checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Draft: Poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was yeast, citrus and wood. The flavor was rye, fruit, wood, and a little sourness. Overall, a complex beer that might not be for everyone’s palate. Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
On tap at brewpubdrougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
Appearance : Hazy amber with a medium white creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Woody ans acidic. Slightly lactic. Oak sourness.
Taste : Acidic, light woody. Light notes of rye. Quite fruity. Finish is acidic and dry. Finish is also a bit mineral. Carbonation really soft, almost flat.
Overall : Very nice looking. Great wood sourness. Nice wilderness and fruityness. This is not something I could drink more than one glass of because there is too much oak sourness and lactic notes. Carbonation was way too soft in my opinion but I’m pretty sure that it’s not that flat normally. The beer in general could also feel more polished.
Bière avec seigle, senteur et goût prononcé de Ketchup, pétillante, peu mousseuse. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
20100814 tap at max’s. Aroma is white glue, dirty sock, apple, American cheese. Weird weird stuff. Plum and pale cherry. No idea how to assess this one, frankly. Flavor has light sweetness and good though surprising acidity. Sweet-tart. Meh, I’m not loving it. Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a huge light dirty brown color head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of funk and farmyard is quite intense with some light apricot and some light spices. Taste is quite complex to describe though yeast is properly the main component that produces a very funky taste with light fruit notes of apricot and candy. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well brewed and somewhat disappointed that I can’t find this more easily.
DerWeg (1681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
Tap at Vices et Versa MTL. Very tart and fruity, surprising, almost a Flemish sour. Tart apricot and tang of citrus, aroma vaguely earthy. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draft at monks. Pours an orange body with slight haze. Aroma is strong yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is entirely smooth with notes of wheat, yeast, spice, coriander, lemon, and apple. lefossoyeur (613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 On tap at Vice & Versa, july 19. Slight haze on this golden-orange pour, with absolutely no head. Nose is funky, lactic, apples and barnyard. Medium body, almost totally flat, nice lemony flavors backed by some funkiness but it finishes a bit hollow and sweet. Something milky, lactic in the end. Not bad, but would have been really better with some carbonation.
31st august update : tap at Bieres & Saveurs, aged version. Wow, what a contrast with my previous rating. Nice funkyness with light brett presence, body is thinner, dryer, than previous sample. Super interesting bretty saison character. Loved this one with aging!
Previous rating 3.2 , now, 3,9 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Draft. Cloudy apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, melon, some ginger, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, tropical fruit, some sour, funk, rye. Light-medium body, some creaminess. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
herbal nose, orange peel, zest, barnyard, pepper, flavor is similar. very drinkable and light