Lubiere (12689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber lager with a thin lacing creamy off white head. A light smokey bacon aroma with fusel notes. In mouth, a light smoked lager with light bacon over caramel malt, not bad. On tap at DDC 12th Anniversary, Sept. 11 2010.
Sammy (10885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Bar Volo Dieu Du Ciel Night. Brewed in August. Peachy colour with some grewy highlights. Lacey, one-quarter inch of white head. Attractive smoke aroma. Fuller mouthfeel. Bang on the style, moderate sweetness behind smokey taste, refreshing. Goes great with smoked meat sandwich.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010-09-XX. Hazy dark amber with a large foamy white head. aroma is very smokey, with subtle wood and campfire accents but smoke is too strong for me. Flavour is similarly smokey, muted bitterness and underlying malt are eclipsed by the pervasive smoke. Smooth average plus palate. Ugh. Well made but very much not to my taste. On tap
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a medium sized beige head. Big smoke, wonderful and smooth. Long campfire notes. Lightly sweet malt and huge long slow smoke, smooth with light burnt rubber tones. Long lingering smoke on the finish. Nicely done.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pale amber pour. The aroma has a little bit of soft rauch malt and some soft noble hopping. A lingering smokiness but it’s quite lovely. Fresh and quite authentic.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Unidirectional smoke graces this Rauchbier from aroma to lengthy finish, generously daubing spicy hops with salty cereal crackers.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A film of foam flirts with the light amber haze.
-This felt leaner than their Charbonnière.
-The hop finish was not very bitter, but the eternal smoke might be responsible for concealing some of the alpha apport.
-This is not really complex, but it is still a beautifully quenching Rauchbier for lovers of the style.
On tap at the Chambly festival.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[3377-20100919] Tap. Smokey bacon cigarette aroma. Hazy, dark red body with a long-lasting off-white creamy head. Flavour is more of the same, with tons of bitter cigar smoked grains and mild bandaid throughout. Medium body. Interesting, not wonderful.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blind tiger with Andy, Paul, and Tom. Pours a super deep hazy amber body with no head, no lacing. Aroma is light smoked meats and very faint burnt rubber. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of meat, smoked malts, pepper, and light plastic. Good smoked.
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done. Not sure I’ve had a smoked beer I like so much. Malty with light barbecue flavour. Some caramelized malt - nice to see a smoke beer that didn’t burn it off completely. Light sweet finish, soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub.
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask Days 2011. Beer #8 of festival. Pours a murky orange-copper with lots of little bubbles and a small lasting bubbly off-white head. Big smoky aroma with lots of smoking, burning wood along with notes of meat and blood that I often get in good Rauchbiers and finally some roasted malt. Very smoky flavour, also malty and fruity along with light hops -- lots of smoke but it’s still easy to drink. Medium bodied. A solid Smoked beer and right on style, just like I like them.