rejtable (2394) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, really surprised at how much I like this one. Pours a very hazy dark amber with a small head that just leaves a white bubble layer on top. Very grainy, somewhat biscuit malty, but it leaves nice hop bitterness behind. Medium carbonation. Really nice!
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Pour copper amber off white head decent lace. Aroma earthy, soil, floral hops, spice, slight nuttiness. Taste nutty, floral, earthy, spice, caramel, decent bitter balance. MF medium body good carb. Really solid flavorful session brew easy drinking and flavorful.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, 2012 edition. Pours a hazy orange brown amber with a thick, long-lasting beige-orange head. Smells like grains and caramel. Extremely malty taste. Dry caramel, cereals, biscuits, toffee. More bitter than I was expecting, herbal. Barley candy taste in the finish, too. Medium to full bodied, somewhat sticky. It was good, but I remembered last year’s version being lighter, more accessible and, I’d say, somewhat better tasting...oh well, still pretty good, though!
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish. Hazy. Fastest disappearing head ever. Aroma is somewhat biscuity and slightly hoppy. Hops are actually quite distinguishable in this one. Otherwise, some notes of caramel and apple. A bit overcarbonated. Solid offering... Terrific offering by a sunny, october day!
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours cloudy orange / red with a thick, lasting head. Aroma of spices, apples cider and yeast. Flavour of spices, herbs, vegetables and yeast. Thin, over-carbonated, like soda water.
UM02 (362) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty Oktoberfest beer with a strong roasted malt taste and some spicy notes. Low on alcohol but big on taste. Rating it from the bottle but also tried it on tap at the Oktoberfest des Quebecois for which it was brewed.
Quevillon (2968) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (vintage 2011) purchased at La Saucisserie BDF in Bois-des-Filion (Quebec), on August 21, 2011. Reddish hazy, small head. Spicy aroma of malted barley sweetness, hints of berries. Taste of herbs and malty greens, slightly sweet, surprising good bitterness. Very nice, especially this season!
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy bright orangey amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, spices, nuts and sort of a vegetable quality. Flavour is quite mild, with toasted malt, nuts and that same mild vegetable quality. Pretty dull / weak.
czar (8326) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours copper-red, slight haze, with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. lightly roasted malts, nutty, earty and dusty, big grassy hops, light tartness, dry fruitiness, hint of sweetness, peppery. soft carbonation, medium body, short to medium long citrusy finish.
reebtogi (5945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked bottle poured a hazy amber color with orange hues and a big white head and some lacing. Aromas of toasted malts and some fruit. Taste is malty sweet with some hops coming through in the end. A truly enjoyable beer.