madmitch76 (20809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
17th September 2009
5.5%. Cloudy brown beer, tan head. Smell of aged malt. Softish dry palate. Taste follows the nose with aged malt and sprinkle of sweet cocoa powder. A little hop bitterness at the end. A bit odd.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Cloudy dark amber color. Peculiar aroma, very nutty, roasted nuts mainly; some cardboard. Good body strength, round mouthfeel, with a good malt, roasted malt and caramel flavor, again with an evident nutty edge. Correct bitterness. Very good.
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light red lager with a malty diacetyl aroma. Rather plain beer (the brewer even admits it) but it is still a nice little number.
mcberko (11938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341mL bottle, pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma of caramelized sugar, toffee, bready malts and light sour apple. Flavour of bready malts, caramel / toffee, candied sugar, grape and apple. Not too bad actually.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pours a translucid red-amber beer with a modest foam left; aroma of chewy malts and strawberries marmalade; velvety mouthfeel and with a quite high carbonation, sweet and gently sticky; sweetish aftertaste of berries and caramel - not my kind of beer
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, copper lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Dark fruit, black tea, light molasses and light chocolate are blended perfectly in the nose. The flavor is full of dark fruit, black tea, toffee and orange blossom honey. Medium-bodied and oily with mild carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet and lightly dry. Thanks goes out to Matta for sharing.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010-02-27. Hazy dark red brown body, modest beige head. Aroma is somewhat yeasty, toasty malt notes. 6+ Flavour has a bitterness up front, yeasty undercurrents with an occasional yeasty bite. Nutty toasty malt underneath. Average plus palate is effervescent. Okay, bit dull, and perhaps a bit more dry than my preference for such a malty beer. Bottle from Marches de Saveurs, Montreal
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Vices et Versa. Deep amber beer, thick head. Aroma is heavily caramelized with a bit of brown sugar, burnt sugar and light treacle. It doesn’t actaully come across overly sweet but it is fairly complex. A sweet, malty fish with a light spicy hoppiness in back. Pretty nice brew really.
JorisPPattyn (9083) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fiery-foxy, deep copper colour with a dense, creamy, cream-coloured head that proves quite stable. Very chocolatey aroma; chocolate "truffles" with cacaopowder, bark- or rootspices, sweetish, toffee. Bitter first impression with background toffee and roasted chocolate again. Some amber/roasted malts obvious. Very carbonated MF, rather light body, some slickness. Watery finish. I like the onset of this beer very much - a more-bitter-than-usual Vienna. Unfortunately, the bitterness fades quickly away, revealing more and more the inherent emptiness. Still - not bad. <i> Thanks for the collecting job, I&I </i>
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Rating for the new Rousse version: A generous toastiness in the nose is joined by round caramel once tasted, a maltiness balanced out by earthy hoppiness and its decent bitterness. The end result is able-bodied, drinkable and quite flavorful for what is supposed to be their mass marketed "Rousse" offering. Should give Boréale Rousse a fun for its money in the party-going crowd, if proper marketing is done.