Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow-straw with a thick creamy head. Aroma is citrusy, sweet malt, yeast, some alcohol and malt. Flavour is very well balanced with hops, sweet malt, a ton of citrus, lemon, some spices and yeast. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Full bodied with a sharp carbonation. This is an awesome beer.
Gorbalev (2926) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp - thanks for the trade Dany! Beautiful dark yellow, lots of streaming bubbles, big thick foamy white head with great lacing all the way down. Strong yeasty aroma, with just a hint of alcohol. Some lemon. Soft hops. Taste - wow, that’s nice. Soft foamy mouthfeel, starts with expected light malt and yeast with some lemon and then bam, lots of hops. Strong spicy hops that balance perfectly with the typical strong Belgian body. This is like Duvel on hop steroids and I love it. Long burning linger, not alcohol, more like the spicy hops. Dry in the finish, yet rather sweet in the initial taste. One complex mo fo.. This is an entirely unique creation - I have tried a few others of these Belgians with an American hoppy twist but nothing like this. Worth every penny, thanks again Dany!
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, mabel, jerc & mds - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy gold with a pillowy white head. Aroma - nice! Tropical fruit, fresh grains, big hops. Sharp carbonation in the body. Flavour is big and complex - pineapple, yeast, mint, green hops, long and lingering finish. Excellent!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy dark gold with a large almost white head. The aroma was dry and yeasty with just a touch of sweetness. The aroma was pretty hoppy with floral notes. Malt flavor but dry not sweet. The finish is even drier. Nice floral notes. the finish is very long and bitter. Tasty and clean. Very different than the previous one from them I tried. I like them equally though (this would have been more if not as dry).
blankboy (6067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, mabel, jerc & mds -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy yellow with a massive lasting foamy white head. Nice spicy wheat beer aroma: wheat, yeast, spices and a good amount of hops. Flavour’s spicy and yeasty along with some fruit and a hoppy finish. Average to medium bodied. Very good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to puzzl for sharing this gem. Huge thick pillowy white head that lasts and lasts over a luminescent golden brew. Bright citrusy hop aroma, herbal and grassy with a very bright spicy/lemony amarillo aroma. A bit of very herbal zestiness as well. Very bright fresh Belgian malt base. There is a bit of soft spicky muskiness in back of the brew as well. Spearmint aroma picks up as the beer warms a bit. Wow... an absolutely delicious brew.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Clean, rich, bready aroma with wonderful green hops. Dry yeast and molasses. Cinnamon, spices. Awesome complexity. Lots of belgian goodness in the flavor, yeast and spices, with a fantastic fresh hoppiness. Very tasty stuff here.
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnifique bouteille verte de 750 ml, malheureusement un peu chère. Arômes de levure faisant penser à une bonne brioche fraîche. Légères effluves de houblon. Robe paille, très effervescente et couronnée d’une mousse très épaisse et tenant très bien. D’une grande finesse en bouche, où l’on retrouve une touche de caramel, la levure belge de MBC et une légère présence d’alcool. Le houblon se manifeste par la suite, avec un goût de résine et de pamplemousse, mais la bière ne devient jamais trop amère. Une bière d’une grande classe.
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Jovi, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. $12.99
App.: Hazy golden with a substantial off-white foam.
Aroma: Big, strong, peppery hops, sweet, floral honey, light apple/white grape fruitiness, notes of citrus, gorgeous.
Palate: Medium-ish body, almost no carbonation, astringent.
Flav.: Plenty of pungent, peppery, resinous hops, sticky and sweet and fairly bitter, floral and piney as well; some warming, tingly alcohol to finish with lingering bitter citrus.
An interesting bottle, an interesting price, an interesting beer. Hat trick for Charlevoix.
jercraigs (7878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-02-26. Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a huge flufy white head (4+). Dry lightly spicy aroma. Light fruit - zippy lemon notes, light must notes in the back. (7+) Similar zippy lemon, and lemon seeds in the flavour. Light peppery spice. Very mild udnerlying pale malt. A spicy triple or a dry fruity saison? Smooth Average to medium palate. (3+) Very good, and oddly refreshing. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
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