czar (9059) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap at brewpub. hazy orange, decent white head, some retention and lacing. nose is clearly strong tea, peanuts, sesame oil, some roastiness. taste is peppery, long infused tea, light vanilla. average carbonation, medium long bittering grapefruit finish, somewhat light body. ok. JulienHuxley (5806) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap at DDC. Hazy copper pour, smallish head. Lots of rice on the aroma, rice cakes, green tea, buckwheat, roastiness. The roastiness comes out strong in the taste, fresh tea, herbal (feels quite hoppy). Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Very good experiment. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
My Bottom Line : mile (3945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Earthy green tea, spicy buckwheat and bready yeast converge in this very interesting quaffer.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The green tea character is also milky at times.
-The mouthfeel is cushiony; not sweet, but still ample and fluffy.
-This drinks like a Japanese alternative to Bitter. As drinkable as it is creative!
-Complexity is not an issue here. This is a simple and soft pint which you can easily forget about if the conversation (or your book) is good enough.
-This too, like many DDC creations, has lots of potential in food pairing.
On tap at the brewpub.
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. Golden - orange, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - dryish aroma, herbal spiciness - lots of green tea. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel, herbal spiciness - green tea. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint caramel, green tea and herbal spiciness. Interesting dryish spiced beer - nice one. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Un verre de dégustation le jour du 13ème anniversaire du DDC. Le liquide est jaunâtre est très trouble. Les yeux ne traversent pas cette mer agitée. Le nez est caractérisé par les mêmes arômes que certain Sake, une eau de riz et même le riz rôti présent dans les thés genmaicha玄米茶. La bouche est très agréable, le corps moyen les goûts enveloppant de ce riz grillé sont hallucinant. Une belle découverte.
j12601 (11573) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a ruby tinged brown amber with a medium sized beige head. Toast, light tea notes. Hop bitterness and sweet green tea. Spicy tea, light sweetness. Toasty malt and lingering green tea tannins. Very interesting and quite tasty. Glad I got this one in my first group as it kicked about a half hour later. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Deep amber cloudy pour. Spicy yeast nose with a bit of rye like spiciness. Bready palate and a lingering yeasty/spicy nose. Chewy and a little bit earthy as well. The tea just adds a touch of herbal/grassy flavour on the back. Pretty unique. douglas88 (9176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
An interesting brew at the brewpub. Tea eye? What does this name mean? Anyway, pours a orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is mostly rich grains some sweet fruit. The flavor has distinct tea notes, sweet, grainy. The tea adds a floral component. Interesting. sseb69 (1909) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 En fût. Mondial de la bière 2010. Couleur ambrée pâle, mousse mince et blanche. Nez de céréales, caramel et d’herbe. En bouche, le sarrazin est présent ainsi que le thé ! Assez particulier. Bonne beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
Pours a cloudy orangey golden color with a thick, frothy, white head. Aroma of buckwheat and green tea. Flavor of buckwheat and green tea. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. I like tea in a beer, but this beer is just so-so.