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À La Fût Cuvée Houblonnée IV
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Brewed by À La Fût
Style: American Pale Ale
St-Tite, Canada

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A recreation of the St-Rodéo.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1236) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Poured a gusher, all over my counter. Big foamy head that took forever to calm down. Nose is very light pine. Aromas are pine, biscuit, some English breakfast tea. Mout is medium body with lively carbonation. This is an old bottle, so maybe I’m not getting best this beer could taste. Would like to try more fresh version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2958) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle - 341ml. Cloudy golden body with a huge white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with piney hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries piney and citrusy notes. Ends with a short, dry, and rather robust bitter/herbal finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a foggygolden with a thick white head. Smell is citrus, very grapefruity and lemony. Taste is malty, much cereal, some yeast. Very citrusy finish, with grapefruit and lemon very obvious. Some earthy notes. Light to medium bodied. Good APA.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2012 Total Score: 3
341 ml bottle. Pours a foggy straw with a white head. Not all that tasty, a bit of herbal bitterness in the finish. Resinous mouthfeel. Nothing extraordinary.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UM02 (302) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Very disappointed in this. The first and second IPAs in this series were excellent while the third was not exceptional but still decent. Number 4 is an APA but a pretty mediocre one, not in keeping with the quality of the series nor the very high price they are charging for these beers. The beer has a very weak and watery body that does not offset the hops at all. Thus, despite only having an IBU of 29 the beer is quite bitter, much more bitter than the 40 IBU APA I reviewed yesterday. However, this is not the pleasant bitterness of a well hopped beer but rather a rough bitterness of a beer without enough flavour to match the hops. According to the bottle this is a recreation of the St-Rodéo, the first beer they ever brewed. While there is nothing wrong with reproducing your first beer I think there is something wrong with not reproducing it under its original name but producing it under the name of a series of very high priced beers of an excellent quality that this beer does not even approach.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
pours almost clear golden with a decent white head, decent retention/lacing. breadied malts, lightly toasted, light floral-citrusy hopping, some yeatiness. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent citrusy finish. m-ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur dorée et légèrement voilée. Nez de houblon citrique aux notes florales et herbeuses ainsi qu’avec quelques traces résineuses, moyen de grains de céréales sucrées, léger de fruits (agrumes) et avec des traces de pain. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture aux petites notes huileuses. Goût moyennement amer de houblon citrique aux notes florales (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) et accompagné d’un moyen-léger goût fruité (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de céréales sucrées avec des traces biscuits, de pain et de caramel doux puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se fait plus asséchante, herbeuse et contient de faibles traces résineuses. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon citrique et légèrement herbeux avec des notes fruitées (zeste d’agrumes).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (449) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Hazy blonde with a small white head, good retention. Typical grainy à la Fût aromas with hints of citrusy hops. Medium body, medium bitterness, nice dry finish with a nice citrus note. Enjoyable and highly drinkable on a sunny afternoon.
Earlier Rating: 9/3/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Pours a reddish amber with a thick and lasting foamy white head. Nice fresh hops aroma with hints of grapefruit, altough the intensity is a little thin. Easy drinking with a medium-light body, with a good presence of caramel malts, simple but nice bitterness, and very quaffable. I loved the carbonation on that one. A nice session pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkska101 (856) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle A: candy, herbacy App: hazy blond small sparing white head. T/p: med body finish is sweet and medium long. O: The maltier of the serie. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours hazy straw golden yellwo with a thin white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is small citrus hop and a slight cereal to the malt. Taste is high in bitterness, low on flavouring. Citrus hops but it’s a bit out of balance towards the bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Cuvée houblonnée IV (Embouteillée fév. 2012-Lot 2) Bière blonde coiffée d’un col de mousse crémeux laissant une dentelle classique aux parois du verre. Des arômes d’agrumes, de malt, avec des élans d’air frais, d’ozone, légèrement gazéifiés. Goût, encore là, légèrement amer et résineux. Une amertume qui reste en arrière-goût. Selon moi, c’est la plus ordinaire des Cuvées Houblonnées. Tout est faible, sans que ce soit négatif. Elle ne possède pas de grandes qualités, bien qu’elle soit satisfaisante. (208-270312)


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