fiulijn (16395) - 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 (13426) - 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 (11011) - 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 (10377) - 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 (8962) - 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 (8492) - 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.
jercraigs (8423) - 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
JorisPPattyn (8395) - Ursel, 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.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4437-20120602] Bottle. Mild grassy mould yeast. Hazy, light brown yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lumpy bits sunk to the bottom. Buttery grass yeast flavour. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(An Afternoon with TdD @ Wvrst, Toronto, ON)
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Festival, Worcester, MA. Dry grassiness, good dose of bitterness. Herbal notes. Nice and drinkable. Great session beer