Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper apperance. Fully diminishing off-white cover. Intense earthy and fruity centennial nose: a creamy orange, a living grapefruit, mature lemongrass, pinneaple... Rather intense mouth presence, fruity, lemony. Light acidity, big slicing bitterness. Creamy texture, very soft mouthfeel. Well structured malt base match the centennial to my great pleasure. Cask version was just too smooth and may not have been as fresh as it deserved ( ~ .5 less)
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too bad I missed the cask version. Nose of American style hops, with sweet malt, nicely balanced. The flavour is not too strong, not the grapefruit juice quality I might have expected. Nicely bittered and balanced. A good beer that does its job well. Draught.
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malt and sweet pineapple cake enrich the Gargantuan citrusy, resinous hops (this is 100% Centennial btw)...Perfect balance and sensual body propagate the marvelous, earthy hoppiness...The cask version of course is smoother, creamier and as balanced as the regular tap version, but its flavors are a tad less intense...A pint full of riches, decadence and subtleties which I wish they will brew often...
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, pine-scented oranges - very aromatic Centennial hops dominate the nose. Clear, deep amber-brown with decent off-white head that diminishes to ring. Pine and orange hop flavour with strong malty sweet base. Carbonation level is perfect. Medium body and very drinakable. An excellent strong flavoured but very enjoyable beer. Nice to isolate the single hop variety also. On tap at the brewpub.