czar (5576) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at pub italia, ottawa. hazy light yellow pour with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. sweet honeyed pale maltiness, sweet candies - miscellaneous fruitiness, bit of citrus, mint and pepper. average to moderate carbonation, light body, lightly sweet and muted yet slightly harsh grassy-spicy-citrusy-piney finish. blah.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a smooth grassy caramel malt with faint grassy hop. In mouth, a decent biscuit malt with british hops, metallic notes, grapefruits, Ok.
probstblueribbon (3281) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of a growler from the brewery, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep clear golden with a nice off-white head.
Aroma: Pleasant, slightly fruity biscuity malts, slightly peppery, grassy, vaguely fruity (tropical?) hops, a bit caramel-like sweetness, slightly dusty.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: More hop presence than the nose, a bit resinous, definitely peppery/grassy/green, still good, kinda fruity malt support, minerals, a touch of harsh alcohol?; dry with somewhat aggressive bitterness (unsure of IBUs) and a slightly fruity, dusty, kinda resinous/green hop finish.
Not my favourite hop, but drinkable.