matt7215 (2082) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle sharedby jsprime with myself and jeff lewis. clear golden with a big white head. nice round malty nose. big flavour with a very substancial malt body. dry finish. very nice beer.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head meringues as it recedes leaving spotted sheets. Sweet hay and bread aromas. Dry, sweet candi and mild hops from front to back and through the lasting finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured. Pours a golden body with a white head and steady stream of champagne like bubbles. Fruit toned esters galore, banana, bubblegum, pear juice, and pine apple notes. A sweet body with a lighter spicy and bready tone that drys out slightly. Personally i slightly prefer Deus.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Le Gobelet. Flute glass. pours golden yellow with a beautiful cushion white head. lots of lacing. carbonation becomes part of the "look". tiny bubbles shooting upwards. on the nose there are intense champagne aroma’s, with cereal malts. taste is loaded with spices. cloves, peppercorn, a mushroom earthiness, and some caramel from the malts too. it ends in the mouth with a nice acidity, kind of vinous like you would get from a white wine. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, bubbly like a champagne. cleans off the palate nicely. at 11%, the alcohol is barely apparent, making this one you want to relax with. i paired this with homemade crêpes stuffed with cottage cheese and covered in maple syrup. it was an almost unreal experience. well worth the $24 this time, but not something i will buy again at that price.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle opened for an engagement. Pours with a giant white head, exploding cork. Continuously bubbly like you would expect. Smells like champagne, apples, and somewhat dry; palate is medium bodied, very dry, but too sweet for my liking, enjoy to the apple. Almost like a desert wine, needs to be shared.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle provided by Freud...Pours a light honey gold, not much to look at. Light off white head, ok retention, poor lacing...The aroma is very sweet, similar to champagne honey and yeast mostly...The taste and feel do a great job of simulating champagne, probably the best I’ve had. The feel is dry with slight bubbly carbonation, the taste is yeasty honey.
A pretty good beer style wise, but not great overall. If your in Canada try it, but don’t go above and beyond to obtain.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CFrancis. Pour tons of visible carbonation golden with ridiculous head and great lacing. Aroma Belgian yeast, spice, cloves, pepper, and grass. Taste mellow cloves, spicy, grassy, a touch of citrus, apples, and pears. MF terrific lively carb and a terrific mouth sensation. Overall the best I have in this style (Champagne beer) and a very well brewed beer. Outstanding!!
GRM (2705) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Green bottle, 750 ml, drank in its glass, purchased at Le Grand Duc, savoured on March 20 2011; hear: impressive pop just like when opening a bottle of champagne, eye: golden, clear, nice effervescence, voluminous white head that turns into a sheet of creamy head, average lacing; nose: champagne, honey, mandarin, light floral hops, champagne yeast, light perfumy, slight spices; mouth: champagne, honey, mandarin, light floral hops, champagne yeast, light perfumy, alcohol warmth, slight spices, dry finale in champagne with slight presence of hops, medium body, rather carbonated, slightly bitter, mildly sweet, palateful texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, bue dans son verre, achetée chez Le Grand Duc, savourée le 20 mars 2011; oreille : pop sonore impressionnant comme une bouteille de champagne; œil : dorée, claire, bonne effervescence, volumineuse mousse blanche de style champagne qui se transforme en une mince couverture crémeuse, dentelle moyenne; nez : champagne, miel, mandarine, léger houblon floral, levure de champagne, léger parfumé, très léger épices; bouche : champagne, miel, mandarine, léger houblon floral, levure de champagne, léger parfumé, chaleur d’alcool, très léger épices, finale sèche en champagne avec très légère présence de houblon floral, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, très légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture moelleuse; en résumé : bien bon
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of toasted malt, citrus, yeast, honey, and oak. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of apple skin and some underlying minerality. I definately like what the champagne yeast has done to the body. Silky, creamy carbonation with some floral on the backend.
Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 750ml. Hazy golden body with average carbonation and a huge white foamy head. Very well balanced, fresh malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty, citrusy, and honeyish hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Texture is soft and taste is perfectly balanced. It carries honeyish, flowery, and herbal notes. Ends with a long, moderately warm, bittersweet finish. A lovely treat!