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


on tap


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swiseman (480) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Thanks to T-Ray for this Christmas gift. pours a pale yellow. aromas of wheat, faint hops and do I really smell some salt water and seaweed? body and mouthfeel much heavier than I would have expected based on its color. taste is similar to macro-brewed lager, but finishes fairly strong with some distinct hops. Fairly boring due to the style, but still miles ahead of the stuff produced by the big guys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1777) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.8%. Couleur jaune paille. Mousse blanche fugasse. Nez de céréale et herbes. En bouche petit goût salin et de houblon. Notes de malt et finale un peu amère. Très bonne lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 341ml bottle from Le Gobelet. pours a golden yellow with a white head that fades almost instantly. aroma is grain and citrus. bread dough and corn are the standout flavours. light bodied and bland. this is the craft version of coors light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (3136) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grain, wheat and citrus. Taste is thin on the body, citrus and light malt on the tongue. Uninteresting beer but well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
341 ml Bottle. Golden color with a thin white head. Overpriced but for good reasons. Earth aroma with hints of citrus and herbs. Saltiness is well balanced. Finish is kinda bland for this type of microbrewed beer. Overpriced but for a good cause.

   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 (1593) - 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 (9541) - 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 (5074) - 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.

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