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Benelux Alter Novis
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   ABV: -
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Belgian-style Pale Ale aged five months in an oak cask spiked with brettanomyces.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Orange pour from draft at their brewpub. Second time here in 2 days. Not hoppy. Fruity and has a slightly stale taste. Good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
Appearance: gold, zero head. Aroma: sour, bitter grapes, sherbet. Flavour: tangy, apple skin, malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
On tap at the Brew Pub. 2 glasses - first glass was the bottom of the keg and second glass was fresh tapping. 1st was murky and cloudy amber - 2nd not as cloudy. Off white head. 1st glass was nice and hoppy - floral and pine. Both nice and funky, yeast, citrus and fruits. Lighter spices. Fresh keg still nice and hoppy. Going to rate on the nice hoppiness of the 1st glass!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
[on tap at brewpub] Complex aroma with sour white grape and banana and kiwi notes; faint strawberry. Murky orange-red under a thin white cover that is lacy and with a thick ring. Pleasantly sour toffee and white grape flavour with a complex finish of celery, dill, strawberry, and exotic fruits. Light to medium body, medium carbonation (I would like a touch more), woody bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Nice aroma of funky yeasty hops. Some light barnyard, with some light earthiness. The body is light and the carb is a little high. Dry finish and a touch of funk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
on tap at brewpub. bright orange, slight haze, little to no head. aroma is brett, oak, with some orchard fruits. some belgium spices in the background. malt structure is lacking. light herbal-citrusy hopping. average carbonation, light body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 Alter Novis 2: A lightly hazed amber saison with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a wonderful Brett, hoorseblanket, creamy, chalky, epsom salts, smooth and pleasant. In mouth, a clean smooth saison with light fruity esters, mineral, light Brett, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, 5th Anniversary party, April 30th. 9-3-8-3-15

Alter Novis 4 A hazed orange amber saison with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, light pinhey hops, all nice and smooth. In mouth, a smooth mic of citrus pulp, light Brett, and pungeant yet restrained hops, beautifully done. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 14 2011. 9-4-9-4-16

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2550) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the brewpub (5th anniversary), on April 30, 2011. Golden blonde, small head. Spicy aroma of wheat property malty, lots of citrus notes. Taste of dry herb, a bit of Bret, very dry bitterness. An enjoyable saison!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
In short: A funky and woody blonde ale. Really cool.
How: Tap at Chambly beer Fest 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a long lasting small beige head
In long: Nose is a mix of funky brett and the smell of a woodshop. Very fun aroma. Taste has crisp cookies with light fruity notes of grapefruits, citrus fruits and even bananas. Also a sensation of freshly cut wood and chewing a flower stem. Funk from start to finish. Dry finish. Not much (if any) sourness or tartness here, just pure funk. Body was full and lively. Another superb creation from Benelux. Times have changed. Ten years ago I would have run to a payphone to tell my friends that I found a funky barrel aged beer in Quebec. Nowadays barrel aged funky beers are popping everywhere and payphones are only used for arranging drop off of ransom money.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Sample at Chambly fest.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with a medium creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Nice brett. A bit fruity, tart and sour. Awesome nose.
Taste : Malty and fruity with a light sourness and some brett. Brett on the finish, quite dry and sharp. Light oak sourness.
Overall : Wow very nice beer. Awesome brett signature. Great nose and great taste. Nice oak presence. Very fresh and sharp. I’d like to try this one again !!


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