Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & blankboy -- courtesy of blankboy. Thin dark brown pour. Small tan head. Nice malt and hop aroma - good hops, fuggles maybe, and not stale (pay attention other Quebec micro beers). Watery mouthfeel. Bitter taste (and a little stale, ignore aroma comment)that is quite dry (short finish). Some malt. Very drinkable and a pleasant drinkable surprise, just needs more body.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev. After the last two Saint Arnould’s of our tasting we weren’t expecting much but this one was a nice surprise. Pours a clear ruby with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops and nuts. The flavour of light hops and roasted malt was quite good and took us all by surprise. Nothing to write home about but a good, enjoyable Ale that I would happily have again.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (341ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. A big hit, and quite a surprise. Poured a clear light copper with an average frothy head and decent lacing. A nice blend of medium hops and roasted malts in the aroma, wtih some yeast mustiness and hardwood resiny notes for character. Taste delivered on what the nose promised - started roast malt sweetish and ended pleasantly resiny bitter. Mouthfeel was a little oily and salty. Not a complex or challenging beer, but I would keep a few on hand if locally available - satisfying and socialble.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber hue, shy foamy head. Caramelized malt, hint of vanilla, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with nutty, biscuit, malt caramelized flavors in a soft hoppy finish
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red amber. No real head to speak of. Persistant carbonation. Some good malt presence in the flavor.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Decent aroma of hops, malt and honey. Flavor of hops and malt with a burnt finish. Decent body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Not great but at least decent.
Eructoblaster (3477) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Limpid copper body topped with a thick but diminishing off-white frothy head. Decent malty aroma with roasty and hoppy notes. Average malty/roasty taste with some tiny caramel hints. Ends with a short but harsh bitter/sour aftertaste. Good effort, but not enough good to be stored in my fridge regularly.
Michael Tuguigui (16) - concord, Ontario, PHILIPPINES - JUN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alcohol , caramell . looks like tea thats been fliterd once or twice this beer taste flat
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark red beer with a great head with standard retention. Carbonation is excellent. I appreciate the aroma of malts and quite strong spices. Taste is very refreshing with a bitter aftertaste that includes one spice that tasted like pepper? Overall, this is one is just above your standard red ale.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hop aroma is very present without being assertive. Clear dark copper brown with thin white fully diminishing head. Sweet initial flavour with a quick hint of roastiness overwhelmed quickly by harsh oxidation (stale, cardboard). Body is disappointingly thin.