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: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
Bouteille de 341 ml obtenue par une collègue de travail qui était en vacance aux Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement pâle ambrée orangée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’ananas et d’houblons. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est mince et la texture sont mince. L’effervescence en bouche est forte. Présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #349)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Aroma full of sweet juicy malts, faint hop character in background. Medium bodied lager with rather decent malt set. Long lasting gentle bitter aftertaste. Nice balanced beer . Refreshing and clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a clear sparkling yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt, not much else. Flavour of corn and sweet malt -- not much there. This beer is mild and watery yet inoffensive. Ho-hum.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GregClow (3078) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of jerc. Pale amber-gold colour. Aroma of stale malt and cardboard. Palate and flavour are soapy and unpleasant, with some bland fruitiness trying to come through. Like jerc, I think there may be some q.c. issues at play here. The biggest disappointment of the night.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle from Jerc. Very harsh, harsh corn adjunct aroma. Dark yellow appearance, no head. Thin mouthfeel. Sweet malt taste, but also some seriously harsh vibes as well. Truly awful, but redeemed slightly by a cool label.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalev’s domicile - provided by jerc. Poured a clear, slightly amber gold with a large frothy head and fair lacing. Aroma was damp grain, sour corn mash, cardboard and a bit of sweet banana for weirdness. Not much flavour at all - some weak-donkey malt, wet grains, with dead funereal flowers providing the hops, such as they were. Weak and flat mouthfeel, no aftertaste. Pretty much a big ol’ glass of nothing. 9/20 because I can’t think of anything nasty about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle from Joanette, after RBSG. Pale golden yellow, small white head. Cidery vegetal aroma. Mild bitterness, distant floral hops. Thin, watery, poor. Bah. Looks like they may have some quality control issues based on the variability of the ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2005
341 ml bottle purchased at Metro Joanette in May. Light gold-amber clear body with smallish quick-decaying head...grainy-sweet nose exhibits touches of rosemary and rustic honey, some sharp dry hoppiness...body a bit bready, nice light pale malts working with the moderate hoppiness, fairly sweet towards the back, mellow finish. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3658) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
On tap at Mondial de la Bière 2005(Montréal). Limpid blond body topped with a decent white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with light bready, flowery and herbal hints. Taste lacks some strenght and complexity, but it leaves a fairly long and bitter aftertaste. Globally, this is a good everyday lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (10678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
Drinkable lager,medium gold colour. Passable, with some sea-salt, hops, malt, graininess in texture. Overall sweet, drying finish.

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