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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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4154) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2452) - 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 (3097) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6123) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2269) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3046) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
Clear pale yellow in color with almost no head. Lemony breezes, mild spices, mostly ginger, beach grasses and starflowers seem to be swept by the ever-present winds of the archipelago. Taste is also quiet, certainly fresh and herbal, pure maritime air flavors, mostely like others offerings from this brewer. Body is on the light side with average carbonation and kind of watery texture. Finishes with delicate kisses from flowers and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arômes très citronnés, floraux et herbacés (thym citronné ?). Robe blonde très pâle et limpide, légère mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, les fleurs et les herbes sont bien présentes, mais tout de même moins qu’au nez (ce qui est bien). Le malt demeure discret, mais apporte tout de même de délicates notes de grains et de paille. Bien que mince, la bière montre une belle texture soyeuse. Finale relativement sèche, présentant une très délicate amertume. Une belle bière de soif, avec une touche originale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
godofsky (267) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
341ml bottle, out of the breweries marked Jar Glass. pours a rather boring pale yellow, with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. there is something very unique in the bouquet. notes of cloves and fresh herbs are dominating the aroma. the hops bring out a nice citrus smell. in the mouth it starts off with herbs. rosemary, sage, thyme. then an acidic, citrusy taste comes along. finishes with very mild bitterness. medium bodied, average carbonation. this beer is very, very refeshing out in the sun. a pleasure to drink. when i bought the beer, i was expecting a Saison. this is totally NOT a saison. i figure its name is more a dedication to the beautiful season of summer. very well done, on par with if not better than Terre Ferme.


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