Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Great aroma - so much lemon, spice, clove - awesome. Dark brownish/copper with a thick small white head. Great taste - soft mouthfeel packing tons of flavour, reminded me immediately of aventinus. Tons of lemon, spice, fruity - just exploding with flavour. A superb beer. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
The pour reveals a cloudy dark copper color with ruby highlights and a thin offwhite head. Strong and appealing aroma of bananas, cloves and bubble-gum with some candy sweetness. The flavor has a masterfull blend of bananas, cloves, bubble-gum and candy, it feels like candied hefe-weizen and I love it. I like that the sweetness is present but just enough. The body is medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. This is a great work of brewing art. Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Beau bouquet de pain d’épices: clou de girofle, cannelle et mélasse. Agréable amertume doublé de notes sûr au fini. Bien dosé, très réussi. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
Draught. At LaB. Murky deep amber with a frothy/creamy off-white head. The aroma reminded me of a milder Schneider Weizen Eisbock (which I love) - cloves, raisins, sweet malt, tons of spice, banana; a perfect fruity yeasty beer for a cold winter evening. Tastes that way too, sweet, yeasty, malty, with lemon and apple in the finish - yummy. Lovely thick, fruity, pungently spicy mouthfeel, a long malty finish. Wow - great stuff. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
Draught at L’Amère à Boire. Pours a murky orange-copper with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma: Wow, that’s nice! Lots of fruit with sweet malt, spices, alcohol and some sugar. Flavour’s also very nice, it’s sweet and fruity with yeast and a touch of alcohol. Nice medium to full body. This is a great beer!
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
Hazy mahogany hue, with a beige head, nice yeasty wheaty bananaish nose, with a sweet fruity toasted malt, with some cinnamon, clove and nutmeg spiciness, some candied fig, plum, raisin accents, with a chocolatey hint in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty fruity character of caramelized ripe apples, candied dark fruits of fig, sultana, plum, with a touch of spicy cinnamon and clove, a sweet toasted malt, fruitcake background, leading towards a sweet spicy malty finish. Quevillon (3094) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
Bu sur place en fut (10 oz). Rousse brumeuse, petit collet beige. Arome de malte caramelisé et pas mal épicé. Goût de malte doux, caramel et de petits fruits. Une bonne bière pour leur 10e anniversaire. Bonne fête L’Amère à Boire! jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Dark brown with a smallish off white head. Sweet and fruity malt in both flavour and aroma, light yeasty notes. Alcohol lingers more as it worms. Fruity, not quite raisins, candy like sugar and sweet caramel malt. Medium smooth palate. (3+) Very nice. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007
Veiled light caramel colour covered by a firm sheet of pale beige foam. Pleasant, pulling nose of raisin bread, well extracted wheat, potent cloves and fragrant, ripe bananas. No false hops as all those main attractions are kept on in mouth where little subtleties join the carriage hinting at whipped cream here, at strawberry cake there, at walnuts in this corner and toast over there. Delicate and authentic craftmanship. Charming, doing everything right and finding its own niche in this heralded style. Exactly what one might expect from L’Amère à Boire, the Trustworthy. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Aroma is terribly inviting, a rich malt, caramel, toffee and a hint of alcohol, auburn, tiny toffee head. Flavour explodes with malt, caramel, toffee, the alcohol is subdued. Full bodied, really nice balance, sweetish, bitter too, wondrous on the tongue, a real sipper. Sooo good!