Eructoblaster (2444) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper and lightly hazed beer. Its head fades quickly. Pleasant malt, caramel and alcohol aroma. In the mouth, the butterscotch and malt is dominated by a quite rude alcohol taste. Surprisingly, the aftertaste is more than ordinary. Interesting, but I would not have two in a row...
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle. Clear darkish amber, minimal head. Light sweet, yeasty nose, hints of pepper, orange and sourdough, pleasant but a bit weak. Sweet, honeyish, simple body, a bit cloying, some interest in the more bitter/sour ending with pepper notes ... but on the whole, skippable. Certainly this brewery is better than BMC; certainly there are many, many Quebec brewers putting out much more interesting wares at only slightly higher prices. Skip it.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour, almost no head. Mostly hops in the aroma, some sweet-citrus notes. The flavour was mostly hoppy and yeasty Belgian style, a nice balance. Decent. Bottle.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep amber brew with a medium size head with more or less retention time. Alcohol is not subtle on the nose or on the tongue. The body is medium and this brew would have been better if the body had been stronger to support the higher alcohol taste. Another one in the so-so colum for Boréale.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber colour with a thick frothy tan head. Toasty caramel and honey aroma. Thick caramel toffee flavour with some dark bread flavour in the background. Warming full body.
tiggmtl (4514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Sweet malty caramel aroma. Very clear golden-copper colour with minimal white head that is fully diminishing with no apparent lacing. Initial maltiness promises big things but flavour is short-lived. Alcohol somewhat apparent in flavour due to medium-thin body. Enjoyable if somewhat simple. Bottle.
Re-rate - all I have to add is that this is a very enjoyable beer especially at low temperature where the alcohol is less apparent and the malt comes to the fore. Original 7-2-5-2-13=2.9 New rating is at colder temperature
Ungstrup (26236) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose is sweet and spicy with notes of yeast. Bronze colored with a fine bubbly but fast disappearing head. The flavor is malty sweet with strong notes of yeast and spices: cinnamon, honey, and other spices. The finish is dry rather than bitter. A good beer without being great. Thanks to Per.
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, peach. Taste is floral, mild sweet on tongue, finishes butterscotch and light alcohol warming with slight astringency. Medium-full body.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Mmmm... malty-caramelizedness. Light brown with a creamy, almond head. Nose of caramel. Mild malt, piane and slight honey. Average.
Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 Amber/brown color. Very caramelised nose, tastes like a light scotch ale in mouth, but doesnt possess the same complexity and alcohol strenght. Very interesting nevertheless