Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge explosion upon opening. Tons of floating yeast particles. Orange-brown body initially wears a sticky white head with big bubbles. Intense acetic aroma, extremely yeasty. Sour fruits, vinegar, raw wood chunks, tree leaves. Very sharp and pungent and ultimately it doesn’t work out well. Harsh finish with a long leafy bitterness. Was this an infection? Maybe not, but I can’t imagine a brewer aiming for that result. Lively carbonated.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet candy, brown sugar, sour dough, acetic aroma. Hazy orange-brown with very active off-white head that recedes to persistent cover. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Brown sugar, sour dough-like yeast with a treacly underlying sweetness. Body is still and unexciting. Pressure in the bottle pushed out the cork as soon as the cap was removed. It’s a shame Martin injured himself for this beer... Bottle #30. Sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 030) : In the bottom of the murky pond flocculates muscular, sour yeast and chaotic fruit salad and cocoa powder banks...A harsh and unpleasant weirdness lingers in the back and makes me wonder if this was intentional or not...This is Fantôme gone awry, a nightmarish marsh plaguing a possibly good idea...
Crit (3450) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Archer Ale House. Usually in a dubbel the malt far outweighs the yeast?.not so in this case. Not a lot of detectable malt flavor