JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Tiggmtl. Orange coloured brew with a white, quickly fading head. Aroma is malt forward, caramel and biscuity with notes of honey and orange and lemon citrus coming through. Flavour is sweet malt on the front leading into a spicy hop finish that leaves a rich yeasty taste as well. Fairly simple brew, but very drinkable. Well done.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in Toronto. Tasted in a dimple mug. Obtained from Quebec. Pours with a big white head, copper / orange / golden colour, clear. Aroma has notes of caramel, yeast / bread and malty goodness. Taste has an upfront hoppy fruityness, with a slightly bitter ending and a very subtle malty background.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber golden color. Head disappears in a flash. Endless supply of carbonation. Sweet bread dough nose. Taste is alcohol with some sweet spice. Too much alcohol taste in the end. Bitterness is not balanced.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden colour with a nice bubbly white head. Has a distinctive Boreale house quality to the aroma. Pleast and surprisingly drinkable. Bit of sweet malt lingers in the alcoholic finish. Nice but simplistic with a slight alcoholic bite throughout.
Eructoblaster (2741) - 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 (4424) - 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 (4286) - 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 (4545) - 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