MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
Floral, orangey hop timidity is enveloped in silky honeyed malts before leafy hop bitterness finds a way onto the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-There is barely a ring of foam to decorate the misty pale amber.
-For a Harvest Ale, this is very low on the aromatic hops. Homegrown Cascades, eh? Hard to tell.
-Carbonation is very low, which is increases drinkability in this case.
-Not a bad brew at all, mind you, but with so many world-class brews being offered in Vermont these days, it will take more brightness in the flavor department to make VPub a return visit.
On tap at the brewpub.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint shared two ways.
Appearance : Clear pale amber with small head.
Aroma : Citrusy with light spicy hops. Some malt.
Taste : Malty with spicy hops, light citrusy notes. Finish spicy with light herbal and grassy notes. Light honey on finish as well.
Overall : A bit of a weird beer. The name suggest a beer packed with hops but it’s described as a bitter. Interesting take on the style but it ends up being a rather bad example of a hybrid style where the combination ends up being worse than what each individual style could have been.