Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Premium Lager
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The best barley of all grows on the Magdalen Islands. We harvest the windblown, salt-kissed grains and use them to concoct a malt with a maritime accent that gives our beers their unique character. Come to our microbrewery À l'Abri de la Tempête, relax by the sea shore and dip your lips in a brew as fine as spindrift.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bière blonde de 4.8% d’alcool, mousseuse et pétillante, peu houblonné, couleur dorée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Really nice well-made lager! Medium gold, clear, and small settling head. Faint sweet aroma with some quality barley malt crispness. Taste begins a bit honey-malt to start then changes to some floral, slight lemon, ends in lightly bitter and distinct, lingering salty. Goes beautifully with the 3-cheese pita toast I make.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. From L’épicerie des Halles/la Grande Réserve. Pours blond/golden, with a nice whitehead. Malt (cereal, hay) and Hops (floral) are both present in the aroma - though the guy with me detected some skunkyness, I didn’t. Mildly bitter. That one had a salty taste... Yep. Extremely expansive for what it is - and the "extra salt" isn’t worth it IMO. Still, a pretty good brew, and one that I’m happy to encourage -- as the Iles are IMO the most beautiful region in Eastern Canada/Quebec/Ontario.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a bright clear golden with a lacy white head. Aroma of clean grains and hints of fresh pineapple. Flavour is all clean grains, slightly sweet, with a low grassy hop note in the finish. A clean, well made lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
12 oz bottle. Bottled on Nov 2009, so Im surprised this still smells fresh and hoppy. Pours a beautiful deep bright golden with a nice fluffy head- lasting and some sticky lace- seems like nice lively carbonation. Aroma is doughy nice pils malt, bread, light cracker and slight grass mixed with just a slight hint of corn but good herbal fresh hops- aroma seems not too far off of a sunshine pils from troegs that I have been drinking lately. Flavor is pretty good- ok pils malt upfront with doughy bread and good hops upfront then it kinda falls off a bit thin with some crackery pale malt, light acetaldehyde apple in the back of the mouth, and hints of corn- flattens out a bit more when you get halfway through the glass and turns a hint more cidery with a more limp body than the first few sips- hops fade a bit and turn slight grassy metallic with a thin cider tang on the end. Finish is thin and a bit lame and seems a bit dead in the mouthfeel despite what appears to be large carbonation really doesnt fizz up at all in the mouth? Strange beer that starts off like it might be great but finishes off a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (972) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
341 brown bottle : clear yellow no head, soft carbonation. Aroma : nice cereal, herbal hops. This beer is really crisp and refreshing. Light in body. A nice transition beer for macro drinkers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sixunhuit (19) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
Non sans rappeler les lagers commerciales, l’Écume réussit tant bien que mal à conserver une trace de son héritage. Heureusement. Loin de pouvoir compétitionner avec les autres produits de À l’Abri de la Tempête.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3458) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle. Purchased accidentally when wanting to buy corne de brume. I can’t say this is bad beer, very crisp light cookie aroma and taste. Just enough malt sweetness to make it quite refreshing. Its major downside is its price which is just phenomenal for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Thanks to M. Alain at the Montreal Bonisoir shop for pointing this out to me. Clean pale yellow; thick frothy head. Light slightly salty aroma. Quite the thirst quenching flavor. Very crisp, very tasty. Lightly hopped but very effective. Slightly salty. Imagine if this could be people’s every day beer of choice instead of Bud Light. Then I could stop making fun of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
341ml bottle 2008/11. Pours clear yellow with a medium head. Short retention. Leaves lacing. Nose is grain, malt and cookies. Taste is mild bitterness, rather dry finish. Malt and grain. Very refreshing. A bit citrusy. Nothing really special but good enough. Maybe a little pricey for what it is (3.29$CAN).

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