LBarouf (108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jug @ home: The iron arse came in a jug of 1.89L and is rated at 4.6%, not 4.8% as indicated. Bitter while very light bodied. Has has very subtle notes of berries, citrus and herbs. Light roasted flavor. Bitterness and hops flavor are almost not present. Light carbonation. All around was a nice beer that could have use higher IBU in my opinion. Limited edition that will be miss nonetheless.
rejtable (1048) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer! Aroma of light malt. Some fruit background, almost like pineapple. Bitter finish is nice, and not too harsh. Great session beer, you could drink for hours and not complain!
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Beau’s 5th anniversary party. Clear copper with a thin white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is grainy and fruity with herbal notes. Flavor is pale malt, cereals, fruity notes, british hops, some toasted malt and a very moderately bitter finish. Well made but not overly complex. Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Arrow & Loon cask festival. 26JN11.
App.: Hazy deep golden with no head.
Aroma: Very grainy, grassy, floral, cooked peas, perfumed, oddly sweet, interesting and a little weird.
Palate: Medium body, still.
Flav.: Peppery, leafy, floral, grassy, grainy, a little dusty/musty, odd; dry with decent bitterness and a pleasant biscuit/citrus finish.
Odd, weird, interesting. I’m a boob man, not an arse man.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber ale with a very thin white head. in aroma, a smooth British hops, lightly floral, grassy and grainy, very British. In mouth, A nice grainy malt, British grassy hops, lightly floral, smooth and nice. Called Iron Arse Best Bitter, 4.8%. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Ottawa Cask Festival, June 26 2011.
pushkinwow (1584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Arrow & Loon’s first Cask Festival. Golden amber, no head. Aroma is mild, some hops with a bit of citrus. Low carbonation, medium bodied, start slightly bitter and grows with a nice dry finish.