radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden in colour, thin off-white coloured head dissipating to the sides of the glass rather quickly, thin lacing. The aroma is quite sweet, lots of berries, earthy, lightly grainy, herbal for sure. The flavour shows signs of some light alcohol, not enough to distract you from what this beer is about though. The sweetness really comes through, some bready malts provide some softness, the mint doesn’t dominate, only pokes through every now and again, some raspberris appear as well. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes a little bit hot, finally the alcohol becomes a distraction. This is pretty good, I just wish that they would focus on more rye in the future.
Draught at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds in Chambly, Quebec on December 28, 2006.
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Draught tulip at the brewpub on 1/28/07
Medium bronze colored body is lightly glassy, but otherwise clear with sparse carbonation. Small off-white head fizzles to partial cover quickly, leaving little/no lacing.
Strong mint in the nose is dry and very estery. Light grains behind it are also dry but some moderate pale malt sweetness is notable on the finish, giving it a somewhat creme de menthe aroma. No alcohol or flaws, but in my opinion, either it’s got too much mint in it, or mint does not allow much beer aroma in a medium-high gravity pale/amber beer.
Dry, very zesty mint gives a bit of a burn at the beginning of the flavor, followed by sweet cream-like pale maltiness and a hint of caramel. But with the mint oils and strong, drying/warming flavor, you just can’t find much of the beer other than to say that there is some sweetness. Lively carbonation, a touch watery at times. Interesting, I guess, but I dont think it works too well in this type of beer (a stout or gruit would seem more appropriate). Would not have guessed there was rye in here, nor juniper, though in retrospect there did seem to be a bit of astringent juniper berry juiciness towards the finish, as the mint relaxes.
Quevillon (2811) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
But sur place. C’était par pure curiosité que je voulais esseiller cette bière. Couleur d’or avec un petit collet. Arome: mélange de ment et de baies de genièvre très forte. Même chose pour son goût.
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Pale ale colour, almost clear, lasting, clingy, white foam. Aroma=anise, mint (not tons), a little malt and a touch of grapefruity hops. Pleasant flavour with a perfect amount of sweetness to go with the not overpowering mint and anise flavours. I never would have guessed that there was juniper (maybe that’s where I get the "anise".). Little to no bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a pleasant, lingering herbal aftertaste.
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed amber ale with a thin lacing white head. Definite green mint in aroma, with gin and caramel notes. In mouth, sweet spiced ale with coriander and juniper berries. Lightly hopped. Nice and classy.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. pours a clear golden-orange with a small white soapy head. the aroma is great and spicey with notes of minty lavender and certs. interesting flavour that closely follows the aroma and is actually nice and refreshing. sweet cookie flavours...especially in the finish. some alcohol hotness but it’s not exactly distracting. I’m intrigued by the relativey high level of alcohol for this kind of brew. I really like the blending of all the interesting spices in this one.
Ungstrup (33459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with a small orange head. The aroma contains notes of mint and flowers. The flavor is very flowery and again with notes of mint, but also sweet caramel, and a touch of lemon together with the hops in the end.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fût-Orangé un peu trouble, elle présente des odeurs d’épices et de menthe, raffraichissante.--Draft-A cloudy Oranged one, presents some spices and mentol odors, refreshing.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Minty nose, bright yeast, eucalyptis, copper color, lightly medicinal but it blends right into the flavor which is balanced, interesting and finishes minty good.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cloudy cookie amber. Generous off-white head leaves superb lacing traces with every sip. Diplomatic if light biscuity maltiness coats the nostrils with a blast of peppery, herbal mint leaves. Leaves a long minty and bready aftertaste with a touch of orangey hops. Well developped balance, totally masked alcohol. Dangerously drinkable. Firm, almost crisp belgian carbonation, medium bodied, smooth palate. Excellent.