troncat (3) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BiereLuc (637) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun-cuivré... j’avais étrangement fantasmé sur un rouge rubis. La mousse est mince mais satisfaisante.
Le nez s’éparpille définitivement entre le vin boisé, le caramel et les petits fruits rouges.
En bouche, on retrouve un côté surette qui rappelle un bon lambic (l’effet des levures sauvages?) et une rondeur soutenue par le sucre et l’alcool. Un goût de vin, un goût divin! En arrière-goût, l’acidité s’éteint pour laisser place à une sécheresse boisée.
Assez cher, mais il n’y a rien d’équivalent (en terme de registre de saveurs) à meilleur prix sur le marché québécois pour l’instant.
punkska101 (728) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled at bieres et saveurs A: cherry, woody, barnyard App: clear reddish brown white head. T/p: light body with long acidic finish. soft carbonation. O: superb complex simply amazing
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Se déploie sur plusieurs niveaux, l’acidité attaque dès le début mais est rattrapé par la vigueur des malt rougis. Les tannins enrobent superbement le l’oeuvre, belle bouteille.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
GRM (2691) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, savoured on June 13 2011; eye: brown with caramel hue, hazy, average effervescence, tiny sheet of creamy corn head, slight lacing; nose: oak, sourness, horse, light red fruit; mouth: oak, sourness, malt vinegar, light horse, light cherry, slight spices, slight caramel, refreshing, slight grapefruit, finale in oak-horse with slight presence of red fruit, medium body, good carbonation, mildly sour and acidic, lighty sweet, lightly oily and slightly vinous texture; overall: fine
Bouteille, savourée le 13 juin 2011; œil : brune avec des reflets caramel, trouble, effervescence moyenne, petite couverture de mousse crème de maïs très légère dentelle; nez : chêne, aigreur, cheval, léger fruit rouge; bouche : chêne, aigreur, vinaigre de malt, léger cheval, léger cerise, très léger épices, très léger caramel, rafraîchissante, très léger pamplemousse, finale en chêne-cheval avec très légère présence de fruit rouge, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement aigre et acidulée, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse et très légèrement vineuse; en résumé : bien
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerBeCue (84) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Wow this is my first review here, so here we go!
First thing, be sure to leave this beer in the fridge for a few days as I’ve been told that this thing is just gonna explode if you open it on the same day as it was cooled down. Nonetheless, even if I listened to the advice, I decided to put the bottle in the sink just in case and GENTLY open it there. I slowly and progressively uncapped the bottle and I thought I was gonna be ok for a second or two, but then some massive amount of foam came out moments after! Be ready to pour...or in my case to drink the foam right out of the bottle!
Aroma is definately barnyard, with a tad of hay. This is FAR better than the only other "rouge des flandres" that we, in Quebec have to offer (Schoune rouge des flandres...read the rating and you’ll understand. I guess I should rate that one as well...uck Done as of Apr. 29 2012). This is only the 2nd sour I had, so my review might be a little biased but lemme tell you: it’s really worthy of its score!
Apperance is delightful. We’re talking about a hazy orange robe with an intensely effervescent head initially, but it quickly settles down to...no head at all. Almost nothing even sticks to the glass, in fact, except for some yeast deposits. Not a problem for me.
Taste is obviously sour, I’d say medium in intensity, but this is just because I never actually tasted a gueuze or true lambic. Obvious brett taste here.
Palate: medium-light body, with a rather thin texture. Texture is relatively thin, and just very slightly oily. You get a quite fizzy one inch head after pouring which rapidly settles down to nothing after a few moments. Carbonation is very soft afterwards. Finish is obviously astringent.
Overall the best sour I had, yet. A very good and refreshing beer, that is best served cold. Even if I can get into pretty uhm...voluminous sessions sometimes, I wouldn’t have two of those (mind you, I just wouldn’t drink 1.5L of sour ale anyways)!
Edit: I had to re-rate this from 4.3 to 4 after having a Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus, which is a superior product, in my opinion (even if it’s not a Flanders Red, as there’s only one Sour category here)
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 !
Lukaduke (1473) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 !