Bière-Luc (298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(version 2012 - 11% d’alcool) Jaune paille avec des reflets dorés, une belle coiffe de mousse et une effervescence frénétique. Au nez, c’est fruité et levuré (le parfum me rappelle celui de la Dominus Vobiscum Triple). En bouche, les fruits s’expriment (poire, pêche et peut-être un peu de mangue?). Le lien avec le champagne est évident, surtout sur le plan de la sensation (pétillement, mouth-fill...). Du grand art!
Sask89 (326) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow colour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is predominately of herbs and spice, with subtle citrus fruit scents. Taste is mildly sweet throughout with not much bitterness to it at all. Lighter body, thin mouth feel and average carbonation. Overall a very nice beer.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Au mondial de la bière 2012, robe blonde , arôme de levure, goût de fruits sèchés et confis , carbonatation élevée.
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange golden beer, white head. Sweet malty aroma, spicy yeast, fruity esters, quite a lot of candy, banana. Light bitter, sweet malty flavour. Quite fizzy, champagne like. Malty finish with lots of fruity esters.
Not bad, not bad at all. But it does feel a bit like a cheap champagne, and I imagine that’s not quite the idea the brewer had in mind.
(Sample from 75cL bottle @ Modeste Bier Festival ’12)
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/X/2012 - 75cl bottle @ Modeste Bierfestival (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2012-1115)
Little cloudy orange beer, aery white head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, melon, sweet, white candi sugar, yeast, bit dusty, overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, candi sugar, ripe banana, some spices, bit peppery, chillies, soem alcohol. Aftertaste: sweet, yeasty, banana, little bitter, citrus, (candied) orange peel, alcohol, some spices (cloves?). Alas, not impressed. :-(
77ships (2162) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ Modeste 2012 - apparently they do the whole Champagne process in house because shipping back and forth to France would be to expensive, brewed with Champagne yeast - bottle is slowly foaming once opened, the Champagne yeast is lively - dense bubbles in the white head, body looks bit Champagne like - spritzy nose, ester heavy, orange rinds, champagne alcohol coming through, yeast - light Champagne booze coming through in the taste, heavy on esters, the yeast, spice full, floral - carb. heavy, aggressive - once highly critical of the style, this one I can admire - big hit with the company, non-beergeeks, every day drinkers, one took a bottle home, this impresses easily all pallets, good stuff
txspartan (878) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour citrus aroma. Pale orange colour. Malty, sparkling, soft and somewhat sweet.
BeerGolem (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at Bières et saveurs (Chambly). Pours hay amber with tiny frothy white head. Aroma is of barley and fruits. Taste is sugary sweet with slight acidity. Long lasting. Full bodied. Carbonation is low. I was very to have the opportunity to drink a sample of this one at Bière et saveurs, since it is very expansive and rare.
VincentL (221) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût au mondiale, Ambre, mousseuz, assez gazeux, amer, plamplemousse, chaleur de l’alcool.
DuffMan (5199) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, generously given to me as a gift at work, and shared with guests. This was a beautiful beer, as close to champagne as a beer can get while still remaining true to its beery roots. Very light yellow colour with effervescent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full-on champagne with fine prickly bubbles, light and lively and crisp. Sweet pale malts marry perfectly to the champagne yeast character, which provides floral, mineral, and soft subtle doughy notes. Just excellent.