beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Pours a clear amber color with a medium, creamy, white head. Solid aroma of caramel, malt and floral and herbal hops. Solid flavor of caramel, biscuity malt, floral and herbal hops with a mild bitter finish. The body is medium with creamy carbonation and gentle carbonartion. It’s a complex, very enjoyable and extremely well done lager.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear brown color with thin white head. Hops and caramel aroma. Taste of peat malt, caramel and nutty finish, some bitterness.
Biere d’un brun clair avec un mince collet blanc. Odeur de houblon et caramel. AU gout, elle est tourbe (malt), caramel avec un fini de noix, bonne amertume.
Eructoblaster (2740) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark amber body topped with an average off-white frothy head. Well balanced malty aroma with herbal and flowery hints. Good hoppy taste that ends with a fairly bitter finish. This is a good Vienna, but there’s nothing to be particularly excited about.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Clear amber. Swet and generously malty with rounded, clean, solid mouthfeel. Grassy finish with some bitterness. Good, but needs softer mouthfeel to become excellent.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Small sized white head virtually diminishing. Clear dark orange body. Light caramel aroma. Light sweetness and very light hop flavor in my mouth. Still light sweetness and light to moderated bittermess of average duration in finish. Light to medium body kind of dry a bit. Lively carbonation. Tasted on tap at the brewpub in a small tasting glass, 4th of 10 beer in this session (18 november 2004).
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity , sweet malt , medium intense aroma . Dark gold , pleasant creamy head. A bit to creamy , sticky . Bland . Average.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy nose, with some malt too. Pale copper, small cream head. Light malt flavour, some woody notes. Light bodied, average.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 Pronounced fruity malt aroma. Clear copper body with amber head that recedes slowly to ring. Fruity, toasty malt flavour. Mouthfeel is lively with good carbonation. Medium body. Very enjoyable. On tap at the brewpub.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent lager with a big malt presence and really nice flowery hop presence in the nose and flavour.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 On tap: Apperance is a clear copper with a light off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, honey and caramelic. Taste is caramel with hints at earth. Finish is dry, lightly hoppy and lightly acidic.
At last a very needed update on this. If you manage to catch it fresh and despite its consistency, one of the better batches, you’re in for a treat. An immensely drinkable, very fresh, bready, almost caramelly, but all in its gentle nutty, toasty munichs. Remarkable flowery, fresh, clean hoppiness. Superbly delicate hallertau. From 3.0 to 4.2!