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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Blonde houblonnée

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. Boom!


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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a huge white head. Very citric aroma, floral hops, some lemongrass, pale malts and pine. Very strong carbonation here, citric fruits on the flavor, grassy, lemony, some gooseberries and faint herbal notes. Refreshing but way too grassy and herbal for my taste, also the carbonation is at disturbing level.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (426) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
A classic Quebec hoppy blonde! An overactive, fluffy white head on a golden straw body. Nice punch to the nose with citrus, pepper and sweet malt. There is a nice relatively soft range of fruity tastes from the hops - kiwi, lemon, mango and orange lead the way. The sweet malt is a nice backdrop, and pepper and a soft soapiness add to taste. Strong effervescence helps keep it clean and sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arseniq33 (63) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Servie d’une bouteille à un verre Spiegelau. La bière est dorée et un peu trouble, avec un large col bien mousseux. L’arôme est fantastique. Ça sent pratiquement ce que sent un paquet de houblon quand on l’ouvre au moment de brasser. Extrêmement résineux, avec un peu d’agrumes. En bouche, on sent principalement les mêmes houblons résineux ainsi que leur amertume prononcée. On goûte ensuite au malt d’une bière plus sucrée. La carbonatation est assez forte, et la finale bien longue et amère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a really hazy golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of melon, pine and generally hoppy. Taste is moderately bitter with orange, pine and melon flavors. Not too sweet. Body is light-ish and carbonation moderately high. A bit thin but not problematically so. A pretty good hop juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1496) - CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Appearance: slightly hazy medium gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, pine, floral, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly to the watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad at all! More like an A/IPA than an APA, perhaps, but as I’ve observed on more than one occasion, the finer points of the distinction between those two styles continues to elude me. Sufficed to say this thing has lots of fragrant hop aroma, backed up by a decent but not overwhelming bitterness on the tongue, and in particular on the finish. A bit simplistic, perhaps, but ultimately it’s clean and pleasant. (16/20)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1459) - 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 (339) - 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 (1179) - Trois-Rivières, 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 (603) - 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.


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