Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bouteille 341ml sous le nom de "La Médiévale". De couleur ambrée-brune et voilée. Nez de caramel sucré, léger de toffee et de grains de malt rôtis, léger de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noisettes ainsi que des traces fruitées (prunes). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétilleemnt moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses. Notes légèrement acides de levures fruitées (prunes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de caramel sucré aux notes rôties avec de faibles traces de chocolat au lait puis en finale l’on retouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’un léger goût de noix. Post-goût moyen, très légèrement amer de rôti avec des notes de noix et de houblon herbeux. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of blankboy. Brown-amber with a good sized tan head. Nce aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, and tart yeastiness. Flavour is mellow - more malt and coffee, with some nutty notes, and a light hoppiness to finish. A bit average for these guys, but still pretty nice. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry and GregClow -- my bottle courtesy of Viper666. Labeled "Médiévale". Finally rating this sucker, we’ve been after it for ages, many thanks to Viper666 for obtaining it for me. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a large lasting creamy tan head. Aroma: Finally a nice smelling Quebec beer tonight!: Caramel malt, a significant amount of hops and some brown sugary sweetness. Flavour of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, light hops and nuts. Medium bodied. Not one of Bieropholie’s best but still pretty good. HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle (341ml). With blankboy and GregClow, blankboy’s bottle - as "Médiévale". Been chasing this one forever - thanks, Paul! Poured deep cloudy mahogany with a large creamy fluffy head. Sweet light roast malt aroma, lactic and herbal, a nice undertone of sweet winter spice. Tastes of grassy soft hops, grainy (dry straw) malt, a little nutty and an almost carbonized caramel malt note in the finish, along with some celery seed bitterness. Slightly chewy body, moderate astringency, ending in a long softly bitter linger - pretty nice for an older brew, interesting grassy hops in there. So .... who has a Na Zdravi! to trade me .... CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
(Bottle) Puchased at Le Goblet in Vaudreuil, QC, for $1.79. Like a jackass - I had the chance to sample this beer on tap at Vice et Versa in early December 2005 but was to captivated with the La Barberie offerings. This obviously turned out to be my loss as this beers reviews don’t look to be terribly pleasant in the long term. One of the most striking remarks I can make even before sampling this beer is that its amazing how much this smells like a Flemish Sour Ale??? It pours a beautiful, beige creamy foam head with a lightly carbonated reddish body. Nose, as previously mentioned, is incredibly tart: sour berries with a malted base of brown sugar and port. Tart raspberry seeds do battle with sour malt. Not my idea of an American Dark Lager... actually not my idea of a lager? This beer obviously doen’t bottle terribly well.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle 341 ml. Appearance: orange-amber with a white head. Aroma: nuts, caramel, fruity. Flavor: nuts, malt. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
At Festival Bières et Saveurs Sept. 2005. Reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. Diacetyl caramel aroma, very oily. Sweet malt with fruity berries. Nice beer but not a Bieropholie caliber. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Sweet, nutty aroma has some herbal notes and mild roastiness apparent. Clear amber-brown body is topped by a decent white head that recedes to cover. Caramel malts and nutty character blens well with a light roastiness in the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonization. Sampled on tap at Vices et Versa. Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
[On tap, Very fresh keg - a few hours old, chilled, with Mario D’Eer]beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
That was great! Strong hazelnut aroma that dominates the sweetness of the malt. Head had all the hints of a quality beer. Taste was a little deceiving even if that my expectations were high. Thin body. Pale nuts taste. Medium carbonation. Might be too cold. I was too thirsty and there were so many good beers to taste!
On tap at Vices et Versa. Pours a reddish brown body with a thin offwhite head. Decent aroma of malt and nuts with some sweetness. Flavor of malt and nuts. The palate is light and dry. A rather decent brown ale is still a brown ale...