radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber in colour, long lasting off-white coloured head, great thick lacing. The aroma is of caramel malts, floral hops, light lemon citrus, biscuts, moderate sweetness. The flavour has lots of lemon citrus, caramel and biscuts malts, some grass, floral hops. Highly bitter mouthfeel, meidum body, medium/high carbonation. The finish is very long, highly bitter with lots of citrus. A fantastic bitter, highly enjoyable. Perfect amount of bitterness, no alcohol noticed, very good stuff.
Draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds in Chambly, Quebec on December 28, 2006.
punkska101 (636) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pub fût-orangé faible. Belle grosse mousse. Excellent nez de houblon citronné.Corps medium/caramel.Très buvable malgré la grande utilisation de houblon utilisé la meilleure à leur carte.
dmac (3171) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brew pub. Honey amber body with a great thick frothy head, perfect looking in every way. Aroma of flowers and citrus with just a trace of bready maltiness. Palate on this was medium body and smooth as velvet, I could of knocked these back all day. Flavor was slight malts and a bitter hop finish. One fantastic beer, just wish I got a t-shirt from the brw pub.
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Oktoberfest in Mascouche, that was worth the 8$ entry fee just because of the presence of Bedondaine... Pretty resinous abundant hopping for the style. Great body, cereal lightly-sweet maltiness, terrificly balanced. Intense and totally enjoyable ESB.
LadySusan (706) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brown colored beer has citrus taste and also of hops losts of hops. A slow drinking beer with a long lasting head. You can taste the bitterness but it reminds me of an IPA that I like very much.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber beer with a disappearing beige head. The aroma is nicely hoppy combined with citrus notes. The flavor contains notes of grass, hops, caramel, and lots of lemon. Nice one - definately not English in its interpretation.
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color with a nice fine lace that stick to the edges of the glass. This beer has a strong floral and resinous hop aroma with some sweetness. Even though this beer has a extremelly high bitterness level (labeled at 200 IBU) it feels less. Perhaps the residual sweetness play a role in it. caramel and fruity flavors are also part of the game to overall balance the high bitterness of this excellent and unique bitter.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown, with a pleasing thick and clingy head on top. Sticky sweet hop leaves, alomost resinous, but very floral, hop-heads will enjoy the aroma of this offering.
Whoh, lip smackingly bitter, this Beer is advertised as 200 IBUs. Is it really that bitter? Perhaps, because it felt really itchy in the back of my tongue and the top of my palate near my uvula. I took a sip or two, went to the bathroom and took the time to look around at the great surroundings of the pub, and after that long the aftertaste was still quite prominent, as if I just took a pull off my pint. Even so, the malts are quite heavy sweet and flowery enough to give this monster enough balance for me to want second helpings.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 The Lure:
An immensely colorful bouquet of flowers rests gleefully on a soft earth, watered by caramel and apricot juice. Hop leaves fly about in the dry-hopped gusts, as miscellaneous fruity esters hang on to the timid almonds. Resinous, dry-hopped goodness, with a cask-bubble head (although this is not on cask).
Advertised for now as 200IBUs (although that might change after the lab tests). A muscular leafy and conifer bark hop bitterness garnishes the back of the tongue, but surprisingly balanced by a capable malt sweetness and grain character. Body even emulates the size of a regular ESB, medium-sized, very drinkable, a session is definitely possible with this one. A wet soil diversifies the flavor profile, as citrusy hops barely touch the finish to help ease the bitterness. All Nugget and Goldings here, by the way. Nicolas is a balance freak, and it shows even in this massively-hopped ESB. A true testament to his talent, imho. My prediction is that the lab tests will state that this is more like 80-90 IBUs though.
Falling face first onto a hop vine, but immediately soothed by a malt balm. Voluntarily diving back in.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(RBSG05) Clear amber body with an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, floral, orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral, orange, some earthy. Soft, light-medium body. I expected a gimmick but was pleasantly surprised at how it came out -- the bitterness is there, but the use of less intense hops means that it never comes close to overpowering or tasting one-dimensional.