Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Unique brown ale, fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. Pours mid-brown color with lots of retained head, and leaving a lace sheet.Happy and woody aroma. Lots of roast, tobacco finish, a little cascade hop. Sediment is citrus concentrated hops. This is somewhat of a black IPA reborn in a wood barreled ale.Lots going on.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins and hazelnut caramel gel from aroma to aftertaste in this healthy, harmonious American-style Brown Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tenacious head of foam covers the deep mahogany-hued brown.
-Malts also offer roasted touches. as well as some rye-like angles (Cararye?).
-Hops share citrusy tips before adding more earthiness.
-Body is not thin, not heavy. A beautifully rendered mouthfeel.
-Drinkability is quite high for a 7% brew.
-There are so few world-class Brown Ales out there that this one came as a surprise. A very tasty one at that!
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clearish chestnut ale wearing an irregular, rather heterogeneous light beige foam. Frank, hop forward nose combining vigorous citrus fruits and toasty as well as roasted grains venturing into both chocolate and coffee spheres. The roast and acidity manage to keep away from each other’s throats and no flavour clash occurs there between those two sensitive partners. The hop/roast alliance rather reorients toward earthy, nutty, leafy, tobacco flavour currents. Fairly straightforward, but efficient, packed with flavors and bright, clean aromas. Very strong, impactful bitterness though so it’s really a hophead brown ale, but not a gimmicky one where malt is completely neglected. Perhaps a bit weaker in the texture department if anywhere; its carbo nation feeling a bit forced and accentuating the acidity where it was not necessary.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very hoppy nutty brown ale, cranked-up the American way. Excellent.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed fresh one week after purchase.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is roasted hazelnuts, fresh tobacco leafs, pecan pie, notes of hashish resin. Taste is rich nutty malts (hazelnuts and pecans swimming in caramel), a strong toasted sensation, peanut butter cookies, a generous hopping, a spicy-peppery edge to the hops. Bitterness sensation is medium and with a mild resinous character. A beer that could have been excellent but unfortunately the carbonation was excessive and made the beer less tasty than it really was. I loved that beer, and honestly I’m not sure I would be comfortable doing what I do to beer bottles I love if “bière” in french wasn’t a feminine word.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Veux-tu une Bière? (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avce une pointe d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrrière goût. (Rating #4940)
Boutip (4433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep opaque brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of light coffee with roasted malt notes, light nuts and some earthy hoppy notes are also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some light nutty flavours, with some dry bitter coffee notes which are well balanced against some earthy hoppy notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed for the style with loads of complexity while retaining some good drinkability level.
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy brown with a very nice light beige head, excellent retention and lacing. piney, sprucey, spicy and nutty malts, dry caramel malts, herbal-grassy, leafy green and citrus, earty, peppery, grainy. soft carbonation, medium body, nice grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. hoppy browns are not my favs - not that refreshing of a brew, but very nicely done!
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Brun-rouge avec une superbe mousse crémeuse beige, près de la crème fouetté. Très odorant, les effluves se répandent lors du versement. Il y a du chocolat, des cerises, café. La bouche est ferme, elle parle fort, l’amertume se fait sentir. La texture est correcte. Les saveurs sont franches de chocolat et de houblons. La finale est sur les houblons amers.
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 500ml. Dark brown body with ruby glints and an average beige foamy/creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with nutty and woody hints. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries grainy and woody notes. Ends with a good bitter/grainy finish. Enjoyable.
GonZoBeeR (2800) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:coffe-chocolate,light bitterness aroma..
Appearance:dark redish brown,huge beige head..
Flavor:coffee,with strong resinous bitterness..