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Bièropholie S

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Bièropholie
Style: American Strong Ale
, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Un genre d’hybride bière/tawny/cognac... Des fruits, cerises, dattes, caramel et tout le pataclan sur une finale toute chaude d’alcool. Une gaterie à partager avec l’être cher.

For me the brewer, it’s not made to be an American Strong Ale or something else. It’s made to be a kind of barley based port-style with very little carbonation, just enought to protect it against oxydation.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur brune et claire. Nez de fruits vineux et légèrement boisés (prunes, raisins vineux, dates, cerises), malté de caramel toffee sucré, de sucre brun, de mélasse, léger d’alcool doux vineux aux notes liquoreuses. Moyennement ronde en bouche et peu pétillante avec une texture liquoreuse (sirupeuse). Goût de fruits (petits fruits, léger de raisins) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût assez sucré de malt rappelant le caramel toffee sucré, léger de sucre brun et de mélasse puis finalement, une amertume légère d’alcool très légèrement vineux et boisé vient compléter le tout. Post-goût moyen-long, légèrement amer d’alcool liquoreux, légèrement fruité vineux et avec un résiduel sucré et quelques notes boisées. (2006)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle, thanks to iguenard, reviewed from notes taken on 07/17/2011. Pours dark brown, plum, with little to no head. Rich nose: caramel malts, rum raisin, toffee, vanilla and honey; decadent, almost some barrel notes though I think this was not aged in barrels. Taste of cola, slightly sweet, caramel and brown sugar, dark cherries, slight alcohol bitterness. Medium thin palate, feels heavier due to low carbonation. Really great brew, glad to have tried, though perhaps starting to go downhill, especially in the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2258) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Originally rated July 2006. This strong brew pours a cola brown colour with ruby highlights. There seems to be no carbonation. Tanned head is very small and goes away fast. The nose is beautiful with nuts and roasted malt aromas. Sticky mouthfeel, and flat because of the lack of carbonation. The taste is mild enough with some slight burn, dark fruit, caramel and nuts in the finish. A very nice brew, and good as a digestif (as written on the label).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear garnet-tinted copper with just a dusting of beige head.. looked like it was meant to after checking out the description. The aroma was deep, warm, and seductive.. port wine, raisins, and molasses sweetness joined by faint metallic notes and amplified by alcohol presence (there was enough sweetness to more or less hold the booze in check). The flavor found syrupy molasses, dark fruit, and port at the core.. prickly, alcohol-infused dark spices and smoked oak around.. finished with more molasses and warm port. Heavier-bodied with a syrupy feel on the palate from low carbonation.. sweet overall and filling, with tasty sugars and a warm belly at the end. This was mighty enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Bottled, thanks Timo A! Deep ruby color. Thick berryish and caramelly aroma with red currants, toffee and warming alcohol. Thick dessert wine like flavor with toffee, raisins, plum and caramel. Good dessert!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2009
341ml bottle from Glouglouburp - thanks Dany! My fear was that this was going to be one of those face-wrecking, imbalanced brews that seem to populate this style, where you get a little bit of port character after the blowtorch. Was pleasantly surprised at how this little nightcap - potent as it is - was big and flavorful even though well balanced, smooth, and enjoyable simply as a dark ale. Thin beige head on the deep, oily brown pour (with hints of ruby). Big fruity malts in the nose, with sweet toffee and of course port. Very smooth mouthfeel enhances the mellow port qualities of the brew. And as it warms, there are slight peppery and woody qualities that emerge to complement the fruit. Very enjoyable sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
6,79$ for 341 ml in a mysterious convenient store... After 4 years of aging in this forgotten store, I’m not sur it has been aged in the best conditions but I am slightly disapointed with that one. It has a lot of similarities in the taste than the 2nd batch of Bieropholie Mackroken Flower, only thicker and even more complex. Very sweet, maybe too much; in french, "ça tombe sur le coeur". Beyond the aggressive sweetness lies layers of spices, sourness, fruits but it is very difficult to be precise. It also has some similarities with tawnys. Quality of product and a well-intended talented brewer don’t always result in great beers. Not underrated to me. Still, if you have the chance to find it, it deserves to be tasted for its quality and authenticity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle from Glouglouburp. Thanks Dany! Aroma of fruits (reminds me a bit of Westy 8). Tastes of fruits, spice and finishes a tad bit dry on the tongue. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Dégusté avec french tickler et agaguk le 20 août 2007. Ruby brown almost clear poor with a tiny head. Aromas of alcohol, cherries, prunes, leather, apple-pear, madeira, port... very strong amazing aromas coming from this beer.Added notes of maple syrup. Very progressive aromas and flavors. Missing slightly effervescence... medium bodied for a 12.5% ale. Very sweet fruity flavors. Very good overall, reminds of a warm cognac beside a fire on a cold winter night.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle courtesy of glouglouburp. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells boozy and fruity with some spicy hints. Tastes sweet with molasses dominating. Sweet dark fruity finish.


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