Fred82 (2128) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from Grand Duc. Batch 2 most likely. 2-3 weeks after release.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with big white fluffy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Crisp citrusy and floral hops. Very sharp and fresh. Freat malt with lots of fruits. Light honey, light yeast.
Taste : Great malt with citrusy and floral hops. As sharp and fresh as the nose. Finish is rather bitter but very fresh and crisp. Floral and citrusy notes. Other fruits too. Light resinous notes. No alcohol.
Overall : Wow. This is a huge surprise. Easily the best APA bottled in Quebec. Hell it even kicks the ass of all the our bottled IPAs. Intense hops on nose, very fresh and refreshing. No alcohol. Awesome fresh taste with a nice bitter kick on the finish. Some fruits seems to be coming from the yeast. At 6.5% with that much hops, it’s probably on the line between APA/IPA (comments ?). Anyone wanting to try this needs to seek this ASAP because it doesn’t seem like a beer that can hold fresh very long. Perfect summer beer.
thorongil2 (2079) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear slightly hazy orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of citrus, then some stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a very long medium bitter finish, nice
DeanF (2053) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of hops and sour wheat. Body is a nice yellow, but there’s no head. Flavour is dry hops, with a slightly wheat detergent aftertaste, followed by a dry finish. It’s very drinkable.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer! Pours light orange with a huge foamy head and big clumps of lacing. This beer is possible 5-6 months old, maybe even a bit more which may explain the floaty chunks and the foamyness. Nose is piney and fruity. Aromas are pine up front, some light fruit through the middle with a more flowery hop finish. Tastes are light bitter to start, then some light fruit and finally a nice medium bitter finish. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation. Really nice beer that I’ll re-rate again someday with a fresher example.
biirusaikou (1928) - - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, candy. Caramel malt, fruity, mild hoppy finish. A classic but smooth and well done hoppy APA.
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit hazy with quite a big and lasting head. The aroma is dominated by hops with strong pine and zest. The malt aroma is like sponge cake. There is a bit of sulfur and diacetyl but not over the limit. The flavor is also dominated by hops. Bitterness is long and citrus seeds like. Not really delicious. The beer is still easy to drink and refreshing. I like lasting bitterness so I kind of enjoy it.
AlainG (1740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Des particules en suspension flottent dans un liquide blond qui lui donnent une apparence trouble, sous une mousse franche. Des arômes d’agrumes et d’épices en émanent. Quelque chose qui me rappelle la meringue. Sucré et acidulé Du sapinage traverse la barrière d’écume. Un goût amer, laissant peu de place à autre chose, courtise sans subtilités, les papilles gustatives. Son arrière-goût est tout en amertume et semble vouloir y rester. J’aime bien le résultat. Comme une promenade dans un sous-bois où le sol est plein d’aiguilles de pin. C’est terreux. (170-210212/080314)
sseb69 (1719) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bouteille 341 ml. 6.5%. Une vrai.....Couleur jaune or foncé, mousse blanche crémeuse. Arôme de houblon, citrus et malt...beaucoup de houblon frais. En bouche, malt, céréale, houblon !! et citrus de houblon américain !!, herbes. Finale amère typique côte ouest. Excellente. Vraiment.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
#1112 draught; nose is heavy fresh bittersweet hops, citrus, cake, rosehip, feel is mediumfat, carb is mediumheavy, taste is dry lemon, weak bile, apple acids, late fat, velvet hops
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Thanks Dany!!! Pours hazy gold, thick white head, lacing is above-average. Nose is clean grain, with light sour cream notes, along with tropical fruit, persimmon, grapefruit, pineapple, spice, and lemon, really pretty nose! Flavours of soapy hops, persimmon, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon rind. Spice and cream in the finish. Really nice, but a touch overly bitter for an APA.