SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - thanks after4ever!! pours cloudy yellow with soft white head; lovely nose of soft fruit, pineapple, noble hops and pilsner malt; super dry with slight tartness; flowers, musky lemons, spice, yeast and very rich; love the nose and texture here and while the flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, it is extremely tasty with a rich, fruity dryness not in your average golden ale; everything just pops out with this lively brew; wowzers, Hopfenstark is on my radar now!!
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial 2009, Montreal. Yellow-gold and slightly hazy with a nice but short-lived white head. Aroma of fruit, noble hops and pilsner malt. And maybe a little honey. The flavour is slightly sweet, with herbal hops, grainy/grassy malt, and a little citrus and spice. Incredibly well balanced. Not a style I usually go out of my way for, but I will for this one.
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 Tap. At l’Assomption, in their barn-shed, near a haystack. Many Québec beer geeks seem to wet their pants when it comes to this one... It is a well deserved satisfaction spasm as this blonde beauty has a hell of a body. The taste is very grainy and leafy, with subtilititties that leave you wanting more. Added: Gotta rerate since I now have an addiction. A tremendous beer in every way, with herbal hop subtilties that I know no word to describe. Indeed a beer masterpiece.
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. thanks, glouglouburp! pours a cloudy bright yellow with a big, bubbly, woolly head. huge grassy funky nose, sweet, sharp, and delicious. woolly creamy medium body. tons of grass, lemon, white pepper, and funk on the mid palate. nice long spicy finish.
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Pint @ Hopfenstark. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Floral and grainy aromas with a bit of yeast (citrus). Great mouth feel saison like in the complexity of flavors yeasty lots of grain a bit of hops with a honey/floral sweetness in aftertaste.
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another great golden ale from quebec. Great bready malts, and grains, with some solid hopping. Medium body, and good carb.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 750ml bottle from Host. Medium white and thick head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Hints of saison yeast. Taste is light fruits (apricots maybe). It does feel a bit like a saison.Quite interesting. Have to try it on tap ! Re-rate 100117. On tap at Vices et Versa. Estery nose, really yeasty with some nice crips hops. Taste yeasty, estery and fruity with some hops. Finish is yeasty with some grain. A bit bitter. Aroma 7 t0 8. Overall 15 to 16. Nice beer !
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 Draft. Clear yellow with a medium frothy white head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma is raw malt, floral hops and a bit of citrus and cloves. Flavor is raw malt, with fruity esters,floral hops, yeast and a bitter finish. Medium to full body.
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glass at the pub. Pale yellow. Grainy and woody scent. Grassy, grainy, slightly worty flavour. Smooth though with a hint of Saaz.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hopfenstark Ostalgia Blonde 3/14/09 (on tap, Vices et Versa. Pours gold with a wispy head. Flavor and aroma are both softly floral, with some detectable sweetness. Finish is balanced. Not particularly interesting.