DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
14 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma has a ton of tart, green apple character, along with a good, funky Bretty nose. Quite fruity. Moderately hazy ruddy-amber colored body with a medium, creamy, firm off-white head present. Starts with some green-apple sourness. Becomes a little funky, but not too funky. Decent lacto and milk and cereal-like flavors in the middle. Finishes with a light berry sweetness. A nice, approachable sour, which isn’t over the top. JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
On tap at DDC. Pour a beautiful pale orange with a very thick white head. Aroma is very wood, somewhat musty, maybe a little lactic. Interesting brett and tropical fruits mixture. You can also feel the barrel treatment in the taste. Moderate acidity from the bugs and barrel, but there is also sweetness from the alcohol and fruits. A nice full bodied high abv sour, but my least favourite of the three. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a lovely copper tinged orange with a very slight touch of haze under a medium sized white to beige head. Soft sour funk on the nose, a bit of sweet fruit. Medium bodied, soft sweetness and a nice bit of funk. The funk picks up a bit of a paper quality. Still a nice amount of fruitiness and a very light hint of acid into the finish. Light fruity paper and funk, gentle acid and musk. Tasty. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at Dieu du Ciel Montreal. Hazy amber body,moderate off-white head, a few stray streaks of lacing. Nose is full of a gentle sourness, sweaty funk, semi-sweet fruits: green apple, white pear, lemon acidity. Flavor carries on the nose with some minor blips as the profile doesn’t fully come together. Medium bodied, moderate acidity, smooth carbonation, nice sourness in the finish. Would love to try more offerings from the Symbiose series. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: A refreshing tart funky amber ale. Very good.
Lanchester (197) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
How: Tap at brewpub on the first week the beer was released.
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a very small off-white head leaving very little lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is very funky, woody and sour, some stinky feet. Taste has a nice toastiness (like fresh baguette crust), nice funk, wheat sensation, mild acidity, mild-medium sourness, dry herbs, dry grass, dusty oak, notes of tropical fruits, an overall freshness sensation that is hard to put into words other than saying it tasted fresh. Finish is rather dry with a refreshing tartness. Active carbonation. A refreshing beer that doesn’t overdo anything. The third entry in the Symbiose series, I’ve rated all three, I want to rate each new Symbiose that Dieu du Ciel put out but I’m not sure if I’ll do it because there are two type of people in this world: 1) Those who finish what they start,
On tap at DDC. Pours a reddish amber with a thick foamy head; quickly recedes to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma is musty and vinous, conjures up a ’basement’ type funk aspect. Sharp tartness and acidity up front in the flavor, gradually opens up to notes of corn, straw and wood. Finishes dry with a lingering tannin character. Medium body, low carbonation doesn’t occlude the flavor profile. This is an adventurous brew, though it seems to grow on you and become fairly drinkable after a few sips. patricks110 (2794) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
Impressive on tap!!! Pours a bright golden yellow with a thin white head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a tartness and sour aroma. Wheat and a straw or hay malt. Definitely funky and bretty with a gorgeous aroma! The sourness is rather reserved in that taste opting for more of a great tartness and complex sour flavour than actual sourness or lingering acetic notes. Awesome bretty and funked up malts with hay and floral fruit notes. Just an awesome brew! Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at DDC.
Pours dark golden with amber reflects. Aroma is sweet, fruits. Taste is of very slitgh sourness, sligth acidity, some fruits, sweetness. Palate:ligth-medium body. Overall: Good. A bit weird. Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Vieillie 2 ans en fût de chêne. Dégustée en fût sur place à Montréal. De couleur dorée foncée et claire. Nez de levures fruitées (cerises sûres, notes de pommes vertes et d’agrumes) et sauvages, de céréales sûres, moyennement boisé (fût de chêne) et léger de miel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement bas-moyen et une texture aux petites notes huileuses. Goût de levures sauvages fruitées (cerises sûres, notes de citron, traces de pommes vertes) légèrement sûres et accompagné d’un léger goût boisé (fût de chêne) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de céréales moyennement sûres avec des notes de miel et des traces de sucre blanc puis en finale l’on retrouve des traces de bois humide et d’herbes mouillées. Post-goût moyen-long, composé d’un goût boisé doux, de céréales légèrement sûres aux notes asséchantes et de levures fruitées (moût de cerises, pelures de pommes). (28 novembre 2012)