Willow Gose – Le Trou Du Diable

Gose – 4% – De Shawinigan, Mauricie.

Gose – 4% – From Shawinigan, Mauricie.
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 3.91/5

Dense hazy shiny dark straw color with no visible activity. Slightly foamy white 1-2 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with poor legs. Flavors of sweet grains dominant wheat, cabbage, cranberries, and floral hops. Slick full body with high crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, sour tart feel with a bit of straw. Vegetal, salty and flowery with a hint of wood and cheese. Real good freshness. One of my favorite Gose with a much more refined taste than usual. Very well balanced and deep complexion. Overall excellent quality craft.

Docker Double IPA – Brasseur de Montréal

Double IPA – 8.2% – De Montréal, Québec.

Double IPA – 8.2% – De Montréal, Québec.
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5 = 3.47/5

Deep hazy and murky dark amber color with no activity. Creamy and bubbly light beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with average legs but a good swirl effect. Flavors of pineapples, orange, grapefruits, lemon, sweet grains dominant barley, clove, toffee, and herbal hops. Slick and oily medium body with a sharp crisp. Strong strength finish, citrusy and slightly tropical though more with a thick leafy and piney feel similar to tobacco. It’s resinous and a robust one indeed but still well balanced with lots of brown sugar and cinnamon. Okay freshness that takes a hit from an overly alcoholic feel. The maillard effect is excessive, also the body is a bit too dull and thin. With the yeast it gets even harsher but sharper from a dominant taste of lemon. A tad overly strong, yet really packed with flavors. Overall good quality craft.