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: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6161) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTheRick (706) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Un bouquet floral très invitant déployant des notes de bananes, d’épices et de houblons terreux émerge d’un liquide de couleur jaune paille. D’innombrables bulles très fines forment un collet mousseux qui est malheureusement très mince. Crémeuse et pétillante à la fois, les épices, notamment le poivre, prennent d’assaut le palais. Tristement, cette bière est un peu trop aqueuse et mince, le côté salin typique à cette brasserie étant toutefois présent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4340) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 31, 2014
Golden body and small stable head. Pepper, aniseed, medicinal, crisp pilsner malt body. Light body, without much interest, quite clean for a Belgian ale, bit too sweet. Not great, but drinks okay. Expensive here, but that?s just the grey import. (341ml bottle from Paris St Bière)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Piss (sorry but that’s the closest I can think of) colored brew topped by a fluffy white head, like soap bubbles really. Aroma is peppery, grassy, not bad at all. Taste has a lightly sour component and is bone dry. Flavors are herbal with pepper and/or other spices peeking through. Mouthfeel is light, with a good fizz. Overall a refreshing brew albeit not a complex one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Une saison florale et végétale. Une blonde avec une notes d’herbes. Plutôt douce avec une petite amertume. Prix bc trop élevé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (628) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
341ml Bottle, thanks dad. Aroma: loads of flowers and herbs, spices and honey. App: clear pale, minimal white head. Taste and palate: thin body, light texture, spices in mouth, light astringent finish. Overall: meh. This is not for me. Body too thin, too much floral and herbal. Feels like drinking water in a flower and herb rendall.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
341 ml bottle from La Barik. Pours a nearly clear, bright pale yellow with small white cap. Aroma is perfumey flowers and spices. Flavour is also floral with some light citrus and spicing that to my mind recalls rosemary and a touc of pepper. Light crisp finish. Interesting and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). Clear and pale yellow/golden with a small white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is of floral/herbal notes along with salty notes and slight citrus. Taste is slight sweet and about the same as aroma... pretty floral. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Easily forgotten.

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