Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. A lightly hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A classy biscuit malt aroma with good floral hops and light citrus notes. In mouth, a light malt with good hops, pink grapefruit and medium bodied. On tap at DDC, Dec. 16 2006. with ProbstK.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Citrusy hop aroma over some rich spicy malts. A combination of lemon and grapefruit along with a bit of pine and tropical fruit. Some nice spicy wheat/rye character in the back. A hint of peppery spiciness. Flavour is good and fresh with lots of wheat and lightly caramelly malts. Nice combination of spiciness, citrusy/tropical hops and a lingering citrus flavour. Good balance.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on cask at the brewpub. Incredible cask gorgeous head and body from a cask, super lacy. Very smooth mouthfeel. Great drinkability, a concoction of orange and grapefruit.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floating citrus fruit of all kinds atop a grainy cereal broth. Inviting yet never overwhelming. Earthiness roams within the oranges, a wealthy number quietly suggesting a tongue-first dive.
An obese, viscous cereal body becomes a burden to the quaffing half way through the glass. There must be way more rye in this than most rye ales. Fruity hops blend perfectly with the flavorful, suave malts, achieving succulent balance. Yeast and rye take a lot of room on the palate, creating an earthy, wooden, resinous character, which is in unison with bitterness hops. If the palate wasn’t hindering subsequent sips with its massive girth, I would love this.
A winter coat in indian summer.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark amber brown, good sized fluffy tan/off-white head and a bit of lacing. Hoppy, green, vegetable (celery?) notes in the aroma. More celery (but not...) in the flavour, pleasant moderate bitterness, caramel malt and an earthy celery bitterness and tang that is present throughout and lingers in the aftertaste. (I wonder now that I know what was in it, if it was the rye that I was having trouble describing). Light but very smooth palate. (3+) Good but not exceptional, couldn’t quite wrap my tastebuds around it.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DdC when Andy, Max, Pearl and I took a roadtrip to Montreal and then Vermont. Pours a ruby brown with a thin white to beige head. Malt, very light citrus and a good caramel note. Toast, light sweetness, a touch of bitterness, toast and malt. Smooth with very light rye notes. Toast and malty sweetness and spicy rye.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small fine head, brown amber look, quiet looking beer. Light, faint aroma, earthy hop notes. Medium bodied, rye added smoothness to its texture which I always do like it. Nice body, light woody character and late bitter end. Runs a bit flat with time.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unfiltered hazy amber with rusty reflects. Big crystal malts abound in the aroma while the chunky rye comes out obvious, immediately spicy, sweet, bready and a fair match to the woody, highly citrusy hops. The huge, chewy, not sticky, but definitely thick in an oatmeal fashion mouthfeel is its originality pinnacle. It breaks your ability to quaff it, but enhance your interest and I’ll have to drink more of it to make sure if it accentuates your overall enjoyment as well. Very experimental, apparently the rye caused lots of cleaning nuisance so it might not be remade again, but this is experimental brewing at its best and sets your mind really thinking about the beer.. Do I enjoy it or not? I don’t know!
HogTownHarry (5977) - 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!"
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 In short: A nice hoppy “dirty”rye beer
How: On tap at brewpub many times
The look: Partly cloudy dark copper body with a small beige head
In long: Very malty beer with a variable rye presence. Some pints I had very very rye-focussed and in other cases I could barely pick-up the rye. Variations between batches or a beer that changes a lot from fresh to a month old? I don’t know. There’s a strong earthy/tree bark taste that gives a somewhat dirty mouthfeel. Recent batches seem to get hoppier too with a pine-tree/tree bark flavour and a sharp bitterness. I think a strong hoppy edge fits in nicely. An interesting original beer. Amen.