Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of raw white bread dough. Taste is light citrus.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a white head. Pale malt aroma, yeast, white pepper, and some spicy hops and phenols. Apple and pear esters, too. The flavor has a dry malt profile to it. Cracker, some bread, and white pepper. Notes of yeast and apple, some grainy pear sweetness. Nice spicy and floral hop notes.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed yellow golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, as sweet creamy coriander with orange peels, berries and talcum. In mouth, a smooth spiced saison with coriander, light orange peels, creamy and smooth, nice. On tap at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour with a thick white head and a bit of light haze. The aroma is lovely. Light honey and a bit of clean spiciness. A fresh bread/crackery malt component and some really peppery spiciness. Lean malt base and some nice crisp spice. A bit of pear ester and a touch of apple as well. Very lean and dry with a nice minerally bitterness. Dry and lovely.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bar Volo. Cloudy deep yellow, lacey. A tad funky aroma. A dirty blonde. Carbonation is set on high side, still very drinkable blonde somewhat table Belgian ale. A pleasure on a spring day.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast yields a nice farmhouse character to this dry Belgian-style Ale, as plantane esters lift citrusy and spicy hop varieties to heavenly realms.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-This beer seems to be a cross of Taras Boulba and Dernière Volonté. A lovely idea, if you ask me. One that needs to be bottled too...
-Aroma, flavor profile and finish are all levelled.
-The prickly effervescence might be overwhelming to some since the dryness makes it more apparent to the palate.
-Herbal hop bitterness is of medium length, suiting the brew’s generous but never aggressive flavor intensity.
On tap at the brewpub.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-06-02. Lightly hazy, dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is a touch sharp at first, light musty funk, lemon. 7+ Flavour is similar, light funk, light lemon, pale malt in the finish. 7+ Smooth average palate suits the beer. 3+ Quite quaffable, pleasant. Alcohol content is nearly invisible. Sample from bottle at Wvrst, Toronto
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Beachwood Seal Beach. Clear golden pour, medium white head. Nose is doggy, ripe, animal. Funky lemon verbena and chemical. Taste is spritzy, lemon verbena, sugar, odd starchy stickiness. Not so great. Disappointing.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma: wheat, aromatic character , farm , citrus . Light leafy walls. Fairly dry. Nice.7+
Appearance: slight haze on amber with medium white top. Some lace noted. 4-
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Dry with medium plus carbonation. Soft chewy wheat hints behind. Hint of salt. Refreshing ale. Nice choice for hot days.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: The ultimate uber-dry session Belgian blonde ale.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose is like walking in a countryside field with a lemon skin under the nose. Something really “rural” here. Taste has a lot of crisp of cereals, dry flowers, countryside sensation, dry lemons, dry grass. Mild-medium grassy bitterness and very high dryness level. This beer is uber-dry. It was a pleasure to drink while eating Trou Du Diable exceptional food. An experience I would repeat every day if I could. Because studies have determined that if you eat well, exercise regularly and don’t abuse alcohol, you will die anyway.