Lubiere (9299) - 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$.
jercraigs (7294) - 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
Radek Kliber (6297) - 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.
HogTownHarry (5973) - 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.
blankboy (5729) - 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 (5281) - 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)
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of spices is not overly dominant but still quite interesting with peppermint not easily discernable but juniper and orange peel easier to detect. Taste is an easy drinking mix of juniper bay, orange peel with light spicy rye malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable drink with just enough complexity; this one probably falls in the hit category for Beau’s.
czar (3660) - 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.
RobertDale (2832) - 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.
GregClow (2805) - 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.