Lubiere (10858) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber ale with fruity sour grapes in aroma. Rather tart with strong alcohol notes. Rye notes. Medium bodied. Mondial 2005.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught sample at the Mondial. Dark amber with no head...sour apples and lemons dominating the slightly artificial nose...alcohol evident in the medicinal body, oily mouthfeel...not much fruit there to be tasted, really quite alcoholic and bitter at the finish.
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flowery, sweet aroma. To sweet I must say. Fizzy look, pale gold. Flat, medium bodied, short sweet aftertaste blended with hoppy bitterness.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lightly fruity aroma with plenty of overtones of solvent. Opaque golden orange with thin line of orange tinged head. Grainy, cereal flavour with unripe tasting green fruit. Mild and sweet. Thin and chalky. Gritty. Coats the teeth. On tap at Mondial 2004.
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thanks to the brave soul who went up to get this - I dare not say your motives for visiting the Barberie booth but... hey, we only live once. Thin, white dissipated head with a lemon-orange body. Nose of grapes, cantalope, fizzy modelling glaue transfers into the tape. Run away!
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the translation Martin. This beer was interesting if only for the experience of the Francophone server trying to explain to me WTF a Coing was. After a very detailed description I knew this much - it was a fruit! Hazy golden yellow with a whitish head. Aroma is somewhat muted but contains some interesting fruit notes. Some hoppy bitterness and an interesting bitter not quite astringency that brings to mind plants or grape stems. Very different beer, worth trying. Mondial 2T (Me).
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(What’s a quince?) 21st beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Pale, smallish head. Spicy aroma and flavour. Sort of a mystery to me...
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(BTW, "coing" is French for "quince"; I had to check in the dictionary as well)...Sweet and spicy honey character in a low-carbonated body, which is quite rare for a fruit beer...Pears (or the quinces I guess) appear over an appealing flowery bitterness...Interesting product but I fear the caramalt selection does not serve the fruit quite well...