gilvanblight (755) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy copper orange pour with a bubbly white head that diminished to a thin skimming very quickly. Citrus, booze and a touch of skunky hops in the nose. Tingly ticklish mouth. Lots more citrus. A touch sweet. Flowery. Herby. Hoppy. There’s a lot going on here. It all somehow works together though, really well. Very refreshing while still having a lot of body. A touch boozy in the after taste, which is a positive for me. Really loving this and wishing I had bought more than one bottle. Saddened that this is seasonal. I guess I have something to look forward to next spring.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of herb and grass with nice floral touch with some spices also noticeable. Taste is a nice mix between some floral and herbal notes with a semi-sweet malt backbone with some spices with peppery notes to it. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though maybe a tad too much of spices to drink on a regular basis.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle purchased from a Co-op Liqour Store in Calgary, AB on 06/17/2012. Colour: medium yellow with some clear gold. Enormous white fizzy head that quickly disappears. Nose: hints of Sprite, metal, ? citrus hops, fresh pasture. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Just like the nose, everything is quite soft. ? caramel and maple notes, a whiff of smoke and spice, dry and quick finish. I am absolutely astounded that this is marked as an 8% ABV beer, as it is impossible to tell in my opinion.
joet (2042) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
white foam, fine. golden with a green tinge. as close to a good saison outside of the dupont yeast that I’ve had. it’s the noble hops, low fruit esters and herbal components that draw it nearer to a saison classic for me than to any sort of abbey ale. very herbal, grassy, hay. off dry to semi-sweet. medium effervescence. peppery, herbal, sweet aroma, almost alkaloid finish. very enjoyable. thanks mcphee!
sseb69 (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille 750 ml. 8%. Couleur jaune voilée, mousse blanche. Arôme de levures belges, un peu d’agrume. En bouche,la Belgique m’envahit, levures, fruits agrumeux, un peu de sucre. Finale levure. Pas mon genre, surestimée comme bière d’après moi.
LarryBeast (445) - - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with thin head. Lots of Belgian yeast aroma, some spice, floral notes, very light citrus tinge. Muted taste. Fizzy, tingly mouthfeel. Light-bodied yet the higher alchohol content punches through. Short, abrupt finish. This brew came highly recommended but I wasn’t all that impressed.
dfearnley (729) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL 2012 bottle to pint glass
Aromas of bread, banana, belgian yeasts; slight notes of tangerine, spices and alcohol. Pours a clear pale yellow with a large white head with little lacing. Settles to a 1/2 cm long lasting head. There are also a lot of small particulates floating around in there. Starts sweet on the tongue and transitions to a bitterness and a tangy warming of the tongue and throat. Belgian yeasts are apparent throughout. The mouthfeel is smooth and nicely effervescent with a warmness at the end. A solid Belgian, but the added ingredients don't make much of an appearance so putting them in is a bit of a waste.
solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THere’s a lot of hype over this one but I don’t think it’s that justified. It’s alright for Ontario but pretty weak for a Belgian. Alcohol smells strong though not as much in the taste. No lacing. On tap at barVolo.
mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour: a pale golden-yellow with sparkling carbonation and a medium white head. The aroma: a very unique flowery hoppiness, perhaps chamomile or sunflower, with a sugar or candy-like sweetness. Notes of juniper berry are hard to come by but a gin-like aroma is present. A few faint notes of hay and banana can be found as well. The taste: begins with a dry sweetness and carries through with a light bitterness. The Belgian yeast is quite apparent. Has a medium slick mouth feel with lively carbonation. The verdict: a very well crafted beer. Careful with the ABV! A true oddity but balanced in flavours and shows true artistry in brewing.
robinvboyer (2827) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy hop aroma, light bready malts, some hay.
Active carb, good mouthfeel. Fruity finish, grassy hops, spicy herbs. Light bready sharp malts. Interesting.