Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a murky amber color, soft head on top. Sweet malty aroma some breadyness. Flavor is initially sweet before leading to light hops and sold malt backbone. A little to carbonated for a style that should rely on natural carbonation from the yeast. Nice easy introduction to the style.
rodenbach99 (3244) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une visite au brewpub d’Ottawa. Un liquide de couleur ambrée. Un nez de caramel, d’épices et de levure belges marqué par une touche de vernis à ongles. La bouche est dans le même registre avec des notes de phenols et caramel. Une fois avalé le liquide émane des vapeurs de vernis et solvant.
cmacklin (304) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a quickly fading, medium sized, off white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and some yeast. Flavour is sweet, ripe fruit, caramel, spice and yeast.
AleRider78 (44) - - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"On tap at the Ottawa brewpub: Had a good size head. Barely any carbonation. Deep orange hues. No lacing. For flavour, tasting bananas, but more strongly I feel, mangos! Feels thick going down. Reminds me of a freshly poured glass of fruity type juice (like mangos. hmm). But with 7% abv. :) Only available at the Ottawa location!"
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ottawa brewpub. Hazy blonde pour. Yeasty and bubble gum nose. Flavor has bubble gum esters, slight red apple, yeast. Wheaty, frothy mouthfeel. More of a messy wheat saison to me, but not bad.
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with my wife over homemade fried rice. Deep brassy golden colour, short-lived white head that recedes to a faint ring. Aroma is sweet and very estery (bubblegum, cherries), a little spicy too. Sweet malty palate, bubblegum, ripe fruits, light spices.
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange/brown with lots of foamy white head. Smell is citrus, bread, and caramel. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is sweet at first then gets slightly bitter and the shifts between the two and mingles. Very nice and surprisingly good beer from mill street.
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazed orange with a modest amount of carbonation and topped with white head that quickly falls. Aroma has a mild amount of apple/pear/grape fruitiness with some light malt and hops late in the nose. Flavor is fantastic with strong apple and grape notes followed by some light spicy hops, light sweet grainy and a touch of alcohol hotness at the very end. Body is modest with a slight oily feeling to it. Overall a very tasty brew once it warms up a slightly less than room temp.
Furballhero (2) - - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely incredible beer
from my first sip it was instantly my favorite, if I could have this beer all year long I gladly would.
It only lost .1 points because I cant get it all year long!
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4573-20120623] Tap. Mild toasted fruity yeast aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Fruity grainy light citrus yeasty malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Festival @ Session 99, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "He seems like he’s doing number two."
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
October 13, 2013
This is an ugly looking beer. Looks like an unfiltered dark apple cider. It pours a very hazed golden-brown with no head. The aroma is yeast, apples (maybe the cider comment isn’t off the mark) and some grains. I don’t get any of the funk associated with Biere de Gardes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour has the funk I was missing in the aroma, with yeasty notes, and hints of apple.