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Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
À l’abri de la Tempête has drawn on the soil madelinot to concoct a beer with sweet floral accents. Delicately scented with a series of wild herbs gathered on the archipelago, La Belle Saison charm with its warm notes of citrus and flowers accompanied by a refreshing bitterness. A mouthful of sunshine!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
Pours a weak clear yellow with no head and no lacing. Aroma is faint herbs and floral grains. Taste is crisp, clean, floral and herbal. But lacking that dry bitterness. A little too delicate for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur jaune pâle et claire. Nez de levures fruitées (citron) et épicées (gingembre), de grains de céréales fraîches, légèrement floral et léger de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches). Plutôt mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes huileuses. Léger goût de levures fruitées (lime) avec un moyen goût épicé (gingembre, traces de poivre) et un léger goût floral (présent en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de grains de céréales avec des petites notes de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées et herbes fraîches). Post-goût long et aux notes sèches, composé d’un goût floral avec un léger goût fruité (zest de lime) et de faibles notes de houblon herbeux.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (5181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a small fuzzy head with limited retention. Aroma consists of weak malt with very subtle notes of herbs. Taste is also a mix between some weak malt notes with some very subtle herbs notes. Body is light with medium to low carbonation. Quiet disappointed with this one since I was expecting a bigger malt backbone and more presence form the herb mix.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2661) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
341 ml bottle bought at Peluso (Montreal) on May 26, 2011. Crystal blonde, thin head. Aroma of malted rye and herbs, very floral. Slightly salty and dry taste of herbs, not that malty at all, almost no bitter aftertaste. Not bad but I wish there was more taste to it!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodenbach99 (3564) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
Bouteille de 341ml. Bière de belle couleur dorée claire, elle est translucide. La mousse blanche se fait discrète. Le nez est très frais. Les épices sont bien présentes, les fleurs aussi et le citron aussi mais par dessus tout le gingembre domine. La bouche est piquante, rafraichissante, facile et bien sur les goûts de gingembre sont bien présents. Un espèce de twist shandy de luxe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
pours a bright golden with a decent white head, some retention and lacing. cereals, malt structure is ok. again that saltiness in the malt. blends very well with the complex herbal, floral bouquet - not coming from the hops. hops per say are light - mainly citrusy, lemon tartness. hint of sweetness, never cloying. soft to average carbonation, light body yet a silky feeling. refreshing and good. just way too expensive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
Clear pale yellow color with a medium white head, Aroma of lemon, herbs and flowers. Flavor of lemon, herbs and flowers. The body is light with an oily texture and moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
Clear straw coloured ale wearing a gentle slice of white. Regular bubbles constantly climb up the glass.Herbal and almost perfumey nose that feels both green and floral, pretty idiosyncratic. Underneath, the yeast is very clean, making up for a lively, refreshing, almost crisp palate with engaging carbonation that fits the relatively small body well. Gets a bit soapy, especially after a few minutes when the carbonation starts to settle down a bit. A fair earthy bitterness quickly comes to swipe it all with a mineral, borderline saliness that resembles house character. Original and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1068) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear pale golden with a thin white head with below average retention. Aroma is very herbal and floral with some pale malt, honey and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is also herbal and floral with sweet malt and a dry finish. Pretty mineral. Fizzy carbonation with a thin to medium body. Not overly complex but a nice very drinkable beer with fresh herbs aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (4230) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Very, very pale yellow pour with a thin film of white foam. Aroma is very weird at first, something meaty and smoky like bacon or breakfast sausage. After some getting used to, it turns more into light lemony aromas with lots of flowers - chamomille and the like. Taste is very light, lagery, some herbal notes, pepper. Palate is thin. Lacks body.


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