caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber, not much head. Sharp mouthfeel. Malty aroma and flavor. Not too much to say about it.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (341ml). via trade with Iguenard. Poured hazy amber-orange with a foamy-creamy off-white diminishing head. Smells of lightly toasted malt, grain, orange, apricot and grape, dry mild/stale hops; on the sweet side. Taste is .. soft and mild, follows the nose, light fruit, malt and hops - pretty bland, but session-ish. Mouthfeel is watery, flat, quick nothing finish - smells okay, otherwise weak - on the plus side, it goes down like water so you could put six away in no time.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
All for one and one for all? Right? Wrong. This beer deserves to be left to rot in the lowest dungeon, tortured by cardinal Richelieu and the rest of the Spanish Inquisition. Like the Folle du Roi, this is a superlatively gimmicky beer, which doesn’t pack a very interesting taste at all.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
341 ml bottle. Clear amber color (going to orange). Metallic aroma. Low carbonation. A little bit sour. There is a little bit of preservatives in this beer.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 This is a brown beer. This beer is simple, but the flavor does it all. Good beer and cannot wait until the festival de la bière de montréal to see other product from this brewery.
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Bottle: put a copper-red lager in the flute with a 1 finger frothy tan cap. Light carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma subdued but you get spices, sweet bread and some herbs. Mouthfeel is slick with a medium body. Flavor is defined by a sweet caramel toffee maltiness and some dried fruit and nut tones from yeast byproducts... then that is equally balanced off with a lush herbal-pine hop mixture. Finish gets slightly bitter with a great bready sweet aftertaste.
I think what the brewer was after here was a genuine traditional Vienna style and he got half way there with the choice of malts and yeast but the hops are too prevelent to make this a true Vienna...and that is too bad because I like this beer for its great malt profile however with the higher hop bittering it comes off more like a light Munich dark than a Vienna. A Vienna should be sweeter in the finish with the hops more attenuated...still a good drink by any standard though.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(341 ml bottle). Nice copper light brown color with a rather long lasting creamy head. Caramel malt in the aroma and also in the flavour. Nicely balance with fair bitterness . Beautiful bitter finish yet sweet. I have had this beer on several occasions and it is getting better all the time.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 341ml Appearance: brown with soft foamy head. Mild carbonation Aroma: caramel, light molasses Flavor: caramel. toffee, malty
pintbypint (2567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml brown bottle. Full orange-red colour, thin head which sticks to the edge of glass. Fresh malt aroma, caramel accents. Flavour is caramel, toasted malt. Lenghty finish with an almost roasted note. Very soft carbonation.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to EyeDrinkAle for sending this one stateside!
I sampled this bottle with Eric the other night… we were both a bit taken back by how sweet and malty this beers aroma and flavor was. Brought me a sweet caramel flavor with bold toffee suggestions. Very fruity: plumes, and raisins, pancake syrup… some chewing tobacco. Nutty, hazelnut and walnut a in full effect! Very malty, little hops to be found maybe some slight lemongrass in the finish. Palate was nothing unordinary…. Nice beer!