Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Pale Lager
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
Caramel malt balances nicely with lightly spicy hops in the nose. Clear golden-copper with decent and lasting, pillowy, white head. Some lacing. Light sweet caramel malts balance well with spicy hop flavour and decent balancing bitterness. Medium-light body and strong, effervescent carbonation. Sure, it’s pretty conservative for a winter seasonal and doesn’t exactly push the envelope, but really, for a pale lager, it’s fairly good. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
Amber lager with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with fruity pear notes. Fairly clean malt taste with nice nuttyness, and nice lingering german hops in finish. Medium bodied. Considering this is 9 month olds, it is quite a resilient beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1785) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
Bouteille 341 ml. 5.2%. Couleur ambrée pâle, mousse blanche-beige pâle. Arôme de malt et un peu de caramel. En bouche, des notes de malt, houblon et en finale une très légère amertume. Une des meilleure Belle-Gueule.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knolan (9) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
My wife got the winter taste pack of this, never tried it before, and was pleasantly surprised. Nice smooth hopped taste, with a nice level of carbonate, and you definitely taste the barley as well. Easy on the palate. Real nice winter beer. Don?t drink it to cold to really appreciate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (476) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
Bière de couleur cuivrée, coiffée d’une belle mousse. Nez de céréales, de raisins secs, de caramel. En bouche, c’est tout de même très goûteux ; c’est franc, sec, quelques notes de caramel à travers les céréales qui rappellent les bières blondes européennes. Loin d’être méchante mais loin d’être mémorable. Je ne vois pas trop le lien avec l’hiver mais bon. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml, robe cuivrée, arôme de houblon, goût également de houblons bohémiens .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
First encounter with a ’’winter lager’’ so I didn’t quite know what to expect. The first aspect to hit you is the robe exposing a light copper shade with lots of micro-carbonation. The head is lightly beige and retains pretty well, even showing a little bit of lacing. The nose is at midpoint between roasted matls and an aggressive vegetable aroma I hope isn’t originating from the hops. On the tongue, you get those same raosted malts again but very faint for they are overpowered by what seems to be a Czech hops attack overwhelming your mouth with a distinctive vegetable broth flavour. The mouthfeel is creamy and just a bit sharp at first hand. This one leaves an aftertaste not so enjoyable but gives a fainter presence of the hops you then get to decode. I considered this lager as being too hoppy and lacking balance. Not one of my best tries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
Couleur brun pale pas un grand fan de Belle Gueule mais cette water lager goute le houblon. tout de meme mieux que molson

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scaredypants (2) - USA - MAR 21, 2010 does not count
Has a nice robust aroma and presents well, but the overall taste is terribly thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpkinhead2 (850) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Bière jaune-orangée, bien ambrée, parfaitement limpide, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col blanc moyennement large, bien dense et mousseux, presque cotonneux, et bien persistant. Arômes de malt pâle, pain frais, grain, léger sucre brut, avec un évident houblon plutôt herbacé mais également floral et minéral (salé…). On note également quelques subtils effluves de malt fumé. Nez intéressant, complexité et intensité moyennes. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue, mais onctuosité moyenne-faible au palais. Au goût, malt pâle, pain frais, grain, léger sucre brut, avec un houblon qui semble plus floral et moins herbacé qu’au nez, en route vers une finale à l’amertume de faible à moyenne. Très bel équilibre malt/houblon, bonne intensité en bouche, complexité un peu faible cependant. Bonne bière néanmoins, belle offrande de Belle Gueule, très bien pour le style, mais on se demande tout de même pourquoi elle s’est méritée l’appellation «d’hiver»…

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