puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten. Hard to call this a pale ale, considering how dark the pour was. This could easily have been mistaken for a brown. Has a slightly funky, earthy malt and euro hop character to it. Mushroomy and rye in the flavor, smooth and gentle from the cask pull. Not enough carbonation. There is a fair bit of rye in this, but really this is an earthy beer through and through. Seems more English than American in style to me.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Spuyten. Pours with a focky foamy white head above a still looking flat amber and ruby highlights. Aroma is bursting with tropical fruits, some cat piss, grapefruit and some pine- simcoe and amarillo character all the way- rye is more subdued and covered by hops in the aroma. The Rye in the flavor comes alive in the middle of the palate with a nice earthy doughy crackery spiciness- still a good amount of simcoe and amarillo, but not as intense as the nose- some nice smooth medium and dark stewed malts with good fruity profile- apple, pear, and raisin. Nice tacky bitternesss in the end. Great APA, but it was very dark- maybe a hoppy amber?
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten. Amber in color. Aroma: alot of simcoe hops- citrus, resinous, earthy, and light caramel. Taste is citrus, resinous earth and pine, balanced nicely by a medium caramel backbone. Touches of what I perceived as spice, I guess it was Rye. Finishes with lingering smooth hop bitterness. Nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Spuyten. Extra foamy head. Aroma is plenty grainy with raw malts. Flavor is stale hops to go along with a strange, grassiness. Not my mug o’ beer.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At DdC. Cloudy amber-gold with a solid white head. Very interesting aroma - a combination of fresh rye toast and appleseed bitterness; grainy. The taste follows right on, definitely reminded me of burnt pumpernickel and biting into an appleseed, nice bitter and fruity balanced finish. Chewy mouthfeel, dry and moderately astringent, the caramel malt is way in the background, and fades long before the bitter rye finish finally arrives. Solid brew - my notes: "damned good beer!"
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Dieu du Ciel! First beer of my Montreal weekend! Pours a cloudy orange-ruby with an average size lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt, spices, light hops, some rye and chocolate. Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, it didn’t seem much like a Pale Ale to me but either way, I enjoyed it.
Gorbalev (2923) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DDC. Dark brown, small white head. Mild slightly hoppy aroma, bread as well. Taste is good - , slightly spicy hops, toasty, good malt base. Medium bodied. Solid beer.
GregClow (2884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught (6 oz. sample) at Dieu du Ciel! Ruby-amber with a small head. Strong hop aroma, quite earthy, with caramel malt and a hint of rye to round things out. Flavour follows the aroma almost exactly, with the addition of a hint of chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is soft and moreish. A very good beer, and a great first beer to have upon my arrival for a weekend in Montreal.
GRM (2970) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, 12 ounces, at Dieu du Ciel!, savoured on July 28 2007; eye: caramel, no effervescence, clear, a bit of beige head; nose: sharp hops, grapefruit, caramelized malt; mouth: attack is sharp hops, good malt presence but discrete at the same time, finale in sharp hops, no carbonation, mild astringency, medium body, slightly thin and water; overall: quite good
Fût, 12 onces, chez Dieu du Ciel!, savourée le 28 juillet 2007; oeil : caramel, pas d’effervescence, claire, un peu de mousse beige ;nez : houblon tranchant, pamplemousse, malt caramélisé; bouche : attaque en houblon tranchant, bonne présence maltée mais discrète, finale en houblon tranchant, pas de carbonatation, astringence moyenne, corps moyen, un p’tit peu mince et légèrement aqueux; en résumé : très bon
Eructoblaster (2999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy amber body topped with a lasting off-white creamy head. Good hoppy aroma with grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste ends with a long bitter finish. Very well done!