Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gusher. Clear reddish brown ale with an extra thick collapsing white moka head. Pleasant sweet fruity aroma of watermelon and mint, with faint nuttyness. In mouth, a nutty malt, with light caramel and coffee, and definite fruity esters.Tingly mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Bought at Joanette, 1.99$.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet brown, enjoyed at Festival Bières et Saveurs 2008.Lots of caramel, crystal malt.Light brown with only 15 IBU and lacey. Mouthfeel about average, as was carbonation. A bit of malt in nose. Nothing too special,another brown.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 2008-02-18. Bottle. Brown body with a small tan head. Muted dilute aroma, mild caramel malt, thin muted, sweet. Similar flavour of thin watery caramel malts with light astringent hints of roast. Average to thin palate. Poor. Shared with Mabel
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A lofty head rests atop the reddish-brown.
-Roasted figs and cherry skins coalesce into a predominantly fruity aroma.
-Candied cherries and raisins are churned out by the caramel maltiness.
-Apt carbonation for a lean, drinkable mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-Chestnuts build in the sweet aroma and flavor.
-Milk chocolate and a vinous character exemplify the malt’s complexity.
-The subtle roastiness dries off the candied fruitiness just enough.
-Another well-brewed English ale from these guys which has enough personality to stray from its original style while suggesting it.
Bottle; no date.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vice et Versa. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Nutty malt, toast. Nutty with some nice crisp malt notes. Clear and crisp with a nutty bitterness on the finish. Easy drinking.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich ripe fruity aroma, with light slightly mineral fresh hops. (6+)
Amber brown with large carbonation, solid rocky top. (4- )
Medium bodied with some dark woody touch bit quickly sweetened with caramel malts. Hints of nutmeg and other spices.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 Unfiltered first batchesLots of sediments punctuate the almost opaque brownish garnet hue. Large and slowly diminishing ivory head. Highly fruity nose contains a good dose of esters and an inherent spiciness that hints at oregano and mint though the very soft (perhaps too much so) hops. Lightest orange and lime leaves hints shows up toward the finish. Competent carbonation, rather low, but easy-going. Soft light-medium body, juicy and grapey. Lots of dunkel character, yet with spicy yeastiness. Original, if not mindblowing.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (341ml). Shared with tupalev, his bottle. Poured a cloudy deep walnut with a decent creamy off-white head. Rich and sweet aroma of nougat, chocolate toffee, very nutty and yeasty, light roast character. Taste is also quite sweet, very nutty, almost to the point of bitterness, there’s also some bitter chocolate and even a hint of dry hops in the quick finish - taste is quite bold and roastier than the aroma. Only average body, but not a problem, this is a drinker not a thinker - very sticky/syrupy mouthfeel, nicely carbonated - very refreshing brown ale, easy to drink, a malty treat.
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a huge lasting foamy off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of fruit and malt with some faint nuts -- pretty sweet and not very Brown Ale-like. Flavour is also quite sweet and fruity with some caramel malt and only a hint of nuts. Medium bodied. Weird how most of the reviews talk about how malty and nutty it is and make no mention of the fruity aspect of it of which I got lots of (except Lubiere who also mentions his was a gusher and MartinT) -- I wonder if I got a bad bottle or something? Anyways, I thought this was just O.K.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, ruby, sherrybrown pour. chocolate cake like smell, sweet malts, nutty, bready notes also. taste is pretty light, muted nuts, caramel malts. seems more like a amber than a brown to me