fiulijn (14350) - 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 (12234) - 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 (9790) - 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 (9335) - 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 (8314) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (7818) - 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.
MartinT (7760) - 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 (7638) - 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 (6379) - 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.
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy blonde topped by an elegant white head. Not powerful, but balanced and captivating nose subtly playing on hoppy and yeasty fronts with its gentle fruity esters, herbaceous, spicy hops and peppery phenols. A touch of citric acid sounds the lemon gong I adore in mouth, yet it’s not the tartness nor the bitterness that really shine here, it is the sheer dryness. Attenuation is through the roof and brings the drinkability to another level. The 500 ml bottle simply feel too small. Meanwhile, the medium-sized bubbles are active on the tongue and combine with the hops and water profile to provide a minarally crispiness, the finish feeling salty and peppery atop the bready, cerealic yet very lean malt base. Great stuff, brilliantly targetting the audience interested in full-flavoured beer that are not necesasrily double-digit in alcohol or triple-digit in IBU figures.