beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thin offwhite head. Strong aroma of gingerbread, honey and fruits. The flavor also has gingerbread, honey and fruits. This beer is well executed, but it’s just not the kind of beer that sparks some interest in me.
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Benelux. The color is a hazy amber with a light beige head. The aroma is of spicies. The taste is also of spicies and of sweet fruits . It has a dry and bitter taste that is very pleasant.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A weird beast this beer and one that did not strike the right chord to me. A dark amber beer whose off-white head slowly, but completely departs. Spicy and yeasty nose. What made it original for a Christmas offering must have been the dryness. The Saison yeast has eaten pretty much every trace of sugar in there. While not overly bitter, this was very, very dry to the point where the overbearing astringency only felt natural. We can still taste some port nuances and obviously the cranberries, but there is no juiciness involved. The body is also quite light, yet very carbonated. Pepper and cinnamon notes. Really sharp palate, slicing dryness just clashes with the fruity notes to me.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: Spicy cranberry beer. Well put-together but one pint is enough.
How: Tap at brewpub. Freshly put on tap.
The look: Dark copper body with a little off-white ring of foam.
In long: Rather spicy on the nose with what appears to be a duo of coriander and cinnamon. Taste is dominated by cranberries and the aforementioned spices. Herbal finish. The “beer” part of this spicy fruity drink just didn’t come out enough for my taste. Kind of fun the first few sips but gets tiresome before the end of a pint and I didn’t want a second one. On the positive side beers like that help to keep my drinking under control, because as we all know alcohol consumption is one of the biggest cause of statistics.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz. à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur fruité et d’épices (Canelle). Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe fruitée. Durér moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1425)
Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bu sur place le 28/12/07, en fut (20 oz). Rousse acajoux, peu de collet. Arome de fruits mures et un peu d’épicé, malte caramelisé. Goût d’épice pétillant, fruits amère un peu liqueureux, finission sec.