fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Chambar
Hazy dark amber color with compact head. Served too cold, therefore not in optimal conditions too be appreciated. It happens to be a simple Amber Ale, with the aroma way too light, the flavor with some more caramel, the mouthfeel soft but also rather dry, the bitterness carrying too much chicory character and therefore the final being a bit disturbing.
Easy concept, and with the chicory flaw; not my favorite.
bcBelgianbrew (111) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Chambar. Firstly this is an outstanding restaurant. I compare all dining experiences to the food and service here. The house ale is the least expensive, since most of their beers are Belgian bottled and over double what you’d pay at the liquor store, but worth it when you’re eating the foie gras or mussels conglaise.
Hops comes through with slight pear or green apple. Slight burnt caramel on finish. From other accounts this is much better on tap. I haven’t had it in the bottle.
reebtogi (5078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is light fruit and some spice. Taste is light malty sweetness and a hint of spices and fruit and a light hoppy finish. Light to Medium body and light carbonation give an average mouthfeel. Nothing special here.
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 7.7c/45.5f. Bomber bottle found in the fine fighting city of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Pours a beautiful gold-copper with just a hint of carbonation and a decent head. Soft aroma of brown sugar and hops. Flavour is orange and hops; lots of citrus and fruitiness on this one. Okay palate. Nice taste, highly drinkable, a good choice if you’re in the area but please don’t fly out to Surrey just to try it.
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze with small lasting beige head.Mild soft malt profile, watery mid, light hop finish. Boring
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Chambar. Pours a dark brown, minimal head. Aroma is dates, caramel malt, slight sweetness. Taste is pretty bland but not harsh. There are hints of a Belgian yeast and some herbal notes but it’s all very underplayed. Very ordinary but it seems I’m rating it higher than those who have had it bottled.Perhaps it’s better on tap?
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Rangoli, pours clear bronze. Aroma of some caramel, cinnamon and dough. Flavour is underwhelming - subtle notes of raisins and caramel malts, with a citrus finish. Not too good.
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Spirit Merchant in James Bay (Victoria). I only have questions here: When did they start bottling this beer? Belgian Ale, really? Russell contract brewing this... why? Russell doing Belgians, double weird? Belgian Ale - I just don’;t believe this???? Nose is melon. No carbonation after the initial head from pouring. Looks like an Amber?? Very light with some bready, fig maltedness. Not very good. Not very Belgian. What in this is Belgian???? Now I have 5 free beers to give away. Takers?
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear bronze. Not much head. Strange aroma, like date or fig or something. Pretty light body, very little going on. Some plastic, light fruit, but a lot of not much. Quite boring.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber with beige head that is quite stable. Aroma of supermarket cookies, sweet dough and raisins. Sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet with burnt cookie crust flavors. Tolerable but bleh.