rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color with a off-white head and good lacing. A bit cloudy. Caramel malt and honey notes in the flavour. A medium-bodied with a very good hop bouquet.. The taste is malty with a nice hoppy bitterness. Long and a bit bitter after taste finish. Great balance. Solid and enjoyable. The majority of macros don’t come close to this. This is a ale that I have recently developed a taste for as an everyday beer.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, brought back from Montreal. BB 28 FEV 06. Served at 55.5°/13°C in my Duvel tulip. Pours reddish copper with a small, off white head. The beer coats the glass and leaves foam spattered around the edges. The aroma is caramel, earthy, spicy hops, fragrant. The flavor is light malt with a strong earthiness at first that turns into a mighty earthy, rye bread, slightly spicy, pine flavor and finishes moderately bitter with some mild citrus fighting it’s way along the earthy hops. A nice pale ale. The hops used are not my favorite.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice alternative to the usual characteristics of American Pale Ales. Much more restrained in the hops and subtle. Very drinkable.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and somewhat fruity. Tastes of citrus, flowers and fruity. I found the tastes to be on the watery side with a thin body. Ligthtly sweet and very lightly bitter.
Snoro (303) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Une blonde avec trop d’arrère goût, trop acre, amer dès la première gorgé et reste longtemps en bouche.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Nice looking ale with a great aroma - fruity and hoppy. Very easy drinking - almost disturbingly so. Clean, slightly sweet with a strong character.
A perfect summer brew. How I missed this one is a mystery to me. I will be putting this on my (ever growing) list of regulars.
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost clear orange-copper with a nice flanel blanket cover that clings to the glass. Fruity hops and raisiny caramel meld to form a very nice aroma that has just a touch of diacetyl. Citrus and dried fruit flavour in perfect balance with caramel and malt, ending with a pleasant, almost crisp bitterness, the fruit transcending it all. Medium body with medium carbonation.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Lovely fruits aroma with apricot, apple and citrus. Oker/amber color, off-white head, good lace. Light sweet, fruity, well hopped, bitter finish. Although just 5% ABV still a little warming.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours a sparkling amber-orange with an average size white head. Very nice colour but not enough head. Aroma of sweet malt, light hops, fruit and a touch of yeast. Flavour: Oh yeah! This is wonderful. I keep forgetting how great this beer is. Mildly sweet, light hops, citrus, lively carbonation, bitter finish. This is a top-notch ale and one of Canada’s best.
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a pale, it’s really dark, and that’s an understatement. Good drinking ale. Sweet, with a little fruit.