Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear deep dark brown ale with mahogany hues. A sweet caramel and maple wood in aroma, with vinous overtones. In mouth, burned caramel malt with warm alcohol, absinthe notes. Interesting. On tap at brewpub August 2007.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruby brown. Brothy, raisiny and pool (?!) aroma. Quite (and obviously unintentionally) sour flavor, strong brown sugar notes. Some cardboardy flavors. Overattenuated and thin - this is obviously infected. Agree with DYC that this one shouldn’t have been served.
DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Aroma is vinous and lightly estery with some banana notes. I also get a light ginger aroma...yes, smells like Ginger Snap cookies with some raisins, too. Burgundy-mahogany body that is transparent with a light tan head. Fuck. Infected, sour, astringency to start. Quite flawed. There are some choco malt flavors very late after your tongue and palate absorbs the infection. I can’t believe that the brewer would actually sell this. I know this is a new brewpub and they are probably up to their neck in debt, but charging your customers for blatantly infected beer like this to save some cents is just not cool. Not a good way to win over customers or new beer drinkers.