Brewed by Broue Pub Brouhaha
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cuivrée au reflets orangés aux arômes intenses de fruits mûrs et de fleurs. Équilibre parfait de malt, alcool et houblon. Infusée en continu avec les houblons Centenial, Simcoe et Amarillo. Maturée 8 mois.

Brassy orange highlights the intense aromas of ripe fruit and flowers. The perfect balance of malt, hops and alcohol. Infused continuously with Centenial hops, Simcoe and Amarillo. Eight months matured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
The hops’ orange pulp and wooden resins are ably balanced by toasted, biscuity malts in this smooth and warming English-style Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the shiny amber.
-The flavor profile is very clean throughout.
-The malt character could use some caramelization (for my tastes in the style, anyway).
-Peppery alcohol heat is found in the aroma and flavor profile.
-Dextrins are kept under control in this Barley Wine, which is not often the case in this usually hefty style.

On tap at Brouhaha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
[4270-20120122] 341mL bottle. Sweetened roast malt aroma has a hint of smoky maple grass. Clear, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet toasted caramel malt flavour ha a quick sweet finish. Medium body. Tasty, drinkable. (7/3/7-/3+/14) 3.4
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
330ml bottle - shared by the Quebec posse in Lithuania - thanks!
Super sweet aroma, worryingly so. Rich reddy orange, no head. In the mouth it’s incredibly full. Totally sweet but has an amazing yumminess to it too. The rocket fuel booze aspect is "hidden" behind the enormous sugariness. Also has enough hops to cut through that and with a cut-mixed-peel feel make it more liqueur-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). 2009 vintage. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Clear deep amber with no head and a small ring of off-white foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, fainted hops, fruits, alcohol, candi and toffee. Taste is moderately sweet with fruits, toffee, candi, caramel, alcohol and floral notes. Medium to full body. Light carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Decent Barley Wine. Maybe a little over the hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (763) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 341 ml shared by Minderbinder, thanks! 2009 vintage. Pours deep amber-caramel bown. Sugery notes, along with dark fruits. Not too heavy. Good BW, wondering if it has upgraded in four years (I’ve never drank this one before).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (506) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
341 ml bottle, 4,29$ at Peluso; 5$ for half a bottle at Chambly fest (where I got a little too drunk to remember I hadn’t like it, so I bought it again). Pretty extreme barley wine, thick, almost sirupy. Boozy almost headacheful aroma. A lot of alchool (too much, I think) causing the nevertheless powerful 450 hp citrusy hoppiness to be too shattered. Some fruity and (displeasing) acrid notes. Very american-like BW, which I usually don’t like much... Well done in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
12oz bottle, a few months old. A surprisingly lasting white foam crowns the clear straight amber. Heady aroma where malts and hops both occupy a lot of room, climbing over each other with respect. Coniferous citrus take a fair amount of room, but quickly, strawberry fruitiness, both from the yeast and malt I presume, kick in and add a depth that is enhanced by vigorous malts, deeply honeyed, golden raisins, biscuity and almost cakey in their warming, desserty impression. The alcohol is not subtle, but is restrained enough for a beer that oscillates between 12% and 13%. Its most notable feature must be the relative smoothness that can certainly be associated to the brewer’s patience with this one, leaving it to acquire a sagacious wisdom after a few months, rounding both its alcoholic and hoppy edges off. The hops settled nicely in this one, now showing no agressivity in their citrusy, piney expansion. A smooth, surprisingly relatively thin and clean barley wine that does not overwhelm by its richness, but feels balanced and relaxing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
on tap at broue ha ha. deep copper, almost mahogany with a little head. nice dark caramel malts, roastiness, and a lot of residual sugars in there - too much for me. good aromatic hops that support though, slight alcohol feel, low carbonation (hope that the bottle is that way too...). an ok-barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bouteille Vieilli 3 ans. Liquide cuivrée avec peu de mousse. Nez complexe de céréales sucrés, de caramel et de fruits confits. En bouche les saveurs ce mélange au madère. Corps moyen. Carbonation moyenne. J’imagine que cette bière aurait été meilleure plus jeune. Correct tout de meme!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
In short: An alcoholised and simple caramelized and very hoppy Barley Wine.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is alcohol fumes and construction wood, really. Tastes has some alcohol presence but a less than expected given the strong alcohol fumes of the nose. A whole lot of crisp caramel and a whole lot of resinous hops are the dominant flavour elements here. Not much complexity. Lacks the decadent body of superior barley wines. Below par brew from the usually very good Brouhaha (who specializes in Belgian ales). Like a horny Brussels local, Brouhaha should continue doing Belgians.

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