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Brewed by Boquébière
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sherbrooke, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A mysterious fermentation process residing in oak barrels that leaves a woody note to a vinous and fruity nectar. Inspired by Flanders Red Ales. Quebec Malt. Hallertauer hops. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged in a Compton winery red wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Boisson rouge rosée avec un col de mousse ; au nez, vin rouge, boisé et baies. Acidulée en bouche, elle dévoile des notes de vin, mais aussi de petits fruits rouges, dont des fraises, avec une finale de chêne et un tout petit peu de caramélisé. Pas trop épaisse, elle laisse le côté sûr demeurer en bouche plutôt longuement, ce qui ajoute à sa complexité. Une bière originale, profonde et savoureuse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
750 mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha served cool in a tulip glass. Gushed. Deep mahogany with a fair rocky tan head. Perfectly executed with lots of lovely sour and wild notes balanced by rich, dark fruit and brown sugar maltiness, sour cherries, leather and barnyard, very nice. Medium+ body with smooth effervescence and light astringency. Much like the nose, a masterful interpretation of the style, sour cherries, funky barnyard and plenty of rich malt support, superb; dry with minimal bitterness, good acidity and a long, dinghy, malty finish. Beautiful stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a rusty reddish brown color with a finger or so of eggshell foam. The nose has a touch of cider vinegar, toasted malt and some autumn ripened fruit; bosc pear, cherry and a touch of plum. The palate follows with nice balance and complexity. Big round acidic fruit on the front end falls into a earthy slightly sweet mid palate where the malt comes in and somewhat neutralizes the acidity for a vinous dry finish. Solid beer !

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (451) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a murky copper brown with a thin beige lace. Super freaky aromas of Rodenbach! A touch more fruity on the nose, less acidic than its big brother, altough some acetic acid is present. Smooth palate, low carbonation, fruity, some brett notes of barnyard, not as acidic as the nose would have tell. Really well balanced and easy to drink for a sour brown. Well done !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (300) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Boquébiere had one of our favorites -- out of roughly 50 beers we tried in Montreal over the 4 days -- their HILDEGARD ROUGE DES CANTONS, a 7% Flanders Red. I’d say that it ranked in the top 5. Aged in oak red wine barrels, this Quebec malt beer fermented with wild yeast had a deep mahogany color, an effervescence, a Rodenbach-like nose, strong initial tartness/sourness, some Brett and yeastiness, but finished out gently, with a slight grainy aftertaste. The wine barrel aging definitely imparted some tannic wine qualities. Well worth a try!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by some Canadian dudes at bottle share. Orange red pour, not too clear. A little sweet with candy and berry field, port wine, blackberry. Aged nicely. Tons of carbonation to the point where its hard to get down quantity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille au mondial de Mtl, robe rouge vif, arôme de baie , goût très aigre de petits fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur rouge-brune et voilée. Nez de levures sauvages fruitées légèrement aigres (cerises sûres, notes de raisins vineux et autres petits fruits rouges) aux notes boisées (fût de chêne), légèrement herbeux avec des notes maltées. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement élevé-moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse aux petites notes vineuses. Goût de levures sauvages fruitées légèrement aigres (cerises sûres et autres petits fruits, notes de raisins vineux, traces d’agrumes et de pommes vertes), légèrement boisées et aux faibles notes terreuses lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des notes maltées et des traces de caramel puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût boisé asséchant (fût de chêne) avec des notes herbeuses et des traces d’alcool. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement aigre de levures fruitées (moût de petits fruits) avec des notes boisées.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
This rating is for the latest batch that came out in October. Murky brown-red without much head. Aroma of wood, red fruit (cherry-like) and maybe a bit of fresh apple cider. Taste is not that sour with just a little pucker and there are a lot of fruity flavors. Quite dry, I believe it would never be cloying. Makes my mouth water for another sip... Easy drinking sour/wild, one of the best to come out of Quebec! /homerism Seriously, seek it out while you still can. Lots of similarities with JP La Roja if you need some reference points.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Rating 1100. Bouteille 750 ml. 7%. Couleur brune-rousse foncée, mousse beige, fugace. Arôme de malt, fruits rouge, chêne et levures sauvages. En bouche, vineuse, levures, chêne, acide, assez balancée. Notes de vin rouge vers la fin. Finale avec amertume légère, aciditée et une restant de levures sauvages. Très bonne.


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