TaktikMTL (5843) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons et de cassonade. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minréale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel légèrement brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #2720)
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with a beige head. Flavour is light caramel, citrus and grapefruit hop. Flavour is caramel, bitter, medium hop, citrus and grapefruit.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an unclear brown/orange beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops and spices. The flavor is hops. The palate is bitter. Overall an average beer.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
In short: A dirty messy beer with spicy resinous hops. Totally “off” at whatever it tries to be. Bad bottle?
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed a few months before expiration date.
The look: Ugly cloudy light brown-copper body by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is spicy (very spicy hops) with phenolic notes. Taste is off. Old orange juice, dry bread crust, citric notes, cardboard, resinous hops, plastic, a little caramel, oxidation. Finish is dry, cardboardy, a little acidic and medium bitterness. Far from a clean and crisp beer this was beyond rough and earthy, this was downright dirty. I know my bottle was not super fresh but it was a few months before best-before date. Maybe it was a bad bottle because this tasted like a way-past-due-date beer. The “j” in Vilje is silent.
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Pine hops mixed with light oxydation.....
Apeparance:dark orange-brown,good lacing head...
Flavor:spicy,resinous hops and light oxydation....
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Fruity caramel maltiness establishes a creamy mouthfeel for the orangey and resinous hops to bloom in this bubbly and earthy Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mushroom cloud of foam bobs atop the amber-lined dark red, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
-The finishing bitterness is quite earthy and levelled with the rest of the flavor profile’s intensity.
-The active effervescence might be a little too much.
-That caramel is one of the beer’s best features, imho.
Bottle; best before 281009.
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, best by 10/28/09. Pours a deep orange-brown with a thick, foamy light tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light floral hops. Flavor is spicy initially with sweet floral and some citrus hops and caramel malt in the finish. Nice APA.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by 28/10/09. Aroma of nuts, caramel, spicy hops, floral hops. Flavor has pretty big caramel notes as well as what reminds me of peanut shells, a bunch of jam, and rounds out with spicy and maybe slightly earthy hop notes. Not tons of hop flavor, though enough, and certainly solid hop bitterness. Lots of solid notes, pretty good stuff.
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Flowers, hops and spices in aroma. Clear redgolden colour with beige head. Nice bitter hops flavour well balanced with malt.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some great caramel malt backbone. Taste is also more bitter then expected with some nice notes of sweet caramel malt. Body is fuller then style would suggest with some great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Loads of character and maybe too much for the style.