MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - 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.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’épices et de seigle. Apparence: La couleur est orangée foncée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #5847)
Strangebrewer (1171) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Poured clear medium amber-orange with a thinning yellow head. Aroma is sweet & sour with notes of rye. Medium body with soft carbonation and a warming mouthfeel. Spicy and herbal flavour, notes of rye, pepper, some citrus and pine.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour. The nose is fairly spicy and fruity. Sort of gruit-like with a bit of light earthiness and some soft fruitiness. A bit of peppery character and some lingering rosemary-like herbal notes. Interesting.
cattaneopapa (303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle from LCBO. Don Mills ON. Pours a deep amber colour with one finger of head which settles into a small 3/16" inch film. Herbal aroma. Taste is chocolate mint with some fruity notes and a bit of hoppy bitterness.
bhajones (5) - - APR 30, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This true bock style beer has some amazing spice notes to it and a beautiful rich amber colour. For a 6.9% beverage it hides the alcohol taste well.
Randy4Beer (513) - - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice shiny brass colour. Thin off-white head. Leaves moderate lacing as drunk
Light spiciness on the nose. Some roasted oats.
Taste wise, this has some spice box, and hints of a lemon lime tingle at the beginning of the swallow. The spicy herbs don’t overwhelm the experience. Quite a nice Bock.
Helsdon (351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm, a minty beer just the thing for a drinking lunch. My your breath is minty says my boss. Well, not really. The goat, as I will call this beer, pours a hazy whiskey red-brown, with a beige head. Nose of this is dominated by hits of mint, with a little orange lurking in the back. The taste some malty cereal, but then the mint. Not overpowering, but omnipresence, and rolls right into the aftertaste. I like it. The juniper gets lost somewhere in the mix, as does much of the orange, but overall good beer. I always appreciate, though not always love, Beau’s unique beers. Thanks.
jksipa (788) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear deep copper with a big off white head that fades slowly. Nose is malts, spice and some banana. Starts sweet malt and toffee flavour with a backend dominated and dried by peppermint. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation. Nice sipping beer.
RobertDale (5447) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
600 ml. bottle. Thanks Steve! Pours a golden red with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, spice, and rye. Interesting to sip on.
robinvboyer (4143) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper pour, small lightly beige head. A nice caramel malt aroma, quite malt forward, reminds me alot of a nice german bock, with some ample spicing. Im getting notes of ginger, citrus peel, cardamon, and turkish delight. Flavor is again quite malt forward and the spices die off leaving a pleasant bready malt. Finish is very lightly bitter, with a subtle herbacious, and medicinal note. Some light grasses, and herbs linger......an interesting take on a bock. I would honestly like to try the base bock without the spices.