Eructoblaster (4308) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Nice hazy amber body topped with a lasting off-white creamy head. Good hoppy aroma with grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste ends with a long bitter finish. Very well done! BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Dark reddish amber body with minimal head. Caramel malt aroma with some light toasty notes. Sweet upfront but decent balance. Finishes a little sweet. larsga (7608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2007
Thin white head. Dark amber body. Sweetish roasty caramel aroma. Soft nutty roasty caramel malt taste, kind of dusty, with wild berry notes. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Lovely dry edge to it. Nutty and hoppy. Dry, roasty aftertaste. A beautiful session beer. (0.275l draft.) Lubiere (14127) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
Cask. A lightly hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A classy biscuit malt aroma with good floral hops and light citrus notes. In mouth, a light malt with good hops, pink grapefruit and medium bodied. On tap at DDC, Dec. 16 2006. with ProbstK. Mart (213) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
Cask. Arome de houblons floral et de malt. Belle couleur ambrée rouge-orangée. Mousse assez généreuse, col qui persiste, mousse qui colle beaucoup au verre. Plutôt froide pour une cask... Goût bien amère, avec des notes florales et caramel. Arrière-goût en amertume. Bien ronde, effervescence faible à moyenne.
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
[pint at the brewpub, 5%] Earthy rye aroma, with some caramel malt and citrus hops. Pours a cloudy, reddish amber color. Mildly sweet malt flavors balanced with an aggressive APA hop profile. Rye adds an additional complexity to this already tasty brew. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
5 fl. oz. sample at the brewpub. App.: sl.cloudy, orangey-amber. Aroma: nice grapefruity, citrusy hops, a little bit of rye bread crust. Palate: med. body and almost flat. Flav.: a little sweet malt, some nice piney, grapefruity hops, fairly substantial bitterness to finish with a hint of roasted malt. Nice! LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
Dark amber color with a nice beige head. The aroma is of citrus.You can taste the sweet caramel in it, but also taste some hops. It lives you with a good bitter feel in your mouth. Very good. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Cask. Dark amber brown, good sized fluffy tan/off-white head and a bit of lacing. Hoppy, green, vegetable (celery?) notes in the aroma. More celery (but not...) in the flavour, pleasant moderate bitterness, caramel malt and an earthy celery bitterness and tang that is present throughout and lingers in the aftertaste. (I wonder now that I know what was in it, if it was the rye that I was having trouble describing). Light but very smooth palate. (3+) Good but not exceptional, couldn’t quite wrap my tastebuds around it. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 In short: A nice hoppy “dirty”rye beer
How: On tap at brewpub many times
The look: Partly cloudy dark copper body with a small beige head
In long: Very malty beer with a variable rye presence. Some pints I had very very rye-focussed and in other cases I could barely pick-up the rye. Variations between batches or a beer that changes a lot from fresh to a month old? I don’t know. There’s a strong earthy/tree bark taste that gives a somewhat dirty mouthfeel. Recent batches seem to get hoppier too with a pine-tree/tree bark flavour and a sharp bitterness. I think a strong hoppy edge fits in nicely. An interesting original beer. Amen.