Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with anisette nose. Very rich malt taste, with slightly lactic notes. Good hoips with a nice creamy body. Nutmeg aroma as beer warms up.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Sparkling star anise, licorice-y nose over shy nutmeg and wheat...Luxurious and warm caramel and wheat malt feel with cohesive anise sweetness and feathery citrus zest...Peppery liveliness perfectly integrated with the more and more prominent nutmeg, under which lie growing grassy, herbal flavors...
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copperish colour with moderate white head. Spicey aroma with anis and hints of bubblegum at times. Anis flavours mingle so beautifully in the flavour and linger in the aftertaste so much that my notes do not record the pleast malt and wheat that were also there. Very nice palate as well. Mondiale 2T (Capflu).
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Mondial de la Bière 2004: Pours a dark golden blonde with a lacy white head. Musky spiced caramel malt aroma. Starts mildly sweet with toffee, gingerbread and cloves. Finishes drier with some more ginger. Mouthfeel is nicely full and properly carbonated. A nice spiced brew.
Radek Kliber (6379) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dominant spice anise aroma, clean and proper. Medium bodied, anise still well represented. One sided but drinkable.
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden, cloudy, thin white head. Aroma is mild with obvious notes of anise, yeasty dough, pears and apples. Gently fruity on the tongue, more pears and anise. Light wheaty acidity. Powerful aftertaste, spicy ginger and anise. Medium bodied, a bit oily, dusty at times. I don’t enjoy this as much as my peers, but the spice is certainly well blended.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught - April 22, 2009 - at Dieu du Ciel. Slightly hazy amber-gold with an average off-white head. Aroma is a little bit of grain and a LOT of aniseed. Tasted a bit stronger than 5% - the was dryness I attributed to a hint of booziness - a weak light sweet malt backbone with tons of aniseed, a little spicy maybe. Sticky, lightly carbonated - but what the heck, they were aiming for a beer tasting like aniseed and they got it. "it’s o-KAY, but you sure as fuck better like aniseed!"
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Dieu du Ciel brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size white head. Aroma: Whoa, you gotta like anise(!), it’s pretty much just that backed by sweet malt -- I’m not loving it, but if you love anise it’s well done. Flavour’s the same, too much anise for my liking but that’s a personal preference and not a knock on the beer.Well done (for some).
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange body topped by a long-lasting small creamy white head. Body is rather full and oily. Orange pulp flavour and ginger flavours upfront along with various herbal spices. Doughy malts/yeast. The advertised anise is there but more herbal spices flavours joinded in along the way. Hints of ginseng, coriander, nutgmeg and white not some white pepper. Interesting and different. I liked the Starry Night (Ciel Étoilé). I liked it almost as much a real starry night, when I lay in my bed looking at the beautiful stars thinking to myself, I really need to fix that roof.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anis figures prominently in the aroma. Hazy opaque light copper with two finger, lasting, white head. Pernod-like anis-seed flavour with biscuity underlying wheat character and notes of lemon. Lasting licorice aftertaste. Highly carbonated and refreshing. Crisp mouthfeel. On tap at the brewpub.