Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour. Aroma of coriander, lemongrass. Spicy flavour with a hint of flowers, yeast and coriander. Soft and cohesive so that you canít really tell what spices are used. Overall, though, it lacks punch.
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde ale with a light burned rubber aroma and rotten eggs. Light band-aid and alcohol, very tart, some sweet malts. Will have to taste one which isnt off. (summer 2004)
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Harmonious marriage of nondescript spices and malt...Suave, full body in which no alcohol is felt, although itís heat peers through somewhat in the aroma...Oranges are perceived through biting white pepper notes in the end...The spices in this eclectic version of the Rigor Mortis Triple are so well blended, they cannot be deciphered as individuals...
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body, light but smooth palate. Complex spice and fruit in both the flavour and aroma are blended very well. Bit of citrus in the aroma. I am also picking out something similar to bubblegum again... Wish I knew what this was or if I am just going crazy. Nice beer.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold clear, with small head. Sweet, rounded aroma, touches of hop, sweet fruiter end. Sharp front, sweet, plenty of yeasty flavours.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden yellow, light carbonation, white sticky head. Aroma is not too strong, mostly floral, yeasty (cookie dough), hoppy, fruity (pears, light apple). It feels pretty spicy on the tongue, brewmaster claims no spices are used the the magic of the yeast. Floral dry finish, orangey, minty hops. Creamy texture, medium bodied. Good take on the style
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A fruity and very hoppy Belgian amber ale. Stinky annoying hopping to me.
How: Tap at brewpub, 2008 batch (first batch since 2004 I think)
The look: Clear golden copper body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacing.
In long: Nose is a bit stinky, that type of hopping that really doesnít do it to me, like a urinal without the blue thing. Taste is very fruity with anything from citrus, kiwis, red apples, dried strawberries and more. A whole lot of cereals in there. Rather sweet. Sensation of a sweet fruity bowl of cereals. An old dirty rug feeling brings an almost rustic feeling to the beer. Finish is somewhat dry, very grassy, moderately bitter with a sweet fruity comeback. But again those hops are really annoying me. It sometimes happens that I get that annoying stinky/rotten/sweaty feeling from some type of hopping (Fuggels sometimes) but rarely to that degree. Thereís probably a good beer in there but not for me. Classified as a Abbey Tripel here, called an Abbey Dubbel at the pub. I donít like Abbey Twodotfivel.
CapFlu (4550) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Medium, white, foamy head with an orange body. Nice lacing up the glass. Yeasty, citrus nose. Smooth, malty body with a bubblegum, wheat, vanilla palate. Lasting bitter finish. Yikes, one beer at the DDC makes up for a wasted day at the Mondial...
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet candi sugar and malt in the aroma. Clear, golden body with two finger white head that recedes to ring. Some patchy lacing. Flavour is predominantly sweet with some peppery spiciness and a background earthiness, and slight bitterness in the finish. Alcohol somewhat apparent, definite warming. Medium body, decent carbonation, slightly prickly. Envigorating. A monogamous marriage of orange and pepper. Everything seems right on, but there is something a bit simple about this one.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly clouded gold color, thin head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Flavors of yeast and citrus. Strong bitter finish. Not bad, but it seems to lack something to be very good. Not up to Dieu du Cielís usual standards.