punkska101 (880) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 onz at pub. A: honey, raisin, caramel. App: hazy brown, minimal beige head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. soft carb. O: nice super sweet tough
SlovakSniper (3121) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un verre. Un liquide assez foncé. Un col mousseux qui résiste. Une dentelle qui fait belle figure. Des parfums de céréales et de noisettes grillées. Un miel bien intégré. Une intrusion de houblons herbeux. Un goût de caramel brûlé qui se colle à des noix. Des saveurs houblonnées, une amertume certaine. Une touche épicée, peut-être. En bouche, un corps plus que moyen avec un pétillement modéré et efficace. Une texture qui est huileuse et jamais altérée par le miel. Une finale amère surprenante qui se couvre de notes chaudes. Intéressant.
jredmond (5312) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BQ2010. Draft at Bedondaine in Chambly. forgot to write down descriptions for pour and aroma, but flavor was malty then turns to a nice roast in the end.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this beer while on Beer Quest 2010 with the guys. This was beer number 61. I forgot to write down descriptions for pour and aroma, but flavor was malty then turns to a nice roast in the end.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown pour with a thin tan head. Good aroma of honey, spices and malt. Good flavor of honey and buckwheat.
GRM (2970) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, savoured at Bières et Saveurs on September 2 2007; eye: copper, clear, nice creamy beige head, no lacing; nose: caramelized malt, nice cutting hops, caramel; mouth: caramelized malt, nice cutting hops, nice caramel, finale in caramelized malt with a nice cutting hops, long bitterness, a bit thin; overall: quite liked
Échantillon, évènement Bières et Saveurs, savourée le 2 septembre 2007; oeil : cuivrée, claire, belle mousse beige crémeuse, pas de dentelle; nez : malt caramélisé, beau houblon tranchant, caramel; bouche : malt caramélisé, beau houblon tranchant, bon caramel, finale en malt caramélisé avec un beau houblon tranchant, amertume longue, un peu mince; en résumé : bien aimé
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bieres et Saveurs Chambly. The color is a nice brown with a beige head. The taste is of malt and caramel , the aroma is not as strong, but you can smell the sweetness and the malt. I could detect some taste of hops but not much. It does had a nice but light biiterness to it.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at the brewery on 9/29/07
A lighter chestnut-brown with some tan hues. Clear and well-conditioned, with ample beige head leaving light lacing. Moderate retention.
Light phenols touch down on soft, caramel malts, while graceful floral hoppiness enlivens the mundane characteristics typical of a brown ale. Honey is not terribly apparent in the nose, but the fresh yeast, and its effects (fruity esters) certainly are. As it warms and the carbonation lightens, the nose seems to get a little more concentrated with dabs of honey and graham crackers. Hops continue to balance/add complexity and light phenolic pepperiness is still noteable (not really adding or detracting from the aroma, IMHO). Alcohol is not evident, nor are any flaws. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
Surprisingly hoppy, even after being able to discern some bitterness in the aroma. The hop bitterness and grassy/floral flavors immediately follow up the lightly sticky, caramel and honey notes up front. The honey reprises on the finish, and is quite delightful in its authentic, but tasteful appearance. Not some sickly sweet, cloying mess of a flavor, but nor is it like many other honey ales, where the honey is nearly/completely unnoticeable. Light esters and phenols play with the hops, adding drinkability and dryness, while bits of crusty breadiness form on the palate. Well-balanced, no flaws. Seemingly perfectly in-line with the brewers intentions and though it dosent wow you with any one aspect, it’s about as good as a brun au miel as I can think. No thinning/wateriness. Appropriate carbonation and a soft, fuzzy texture.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Dark almond brown ale topped by a fading sheet of off-white head. Nutty, earthy, caramelly nose with the honey well extracted, though you would be hard pressed to identify its buckwheat origins. Fruitiness remains very low, the malt’s procures more mouthfeel than actual flavours it seems to me. A rather potent drink, feeling stronger than it is, though partly because of this brewer’s tendency to go for very full-bodied offering. In this particular case, the honey does not quite make it sticky, but certainly sweet and round while the carbonation remains very tame all through. Interesting chewing beer.
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to copper ale with a thin lacing white head.A light nutty caramel aromawith light alcohol, veering on gin.In mouth, a surprising rich nutty malt, caramel and good English hops. Very nice. On tap at the brewpub, August 30, 2007.