tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pears, peaches, apricots, marzipan and doughy yeast in the aroma. Cloudy, deep, golden-orange body is topped by a low but lasting, fine bubbled, off white head. Pears are prominent in the doughy flavour, but esters are much more subdued than the aroma suggests. Earthy and herbal notes bring the flavour to a close with a light bitterness that keeps the sweetness from cloying. Medium light body is quite dry with pointy, sharp carbonation. Bottle sampled at the Montreal YEHa 2005.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cloudy burnished orange pour, nicely lacing off-white head. Elegant malty nose, honeyed biscuits and light molasses creating a candy-like atmosphere of moderate sweetness. Doughy yeastiness works hands in hands with the caramel. Hazelnut hints in the leafy bitterness. Slightly earthy nature, herbal and minty toward the finish. Tiny watery edges seem to enhance the drinkability, I sometimes appreciate that in sweet ales. Almost fluffy body of medium-high carbonation. Medium body is effective enough. Very likeable. Thanks for the trade Jeppe.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. brownish-orange with a small ring of head. the aroma is completely dominated by pears and light yeasty alcohol. pear, tart apples, caramel and an adequate spiciness. the alcohol presence seems quite high at times. very good.
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
MAybe someone shook the bottle? Way too much head - everlasting! Too carbonated. Beautiful amber color. Full beer but bitter - too bitter for me.
GonZoBeeR (2751) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:Dark amber,light head...
Flavor:Sugar candy caramel......
CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Sampled at TiggMTL’s Montreal Crew YEHa!05 Christmas Party on December 17, 2005. Nose of green pears. Thin beige head with deep orange body. Perfect balance or malt and yeast though a very tart finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber pour with a thin white head. Appealing aroma of fruits, caramel and yeast. Good flavor of fruits, caramel, spices and yeast with a sweet finish, feels a bit like a cake. The body is light with a dry and dusty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good stuff, merci David !
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Delirium Café, May 2005. Lightly hazy brown ale with a thin off-white head. Light caramel aroma and fruity aroma. Caramel comes out in mouth too, with notes of coriander, and a smooth creamy body. A bit lighter than expected. 7-3-7-3-13
Bottle at Yehaa Montreal 2005, Dec. 17, 2005. Caramel in aroma again, with definite pears in aroma. Spices are more pungeant in mouth with floral hops, and sweet malt. Smooth and pleasant. Excellent. 8-4-8-3-14
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pears and cherries flourish amidst the chocolatey yeast. Flowery sweets titillate, what most St.Feuillien beers are able to do, but this one does not distinguish itself from their other dark strongs.
Spicy coriander and flower petals proliferate atop the dark malt sweetness. Some rusty dryness appears in the end within the portly bubbling. A quite drinkable dubbel, with veiled fruit cake allusions. Probably a small variation on an already existing St.Feuillien brew.
Watching children run about in a treasure hunt.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe rousse aux reflets cuivrés. Arômes de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs de levure, d’épices, de caramel et d’alcool.