TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de citron avec une pointe de banane et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de banane en arrière goût. (Rating #4764) HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
600ml bottle. Medium, bubbly, white head. Hazy, banana yellow. Faint aroma, peppery, slightly fruity. Tastes slightly metallic, like it came from a can. Sweet, fruity, herbal. Kind of strange, but not bad. czar (9610) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
pours clear bright yellow, almost fluorescent, with a very small white cap, no retention at all. sweetish malts, some corn and grainy notes, coriander, spicy pepper. almost cloying, slightly boozy. average to soft carbonation, medium body - oily, decent grassy-spicy finish. interesting but just o-k. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Golden straw colour with cloudy haze and a large, bubbly white head. Aroma is yeasty and bready, with curious notes of lemon, apricot and cracked grain. Flavour has a fruitiness that strikes a balance of sweet and tart (but not tart in a lambic sort of way, more laid back than that), along with peppery yeast and well-deployed hops. Interesting... Chymick (2) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
this is based on MY experience with the Vassar:
Apperance: pale/golden, slightly hazy
Taste: slightly sweet with bitter (medium...but an odd cereal flavour I’d say)
Palate: a decent body (gigidy), good carbonation, astringent and bitter finish
a good heirloom ale, I’m not a fan of this genre, but a good beer that I wouldn’t mind retrying once I’ve earned more expertise as a foodie
blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle [600ml]. Pours a hazy straw-yellow with an average size mostly-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of straw, grain, yeast, banana, citrus, herbs and spices. Mild, fruity, slightly sweet, wheaty flavour along with grain, herbs and spices. Medium bodied. Just good, I don’t love it but its O.K.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. 16NO12.mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
App.: Hazy deep golden with a so-so white head.
Aroma: Sulphur, Beau’s rustic graininess, bright lemony citrus, a little estery, hints of minty herbals, a bit fruity – tree fruits, pome fruits, a touch of caramel, a bit earthy...is there some coriander?
Palate: Medium body, somewhat prickly yet loose effervescence.
Flav.: Oddly cloying, fairly fruity, with some old apple juice, a little green/grassy/peppery hops, some yeasty, light esters, coriander?; more Belgian Ale than Traditional Ale, IMO; off-dry with minimal bitterness and a slightly alcoholic, grainy, fruity finish.
A whole lotta “meh”. Aren’t Traditional Ales usually dark??
[4853-20121008] Cask. Strange herbal spiced lemon balm aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with no lasting head. Something like muted raspberry in the flavour with creamy grainy yeast. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "I kinda love this and I kinda hate it."
Bottle, Beaus 2012 Oktoberfest mix pack. Straw yellow, small white head. Light floral and spice aroma. Taste is light - spicy hops, sort of sweet light malt, with a sweet finish. This actually tasted similar to the zins jo kokot we just had, but not near as good. Better than the draft ratings, but still just decent.