RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Belgian-inspired Pale Ale with an amber color, full body and a peppery finish from a special Belgian ale strain, triple dry hopped with a generious amount of English kent golding and citra hops. The resulting ale is a hybrid belgian extra special bitter.
2012 vintage: 5.9% abv

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
On tap at Bobcat cafe. The color is a hazy amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of hops citrus fruits . The taste also of hops and citrus fruits with added malt herbs. It is a good Belgium style ale .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub, on July 31, 2011. Light tea, little head. Aroma of lemon tea and peaches lightly hopped. Peaches hop taste slightly sweet, hints of citrus, aftertaste of bitter herbs. A successful hybrid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1948) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
11.07.16 18 onz on tap @ Farmhouse burlington. App: hazy amber small white head med carbonation. A: hoppy nose, citrusy, herbacy, grapefruit. F: body is light with long bitter finish O: suprisingly bitter the light body of a belgian with an ipa feel. good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap at the Farmhouse. Cloudy copper pour with a pretty frothy head. Nose holds wonderful balance of decidedly present Belgian bready yeast, grassy and grapefruit hop notes, and some toasty caramel malt presence. Flavor maintains this impressive balance. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap, BCTC 2010. Pours a clear dark orange to copper with a frothy off-white head. The nose has lots of citrusy hops, some grainy cereal malts and a light toastiness. Pretty neutral hops on the flavor, more cereal grains than hops, kinda thin and bland. Don’t get a whole lot of Belgian character out of this one. Light to medium bodied with light fizzy carbonation. OK, but it either needs to amp up on the Belgian qualities or brighten up on the hop side. A beer that slightly misses the mark in both directions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
In short: A fruity American Pale Ale pretending to be a Belgian Ale
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Nose of fruity hops with notes of berries. Taste is has an adequate toasted malt backbone, mostly caramelized but also with notes of honey. Hops bill is fruity juicy hops with a slight resinous character. Juicy, refreshing and not intense. To me this tasted more like a regular American Pale Ale than the hoppy Belgian Ale it claims to be. As an APA it is quite acceptable. They had two versions of this beer at the pub, same base beer but with a different hop bill. I’m rating my favorite one because I have a positive attitude and always look at the bright side of everything and every situation. I am also happy to think that nowadays there is far fewer Panda chocking on bamboos than 20 years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’houblons avce une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3123)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Tap at BCTC 2010. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate white head. Moderate hop aroma with hints of Belgian character. Flavor begins lightly sweet and gives way to a fair hop presence. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes pretty sweet with some lingering bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2010
BCTC 2010, golden orange pour, notes of citrus hops, Belgian yeast, tea flavors. Decent mouthfeel 7 flavor. Not too bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2250) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
On tap at Bobcat.
Appearance : Nice amber with a small head.
Aroma : Spicy hopswith some passion fruits, quite fruity.
Taste : Fruity and a bit yeasty. Nice hops. Carbonation a bit too soft.
Overall : Not bad overall but nothing really unique nor special.

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