beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy blonde color with a thin white head. Weird aroma of Fritos corn chips. The flavor is a bit better, there’s some herbs, spelt, fruits and dryness along an unplesant something. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.
punkska101 (847) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample @ pub, decent beer, good malt backbone no off taste. A good starting point to interest a beer noob in micro..
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Burnt metal notes unfortunately marred this Spelt Ale’s green Frontenac malt flavors and its appropriately paired herbal, earthy noble hops.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There was no head retention in most of their beers that day, and this murky blond ale was no exception, sadly.
-The nose was akin to an empty aluminum cauldron sitting on a heating stove or, like a friend pointed out, burning hair. Unpleasant, to say the least. Something must have overheated during production?
-Banana esters are found alongside the pale cereal flavors.
-The hoppy and bitter finish would have been quite pleasant if one did not have to smell the beer before taking a sip.
-The mouthfeel was lean and not carbonated enough.
On tap at the brewpub.