DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wood and malt nose, copper, with a small tan head. Malt flavoured with some woody notes. Good mouthfeel, nice dry nutty finish. Tasty, but doesn't fit the style. Thank You Radek.
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Quebec City. The mellowness and subtelty as described were accurate, but the finish was also tainted with a burned wood touch. Overall, quite average. Nothing belgian about the malts in this one.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet burnt caramel malt aroma with a hint of hops. Amber-copper body with thin white head and marginal lacing. Bitterness throughout the flavour including some roasted malt notes in the finish. Caramel malts are shy but apparent. Body is thin and carbonation quite high. This is a decent everyday beer and is excellent on a hot summer evening... Good session beer - it's easy to drink many of these despite the high carbonation. If I have any complaint, it's only that the flavour is so short-lived. Don't know why this is categorized as a belgian ale - it's more like an English brown ale. Bottle.
Eructoblaster (3031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark copper beer. The brew is OK but fades too quickly. Interesting caramel and scotch nose that unfortunately lacks some punch. Well bodied and balanced flavor. You can taste the bitterness from the beginning up to the end. Good and less expansive alternative to Bass or Newcastle.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Medium copper, smallish head. Faint malty aroma. Nice body, but very little character in the flavor. Some smoky bitterness towards the end, just a tad yeasty and bready... really not much there at all. Quite drinkable, quaffable, pleasant ... it's not bad when warmer, but I wouldn't make an effort to get it either.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice malts, caramel, and lots of hops for this petite quebecoise of my youth. Light beige creamy head. Sweet malts and english hops come out distinctively in the mouth, with some citrus... I loved and still love this beer.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Not a bad red colour with little head retention. Aroma and colour are not too bad but not really interesting, better than any easily and cheaply avaible beer in Quebec. Bottle.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent quaffable red ale. Good aftertaste and mouthfeel. Good grain and hop balance throughout.
jercraigs (7867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown colour, with a small but persistent off white head. Bit of malt in the aroma. Falvour is interesting. Can't pick out the individual notes easily, but it is nicely malty with a healthy amount of hops. Leaves a powerful but nice aftertaste.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best "brasseurs du nord" beer. Nice amber colour, a sweet taste, a bit bitter in the end. Too bad you can't find it in France.