yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016 Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz "Crowler" from the brewery. Rating 3000. Final rating. I have been a Purchasing Manager for an Ontario micro for a couple of years now and I know that means I should give up the rating thing. But I was close to 3000 so I have dabbled in rating until now to reach there. It has been a fun ride rating back in the day with Harry, Paul, Jer, Greg, Karen, Al, Doug, Mike, Rudy, Tim, and many many others. More recently Colin and Kendra and Krsiti have been feeding me rare beers from various places. And Kelly has always tolerated the beer geekdom and shared many as well. And I will still continue to enjoy them and make mental notes! But for objectivity’’s sake, this will be my last’ish one. Why this one? I went to this super friendly tiny brewery with our brew team last month. I was blown away by the hospitality, ingenuity, creativity, and quality. And this was my favourite of the bunch. The onsite canning on demand was cool. Pours a clear medium yellow with a wisp of a white head. Lovely resinous hop aroma with some background of slight spiciness and perhaps some yeast character. Really dig the strong aroma. Quite light on the tongue in terms of mouthfeel but the hops back a bunch - really resinous, lots of peppery and spicy notes, tons of lemon, herbal, grass - really neat. Malt character is that of a lighter Belgian table beer, slightly malty and sweet in finish. Makes for a fantastic and interestingly creative original beer. I’m looking forward to continuing to check out my friend’s and everyone else’s ratings going forward - Cheers!
Dégustée en fût à la source en compagnie de Marc-André. Robe blonde plus claire que sa consoeur non houblonnée à cru. Même jolie mousse blanche et tenace qui adhère adéquatement à la paroi de mon verre. Arômes à la fois minérales et sulfureux d’une fraîcheur extrême. Des brins de gazon ont sans doute été déposés dans mon verre par Mike notre gentil serveur pendant que j’avais le dos tourné. Corps très léger, des notes bien citronnée sur fond de levures belges m’apparaissent nettes et bien définies. Saveurs peu profondes mais très precises et bien construites de houblons frais citronné et de pain au levin. Toute en légèreté, ma bière préférée à cette brasserie. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow/orange color. Bar pour’s slim head. Quickly died off.
The smell started off with some white pepper, dried pear, light herbal, sweet grass, light lemon. Light Belgian yeasty (semi-breadiness).
The taste was semi-sticky sweet combining the Belgian yeastiness to the pear and grass. White pepper spice seems to slide a bit in the background.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light and nice.
Overall, patersbier is what Four Quarters is calling the style of this beer, an un-recognized style on ratebeer, but "pater" means "Father" from Latin. Patersbiers are "session Belgian ales built for the Spring to Summer time weather." ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
On tap at the Farmhouse. Clear yellow body. Smell is grassy hops and a little bit perfumy and floral. Taste is grassy and green. A bit vegetal. Bitter finish that has some of that perfume character again. Very light. Not really unpleasant, but lacking in virtues that make it worth its roughness. AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Tap at the brewery in a 4 oz. sample. Cloudy gold. Aroma is herbal, mint, bay leaves, grain and weak yeast. AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Flavor is just like the aroma with a big herbal kick. Notes of grassy, lemon peel and pepper, possibly from the yeast. The mouthfeel is bitter in a off herbal kind of way. The body is medium with a normal carbonation level.
Hazy dark orange. Smell is fantastic. tart, lemon peel and a lot of yeast. Taste on the other hand, super herbal, strange aloe vera sort of taste, bitterness leaves a chalky sticky mouthfeel. Not a fan of the lingering taste.
Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light sulfur notes, mercaptoethanol, nice coriander, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with faint grassy resinous floral hops, light catty notes, pungent, nice and complex. On tap at brewery.