jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Apple and herbal hops aroma. Cloudy, orange/brown color, yellow head, good lace. Sweet start but soon gets bitter, a fruit bitterness like grapefruit has, fruity, herbal, medium body. Didn’t like the bitterness much.
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle] Murky bronze, with a splotchy, white head. Surprisingly clovey aroma with some malt and some sourness and a little musty. Clovey and malty flavour with some sourness that I would swear comes from wheat malt...but it says 100% barley! Almost no perceptible hops except a faint bitterness at the end. Medium body with medium carbonation. A nice drink, but really not what I expect from an "amber".
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish amber colour with a small white head. The aroma, taste and mouthfeel remind me of a wheat beer. Some clove and sweetness in the nose and the same spice in the taste. This combines with a vaguely sweet maltiness, but the palate is smooth and soft. Decent Beer.
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Wheat and sugar
appearance:amber beautifull head
Flavor:Weath,yeat small bitterness and malt.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.21.04 341ml bottle thanks to Secret Santa. Hazed, glowing, brownish-golden pour with little head. Yeast and biscuit nose with apple and caramel and juicy hops. Flavor is malt laden and nutty but not too thick. A sort of grape and herb (coriander) taste is not what I expected, but it’s lively and crisp -- appleskin, parsley, celery(?). Interesting stuff, it smells like a grassy Belgian golden but tastes more like a wit of some sort. Thanks, Santa! That was fun.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of spices, malt and fruits. Peppery flavor with malt, yeast and fruits. Light body, soft carbonation. The spicy aroma and flavor was totally unexpected, this is a pretty average beer.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with medium head with average retention. Aroma is comprised mostly of what I think is the Cheval Blanc yeast. Taste is also tainted with this yeast, which has a very particular small and taste but that I very much enjoy. Malt is also present. Overall, I guess this is an above average amber ale (which in my mind is far from the most innovative or complex style out there). Note, this was a freshly brewed bottle which always increase the quality of Cheval Blanc since there are not known to age very well.
Re-rate 2008: Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of wheat with some light spices and some medium sweet malt. Taste is also dominated by some medium sweet malt with some light spices and some light yeasty finish. Not the greatest beer but still a lot better then what I had expected from this brewery.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber red colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy. Tastes malty with a light tinge of citrus. A hop bitter end makes this a very good amber.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber-red beer with a small white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Malty and yeasty taste. Hoppy bitterness. Very enjoyable !
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy amber. God Carbonation. Slightly fizzy, light tan head. Light roasty aroma w/ some notes of spicy hops. Thin feel. Very bland, lightly malty flavour.