beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour reveals a slightly cloudy amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly sweet, caramel and honey, and yeasty, not bad at all so far. The flavor is very straight to the point, caramel and honey sweetness team up with dusty yeast to provide a decent entertainment. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. This beer is not as bad as it sounds.
DruncanVeasey (7261) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber pour with a pillowy white head. Buttery malt aroma with a distinct waft of brine. Intriguing but sickly. Buttery malt, vanilla, tin and seaweed. A not unfamiliar note of ozone. Finishes with just enough bitterness to salvage it from sickliness. Sweet and fluffily carbonated. Pleasant enough, but do we need a mussel-flavoured beer to accompany our mussels any more than we need a slice of lemon in our Hoegaarden?
MiP (13664) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Malty aroma, with some oxidized notes, cardboard. Not too old, 3 days til BB date. Hazy amber colour. Small, bubbly head. The flavour is fruity and yeasty, slightly sweet aftertaste. Low bitterness, hint of cardboard. Low carbonation.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
now thats an interesting beer, had it at Joes years ago but this time at Chesters in Hamilton, intresting oyster briny smell. and a slight sea food taste on the finish, nice and malty, intresting beer and i cant believe i get Oyster brine nose John from Churchkey got it to... crazy
Eructoblaster (3058) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - 250ml. Hazy amber body with low carbonations and a thin off-white creamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma is rather thin. It carries some subtle sour fruity notes. Taste is decent and well balanced, but it lacks complexity. It carries yeasty hints and ends with a fair bittersweet finish. Not bad, but even not an average ale.
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Cherry, vanilla and something bitter in the aroma. A bit reddish colour, white foam. Fruity dry taste with apple, but a bit short finish.
TaktikMTL (5851) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel au sel et de miel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée translucide avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col pétillant et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de zeste d’orange. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #811)
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Clear copper body with a small off-white head. Light generic malt-caramel on the nose plus some woods. Taste is rather boring, not flavourful at all. A little malt-caramel, some melons, some wet leather and that’s about it. To avoid. Yersekes Mosselbier? To me it was more like Yerk! Hustlebier.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable if unusual beer. Malty, smooth, dry with a hint of Flemish-style sourness. Short finish, lacking a fullness. Great lacing on the glass. And damned if it didn’t go great with some curried mussels.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Any first impressions?
-A sturdy sheet of foam covers the transparent auburn.
-Toasted malts form a simple aroma.
-The sweet, juicy fruitiness of peaches, raisins, and cantaloups are ably paired with the bready, toasted malts.
-The comfortable effervescence renders drinkability, as the healthy maltiness is never too thin.
What if you dig deeper?
-It finishes very smoothly, a careful fading of the aforementioned maltiness.
-The hop bitterness mentioned in the commercial description doesn’t even reach the realm of afterthoughts.
-The fruitiness might have been helped by coriander here, but it isn’t obvious.
-This is a very humble, well-brewed Belgian amber ale, for which there is nothing much to say; I have no idea why this is such a small bottle though (25cl.)
Bottle; best before 04/04/2007.