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À La Fût Cuvée Houblonnée I

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Brewed by À La Fût
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
St-Tite, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Première d’une série houblonnée, cette bière passagère est aromatisée au houblon Nugget de St-Adelphe au Mauricie. (The first of a hop beer series, this limited production beer is flavoured with Nugget hops grown in St-Adelphe in the Mauricie region)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle 341ml. [Bottle 2011/12] Pours dirty brown with high creamy beige head. Intense lacing, clinging to the glass. Aroma is of malt, bread, weird hops. Taste is of malt, intense bread, sweet, bold cloying bitterness. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Bottle is one year old. Did’nt check when buying. Well I should have know. Then again, what is this stuff doing on the shelve? Anyways, this beer is dead, and the malt seems problematic (I suspect it always was, but was well hidden behind hops and stuff).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
My bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry. Pours a murky amber-copper with a large semi-lasting fluffy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, resiny and spicy, with some malt in the back. Flavour has lots of spicy hops and a big bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
341ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Hazy copper, large-ish off-white lasting head. Sharply dry aroma, strong dried floral bitterness, slightly perfumey, just a hint of spice and crushed leaves. Taste - very spicy, definitely some warming alcohol in there, a bit of jasmine and marigold - really interesting! Average body, very astringent, moderately carbonated, with a very long dry floral/spicy bitter finish, but not palate-overwhelming. Very nice stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2724) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Cloudy ruby red, thick off white head. Aroma: Lovely hoppiness, strawberry, sweet, perfumish too. Flavour: Sweet, spicy, strawberry, quite a good hop punch, a somewhat sticky mouthfeel, a little boozy but it all seems to work well. Quite the bitter finish. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours an orange-amber with a nice white head. Smells a lot like citrus. Tastes like caramel and oranges, somewhat earthy. Very bitter, herbal-citrusy finish. Body is average and resinous. Excellent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
In short: A bottle of sticky resinous bitter hop resin. For hopheads only
How: Bottle 341ml. Consumed uber-fresh a few days after the beer release
The look: Redish-copper body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is heavily resinous leafy and citrusy hops. Taste has a sweet semi-toasted malt backbone that blends cookies and barley candy lollipops. But those sweet malts are very quickly overtaken by the hard hitting resinous hops. Very resinous, citrusy and very bitter. The strong bitterness is oily and very sticky. To compare this to another local I’d say this is a less boozy and more resinous version of the Dunham Pale Ale Imperiale. A few years ago it was absolutely impossible to find such IPAs in Quebec (onslaughts of bitter hops) but this is rapidely changing. Time changes everything, for instance 30 minutes ago this bottle of beer was full. I hate time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de houblon résineux, moyennement citrique, légèrement herbeux et avec quelques notes terreuses, moyen de fruits (agrumes, abricots, notes de pêches) et de caramel sucré avec des notes de biscuits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse aux notes crémeuses et résineuses. Goût amer de houblon citrique, légèrement résineux et aux notes florales (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) accompagné d’un moyen goût fruité (agrumes, moyen de pêches, léger d’abricots, petites traces de fruits tropicaux) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré avec un léger goût de grains de céréales rôties et un léger goût de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon revient en force en exprimant un caractère plus résineux, moyennement herbeux, asséchant et aux notes terreuses. Post-goût long et un peu sec, amer de houblon résineux, moyennement citrique, moyennement herbeux et aux notes terreuses ainsi qu’un léger goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes, pelures d’abricots).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jool (190) - - MAR 9, 2012
Bouteille 341 mL. Rousse translucide. Nez leger ou se marient le caramel et le houblon avec des notes terreuses. Bouche agressive et resineuse surtout sur les agrumes. Longueur quasi-eternelle!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (972) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
341 ml bottle shared with seb A : citrusy, caramel, a light touch of roastiness and earthy. App : clear dark copper small white head. T/P: med body long bitter finish that last . O : Classy ipa with intense bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Belle bière de couleur ambrée, couronnée d’un beau col mousseux couleur crème. Arômes très houblonnés, floraux et épicés. Goût fidèle aux odeurs, très amer, résineux, végétal, qui tapisse l’intérieur de la bouche, colle aux parois et semble vouloir s’installer pour un bout de temps. En fait, l’amertume signe un bail. (141-261211)


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