Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Bar Volo Le Trou Du Diable event. Spot on the style, a good drinkable cask. Fragrant malt and hops, with three-eights of an inch of cask head. Good malting. Above average mouthfeel for a cask. A little sourness in finish, some lace, a smooth mouthfeel.
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. An "Irish Red Ale", they hit it on the nose for the appearance here, as red as a beer without food coloring can get, covered by a veil of white foam. Aroma is quite hoppy actually, a mix of english and bittering american hops, there is also a lot of caramel, english bitter-like almost which makes the whole thing quite messy. Taste is decent, good malty sweetness with a bitter hop bite, a few not-too-pleasing cooked vegetable flavors came and went. It’s an OK beer, but these guys can do better.
TaktikMTL (5498) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rouge Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une très légère pointe fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #2618)
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1cm off-white head covers the clearish light orange body. Bready, cookie-like aromas translate, in mouth, into a rather dry flavour profile. Dry toastiness and cerealic blend. Clean and a bit generic English yeastiness with unconfident fruitiness. It remains aimed at drinkability. It does it correctly, but not with a lot of excitement and never focusing on freshness. Gentle earthy, soft hoppiness.
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vices & Versa. The color is a dark rubis red with a dark beige head and a lot of lace. The aroma is of fruits. The taste is of fruits and hops with some bitterness.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown color with ruby highlights and a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of caramel malt with some fruityness. Good flavor of caramel and smoked malt and fruits, it feels like a pleasant, malty dessert. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: Rich session beer with a bit of many things (liberal interpretation of the style)
How: On tap at Vices & Versa
The look: Dark ruby body with a medium beige head
In long: Chewy malts, fruity yeast and leafy hops are equally present. Fruity flavours of grapes, plum and prunes. A bit sweet but without much caramel flavour, more like residual fruity sweetness. Hops have a green leafy freshness quality to them. Fluffy body. Certainly not what I’ve come to expect from an Irish Ale (low on the caramel side and more yeasty than usual) but who cares this is a nice session beer. A honest beer. Unlike most internet dating profile it even tells you exactly what it looks like.
Quevillon (2394) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu en fut (12 oz), à Vices et Versa. Rousse foncée acajou, moyen collet. Arome légé d’houblon fruité, peu amère. Goût amère passable, houblon atténué et peu fruité. Rien d’extraordinaire!
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark clear brown ale with a thick light moka head. Aroma of caramel, strwberries and butterscotch. In mouth, a true Irish Red, rather dry with lots of burned caramel and nuts, but short in mouth. On tap at Vices et Versa, Oct. 7, 2007.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel and chocolate feature strongly in the aroma with mild earthy, woody, smoky, peat notes. Clear, dark, ruby red coloured body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to partial cover. Caramel and cereal malts are strong with light torrified and smoky malt tones beneath. Light body is somewhat watery with low to fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with MartinT and Olivier_MTL.