Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
A nice red copper ale with a thick creamy off white head. In aroma, musty butterscotch with light black olives. In mouth, a crisp caramel malt with rather metallic hops nutty notes. Overall, not bad, but uninspired, veering on Irish ale. On tap at DDC, Sept. 8th, 2007. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
My Bottom Line:Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2007
This malty ESB exposes its grainy caramel to a quiet dosage of wooden, leafy hoppiness. A finishing herbal hop bitterness lingers, and balance is nonetheless reached.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear dark copper.
-Aroma hops are lacking, although a secretive leafy note can be perceived.
-Drinking a bitter with forced carbonation is always a puzzling experience once you’ve grown to love the cask versions.
-This take on Voyageur des Brumes is not as convincing to me, but it is nonetheless a valiant session ale.
On tap at the brewpub.
On tap at DDC dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Appearance :Deep, clear amber coloroued ale with thick, quiet creamy head. Side enriched with neatly painted lace. >
Nose:Strong, spicy bitter hops, hint of wild mushroom with woody overtone all placed on amber malts.
Medium bodied, quiet smooth bodied. Frontal was spicy followed by raw twig that finally ended with grainy, rye like swing. At edge of plate you would find citric bitterness. Neat softer malty end. Perhaps this ale is not the most harmonious there is but its hop-grain set up was quiet pleasant. Solid bitter. Palate 3+
On tap at DDC. Poured a deep drk brownish/red with an average size dense white head. Aroma is nothing special with some fruity bitter notes and a slight breadiness about it. Medium body with some lively carbonation. Balanced flavor with initial fruitness and a bitter finish. This one won’t blow you away but you can knock em back all night long. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Clear sandy garnet bodied ale covered by a mostly lasting off-white head. I’ve become a bit of a purist and am a bit put off by bitters with heavy carbonation and this is one. Besides that, it has the rather authentic fruity, berry-like, slightly toasty, bordering earthy malt profile that one expects with soft woodsy and leafy hops that provide a diplomatic bitterness. Firm mineral profile procures a salty kick in the finish which lifts up the bitterness from those not too aromatic hops.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Clear redish-copper body with a small off-white ring of foam. Rather basic british inspired beer. Aroma is light and a bit stinky, I’d describe it as light cranberries with a little mushrooms. Taste is your standard fare of fruity notes and caramel. Red apples and berries wrapped in caramel. The dry woody hops are rather expressionless but do their job. Session ale without any default. Highly drinkable but somewhat forgettable. I don’t know what the rational is behind creating a new beer with a name or one of those Cuvée de l’Alchimiste and why they skip some numbers. But there are more important questions to ponder than that, like how does Freddy Kruger wipe his butt? Viper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment :
Dégustée en fût sur place à l’établissement de Montréal (automne 2007).
Quevillon (3155) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
Couleur : ambrée-cuivrée foncée.
Apparence : claire.
Caramel doux, léger houblon herbeux et floral, notes fruitées (petits fruits?).
Entrée de bouche : Moyenne-légère amertume de houblon herbeux, légèrement floral et aux petites notes terreuses, présente toute la gorgée.
Une dominante de caramel doux est présente avec des notes fruitées (petits fruits, agrumes) ainsi que quelques traces de pain grillé.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse et aux petites notes huileuses.
Finale : moyenne, léger-moyen amère de houblon herbeux aux notes florales.
Bu sur place, en fut (20 oz). Rousse un peu foncée, moyen collet. Arome de malte d’orge crue, un peu fruité. Goût de malte amère, d’orge grillé et légèrement houblonné. Assez bon pour un bitter! DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
Aroma is malty, with some hops present, deep copper, small head. Taste begins with a mild candy malt, hops give a nice beat, well balanced, bitter. Good. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
Draught. Bright copper-brown body with a white creamy head. Grainy aroma along with some caramel and herbal hops. Fairly light and not overly bitter. There’s some fruitiness peaking through but it’s generally bready and as such, reasonably balanced.