VertBaconStrips (2273) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
As probstk put it so well "salt and vinegar chips" - Exactly. Aroma and taste. Tx to SlovakSniper for the experience. Poured out what appears to be a faintly hazy solid amber brew in the wonderful lighting which is my basement - 40 zillion light fixtures and 3 working bulbs. Foamed up pretty good - large light tan slippery lacing later on but any pour creates a hearty ring. The nose is bizarre. S & V chips.. is there something wrong here? somewhat caramelly, sugars, I don’t get it. There is some bitterness in the back of the sips, more chips, faint pine, light citrus, this does get moderately better after a lengthy sit as does the aroma but still... Some fruit, caramel sort of. Creamy carbonation as more of the APA peers out from whatever dungeon holds it. More fruity now but it still has this oddness that I cannot nail down. Decent mouth feel. I didn’t dig this beer. I’m down to the last sips and it is finally going to a place I thought it would start out at. In fact, it is getting much better but much better only to a point of subpar. Great label!
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy pale amber color with a medium offwhite head. Nice aroma of citrusy and slightly resinous hops with a caramel malt. Very good flavor of citrusy, slightly resinous hops with caramel and bitterness in the end, there’s also some lingering sweetness. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. This is a very satisfying pale ale.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière presque limpide de couleur de blé coiffée d’un beau col chamoix. Des arômes lactés de caramel et de résine. Intense amertume multidimentionnelle. De corps moyen et de texture collante, elle laisse en bouche une une longue fin amère et aromatique.
sseb69 (1745) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 500 ml. 5.6%. Ambrée claire, mousse blanche abondante. Arôme de houblon frais, de malt caramélisés. En bouche, douce et bonne. Notes de malt grillé et de houblon floral. Finale avec une amertume qui invite. Très bonne pale ale.
tielord (60) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml, April 13th.
Light copper color with white head, good retention. Nose of florals hops and caramel malt.Taste of hops and salted herbs, medium-bodied beer with little hops aftertaste. (Rating # 13)
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bière de type American pale ale de 5,6% d’alcool, pas mal meilleur que la colborne. Bien houblonné.
Diogène (1142) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a thick off white head with good retention. Aroma is mostly malty with butterscotch, toasted malt, and a hint of herbal hops. Lacking a lot of hops aroma for an APA. Flavor is hoppier with herbs, apricots and lychees notes, heavy bitterness from the beginning to the aftertaste, with caramel and toasted malt. Medium body. Pretty strange beer, the aroma is unbalanced on the malty side and the flavor is unbalanced on the hops side.
probstblueribbon (3581) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear amber with a large off-white foam.
Aroma: Slightly nutty and earthy, a touch infected?, seem British rather than American, salt and vinegar chips, some caramalt, burnt sugar and C-hops once the yuck clears out, weird start that worked out fairly well in the end.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Better than the nose and more to style, some decent grapefruit and marmalade, almost enough malt backbone for support, quite dry for an APA, without the characteristic caramalt, still decent; dry with pretty good bitterness and a dusty, malty, C-hop finish.
The nose had me worried, but the flavour was reassuring.
cfrancis (2958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is grain, slight hop and cereal. Taste is great. Cereal, hop with a low bitterness. But a great malt profile for a pale ale.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, sample size. Dark amber color with a thin white head. Roasted caramalized malts. The brwe is sweet at first but then a strong bitterness comes in, low fizzyness. Not bad but Le Naufrageur has done better!