Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2004
Clear shining yellow. Low carbonation manages an honest foamy and sticky white head. Field aroma, straw, hay spicy hops... Comes out peachy and orangey with grapefruity hops. Refreshing on the tongue. Mild alcohol warming. Slight grain touch. Less sharp and fresh than Rogue’s but spicier. They’re obviously of similar origins. Creamy body, smooth carbonation. Gentle bitterness, floral. I’d much rather have a light and crisp helles and am definitely not a fan of imperialised blond lager, but what fool wouldn’t welcome a rarity. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2005. Robe blonde-dorée. Alcool tout en douceur. Beaucoup de malt, beaucoup de houblon. Très bien. Crockett (1127) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2005
Deep clear gold pour with a medium sized creamy foam head. Nose of clean hop and caramel. Not malt liqour-like. Chocolate, nutty biscuit malts. Tasted fresh bread. A slight grit. Some burnt notes and light medicine hop. Comes out with heavier caramel and molases burnt sugar bitterness in the end. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
very slightly h azy orange, lacey white head. sweet caramelly and bready malt aroma with a little mixed fruit and grassy and resiny hops aroma. nutty toasted bready malt flavours with orange anf fruity pithy hop finish. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
MIBF ’05 Hazy gold in color with a thick white head. Hoppy,bitter, with abready malt character.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Draught at the brewpubgodofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Amber, light head, nice lacing. Nose of light hops, some creamy malts and sweet flavor. It’s very nice and balanced, not much alcohol and plenty of malty fruit. Bien!
on tap at brewpub. light amber with a nice fluffy white head. strong aroma of biscuit and bread. taste has a great malt profile, with hints of caramel and rye bread. very clean tasting, alcohol barely seems barely there even at the advertised 8.5%. light bodied, medium carb. i’m not a huge fan of lagers in general, but this is an excellent beer. j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger for their Dieu du Ciel event. Pours a clear orange gold with a thin white head. Sweet malt, a bit of brown sugar, caramel and toast. Big and sweet, a good amount of candy and sweet light malt. Spicy alcohol on the finish, warm bitter grains and dusty noble hops. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle thanks to Crusianbeer. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma of faint vegitable, nice big earthy hop profile, very malty and spicy. Flavor much the same and kinda sweet. Medium body with medium high carbonation. Solid brew! UM02 (369) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Smooth tasting strong beer. The malt has a bit of sweetness and heaviness but is contrasted with a hop bitterness that comes out in the aftertaste. The aftertaste leaves a nice tingle on the tongue and the high alcohol content is well hidden. I am not tasting some of the complexity that others are though. It is very pleasant and smooth but for me lacks the complexity to give it top marks. It is mostly a contrast between the initial heavy malt flavour and a delicate bitter aftertaste. The contrast is quite pleasant though and this is one of the easiest drinking strong beers I have tasted.