Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blonde belgian ale with a thick creamy frothy white head. In aroma, fruity esters, loads of cloves, red melon, berries. In mouth, a smooth belgian ale with light cloves, bananasa bit like a crystal weizen, nice and smooth. On tap at Vices et versa, Feb. 13 2011.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Wvrst. Pale golden gorgeous brew. White head. Sticky and lovely. A bit of juicy and citrusy character. Peppery and spicy with a fresh estery finish. A bit of pear and apple esters. Nicely dry and a little bit minerally and leafy on the back. A touch of noble character. Fresh and quite tasty. Delicious.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WVRST tap takeover. Yeasty and a little funky. Often a superior Belgian pale ale contains some spice or characteristic of interest. Although I do not find one here, only a story in yeast,it is drinkable, a nice changeup.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Second and third tries, from different batches:
A spicy, orangey fruitiness seeps from the well-extracted pale malt sweetness, and the Belgian yeast signature renders greater complexity. Still very drinkable, but much better rounded overall, and more flavorful too. I have to say the herbal qualities of the hops and the doughy yeast character kind of clash though... 3.4/5 and 3.6/5
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of foam covers the clear pale gold.
-Bubblegummy yeast emanations and characterless cereals fail to excite the nostrils.
-Macro lager-like cleanliness and very basic cereal flavors astound the palate.
-The rather prickly yet low carbonation cannot conceal the watery passages.
What if you dig deeper?
-Cereals again polish the finish.
-Chick peas appear in the nose after a while; is DMS starting to show its repulsive self?
-There really is not much to talk about in what turns out to be a macro replacement Belgian Ale. A rare disappointment from Trou du Diable.
On tap at the brewpub. 2.6/5
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-05-26. Crisp dark yellow body modest off-white head. 3+ Aroma is mild, grassy lightly lemony hops, mild pale malt, very very mild yeasty notes. Flavour is surprisingly mild, lightly grassy hops, very mild fruitiness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Needs a little something more all around. Just okay. On tap at Wvrst, Toronto
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TdD Tap Takeover, Wvrst, May 26. Pours a beautiful clear gold with an average size diminishing frothy white and nice lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of grain, light hops, fruit and bready malt. Flavour is Lager-ish with more grassy hops in the finish. Average to medium bodied. Interesting but ultimately just O.K.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’épices et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2617)
presario (4525) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample. Nice Belgian blonde aroma. Yellow. Soft wood, a bit floral, salt and Belgian.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, very light , tastes authentic Belgian and old pennies. Those damn pennies are In my drink again... Damn
Eructoblaster (2833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. Golden body with average white creamy head. Enjoyable malty/hoppy aroma with spicy and honeyish hints. Well balanced malty/hoppy taste with bready/grainy notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish.