Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
A reddish copper ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, oily caramel malt with maple notes and treacle. In mouth, a rather bizarre oily biscuitty malt with blue cheese notes, rather unpleasant, some British hops in finish. On tap at V&V, August 15 2010. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On cask at station ho.st. Pours a mostly clear amber with a large white head. Sweet citrus and a touch of hops. Medium bodied, soft and sweet, moving into a gentle bitterness for the finish. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
A perfume of floral hops and actual petals swirls into this perilously drinkable Bitter, efficiently reaching a firm and earthy hop bitterness. Citrusy fruitiness also leaks from this jolly hop bouquet as quaffability soars.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam covers the misty deep copper red.
-The body is healthy (maybe a little too slim for my tastes though), yet there are few malt flavors; malt complexity could be increased a tad.
-Carbonation is very low due to the cask serving; this is a very authentic pint of bitter throughout.
-Chocolatey allusions are perceived in the aroma once in a while.
-A wooden dryness accompanies the finishing hop bitterness.
On cask at Vices et Versa.
Cask at HO.ST. Deep amber-brown pour. Cloudy burnished appearance - looks great. The nose is softly malty. A touch o baked bread crust. Nice earthy hoppiness and a little bit of toffee. It’s it a minerally bitterness that helps dry it out. Nice pint. czar (9601) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
on cask at isle de garde, mtl. hazy dark copper orange with a small off-white cap offering minimal retention and lacing. maple toastiness, raspberries and cherries, tea leaves, astringent overdone woodsiness, minerals. moderately low carbonation, light body - watery; drying spicy-earthy finish. weak berry-driven bitter.
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2010
Cask. Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Festival Bières et Saveurs 2010 (Chambly, QC). Arôme: Odeur de jus de pommes fermenté. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncé opaque. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pommes et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3267) Marheb (6334) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
En cask au Vices & Versa: Un petit bout de sucre gentil animé par une finale poussiéreuse et un brin lactique. Le corps est mince mais avec une enveloppe rondelette agréable. Buvabilité monstre. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
Cask at L’Isle de Garde. Clear amber-copper with a thin bubbly ring of white foam. Aroma is of English malts, mineral/earthy notes, mild fruitiness and caramel. Taste is mineral/earthy with caramel, mild fruitiness - borderline rotten - floral notes and mild herbal bitterness. Light-medium body, but watery-ish. Very soft carbonation. Caramel-ish finish. It ain’t horrible but there’s no way is deserve such an high score (98) in the style catagory and it’s at best less good than an average bitter. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Cloudy chestnut brown bitter in excellent condition, showcasing a large and lasting off-white foam. Quite a leafy and highly earthy nose where the toasted, almost roasted nutty hints are taken on by heavier hops than expected. They did make it bitter indeed, insisting on its fruity hop aromatics, rather citrusy on top of its generous earthiness. A fun take on the style and worthy of its cask conditioning. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
In short: Soft fruity English Ale. Smooth and pleasant.
How: Cask at Vices & Versa (sipping in Rastacouere pint)
The look: ruby-amber body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Very soft beer. Delicate malt profile with fruity flavours mixing red fruits and dark fruits. Quite earthy too. The complete opposite of a crisp beer this is very smooth, even velvety beer. Overly soft carbonation (even by cask standards). The mostly aromatic hops provide a very light bitterness with a little touch of grapefruit. After drinking quite a few pints over there I must say that this is not quite what I’ve come to expect from a Cask Bitter. This is even a rare case where I doubt that the cask is the proper vehicle. Still this is a nice beer that I will sure have again. If all hooligans were that pleasant and soft, then after European football games you’d have a bunch of blue-shirt guys hugging a bunch of green-shirt guys.