FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - shared by the Quebec posse in Lithuania - thanks!
Slightly funky, but to me more spicy aroma. Soft and smooth, some dry bitterness. Full palate, very yeasty. Looked a bit home-brewy. Finish has a gentle bite of hops, but also some alcohol.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Totally funked up bottle, picked up this year from La Duc. Brett gives big farm nose. This was a foamer. Big soapy head on golden yellow. Very mineral, a little acidic, aggressive carbonated. Just too funky for me, too many off flavours and strange bitterness.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy Wild Ale’s perfume of coniferous brettanomyces, biscuity cereals and floral hoppiness segues into prevalent doughy yeast.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the misty orange.
-The aroma is very enticing for Wild Ale lovers.
-The body feels hefty with time. Drinkability is also reduced by the overt doughy yeast presence in the flavor profile.
-A light greenness could come from the Québécois grains or wild yeast.
-The flavor profile lacks definition.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-06-01. Hazy pastel yellow body, modest white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, light bretty funk, pale malt. Flavour is pleasant, lightly bitter, mild barnyardy funk. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Enjoyable. Bit mild overall. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A bright and perfumy brett extravaganza. Lovely (if you like wild ales).
How: Botttle 500ml, a few times. Fresh (good but needed time) then this rating for a 8 months old bottle.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is unmistakably bretty, quite a brett-bomb actually that mingles well with the rest of the beer aromas, wild scented flowers, wild coniferous, wild many things. Quite an inviting aroma for the wild beer lover even if a bit on the perfumy side of things. Taste follows trough. Grainy dry cookies swimming in a yeast mixture that has a clean and very wild character (no drity barnyard here or horse blanket). Wild flowers and garden flower petals, a bit of girly persumy thing going on. My fresh bottle had a little bit too much residual sugars but it was all fixed with my 8 months old bottle. Body is very fluffy with an abundant expansive carbonation. With the discreet malt and dominant yeast, this is truly a beer for the wild yeast lover. An excellent wild ale, and I love to say Brettanomyces Bruxellensis when I language a rating because you are think I is good with vocabularizing.
TaktikMTL (5498) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de coriandre et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fruits tropicaux en arrière goûté. (Rating #4273)
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a super large foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of Brett and dry hops notes with light funky ester is quite wonderful. Taste is also a exquisite mix between some Brett notes with light barnyard notes which are well balance with some dry floral hoppy notes. Malt is semi-sweet and doesn’t take away too much form the wonderful aroma of hops and Brett but act as a solid backbone. Another wonderful treat from Boquebiere.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
23/VI/2012 - 50cl bottle @ De Bistronoom (Oostende) - BB: n/a (2012-647) Thanks to Christophe for sharing this bottle with us!
Cloudy blond to light orange beer, big rocky off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of varnyard, yeast, little flowery, grains, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little sour start, yeasty barnyard, soem grains, citrus, bit flowery, some urine-like flavours, but not really that bad. Aftertaste: citrus, barnyard, floral bitterness, yeast.
czar (3676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from VT, thanks! pours hazy, almost cloudy, with a nice white head, some retention. oranges, candi, lots of bretts, booze, light toastiness, yeasty - soapy. some sweetness - fairly malted. lively and soft crbonation, medium body, medium long herbal and citrusy finish. almost cloying, but did enjoy it!
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2011 Total Score: 3.3
on tap at brewpub. bright golden, decent head, some rtention and good lacing. bubblegum, woody, cotton candy, light grapefruity bite. average carbonation, light to medium body.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with a thick, creamy, tan head. Nice aroma of brett, hops, fruits. Good flavor of hops, brett, fruits, there’s some bitterness in the end. The body is medium with a creamy texture and medium carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Pours an attractive cloudy golden color with a thick, frothy white head. The brett is the first thing I detect in the aroma, the malt and hops blend well and there’s a spicy, citrusy presence. The flavor is very good, the brett is more subtle than in the aroma, the malt and hops continue to live in harmony and balance and there’s still that spicy, citrusy thing going on. The body is medium and oily while the carbonation is medium to lively. This is quite enjoyable, this brewery keeps putting interesting products on the shelves, nice work!