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%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredster31 (44) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
couleur cuivré,mousse moyenne. au nez:fleur de houblon. en bouche:explosion de grenade houblonné,amère et sèche et savon. ça me rapel mon enfance,la gomme a savon

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a foggy golden orange with a long-lasting white head. Tastes like cereals, with a subtle, well-controlled bitterness, reminiscent of flowers and citrus. Medium to full bodied, resinous mouthfeel. Very good pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Very complex hoppy aromas, very citrus; notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange, lime, ginger. We also find pine accents and a very slight caramel. Lightly cloudy golden color with very creamy head, good lacing and long lasting. Flavors are hoppy all over with accents of citrus, orange, grass and other ones found in aromas.Caramel is sober with a slight roasted accent. Hops are sharp and long lasting in mouth. Comme la description sur la bouteille l’indique, le malt et l’alcool ont été gardés sous controle afin de laisser libre cours à l’expression du houblon. Un nez très relevé, un visuel parfait et un festival de houblon; voila les trois caractéristiques de cette pale ale américaine pour mieux la définir.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1523) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (451) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1782) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Mondial de la bière à Montréal 2012. Bouteille 500 ml. Couleur ambrée, arôme d’herbes fraîche, houblon, agrumes. En bouche, explosion d’herbes, houblon floral. Ça goûte et en finale, très amère. Très bonne. Je ne sais pas si elle s’améliore mais je l’aime de plus en plus ! Je ne peux arrêter de boire cette bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 Belle bière voilée, couleur de miel et coiffée d’un fin col crémeux marquant le verre d’une jolie dentelle. Des arômes racés d’agrumes et de conifères, sur un petit fond lacté. Superbe amertume multidimentionnelle, sans sucre résiduel. Elle est crémeuse, bien effervescente et se termine dans un bouquet d’arômes et une franche amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
500mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a large biege head. The aroma is very interesting, loads of hops of course. It had a weird vaseline-like character in it at first but after digging deeper this developed into more interesting hop characters. I think my bottle was rather old but the hop activity is impressive regardless. Flavour is very satisfying, piney hop bite upfront met with some delicious biscuity malt body, finishing dry with yeast and old hop aspects. Feels light on the palate, and the carbonation is not excessive. Slightly stale but this didn’t detract from the experience. For an old bottle (August 2012 I think) this beer held up extremely well.

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