Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber marzen with a thick lacing white head. A caramel malt aroma, with light vegetable notes, a bit of mashed beans, and sweet fruity esters in finale. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with light berry and grape notes, nutty finales, and hops coming as beer warms up. A good beer. Medium bodied. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, Dec. 11 2008.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Volo caskfest 2008. Pours a light brown. CInammon, caramel, and smoke. Minimal head. WateryOther vague spiciness. Minimal aromas, some smoke.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Rhino. The aroma has a lot of soft sweetness and a little bit of light sweetness. It’s a little bit sweet with a touch of soft DMS. There is a little bit of fairly dirty esters that I could do without. Fairly pronounced bitterness but it’s not really all that good.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008-10-17. Murky orange amber body, tiny ring of head. Nice fruity aroma, orange, citrus peels, light yeast. (7+) Similar flavour is fairly bitter, lightly astringent citrus/hops, light malt. (7+) Smooth average bodied palate feels light at times. Does not seem to be very stylistically accurate to me, perhaps they upped the hops for Cask Days? Fairly quaffable regardless. Not a bad start to Cask Days! Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2008
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This malt lover’s Märzen serves up bread crusts, lightly burnt sugar and chewy barley on a most elegant palate.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the translucent pale amber.
-Soft carbonation and lean residual sugars combine for a easygoing, cuddly mouthfeel.
-Hops are timid throughout. A touch of wooden bitterness in the finish, but that’s it.
-Again, beautifully developed soft malt character in this Beau’s lager.
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden before pouring the rest into the toilet. Looks nice enough: orange copper colour with a thick off white head. The aroma is foul, sulphurous and eggy. The palate is tinny caramel with pithy bitterness. Completely unenjoyable.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at Volo
Appearance: Murky hazed amber brew with light rocky top
Nose: Vinous, fruity with sweet malts, bit unusual.
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied, sweet banana , plum and bitter wet hop character with sticky malt as base. Smoother at finish.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2008. Ah, another Beau’s. Cloudy orange pour, wispy whiteish head. While not horrid, smells like malt extract and spoiled OJ. Tastes of wet grain and orange oil (which isn’t something I would normally willingly drink). Slick, somewhat thick mouthfeel, acidic and coatingly bitter in the linger - ehhh, it’s a Beau’s, my expectations weren’t that high so no worries.
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2008’. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with no head. Aroma of tart fruit, light spices, light hops and malt. Flavour’s fruity and spicy along with caramel malt and a light bitter finish, though a bit milder then I’d like. Average bodied. Nothing great, like I said it’s somewhat mild, but a good beer nonetheless.
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1790-20081017] Cask. Boozy spiced fruit grains aroma. Murky, medium orange brown body with no head. Mild grains and fruit flavour with long finishing mid-tones. Medium body. Not much there but drinkable.
(Cask Days 2008 @ Volo; Toronto, ON)