rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
(341 ml bottle). Nice copper light brown color with a rather long lasting creamy head. Caramel malt in the aroma and also in the flavour. Nicely balance with fair bitterness . Beautiful bitter finish yet sweet. I have had this beer on several occasions and it is getting better all the time.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 This is a brown beer. This beer is simple, but the flavor does it all. Good beer and cannot wait until the festival de la bière de montréal to see other product from this brewery. chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Solid beer as far as Vienna lagers go. Toasted caramel malts, a tinge of dryness, and some dry fruits. Revealing more flavor as it warms. On par with Eliott Ness. pintbypint (3634) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
341ml brown bottle. Full orange-red colour, thin head which sticks to the edge of glass. Fresh malt aroma, caramel accents. Flavour is caramel, toasted malt. Lenghty finish with an almost roasted note. Very soft carbonation. pootzboy (1735) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Bottle: put a copper-red lager in the flute with a 1 finger frothy tan cap. Light carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma subdued but you get spices, sweet bread and some herbs. Mouthfeel is slick with a medium body. Flavor is defined by a sweet caramel toffee maltiness and some dried fruit and nut tones from yeast byproducts... then that is equally balanced off with a lush herbal-pine hop mixture. Finish gets slightly bitter with a great bready sweet aftertaste.
I think what the brewer was after here was a genuine traditional Vienna style and he got half way there with the choice of malts and yeast but the hops are too prevelent to make this a true Vienna...and that is too bad because I like this beer for its great malt profile however with the higher hop bittering it comes off more like a light Munich dark than a Vienna. A Vienna should be sweeter in the finish with the hops more attenuated...still a good drink by any standard though.
TaktikMTL (7790) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au festival Bières et Découvertes 2006 (Mascouche, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de thé noir. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col crémeux beige et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel brûlé et de petits fruits confits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #642) kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 11 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth club). Pours a semi-clear copper with an average beige head. Nose is floral hops and lager yeast. This is fairly hoppy for a lager of this style, sort a an earthy/floral hoppiness, some pear, nuttiness, with a grainy finish. Body is light, carbonation moderate. Nice session beer. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Thick but relatively porous off-white head on dark amber. Moderate roasted malt nose. Cookies and hints of caramel. Perhaps a trace of vanilla. I find this beer a pleasant surprise in the mixed pack. Flavour is just like the aroma. A nice biscuity, toffee, roasted malt beer. Not as malty as Brooklyn but a tasty drinkable beer. I think it is well done. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
Tap at Vices et Versa. Deep amber beer, thick head. Aroma is heavily caramelized with a bit of brown sugar, burnt sugar and light treacle. It doesn’t actaully come across overly sweet but it is fairly complex. A sweet, malty fish with a light spicy hoppiness in back. Pretty nice brew really. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 18, 2009
Poured out a large off white cap of moderate thickness, simmers to light coverage, small amounts of slippery lacing, clear copper brew. Big, rich roasted aromas are everywhere, I was surprised at the strength of this brew upfront. Caramel and biscuit, dark fruit nose that reminds me of fruit leather... is there any hops at all to be found? Very rich flavours of roasted malts, caramel and biscuit, that tang of the fruit is more available to enjoy than when cold, dark fruit (maybe those black plums), background candy. Weak bitterness comes through at the back of the sip, vanishes and then resurrects itself early in the after taste. Finishes quite nice. I’d drink this again.