blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Also called ’Biere du Mondial 16ième’. Pours a very cloudy orange-copper with an average size semi-lasting creamy white head. Aroma: Smells great! Ginger, malt, cinnamon, chai tea, herbs and more. Delicious flavour of ginger, fruit, chai tea, herbs and spices -- so refreshing! Medium bodied. Simply fantastic and one of my favourite beers at the festival! HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 2. Let me be clear - frickin’ LOVED this beer. Murky brick-red pour with a decent and lasting off-white head. Pungent aroma of black tea and floral bitterness, with black pepper spiciness all overlaying a strong underlying "Belgian" yeast and candy character. Lush, sweet malt/yeast taste, with spicy black chai character; chewy, yeasty, grainy and incredibly appealing; okay it was a tad undercarbonated, but that’s being PICKY, this was like a thick chai infusion into a solid Belgian ale - well done indeed. garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2009
Appearance: Murky brown/peach with a small white head. Aroma: Cinnamon, ginger, malt and pumpkin/ Flavour: Cinnamon and ginger, malt and spices - lovely! robinvboyer (4677) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
cloudy beige pour. Aroma of grass, chai tea, and some slight lemon. Flavor is ALL chai, i’m really enjoying this. There is the chai flavor with a slight bitter/dry finish. A very interesting beer. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
On tap, Mondiale. Hazy orange, cloudy, small creamy white head. Ginger, cola, spice in aroma. Great spicy taste - bubblegum, cola, ginger, neat! Loved it - odd combo but it worked.
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
On tap at the brewery ultra cloudy muddy amber-orange hue, with a small beige head, yeasty, nice spicy fruity nose, reminiscent of strudel, apple croustade pastry, with some good ripe apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread accents, with some toasted, caramelized malt, with some brown sugar, granola, oat cereal, cinnamon apple bread doughy aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, nice spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, fruity ripe apple character with some dry apple granola cereal, strudel pastry flavors, with some caramelized, toasted malt, brown sugar notes, and some gingerbread cookie, bready apple-like doughy accents, leading towards a spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon gingerbred cookie, fruity caramelized ripe apple croustade finish. sseb69 (1909) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Au Mondial de la bière de Montréal 2012. Attirante, mousse blanche. Arôme d’agrumes, thé, fruits. En bouche, céréale, un peu de fruits et thé...finale avec un peu d’astringence en raison du thé. Excellente. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
341ml bottle. Red tinged peach. Hazy, very little head. Smells a lot like a Beligian wit, banana, citrus, coriander, must, caramel. Faint herbal aroma. Herbal tea comes through more in the taste, citrus, banana, fainter coriander, earthy, musty, caramel malt. Rather complex. Overall, interesting, worth a try. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
[2250-20090606] Sample. Fresh floral yeast aroma has strong spicy grass. Murky, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Sweet floral spice flavour with a hint of ginger cookie spice. Medium body. Lovely blend, drinkable.
jgb9348 (6266) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
(3T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
Hazy pale golden coloured body with hints of honey and bronze and a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head after a few centimetres taller right after the pour. Aroma of tea (shocker), fruits (again...), light grain, honey, yeast and a good note of herbal and grassy qualities - definitely fitting for this style of beer (herb/spice). Medium-bodied; Assertive and defining qualities of tea, grain and yeast up front with a light hit of sorghum and millet (also african) and a light spatter of sugars. Aftertaste shows some herbs, a little yeast, grain and a definite rooibos (fruit/herbal tea) flavour that permeates. Overall - true to the name of the beer and the style, however, this doesn’t translate to a great beer on all fronts. That said, if you like light blonde ales and also love tea in general or rooibos tea, specifically - you’ll like this beer very much. Nice to try and a good reminder of why I’m going down to the motherland [of humanity] in the first place. I sampled this 355 mL bottle purchased from Marche des Saveurs du Quebec in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 20-September-2014 for CA$2,55 sampled at home in Washington just two days before leaving again for the great country of South Africa, this time bringing not only a wife, but two kids.