Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lasting off-white head covers the dark straw hue. Gentle spicy nose, not so aromatic, but lightly lemony, leary, cerealic. Sprucey hops bring more tartness than good sense would recommend. Light-medium bodied, flatish texture, not very bitter at all. You need more attenuation and hop confidence to make a good saison. Here we have a tannic, tea-like very spicy version (nuts, cumin, salt, pepper)
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild oaky aroma is lightly spicy with haylike character and some citrus. Hazy dark golden body is topped by a fizzy off white head that recedes to ring. Citrusy lemon flavour is rather tart with haylike hops and some caramel malt apparent. Some dough like yeast lasts in the finish. Light body is quite thin with sharp, pointy carbonation that prickles the tongue. Sampled at GABF 2005.