Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with loads of herbal chinotto, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with fruity esters, light herbs, a bit short. On tap at AFB Burlington, March 18 2012.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub (Flatbread’s Burlington Hearth) - Poured a oranish-amber in color with a small whitish head that faded quickly. Low carbonation. Aroma is quite herbal, though placing any of them would require more skill than I have... just not the usual for "beer". Fruity... esters. Flavor is malty, but not sweet. The herbs come through and make for a very nice mix of flavors in lieu of the hops. Paul (brewer) seems to have a knack for this style and I have previously enjoyed other gruits he has made... no disappointment here, I like this very much... even my (non-beer drinking) wife said she liked this one!
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Orangish color with a light white head. Nice fruity notes. Crisp.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours amber/copper and still. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice ‘hops’.