VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 30, 2009
Poured out a dark gold brew with a bit of unfiltered stuff floating around, small white cap that lives on as a ring, minor lacing. The aroma initially is quite poor resembling nothing more than a crummy lager but given time it gives up a weak, dark nutty aroma that reminds me of Frangelico, a slight burntness and a handful of malts. Overall weak. The flavour, however, is not weak as this does pack a punch. Burnt nut, very dark - maybe closer to the outer covering of the raw nut itself. the bitterness fades in and out tricking me into thinking that it is going to be bitter but it never achieves that, some random fruitiness, maybe a hint of vanilla trying to poke through. No shortage of nutty flavour here. Nicely carbonated with a good level of bitterness for this particular brew. Dried out near the end. I wonder how many I could drink in one sitting before swearing this off forever. GRM (4176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Brown bottle, 341 ml, best before end 2010, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on May 28 2009; eye: copper, clear, light effervescence, creamy beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, light fruity, probably chestnut; mouth: light (probably) chestnut, light fruity, light malt, finale in chestnut with a light fruity, light body, average carbonation, slightly sweet, foamy texture; overall: interesting
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, meilleure avant fin 2010, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 28 mai 2009; œil : cuivrée, claire, légère effervescence, mousse crémeuse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt, léger fruité, probablement châtaigne; bouche : léger (probablement) châtaigne, léger fruité, léger malt, finale en châtaigne avec un léger fruité, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement sucrée, texture mousseuse; en résumé : intéressante Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden with a meidum frothy head. Aroma is skunk and fainted malt with sugar and metal. Flavor is slightly sweet malt with a hint of herbal hops and minimal diacetyl. Medium body with average carbonation. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Nose is malty, with a tiny spiciness,amber, small white head. Taste is malt and a slight nuttiness. Very light bodied, not much bitterness. Good. Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. Grains prominent in the nose. Taste is somewhat grainy, sweet with a hint of nuttiness. Finish is somewhat crisp and somewhat unpleasant. Not one I was enamoured with.
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Cloudy amber lager with tons of large, dark floaties lying on the bottom and floating around the inside of my glass. Mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. Malty, chestnut nose – very faint. Light to medium-bodied with bubbly carbonation. Moderately sweet, nutty and minerally balanced fairly well by mild bitterness. Crisp, mostly clean finish. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
330ml Bottle: Pours brown, similar to the colour of the bottle, pretty nice topping of foamy white head. Quite an awful aroma, actually: Skunky, sour fruit, nuts, some sweet malts, and alcohol. Thankfully, the flavour is a bit nicer than the aroma. The chestnuts are definitely there, sweet and malty, toffee, and a bit of off-putting grains. It’s all wrapped around an unwanted level of alcohol. DerWeg (1705) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Initial gassy macro taste that settles into some malty warmth. Looks decent. Aroma is skunk and weird alcohol note. Taste is green grassy hops and kind of grainy malts with some added rich sweet notes. Basically seems like a somewhat flawed beer that I won’t expose my liver to. Drain pour at least on on this day. Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
LCBO; pours pale yellow, fast disapearing white head. Neutral aroma. Drinkable, though not tasty still not offensive, some malts there. Passable European, but I did not finish it. Average mouthfeel. Papillon (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
330 mL Bottle. Deep gold body with a bubbly white head that settles to a tenacious layer lacing the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, grains, a nuttiness about it, and a note of floral. Sweet grains dominate in the flavor with a syrupy-nutty character about it, a sharpness about it, and a mild fruity-nutty finish. There is something else in the flavor and finish: phenolic? No, I can’t quite describe it; it’s more like leather. Maybe it’s from the chestnuts. This beer is definitely an acquired taste. Brownie points for originality.