Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pale blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a rather sweet cloying cotton candy malt with rosewater. In mouth, a nice smooth candy malt with perfume, rose, citrus, hops, decent. On tap at Hivernale, Feb. 23 2013.
lesifflebiere (1263) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très limpide et mince, dorée, presque désaltérante, elle présente une invitante odeur de houblons frais. Elle est douce, quasiment sèche, admirablement bien balancée entre les sucres et l’amertume. Un délice qui réchauffe sournoisement mais avec plaisir.
Quevillon (2500) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer #3 at the 2013 Winter Warmer Montreal, on February 23, 2013. Pinkish yellow, good head. Floral hop aroma of grapefruit, a little dry. The taste is the same, but not extremely flavourful, slightly bitter. Very, very weak in all senses!
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops, doughy yeast and honeyed cereals whip up a pleasant IPA fermented with Belgian-style yeast.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty honeyed gold.
-The mouthfeel is slick, oily. Fine bubbles could have been more expansive to give a higher impression of dryness.
-The spicy, zesty aroma is also green pepper-like.
-The fruitiness is akin to oranges and grapefruit pith.
-Ultimately, I was a bit disappointed by a hoppiness which was not nearly as potent as advertised. Otherwise, this brew is as well-made as all Voie Maltée Belgian-style numbers.
On tap at Hivernale des Brasseurs.