yespr (29414) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and wooden. Crisp yeasty and champagne fruity. Dry and yeasty. Smooth and fruity. Lingering fruity.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, yeast, white grape skin, and lemon. Flavor of yeast, caramel, pear, sourdough, and apple with a champagne character.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber and lots of head. Champagne-ish aroma, stylish and refined, with zesty floral notes. Hoppy, dry and with dry spice and florals. Good stuff.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Clear straw body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, white grape, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, caramel, some bread, alcohol. Sticky medium body.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - quite clear blond beer; little foam left; slightly vinous, champagne-like; very fizzy and full-bodied; really sweet; quite dry and fruity, acidic, long lasting - very nice beer
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this beer! THe champagne yeast left and the malts blended to bring out a well carbonated, spicy, fluffy delicious beer. Bravo!
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Charlevoix visits Volo.2010 edition bottle. Complex funky aroma. Bit of white soapy head on pale body. Yeasty sweet. Some hops at finish. Above average mouthfeel.Complex, rich, masterful. Very good drinkability.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL at RBSG Philly. Thanks to glouglouburp. The pour is a clear golden with a healthy, bright, white head. Nose has the sweet Belgian yeast used on the Lupulus with fresh orange and lemon. Taste is honey, sweet orange, bitter and fresh potpourri medley. Sweet on the palate but also spicy, rindy, rich. Candi sugar present but no cloying or sickly sweetness or syrupiness. Very effervescent. Beautiful. Probably would become a top beer for my roommate.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fountaining foam to fast dwindling fluffy white head over clear metallic, pale copper (rest of...) beer. Vegetable nose with cooked celery and lots of coriander, fake citrus, yeasty, spiced-sweet, dried apricot. Coriander onslaught on top of toast(ed malts). Orange and apricots on alcohol. Harsh, intimidating and in the end, pretty unrefined. Some strange (milk)chocolate touches upon swallowing. Fizzy carbonation. Quite slick but only medium bodied. Alcoholwarming. Another one to add to http://international.hoppress.com/2011/08/03/wine- one that had no doubt been better if they had kept brewing beer, instead of mocking Champagne. txs to the generosity of Chris Achouffe and the people @ Geers!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Coriander, star anise, grains of paradise and orange peel perfumes suffuse this Champenoise Beer’s fresh cereals, an intricate web of a profile which is made more salient by the prickly but peaceful effervescence.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the clear blond.
-There are few examples of this style, but for reference’s sake I’d say this one is closer to Malheur Brut than Deus. But it has enough personality to stand on its own!
-A farmhouse touch seeps from the mildly bitter finish, tamed by alcohol heat.
-This is as elegant and polished as their Lupulus and Hibernus.
-The spiciness might become too much if you drink a whole bottle.