Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangy colour with light white orange head. That remains for some time. Yeasty aroma with a light sweetness penetrating through. Flavour is light acidity that makes it somewhat tart. Alcoholic notes are there but not predominant. Slight bitter hop background.
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a big thick white foamy head with pretty good retention. Aroma of Belgian yeast and subtle spice are recognisable. Taste is also dominated by a good malt backbone with some typical Belgian yeast. Good for the style but not spectacular.
jimhilt (2589) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cream, five+ finger-head that goes slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color, not red at all. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Nose has hints of orange. Starts sweet, fruity and balanced, finish is smooth and clean, one of the best red ales I have had. The high ABV is not noticeable. 330ml bottle from six-pack $22.99 Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
LCBO giftpack. Orange pour with red hints. Big fluffy white head - very thick. Lots of big chunks floating around as well. Strong yeast aroma - hint of alcohol and light malt. Nice medium silky mouthfeel. Taste is quite pleasing too - yeast, lots of light malt and a hint of spice. Quite simple and enjoyable.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather an uninteresting drink - tasty, but uninteresting. Hazy amber orange with an off-white head that vanishes rapidly, it has a sweet malt aroma filled with yeast and a touch of citric tartness. Light and foamy in the mouth, the flavor is sweet malt, yeast, white peppers, and sour orange. It finishes on a tart, refreshing note. Good, but uninteresting.
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beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange gold color with a thick, diminishing, frothy offwhite head, lines of small bubbles go forcefully upwards. Nice aroma of yeast, cheese, pepper and citrus. The flavor is mostly sweet with notes of yeast,cheese, pepper and citrus. The body has a medium thickness with an oily texture and prickly carbonation. Interesting beer but it feels like there’s something missing or that some elements should be more forcefull.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear pale red,very lively carbonation and huge head to begin with.Slight alcoholic aroma and mouthfeel, sweet beer with alot of flavours going on.
HogTownHarry (6482) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured slighlty cloudy orange-gold with a huge creamy-foamy white lasting head, nice drapes of lacing. Aroma of banana,apple, sugary malt, pepper, yeast - slightly grainy, almost sour-vegetal as it warms up. Taste is peppery and lively, but a little metallic, not much fruit, malt seems minerally - mouthfeel is slightly thin, very lively, bitterly mineral. Unremarkable thin average commercial belgian strong.
GregClow (3344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bière du Boucanier giftpack - purchased at LCBO. Pours a golden-amber colour with a massive shaving cream head that formed a bizarre marshmellow-shaped formation in the middle that grew to about an inch above the egde of the glass. Once it settled, I poured the rest of the bottle and got a lot of floaties. Aroma is fairly yeasty, with some notes of apricot and citrus, and a spicy finish. Flavour profile is quite similar, with a nice dry finish. Pretty decent stuff.
Crockett (1115) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light gold/amber with lots of sediment in suspension. Thin white head. Nose of yeast and tropical fruit with significant orange/tangerine. More of the same in the flavour. Lots of tangerine and pepper. Soapy coriander perfume. Sharp citus with a little berry tart. Some cut grass. Crusty rye bread. Some adjunct butterscotch flavours are kind of unpleasant. Gassy. Although really sweet it does finish fairly dry.