Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bistro l’autre oeil. Red brown with a medium beige head with good retention. Aroma is fruity with malt, balsamic, sugar and caramel. Flavor is fruity with red fruits, caramel, malt, minimal herbal notes, sugar and yeast. Medium body.
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 22 2010; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, nice effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light figs; mouth: malt, caramel, light figs, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with good presence of caramel, medium body, rather carbonated, a bit thin, mildly sweet; overall: different
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 juin 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, bonne effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, léger figue, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec bonne présence de caramel, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : différent
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color/ tan head. Mild spicy caramel, roasty nutty aromas. medium bodied. Caramel, pit fruit flavors with a mild tartness, mild roast. so so
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of caramel and toasted malt. The body is medium and the carbonation is soft. It’s definitely not a bad beer, but this one just didn’t do it for me.
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bevuta in bottiglia sotto il marchio "birrificio artigianale italiano - strong ale" con un bassotto disegnato, sono pressochè certo che sia questa.
Colore ramato, parecchia schiuma persistente, un gusto che mi ricorda tantissimo la brooklyn lager, ma più corposa e leggermente più alcoolica; un forte amaro sul finale (dry hopping?). Mi è piaciuta moltissimo
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber colored with a small bubbly lacing off white head. Aromas of cereal, caramel and dried fruit. Flavors of grainy malt, caramel and herbs. Tasty.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with huge caramel malt presence with just the right amount of residual sugar. Taste is also a strange mix between some caramel malt with a right balance of residual sugar with a light hoppy finish and some dry figs and plums notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Hard to categorize but well worth drinking.
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle (attractive!) from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep mahogany with a frail light tan head.
Aroma: Tart fruitiness, nutty brown sugar and rum dark-like notes, organic acids that hint of infection, figs, apricots, some tart berries, alcohol, not what I expected for the style.
Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse, floppy effervescence, a little astringent.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with lots of bright fruitiness, hazelnuts, some brown sugar, alcohol, berries, apricots, some pear drop/solvent, less deep than the nose in terms of malts, no hop notes to speak of; off-dry with tartness and some bitterness than is masked by the acidity, with a decent malty, kinda fruity finish.
Like the name implies, this beast is made up of many parts that don’t really go together well.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Caramel-glazed plums and dried apricots are offset by mild citrusy tartness in this barely carbonated dessert brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam covers the murky amber-laced dark russet.
-The very low carbonation makes the mouthfeel heavier than it should be. After reading other reviews, it seems to me their bottle conditioning might not be perfectly controlled.
-The finish is very quiet if you consider the loquacious dextrins.
-Orange peel subtleties appear underneath.
-The fruit salad seems to involve cherry allusions as well.
-here is little to no hop presence in here.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. This reddish-brown pour had some cherry and some spicy notes.