probstblueribbon (3239) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Trappe a Fromage, shared with Rob, served cool in a tulip glass. 27DE09.
App.: Clear brownish-copper, fair off-white froth.
Aroma: Very British, earthy/nutty/stern malts, earthy, peppery, dank hops, kinda green and vegetal, spicy.
Palate: Medium body and moderate effervescence.
Flav.: A bit more malt than the nose, still earthy and nutty but with a bit more caramel, light hints of bitter orange, resinous hops, leafy hops, no C-hops, a bit musty, peppery, spicy; a light British malt finish that is dry with decent bitterness.
Misses the mark for style, but still drinkable.
Eructoblaster (3286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750ml. Amber body with average carbonation and a huge off-white foamy head. Pleasant, well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with spicy and oaky hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries oaky notes and ends with a decent bitter finish. Good example of American Pale Ale.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks great deep colour nice head good carbonation. aroma is dominated by hops from the American North west, Flavour is bitter and grassyMalt and grass that is what this beer has going on. IT reminds me of Bown Island Pale ale, wich is a cheap dollar per can Beer for hobos and students.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A generous gift from Poperinge. My bottle says Americaine. Pours a nice amber/orange with a nice off white head. The aroma is very earthy and grassy, with a hint of citrus. The flavor is reminiscent of root vegetables. Some citrus, but it needs a brightness to off set the earthiness. I would pass on this beer if offered again. But any way thanks for the beer Mike!
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle of Quebec beer shared before going off to cheer for Montreal in the Grey Cup. Creamy froth. Thin woody nose. Soft Brittish style. Relatively hoppy. Nice aftertaste. A nice regular rotation beer but not in the extra special extra charge category.
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got really into this beer. Aroma is glorious hop and caramel. Taste is well balanced with good hop bitterness and caramel and malt. Amber brown in colour. I really enjoyed this beer. I’ll definitely pick it up at the dep again.
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 New red label 750 ml bottle, in store since yesterday, so totally fresh. No, not awful at all to me. High quality rendition of this style I really like, with a beautiful copper color and an enjoyable intense leafy and slightly citrusy hopping. Sweet and fruity notes. Somehow oily mouthfeel (abundance of hop result?) and a long great aftertaste. I like this a lot but it is a little expensive but, again, why pay less in life?... Good job again, you Mousquetaires! ADDED: Quite different in its new version, brewed with Québécois malts, but some displeasing acrid vegetal persisting notes are not pleasant. Down from 6-4-8-4-15, which was to high anyway...
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pretty awful APA, I really disliked the earthy, dry hoppy aroma and taste. It was silty and dirty in the mouth and really lacked the refreshing aspect this beer style usually brings.
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 ***update***
Out of a 750ml corked bottle - similar stuff but the taste has a Belgian yeasty flavour to it - this is excellent and stands above many other good apa’s
Draft at Brasseurs du temps back in May.
Good pour, super fresh, ample solid off white cap, slippery ropy lacing, crystal clear deep amber beer. Good floral bouquet, lots of deep citrus aroma, orange, sweet ruby red grapefruit, cherry, good blended malt (what malts, I’m not sure), aromatic and quite potent.
Interesting sourness, seems to be linked strongly with the fresh unsweetened grapefruit. Lacks flavour, overall disappointing after the impressive aroma. Weak candy, dulling hops, pine.
Drying, slightly tart, good soft carbonation, long dry mild bitter finish.
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brasseurs du temps. Clear copper with thin foamy head and poor retention. Aroma is citrusy hops, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is also mostly citrusy hops, caramel, roasted malt, and a hint of pine. A well done and very drinkable APA. Nothing special though.