EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500 ml. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur orangée qui porte comme chapeau un beau col de mousse imposant et durable. Au nez on respire des arômes de houblon, d’agrumes avec un fond de caramel. En bouche le corps est moyen avec une effervescence moyenne. On goûte des saveurs de grain caramélisé qui laisse vite sa place à une explosion de houblon qui s’étalle longtemps.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A well hopped light-bodied Pale Ale. Entry level but well done.
How: Bottles 500ml. Consumed very fresh soon after the beer release. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Partially cloudy (first glass of bottle) to totally cloudy (last glass of bottle) copper body topped by a very thin off-white head
In long: Nose of leafy and woody hops with a fruity touch. Body is very light but not watery. Carbonation is a bit too much for the thin body. This beer needs more body. Basic neutral malt backbone offering flavourless toasted white bread with a tiny bit of caramel. Next come the woody resinous hops with a medium intensity bitterness. Easy to drink, half-refreshing, nothing problematic but overall very basic. Nothing memorable here but given that this is the first round of bottles from a brand new brewery I say that this is promising. I can name good many breweries that didn’t start that good. I can also name many established breweries that are still not that good. I can also name a few breweries where that do not offer any free parking but what would be pretty irrelevant.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Earth-covered pine needles dominate the orangey fruitiness in this lean and frothy hoppy quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There are lots of yeast chunks swirling under the sticky layer of foam, somewhat bothering the cloudy dark amber’s potential.
-This beer’s effervescence is almost Belgian-like, or above 3.0, if you prefer.
-The hop personality is much like a northerly forest floor; earthy, coniferous, a tad leafy and a bit humid as well.
-The decent bitterness is rather resinous, adding some character to the ending dryness.
-The malt structure could be improved here; as is, it does not offer much mroe than light caramel. There are some watery passages as well.
-There are yeasty proclivities throughout.
Bottles; merci Louis!
rodenbach99 (4153) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bouteille de 500ml, bière rousse, nez de houblon, bouche houblonne, bonne amertume en fin de bouche, un peu de poussière marque le tout ce qui déplait.