Sammy (9253) - 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 (8819) - 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 (8289) - 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 (7441) - 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.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6204-20140228] Bottle. Grainy seawater aroma. Clear, dark red body with a huge long-lasting foamy light tan head. Boozy lightly toasted fruit grain malt flavour. Full body is quite smooth. Good. (7/4/7/4/14) 3.6
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "I’m sending you a Hill Farmstead and an Alesmith. Shut up and take it."
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Prune, fig and plum with some dark sugars. Deep dark brown with a rich light brown head. Dark sugars. Prune, raisin and a sweet dark sugar finish. Nice.
blankboy (6422) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6290) - 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)
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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.
Rastacouere (6154) - 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.