MartinT (7482) - 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 (2943) - 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.