Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Masterful dubbel, ironically found at Premier. A fascinating change up for a sourfest. Dark brown with a substantial bubbly head. Well malted withs spice and dark malt and grapey in the secondary and building on multiple samples. A nice sweetness. Recommended for Belgian fans.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to gregclow for sharing. Deep amber-brown pour with a thin tan head. The nose is fruity and a little bit chewy. Nice pear, stewed prune, raisin and plum. A touch of soft clove and a bit of lingering fruitiness as well. Soft berries and some nice fruitiness. A little bit subtle with respect to the overall impression.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-02-28. Dark brown body with a nice beige head. 3++ Aroma of moderate alcohol character, light fruit, dark sugary notes. Flavour is pleasant, malty dark fruit and sugars. Light fruit and sugar with a light mineral quality in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, carbonation. Enjoyable but doesn’t quite come together to my tastes. Bottle shared by GregClow
BVery (6583) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Surdyk’s. Deep purple brown pour with a creamy head. Dark fruit, dark wine, some yeast. Very tasty.
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a deep amber with a large lasting fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, with dark fruit, yeast and caramel malt. Flavour is sweet, too sweet for me -- it’s yeasty and fruity along with some light spices. Medium bodied. Decently made, it’s just not my thing.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A large beige head with uniform tight and small bubbles settles above the dark brown. Gently vinous, very fruity, a bit spicy and minimally earthy, caramelized ale with little complexity. It is also fairly thin in mouth for a beer of its magnitude and surprisingly sparse in carbonation which obviously accentuates its already considerable sweetness. Spices do chime in a little, adding relief to the finish from which the hops remain in the background to say the least, but they are never a truly major concern. Relatively intense, but limited flavour profile with a big focus on the fruit - juicy grape jelly especially. It makes for a decent ale with higher pretentions, but in any grocery store where you can find this beer at a reasonable price level, you’ll have a Trois Pistoles right beside that seems like a better bargain.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by gregclow with me, blankboy, jercraigs, mabel and joemcphee. Deep but clear ruby, huge slightly diminishing beige foamy head. Sharp and dry, light caramel roast. Taste - like a very light Belgian brown - not sharp and dry, not boozy, not much of anything - I liked the blonde better. Light body, airy, quick-finishing - ehh.
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 750ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée chez Épicerie Lauzière (Drummondville, QC). Arôme: Odeur fruité avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulles. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale et de miel avec une pointe de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4963)
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with a large brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light fruity ester with some candi sugar and light dry raisins notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry raisins notes with candi sugar and light fruity ester. Malt backbone is pretty solid with some caramelized malt with a light spicy yeasty finish. Body is pretty full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Pretty solid rendition of the style.
obguthr (3920) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raisin nose with light prune and oatmeal notes. Dark brown, medium tan head. Raisin and plum flavor, less pruney, little breadcrust at midpalate. Subtle smoke and charred oak finish. Good transitions, nice intensity without being a hot mess.