GRM (2797) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savoured on October 6, 2006; eye: golden, no effervescence, clear, white head that ends up as a ring around the glass; nose: fresh, hops, malt, grapefruit, white wine; mouth: dry hops, malt, finale in dry bitterness with a hint of grapefruit, thin, medium body, quite carbonated, lightly sweet, mildly bitter
Savouré le 6 octobre 2006; oeil : dorée, pas d’effervescence, claire, mousse blanche qui forme un anneau autour du verre; nez : frais, houblon, malt, pamplemousse, vin blanc; bouche : houblon sec, malt, finale en amertume sèche avec une pointe de pamplemousse, mince, corps moyen, très carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on tap at Helm. Not brewed on premises yet, still brewed for them by 3 Mousqetaires
Aroma: Pool water - sulphitic. Little hop or malt aroma.
Appearance: copper-gold with light head which disappears quickly leaving nice belgian lace.
Flavour: Harsh bitterness from mineral content of the brew water. Little malt or hop character in the flavour. Mostly dominated by harsh bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium light bodied.
Overall: Recipe needs some modification. Mineral character is too pronounced and it gives the beer a harsh bittering that dominates the flavour profile. Needs more soft malt and American hop flavour and aroma.
I see why 80% of the people in the bar were drinkng wine. The Alt was much better.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear light orange hue. Generous white head slowly fades though leaves honest lacing. The nose becomes almost pungent as it warms while really discreet when cool. Certainly dominated by expressive flowery and resinous hop notes coming in spades and reshaping themselves with every sniff. Frankly, the malt felt quite understated among it all, slightly-cracker-like, but failing to add an alternative dimension to this hop showdown. Rather light bodied, though with a certain slickness hypothetically from the hop resins which translates in a growing astringency as the carbonation slowly fades after a few minutes of air contact. Evolves mintier and oilier from then leaving a toothpaste reminding fresh feeling.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange ale with lught rosey hues. A nice floral hops aroma with notes of menthol and pine tree. In mouth, a classy ale with crisp malts, floral pinhey hops, lighter bodied, but quite superb. Delicious.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 In short: Nice refreshing Pale Ale (original draft version). Decent heavily caramelized Pale Ale (2007 bottle version)
How: Draft at Yer Mad (first batch 3.3/5). Then bottle 750ml almost two years later (3.1/5).
The look: Clear golden-amber body with a small beige head
In long: The bottle was overly caramelized and lacked the nice refreshing and well-balanced aspect of the original draft. Notes for the original draft: Exactly what you can expect from the style, nothing more, nothing less. Very solid but nothing that stands out. Clear copper-orange body topped by a small white head. Hoppy nose, initial malt-caramel taste followed by a hop attack and a very pleasant bitter finish. A very boring description for a pretty good beer. An excellent pub beer for the hop-lovers. The beer was brewed by an independent home brewer (Yer Mad owner I was told) at the Trois Mousquetaires premises. So far the two best beers from this brewery (Sargasse & Festive) have been brewed by home brewers. If you ask me they should add a fourth Mousquetaire because the current Trois Mousquetaires could use some help
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yer Mad. Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Good aroma of citrusy and grassy hops with biscuity malt. Very good flavor of citrusy and grassy hops with a solid biscuity and caramel malt and a lasting bitter finish. The body is light with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. A good assertive APA.