blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mds & tupalev -- my bottle. Vintage 2006. Pours a hazy light orange with a large fluffy white head. Dissapointing, dry, grainy and yeasty aroma -- doesn’t do much for me at all. Flavour is sweet and grainy with some hint of spices and fruit -- pretty boring really. Medium bodied, quite carbonated. It’s not bad, it’s just too bland and generic to stand out or to want to have again.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Shaded amber-orange body with a large frothy white head. The aroma is mostly of bread and yeast. Prickly carbonation with bready malt accents and little interesting flavour. Mostly sweet and modest.
Gorbalev (2888) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with the regular crew plus MDS at Greg’s, Blankboy’s bottle. Dark yellow, foamy medium white head. Weird yeasty aroma, dry. Taste: light malt, kind of flavourful actually, well carbonated. I liked the malt taste, but the odd dry sourness really detracted. Not bad - refreshing and simple and just a little off.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev & mds - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Light orange with a large white head. Aroma is dry, yeasty, a bit funky. Flavour is - well, kind of boring. A bit of spice, a bit of yeast, a bit of fruit - it’s nice enough, but very subdued. At least it hides that 8% very well...
Eructoblaster (2833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml (2006). Wonderful hazy golden body with light carbonation and a huge off-white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma that hides the alcohol very well. Its dry and robust hoppy taste leaves a long and strongly bitter finish. Unlike too many Bières de Garde, that one is not oversweetened. Despite its lack of complexity, this is a highly recommendable Bière de Garde.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body with a moderate creamy head. (3+). Aroma of alcohol, light yeast and malt, dry. Very dry flavour with noticeable alcohol and a touch of pale malt, light bitterness. Average palate is quite effervescent. Average at best. 5/3+/6/3/12
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mds and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Dry aroma, sharply spicy/yeasty, some generic sweetish grain - interesting, not as subtle as I’d expect from a BdG, but perhaps that’s the "sur lees." Taste is sweet, only slightly spicy, mildly fruity - I know this is supposed to be subtle and elegant, but all I wrote was "ehh". Average everything - body, carbonation, maybe a bit of floral character, it finishes incredibly quickly - just didn’t do too much for me - give me more yeast, or spice, or something - this isn’t too far off a generic Québec golden ale.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour reveals a clear golden color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma and flavor of spicy malt with a sweet finish. The palate is light and the carbonation is lively. It isn’t bad but I feel this beer doesn’t have much too offer.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 750 ml. brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date, but has 11-12 on the cork, with a blurb and serving instructions on the back label, sampled at cellar temperature in a chalice. I would like to know the vintage of this.
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy golden orange with foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, good carbonation.
Had a nose of clove spiciness and orangy tropical fruits, touches of a wheat maltiness with faint whiffs of alcohol.
A really nice light bodied mouthfeel, the right amount of carbonation, lightly crisp and smooth, very good drinkability.
Clove spicy and orangy tropical fruity taste, a light nuttiness, dry yeastiness, the alcohol provides a nice warmth in the palate, but otherwise is well masked, a little herbalness and a dry fruity and yeasty finish.
This is a tasty and balanced brew, another great ale from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre.
Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Version 2006. Couleur ambrée claire, très beau collet. Arome de levure légé, un peu fruité. Goût de levure pas trop prononcé, un peu d’houblon acid. Pas mal.