fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bellwoods, Toronto
Hazy blond color, generous head. The aroma is spicy and citrusy, some lemongrass. The mouthfeel is off dry; delicate malt flavor, hint of spices, perfect bitterness balance, with some sweaty hops.
There is some real brewing art here.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow, not much head. Big floral coriander aroma. Dry, with a light body, lots of coriander and earthy hops. Austere, hoppy and spicy.
Lubiere (10290) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with orange rinds, very nice. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with spiced notes, curacao, herbal hops, very nice and smooth. On tap at Montreal Winter Warm, Feb. 25 2012.
Bov (9701) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy blond beer; nice long lasting white foam; nice lacework; yeasty and decently spicy; light corny notes, medium-bodied; quite dry and corny, long lasting finish with hints of acidity; pretty refreshing and interesting
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Volo - Very pale golden colour. The nose is awesome. Lean and spicy with a noble hop character and a faint whiff of sulfur in addition to some lightly fruity hoppiness. Moderate/assertive bitterness and a little bit of lingering noble hoppiness. Minerally bitterness and a very lean palate. This is beer I could drink all day long. Lovely.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Pale straw colour with a bit of bright citrus. Nice clean zesty yeast character. Spicy cologne and a bit of light pepper. Fresh and wheaty with some light hoppiness. Fresh and tasty.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and crunchy cereals (rye and oats?) thrive in a dry, spritzy mouthfeel where grassy bitterness is leveled and compelling.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy whitish yellow.
-I’m sure bottle-conditioning is going to do wonders for this brew, so I can’t wait to get a few bottles of it.
-The grain bill is admirably showcased from aroma to finish.
-This is quite quenching.
-That finish is something else; all flavors gel and last forever, in harmony.
On tap at Dieu du Ciel! and at the Mondial.
JorisPPattyn (8015) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half of a comparative tasting of both Be and Que versions, thanks to the brewers! Very pale lemon yellow beer, small white rim. Dryish, young/milkripe grains, pinch of lemon. Dry, doughy and spiced (as ground mustard powder), wholemeal pasta. Champenoise pearling, light bodied, rainwater quality. Nice light, spritzy beer, refreshing.
jercraigs (8006) - 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. Bright pastel yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Lightly yeasty, sweetish pale malt, light wheat like bite, hints at spice from the yeast. 7+ Similar flavour, light yeast, light spice, what like grain touches. 7+ Average to light bodied palate. 3+ Refreshing, subtly nuanced, it has a very Belgian like framework but is relatively mild overall. Enjoyable. Sample from bottle at Wvrst, Toronto
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tab at BarVolo
Aroma semi dry , frontal malts , dry hop notes with citrus. Slight tartness , Belgian yeast hints. 7+
Appearance slight haze , dark gold with amber. Mid white top , some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied but I would not call it thin. Clean frontal , smooth with good ,solid base. Dry hop feel makes it drinkable. Finish with estery peach feel.
blankboy (6215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Toronto Festival of Beer, July 26. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, yeast and herbs. Flavour is yeasty, herbal and citrusy along with a touch of spice and a very bitter finish. Pretty good, easy to drink.