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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: American Pale Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Du houblon. Du houblon. Encore plus de houblon. C’est beau... nous vous avons entendu... et nous répondons à vos attentes! Voici La Houblonnière. C’est essentiellement une intense tisane de houblon... déguisé en bière blonde. Nous avons gardé les saveurs maltées et le taux d’alcool sous contrôle pour que vous puissiez expérimenter une explosion de houblon dans votre bouche. Boum! Hops. Hops. Even more hops. Alright... we got it... and we deliver. Here is La Houblonière. It is essentially an intense hop infusion... disguised as a blond ale. We kept the malt flavors as well as the alcohol content under control so you could experience an explosion of hops in your mouth. Boum!


RogertheKid's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - FEB 4, 2013
A well done APA. Lively carbonation from the start (while pouring the beer) to the finish. Very Hoppy (mostly citrus and spruce). Did I say very hoppy? Very nice looking beer, golden/orange honey color, very cloudy, with a nice thick but medium lasting white/yellow head. Medium sweet taste with a hanging bitter, but like the head, not over lasting. A nice creamy ale with lively carbonation with a bitter finish. I’ve enjoyed it.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1138) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Hazy golden orange. Citrusy hops. Taste is sharp citrus on a very sweet malt beer. IT’s pretty one dimensional here, but it’s pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcusketchup (6) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015 does not count
Great bitter mixed with a balanced floral and grain taste. The appearance is cloudy, like most of IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a hazy golden topped by a huge frothy head showing great retention and leaving big chunky lacing. The nose is fresh with big floral hops and some light caramel. The taste is bold and hoppy with dense floral notes, with again, some light caramel coming through at the end. The brew hold decent carbonation and feels full on the palate. It finishes low and slow with the hops lingering though a mellow bitterness. Pretty nice product. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (440) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Goût de houblons, orange et cantaloup. Gros punch d’agrumes au début mais le tout se dissipe rapidement vers une finale sèche, amère et fade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (433) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Pour is murky orange with a massive cap that lasts forever and leaves a bit of lace. Nose is pine/floral hops, light citrus, and a surprising amount of yeast as it warms. For a beer that’s all about the hops, it’s a little lacking in terms of distinction, though not in bitterness. Nice diversion from my usual citrus/tropical fruit hop bombs, though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (482) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from IGA. Aroma: pine, grapefruit. App: gold, nice big long lasting carbonation, clear with white-tanned head. Taste: medium to heavy bitterness with some sweetness. pines, a little bit of grapefruit, expect more because of the smell. Palate: light body, thin and oily texture, nice carbonation and bitter finish. Overall: Not really a complex IPA, a little bit too much straight to the point. I prefer my IPAs with more complexity and more fruits than this one. Though, another not bad IPA from Quebec.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2757) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
500 ml bottle from St. Nicholas Metro. Pours a murky golden orange with big, creamy cream-coloured head and lots of pretty large floaties. Aroma is resinous, grassy and a little citrusy with a bit of malty sweetness. Flavour is dominated by punchy resiny/grassy/citrusy hops; a little sweet, fruit malt is in there too. Reasonably bitter finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2981) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Houblonniere is A nice slightly cloudy copper gold with a thick beige head. It had hoppy green c-hops, hop pellet and pine aroma. Very bitter but clean, some dankness lots of pine and a bit of caramel malts. A solid hop forward APA that is almost an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Amber colour with a medium head. Aromas of herbaceous and resinous hops, yeast and a little bit of malt. Flavours of herbaceous hops, yeast and resinous hops. Hops bitterness in the end. Ambrée, moyen col de mousse. Arômes de houblons herbacés et résineux, levure et un peu malt. Saveur de houblons herbacés, levure, houblon résineux. Fin de bouche: amertume âpre de houblon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaypap (3) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
If you like hoppy beers, you should try this one. Its aroma just makes you want to take another sip!


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