though the juniper berries seems to be a little more at the front, but it still heavy on mint and you really had to like peppermint, as the taste is QUITE long (that’s my case...). The orange peels are subtle, but are certainly felt. Can’t really notice the effect of rye, because the peppermint taste is quite upfront. Really sticky mouthfeel and long, minty aftertaste.
All in all -- a great, somewhat novelty brew. As a sidenote, it paired extremely well with fish and sushi.