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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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!


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pumpkinhead2 (593) - Longueuil, Quebec, - JUL 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Bière orangée mais pas tout à cuivrée, remplie de particules, bonne effervescence, large col beige mousseux et résistant. Arômes dominants de houblons divers (floral, herbes, épinette, pamplemousse, fruits tropicaux), et un léger malt grillé semble se cacher derrière ce houblon. En bouche, c’est pétillant, et l’onctuosité est intéressante, le corps est moyen. Au goût, on perçoit d’abord un malt caramélisé, qui laisse rapidement la place à un houblon intense aux saveurs surtout herbacées et résineuses. La finale est très amère. Selon moi, cette bière manque clairement de raffinement. On dirait une bonne pale ale dans laquelle on aurait «garoché» toute sorte de houblon un peu n’importe comment afin d’essayer de choquer les papilles du dégustateur. Le résultat en est plutôt ordinaire…


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (871) - 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 (1181) - 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 (273) - 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 (530) - 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 (478) - 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 (564) - 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 (2847) - 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 (3347) - 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_ (121) - 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.


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