argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach/perfume, some straw. Taste is sweet, perfume, some peach, alcohol, straw, light berry. Medium body, light stickiness.
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber ale with a lacing thick white head. Sweet wheat and a light bubble gum in aroma, with spices and alcohol. In mouth, a ricjh spiced rye beer with lingering grains and light alcohol. Rye bread and pepper notes, with warming alcohol in final. Riche bodied. On tap at the brewery, Nov. 3 2007.
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 Enjoyed at the brewpub, where the right slightly cold temperature and perfect carbonation are always in order. Funky smell. White head on yellow-grapefruit. Sour, citrus orange and cloves and corriander, which makes it sweetish.Medium mouthfeel.Not a bad one. This batch was 8.8%
Ergot 2010 at Mondiale 2010. Average mouthfeel, a little sour, yeasty.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Beautifully floral and spicy hoppiness suffuse the honeyed cereals of this delightful, perfumy Belgian-style Strong Ale. One of Quebec’s treasures.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick layer of foam covers the misty gold.
-A little alcohol heat is felt in the back.
-The crystallised flower petal notes are mesmerizing.
-Carbonation is prickly, perhaps not cozy enough to properly emulate authentic examples of the style.
-Coriander seeds are well integrated.
-The finish is full of herbal, floral hop bitterness.
-Bubblegum and banana notes are whipped up by the yeast.
On tap at the brewpub many times now.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-05-31. Orangey dark amber body with a tiny beige ring of head. (3+) Interesting fruit aroma, sweet citrus and fruit that I want to call lychee but I don’t think that’s quite right, mild hops. (7+) Flavour has a similar fruit character over top a slightly sweet malt base finishing lightly tart and bitter. smooth average to medium palate. (3+) Pretty nice actually, different. On tap, Mondial, Montreal, 4T
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[530-20070811] Tap @ Benelux (Montréal, QC). Light pineapple and floral yeast aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Spicy pineapple mango fruit flavour holds wheat characteristics. Medium-full body is complex. Interesting to try but is a little too spicy-fruity to take it that notch higher.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Benelux
Appearance : Hazed red copper gold with traditional average white crown. Good contrast. 3+
Nose :Light, fruity aroma, with sweet grainy backing. Low amount of alcohol found for its listed strength.
Flavour/Palate : Acidic, fruity character, sweeten tea like. Grainy with well accented rye touch.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Benelux, Montréal, QC. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size diminishing creamy white head. Aroma is yeasty, slightly sugary sweet, along with banana, some spices and caramel malt. Flavour of yeast and wheat along with spices and herbs and some hops and alcohol in the finish. A little more alcohol then I’d like but I still enjoyed it.
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 10 oz. à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe de citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices, d’agrumes et de seigle. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de seigle en arrière goût. (Rating #1271)
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 2 - at Benelux brewpub. Hazy light gold-amber with an average creamy off-white head. Big coriander/pepper aroma, with sweet yeast and a fair bit of alcohol - unusual, as it’s also a bit grassy and dry, but very appealing. The taste followed, with the spice, pepper and yeast all vying a little too much for attention, my palate didn’t know what had hit it - very OTT. Sticky, lively pungent mouthfeel, quite boozy by the end of the pint. Amazing, but somewhat rough around the edges, and a little too strong to session.