Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden copper ale with a thick off-white head. Light caramel and pungeant light hops. Good malt base with nutty notes, flagrant hops and citrus" medium bodied, with a great fragrant bitterness. My dad was flabbergastered!
thedude44 (6) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish amber with a large, short-lived head. Strong aroma of hops, very floral. An explosion of hops that would cut your tongue away, with a long-lasting finish. Very enjoyable!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hops and strong malt base with a light yeasty fruitiness in the aroma. Clear brown coloured body is topped by generous, dense, pillowy, off-white, fine-bubbled head that lasts nicely and coats the glass as it recedes. Malty up front with sharp floral and citrus hops taking over before giving room back to a toasty malt character. Lasting bitterness in the finish. Malty, medium body with fair carbonation that pricks the tongue. Bottle (Rahman - Feb. 2005).
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Hops and butter.
Appearance:Red amber good head.
Flavor:Hops,bitterness and butter.
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 500 ml. Arôme: Je ne perçois pas grand arôme à l’exception d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur ambrée. Bière pétillante. Petit col blanc crèmeux qui perdure. Dentelle moyenne sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une explosion d’houblon. Long arrière goût. Palette: Corps moyen. Texture crèmeuse. Forte amertume en arrière goût. (Ratin #70)
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 What a disapointment. Tasted at the "International Resturant and Bar suply Show" montreal stop. The Rep said it was the best bitter in quebec. Reality? Bad example of a bitter. Full of hops, but not bitter hops. sickley sweetness sitting on a tinny malt with a overabundance of belgian style hop and yeast. What a waste.
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper color, thick foamy head, fruity, nutty, has a strong hoppy accent, maybe cascade hop. The palate is sharp of bitterness. oily hops on a medium-bodied showing a nice floral hop bitterness on the finish. A very well E.S.B. crafted ale, close to an indian pale ale.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of medium/heavy maple syrup, the once thick head bowed out early and the undersutdy, a firm ring of lace, took over for the rest of the show.
The hops are floral, even flowery I would say, with a citrus finish. It’s quite bitter and gripping on the tongue, the malt is maple sweet as well, but with a little biscuit crunch. Mouthfeel is decently long, and carbonation is in the mid to low range. I liked it, and will definately try it out on tap if I ever go visit the pub.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a poor representation of a Bitter. It tasted overly hoppy and bitter without a proper counterpoint to balance it out. A bit of malt would have levelled this one a bit. It looked tempting, but it was overly astringent, just leaving a vaguely unpleasant aftertaste.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle...clear amber pour with a nice frothy white head. Very faint hop aroma, I expected to smell much more. Mostly just bitter, maybe a hint of fruitiness. Good hop flavor, not sure which hops are used, not what I am used to tasting in IPA or IIPAs. This is an interestingly good beer. I like my beer bitter...