UM02 (290) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure why this is in the Belgian Ale category, something which may lead to some people expecting something different and giving a too low rating. It says Ale rouse on the bottle and is clearly an amber ale and a pretty standard one at that. Some roasted malt and a bit of spice flavour but not much more than that. Lacking in character but a standard acceptable rousse. I was a fan of this now deceased/sold brewery but not one of their better offerings.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber clear red with a huge frothy light tan head. Aroma is straight clear amber malts. The flavor is more of an amber ale with a malt base that doesn’t bring much other flavor at all to the brew. It ends with a light maltiness that lingers for a bit.
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours pale reddish without a head. grainy, weak malt structure. light herbal hopping, some belgian spices, faint pepper. average carbonation, light body. meh.
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Belgian ale?? Pours a reddish amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is stale grain and malt. Taste is malt and smoke. Mainly off putting. Not great.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent amber body but little head. Flavour is weak grains, little else. Taste is a very watery malty taste, little going on here. Flavourless and bland, uninteresting. Poor show on this one.
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - 341ml. Limpid amber body with average carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Thin malty/hoppy aroma with grainy hints. Taste is dominated by maltiness. It carries grainy and hoppy notes, and ends with a short bitter finish. Ordinary.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2010
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle.pours a orange/ amber color. very little noticable aroma. taste was infected pickle juice. drain pour. hopefully bottle was past due or some other mishap
SlovakSniper (2753) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Le liquide est cuivré. Aucune construction mousseuse. Le nez se situe entre le malt légèrement grillé et le grain légèrement infecté. Présence d’épices ou présence de noix ? Quant au goût, peu défini sinon un malt légèrement sucré accompagné peut-être par quelques fruits. Faible apparition de l’amertume. Liquide défraîchi?
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Weird and nasty, dirty, earthy, grainy, mashy, burnt nuts, horrible.
Aroma: Murky deep amber with a small light tan head.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: More of the same, just plain messy and bad; dry with some tang and a little bitterness, nasty finish.
Bad. Bad. Bad.
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Kindaweird... More an amber than a belgian indeed. Strange mix of maple taffy, herbal hopping, fruity esters and cooked vegetables. Not very enjoyable to me. I’m very, very "accommodant" but this one cannot be assimilated nor integrated by my tastebuds. Original, though; the taste is quite unique...