Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. A nice sweet candy sugar aroma, with curacao and light vanilla. In mouth, a classy Belgian style ale with good creamy malt, coriander, curacao, very smooth and pleasing. Medium bodied. Tasted Nov. 21 2009.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This rural Belgian-style Ale develops clever yeasty phenols and spicy oranges that team up with subtle caramel and earthy hops, creating a seamless whole which leads to levelled leafy hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam recedes to a ring atop the luminous amber (before the yeast pour, of course).
-The Frontenac malt character is apparent in this one, increasing this beer’s rurality. Once La Chouape start malting their own barley (which should be soon), I think they will yield even more interesting products.
-The mouthfeel is smooth, with prickly carbonation, and feels as professional as most Chouape beers.
-This is very easy drinking despite the 6.7% alcohol.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011-11-24. Hazy golden body with a nice foamy beige head. Flavour is off putting up front, grainy and oddly tangy, bit of a spicy note? Interesting aroma, spicy yeast, notes of a grainy malt character common to many Quebec brews, possibly hinting at oxidation? 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Finishes better than it starts, but a bit odd around the edges. Bottle from Dépanneur Tout-Près, Lévis
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Belgian yeast , sweet feel to it ,leafy green hop character, slight citric hint. Clean malt with streak of alcohol.
Appearance: hazed amber on top large frothy head. Low carbonation.4-
Flavour and Palate: Medium bodied. Rather low carbonation. Bitter hop character with yeasty background. On sides alcohol. Refreshing stronger Belgian Ale.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
November 24, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc and mabel. 500ml bottle c/o J&K. Very hazy slightly amber gold with a quick-diminishing frothy-fizzy white head (3-). Smells fruity, sweet - not bad, really - some apricot, it’s yeasty, the alcohol makes itself known.Taste is also not offensive - quite grainy with a little unripe fruit tartness to it. Thick, undercarbonated, quick-finishing.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Nov. 2011. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Somewhat unpleasant aroma of "bottle" along with canned peas, fruit and light hops. Flavour is fruity along with those canned peas again, light hops, herbs, sugar and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Flavour’s a little better then the aroma but I did not care for this.
TaktikMTL (5396) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un micne col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2561)
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[4142-20111124] 500mL bottle. Strange leafy fruit resin aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick creamy white head. Toasted bread yeasty fruit flavour has a long toasted malt aftertaste. Medium body is a little sour. It doesn’t seem like it should be sour. (5/3/5/3/9) 2.5
Overheard: "Maybe all their beers are made with moose extract?"
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Dirty gold with a moderate head. Light chalky aroma. Flavour is chalk, alcohol, yeast, metalic.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with some dry malt. Taste is a weird mix between some dry malt with some sweet candi sugar notes and a somewhat weird corn note. Body is quite full with some average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Some promise but the corn notes and the over dry finish kind of ruin this one.