Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask on Feb.9, 2006. Orange golden ale with a thin white head. Light caramel and crisp hops in aroma. In mouth, good malt base with peppery hops, light citrus and medium bodied.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde orangée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche persistente. Arômes de malt caramélisé et de houblon aromatique. Saveurs de houblon résineux et citronné et de malt caramélisé.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this new selection twice in two weeks, once force carbonated and the other from the cask. This review is the latter.
Same nice polished copper color and complexion as the CO2, the head displayed a soapy frailty that nonetheless stayed true all the way to the bottom of my pint.
The green leaves and herbs just pop out of the glass and hit you right on your schnozzola. This isn’t extreme Beer territory, but the aromas are quite potent. If you have hayfever, it’ll probably make you sneeze.
The smooth carbonation and mildly subdued malt provides the perfect backdrop for the flowery hop flavors to shine, but again minus the bitterness factor. This Beer would be perfect to initiate people to the joys of lupulin and subtleties of alpha acids without knocking them out with the first sip. The aftertaste is malty and honey sweet. I liked it fine on CO2, but this one was made for cask.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned. A fitting vessel for this crafty APA, a model of the genre, attacking the nose with aromatic C-hops and greeting the tongue with a counterparting crystal malts sweetness that the hops hold at bay. It offers a fair light white cover that mostly endures its stay atop the shadowed straight amber hue. Perfect light carbonation ensures malt efficiency and addictive effect. Crunchy toastiness grows aptly fruity, beffiting the hops before getting earthier, sweeter, like a caramelized cakebread. Punchy grapefruit has enough spicy spirit to keep me interested. Insisting finish holds no watery edge.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a medium creamy white head. Good aroma of citrusy hops with malt. Good flavor of citrusy hops with solid malt, the finish is bitter and chalky. The body has a medium thickness with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. While not outstanding this pale ale is well done and very well-balanced.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:hazy amber,good head..
Flavor:good grapfruit,pine hops,caramel...
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at the brewpub; in between many other good beers!]
Deep orangey /amber color with a thin tan head. Rich and high aroma of leafy/piney hops surrounded by caramelized malt. The taste suggests strong earthy/grassy hops that leave just about no place to malt. Faint carbonation, medium rounded, very resinous impressions and a long oily/grassy hops finish.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a small beige head, the nose is one of floral hops, grassy, leafy and piney notes, with a cramelized malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a good leafy, grassy, and earthy notes, with a strong floral hops, close to an i.p.a and could be one, with a piney and resiny character, leading towards a well grassy bitterness finish.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-An unpersuasive mist of foam laces all around the deep orange hues.
-Aroma proposes oranges over leafy, dry hoppiness.
-Caramel maltiness is candying the orangey hops.
-The round body presents able maltiness, all the while being easily quaffable.
What if you dig deeper?
-Balance is obviously important in the recipe’s intents, and is well executed.
-Floral hop vivacity gains weight with each sip, as an earthy hop finish caresses.
-Sweet malts break down into brown sugar on the tongue.
-Right within the style, never wanting to stand out, but fulfilling its purposes.
On tap at the brewpub.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assertive citrusy hop nose. Light copper-amber with full and lasting white head that coats the glass as you drink. Citrus hops dominate the flavour but there is a certain caramel-like underlying sweetness. Medium-light body. Straight forward but easy drinking. Definitely an APA - this one is all about the hops. Sampled 2003.