dfearnley (499) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of sour cherry, hay, and yeast. Reddish, cloudy, and almost no head. Orange, caramel and hay.
Whatup14 (475) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Bouteille 341ml. Couleur ambrée semi-translucide, mousse blanche aérienne laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de fruits tropicaux, de houblon, de résine et d’agrumes. Goût de houblon, de sapin, sucré, avec une bonne amertume et un arrière-goût persistant longtemps. Carbonation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear blonde with a thin white head. Some herbal hops on the nose but it’s dominated by warm alcoholic notes. Medium to thin body, very warm, almost burning alcohool mouthfeel, slight bitterness in the mid palate that quickly dissapear behind the heavy alcoholic notes again. Unbalanced to me.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks nice in the glass. large frothy head. strong alcohol aroma. pretty complex.
darrennelson12 (337) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brewhouse; color was orange/amber with a white head. Aroma of spice and citrus. I am not a pale lager fan though this was quite easy drinking considering. I find most PA’s quite bitter and dry. This had some bitterness but much less than usual
dandeman (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Alcohol is sticking out at first with notes of cereal. After we get the malted notes of sugar cane, caramel and cherry and blackcurrant that are coating it all. Kind of a good complex nose that is sticking out just right.
Appearance: Creamy average head, sticking to glass and leaving a fair lacing. Gold color and average sparkling.
Taste: Delicacy and ’’finesse’’ would be the words to describe the attack, with notes of caramel, cherry and blackcurrant. Very malty attack. This would be the perfect example of a full creamy body. Notes of cereal like barley and oatmeal are also present. Finish is subtly hoppy which makes it a characteristic superior quality pilsner.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 341ml, robe cuivrée translucide, arôme de houblons, goût de houblons également et de caramel amère. Beau style du nouveau monde.
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, dark golden/pale amber. Smallish white head. Aroma is surprisingly biscuity and fruity, with some floral and pepper notes. Taste is rather spicy and floral, with some touches of citrus and caramel as well. Good carbonation, somewhat sweet. Awesome pils with just a touch of IPA (really, it made me think of a way boozier St-Ambroise India Pale Ale) in mouth, but obviously without the finish. Awesome, really. Terrific Pils.
UM02 (287) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth tasting strong beer. The malt has a bit of sweetness and heaviness but is contrasted with a hop bitterness that comes out in the aftertaste. The aftertaste leaves a nice tingle on the tongue and the high alcohol content is well hidden. I am not tasting some of the complexity that others are though. It is very pleasant and smooth but for me lacks the complexity to give it top marks. It is mostly a contrast between the initial heavy malt flavour and a delicate bitter aftertaste. The contrast is quite pleasant though and this is one of the easiest drinking strong beers I have tasted.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brewpub. light amber with a nice fluffy white head. strong aroma of biscuit and bread. taste has a great malt profile, with hints of caramel and rye bread. very clean tasting, alcohol barely seems barely there even at the advertised 8.5%. light bodied, medium carb. i’m not a huge fan of lagers in general, but this is an excellent beer.