rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, really surprised at how much I like this one. Pours a very hazy dark amber with a small head that just leaves a white bubble layer on top. Very grainy, somewhat biscuit malty, but it leaves nice hop bitterness behind. Medium carbonation. Really nice!
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish. Hazy. Fastest disappearing head ever. Aroma is somewhat biscuity and slightly hoppy. Hops are actually quite distinguishable in this one. Otherwise, some notes of caramel and apple. A bit overcarbonated. Solid offering... Terrific offering by a sunny, october day!
Quevillon (2863) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (vintage 2011) purchased at La Saucisserie BDF in Bois-des-Filion (Quebec), on August 21, 2011. Reddish hazy, small head. Spicy aroma of malted barley sweetness, hints of berries. Taste of herbs and malty greens, slightly sweet, surprising good bitterness. Very nice, especially this season!
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked bottle poured a hazy amber color with orange hues and a big white head and some lacing. Aromas of toasted malts and some fruit. Taste is malty sweet with some hops coming through in the end. A truly enjoyable beer.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Pour copper amber off white head decent lace. Aroma earthy, soil, floral hops, spice, slight nuttiness. Taste nutty, floral, earthy, spice, caramel, decent bitter balance. MF medium body good carb. Really solid flavorful session brew easy drinking and flavorful.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours cloudy orange / red with a thick, lasting head. Aroma of spices, apples cider and yeast. Flavour of spices, herbs, vegetables and yeast. Thin, over-carbonated, like soda water.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy bright orangey amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, spices, nuts and sort of a vegetable quality. Flavour is quite mild, with toasted malt, nuts and that same mild vegetable quality. Pretty dull / weak.
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown lager with a good collar. Aromas of hop and caramel. Great balanced taste. Pertfect with ribs.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belle bière ambrée et trouble, sous un ample col beige laissant une dentelle au verre. Des arômes légèrement lactés de résine et de caramel. Belle amertume complexe, très peu sucrée. Effervescence moyenne, et longue finale amère. Bue au match #1 Mtl-Bos 2011...
VertBaconStrips (2300) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured out a deep rusty amber with a large fluffy chunky tan head with some lacing. Tons of malt aroma - caramel, grass, toffee, touch of earth, toast, raw grain. The taste is decent being pretty much all malts with a sneaky mild hop on the finish. None of this west coast crap either. I really dig how the hops are working here considering that this is typically a style that I’m not overly impressed by. Tons of malts obviously - a bit earthy, tons of toast, more underlying hops that have gained some ground without ruining this beer, some sweetness. Good carbonation and a light feel lends to easily drinking this whole bottle. Solid malts throughout. Raw nut on the finish. I likedish.