MXD (303) - 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.
HeistAlmighty (1000) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
600ml bottle. Hazy brown/orange colour with a large off-white head. Some rye peppery malt, but mostly mint in the aroma. Tastes a bit better than it smells, rye malt, clove, dark fruit, but still mostly mint. Overall, there were things I liked about this, and things I didn’t. I’d like to try it without the mint.
czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mondial 2012, mtl - notes. hazy golden with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. fresh junipers, mint, pepper, cereals - complex wort, bready. well constructed - even though not a mint-fan. average carbonation, medium body, nice herbal finish.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ BEAULO , bottle 750ml
Aroma nice character, juniper wrap , mild spice with hint of alcohol. Full character , light top end with mint hints. 8-
Appearance clear amber with medium plus top. 4+
Flavor and Palate : frontal hinted by juniper. Malty mid body with chewy texture. Spice on top end. Sweet finish.
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [650ml] shared at Burger Bar w/ garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o HogTownHarry. Feb. 4. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with small foamy off-white head. Aroma is sugary sweet, fruity and kind of odd, but not in a bad way (must be the peppermint), quite spicy too. Flavour of spices, herbs and malt along with some sugary sweetness and honey. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good, it’s not something I’d want a lot of but it’s nice to share.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4222-20111231] 600mL bottle. Peppermint orange leafy hop grains aroma smells a little like wet hair in a salon. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy peppermint orange malt flavour. Medium body. Odd but good. (7/3/7-/3/13) 3.3
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with several folks at Wvrst at the Beau’s Mates With Dates release party on Feb 17 2012. Orangey-reddish-amber colour with a bit of haze and a small white head. Aroma - holy crap, that’s a lot of peppermint! No complaints from me, I love peppermint. Also some orange peel, a bit of honey, and perhaps a suggestion of juniper berry if I really look for it. The mint isn’t quite as aggressive in the flavour, sitting back to let the orange and honey notes come to the forefront, but still providing a nice backnote. The juniper gives the finish a slight medicinal tang that works nicely.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange pour wit ha tan head. Aroma is spiced, maybe some nutmeg, cloves? Flavor is straddling that line between just enough and too much in terms of spiciness. Good flavor but got a little intense as it warmed. Good beer but consider sharing a bottle among a few people for dessert.
cfrancis (2011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange amber with a big frothy off white top. Aroma is spicy, a lot of mint and lime. Taste is a mix of a spicey mint and sweet malts. Nice mix but everytime I put my nose in the glass I was bombarded with mint. It really stuck out for me.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle shared at Burger Bar with garthicus and blankboy. Bottle December 21st, 2011. Hazy fairly deep orange-amber with a small but lasting frothy mottled tan/beige head. Pungent aroma - sharp, really sinus-clearing - I thought maybe camphor or a cedar chest, but it was pointed out that it was LIME - whatever; not bad, but strange. Tasted like orange blossom honey - sweet, with a hint of cocoa and tangerine zest - really, really pleasant (8-). Mild carbonation, light body, a nice quick floral/honey finish - refreshing.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1946 appearance: red orange with a small white head. Aroma: hmm like smelling nice spearmint gum but from someone else’s breath, lime, orange blossom honey, floral hops. Flavour: Wow, so unusual, oranges & mango & mint & coriander & hops & honey... Not much carbonation and a slightly sticky finish, oddly lovely. Spicy finish.