CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Feb 2008: Transparent golden bronze with a spotty-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt with some caramel notes and grassy hops. Body starts fairly full and sweet with good Belgian yeast character and some peppery hop bitterness before a smooth bittersweet finish. Enjoyable and true to style.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured beside their new Centennial Wheat IPA, this looked very clear indeed. Pale and golden. A small touch of wheat complements the clean, pale malt profile. A bit too thick to be crisp, though it’s still actively carbonated. Spicy and bready ale whose esters are fruity, even banana-like and hops aromas rather timid, perhaps lightly flowery. Quite sweet on the palate and displaying no balancing acidity nor bitterness. More attenuation and who knows how enjoyable it could get.