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

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RATINGS: 59   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
Bière de couleur brune aux reflets rougeâtres assez opaque qui a sorti sa mousse dès l’ouverture, pour laisser un léger col dans le verre. Au nez, c’est les cerises mûres que je sens, qui me rappelle le jus de cerises polonais, assez prononcé. En bouche, c’est très acide, surette, âcre er amer, suivi d’une pointe d’herbes. Lot 1104-0025 (94-031011/191111)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle - 750ml. Cloudy brown body with an average off-white foamy/creamy head. Strong malty/hoppy aroma with fruity (mainly cherries) and flowery hints. Alcohol is noticeable without being agressive. Well balanced hoppy taste with malty, fruity and some subtle woody notes. Ends with a sharp, long bitter/sour finish. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SCP (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Brett, wine, very fruity, oak. The balance between fruitiness and sourness is awesome. Hints of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
Bouteille verte de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Le contenu a explosé à l’ouverture de la bouteille. Arôme: Odeur de cerises avec une pointe de brett. Apparence: La couleur est rouge voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûrettes avec une pointe de raisins. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’acidité en arrière goût. (Rating #3963)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2110) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. reddish pour with an off white head. funky sour, fruity nose. solid flander red flavour. light body. like a flanders red with a lambic body. really good. thx jeff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
A murky reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a superb balanced ground cherry with light epsom salts, horseblanket, classic, à la Rodenbach. In mouth, lighter than expected with sour cherries acidity, a bit dry and light, but overall, a nice Quebec sour. Bottle at Bieres et Saveurs, Sept. 2 2011.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
750ml bottle from Grand Duc.
Appearance : Hazy amber with nice foamy white head.
Aroma : Great brett with nice cherries. Lots of brett actually. Nice funk.
Taste : Nice cherries with nice sourness. Sourness is a bit milder than most good examples of the style. Carbonation is quite intense.
Overall : Big surprise here. Really nice funk and nice cherries. Sourness is rather soft but I’m not a hardcore Flanders Red fan so I liked it that way. Nice tartness, great finish, awesome nose. Could use a bit more complexity and character but I think this is a very good start. Too bad this is so expensive because I’d be quite interested in seeing how this ages.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Several pours @ Soirée des Brasseurs. Red pour with almost no head. Musty aroma of cherries and vinegar, basic flemish red aroma, red wine. Taste is acid, quite lactic, sour cherries and grapes. Palate is pretty well done, dry and well carbed. It lacks the finesse of the better flemish reds, but this is still a very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troncat (3) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011 does not count
I have purchased a bottle a week since discovering this wonderful beer about six weeks back. Perhaps it’s only my opinion, but this beer tastes a little different with each new experience. At least half of the bottles I have sampled tend to be gushers upon opening, but knowing this I am now prepared with a glass in hand. This is pure luxury as our options for this type of beer in quebec are hard to come by without doing special importation or dropping in the ball park of $30 a bottle in a bar. In the summertime I really enjoy sour ales and this one does the trick as well if not better than recent offerings I have sampled from De Ranke, Jolly Pumpkin and some of the less impressive offerings from Cantillon. Mind you I may be favourable towards this local beauty because I can find it easily at most of Montreal’s better beer outlets. This is my currently my favourite specialty beer brewed in Quebec! Try one soon as I believe stock is starting to dwindle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a small bubbly head withy minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vinous malt with some medium tart notes is quite interesting. Taste is also an interesting mix between some tart notes with some vinous notes and light funky ester. Acidity is limited (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and light residual grapes notes are more or less pleasant. Body is below average with some watery notes with low carbonation. Interesting experiment though lacking in funky ester and more tart notes would have provided better enjoyment.


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