UM02 (362) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The third beer from this brewery I am reviewing. Their "pilsner" was watery, bland and tasteless but drinkable while their honey ale was surprisingly good for the price. This is the worst of the three. Watery but also with a strong metallic taste. I lived in Germany for a long time and it does remind me of German beers, but it reminds me of the cheapest German beers that the punks and homeless people drank, proof that adhering to the pure beer laws does not necessarily make a good beer. I drank some of the best beers I have tasted in Germany but also some of the worst. The pure beer laws with cheap ingredients and a poor braumeister can really produce some horrific results. This is reminiscent of that. Stay away from this.
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cannette 473 ml. 5.3%. Couleur jaune or, mousse blanche. Bien que correct, un écran de fumée du groupe Geloso. De "style" Allemand. Arômes de malt et céréales. Douce un peu sucrée, petit goût métallique. Finale sans amertume.
Metalchopz (3247) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Found in Wakefield, QC at the Axep grocery shop and comes in a 4-pack of cans. Pours a typical golden clean colour for a pils, with a white head. Average retention and good dirty lacing. Light grainy aromas of wet hay. Medium-bodied wet mouthfeel, almost flat. Grain tasting, just like the nose, but a tad stronger. After a while, alcohol really comes out in the smell and other adjunct products. Just a plain pilsner brewed in Rochester N.Y. and imported to Laval, QC to have the word "imported" printed on the can and with the German-style art to attract the upper beer drinkers.
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a 473 can. Golden clear in colour, with a thin white head on top. Very grainy, with little or no hops on the nose. Medium bodied beer, some maltiness, no hops. This is a commercial brew, made to attract the craft beer consumer. Not better not worse than any Molson-Labatt beer. 2/10