Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to hobbersr. Pours clear golden, MASSIVE white head, disturbing lacing - just way too good. Nose is creamy champagne, fresh brioche and wild mushroom, almost truffle. Some florals and cream; think La Chouffe, but so much more than that! Flavours of cream, spice, very complex, very rich, very champagne-like. Subtle and phenomenal.
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked, baled, and heavily foiled. Gorgeously elegant presentation. Like champagne in a bottle. Wait. What? Thanks, Dany! Pours a cloudy bright medium golden with a densely bubbled white head. Spicy nose of cloves, white pepper, and black peppercorns, along with some bright notes of caramel and floral notes, but those are a bit more subdued. Fizzy, assertive medium body, very present and very charming. Floral, herbal, grassy, caramel, and spicy notes on the mid-palate. Much going on.
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a more-than-3-fingers head. Very bubbly, but micro-bubbles, so it’s very pleasant. Spicy and orangy. Medium body. There’s a little sweet edge at the end with an herbal hop finish. VERY nice.
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, pour fêter l’arrivée de 2011. Arômes de levure fruitée et épicée (agrumes). Légère présence d’un houblon herbacé. Robe dorée et limpide, très belle mousse et effervescence champenoise (c’est très bien réussi à ce niveau!). En bouche, la bière montre une belle base maltée mielleuse, moyennement sucrée. La levure et les épices apportent des notes rappelant l’écorce d’orange. L’alcool contribue une touche réchauffante en finale. Une bonne bière, idéale pour partager avec des invités lors d’une occasion spéciale.
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic looking beer, pours a golden yellow with a generous foamy white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is cereal and grain. Taste is very much like a champagne, lots of great carbonation that tickles the palate. Very dry and the taste of dusty grain lingers. Great beer!!
frankyjus5000 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
best champenoise ever! They bought some machine from france to turn over the bottles like the real champagne!!! It makes foams like champagne and it is just perfect..... Congratulation!
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blond pour with a huge white and solid foam. Aroma is quite discrete with tropical fruits (mostly pears with some peaches and pinneaples), some yeast bananas and cereal. Taste is sadly more leaning toward tropical fruits than belgium yeast. Appropriate carbonation but the palate is unfortunately too liquorous for the style. You can feel the alcohol presence. Still a very good beer but with a steep retail price (25$), I was expecting better. I guess I prefer a cleaner version of the style such as Malheur Brut.
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, cork, bought at Grand Duc, (price...very expensive), drank from a Orval calice. Nice golden colour, with thin head. Apricot and spices aroma. Very tasty, powerfull, spices, very long aftertaste, very good warming beer. 8/10
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with excellent retention and some very nice lacing. Aroma is a mix between some light warming alcohol notes with sweet candy-like notes and some spicy notes also noticeable. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some sweet candy like malt notes mix with some spicy peppery yeast notes and some light warming alcohol. Easily drinkable though different then Champagne. Maybe a tad too sweet too drink too much by myself but very nice nonetheless.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A crisp and very lively champagne beer. Excellent.
How: Generous double-size sample at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2010
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nice scented nose with champagne on a bed of grass and dead flowers. Taste is very crisp and bright. Bready malts. Rather fruity with light color fruits (pineapples, pears, apples, etc.) that at times feel like fresh fruits and at times dried fruits. Spicy notes here and there. Nice hopping with a wet grass character. I personally could have used more hops in this one. Superb mouthfeel with an super-lively carbonation. This is no Malheur Brut but it is certainly the second best example of this all-too-rare style of champagne beer. I’d like to buy many bottles of this but they did not produce enough of it. To let us taste this excellent beer at local beer festival and then tell us that we can’t buy bottles is evil. This is more evil than the dude at Barnes & Noble who puts the books on back pain on the bottom shelf.