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This is Champenoise beer, fermented with champagne yeast and then going through the "remuage" and "dégorgement" steps traditional to Champagne making.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and wooden. Crisp yeasty and champagne fruity. Dry and yeasty. Smooth and fruity. Lingering fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
Hazy amber and lots of head. Champagne-ish aroma, stylish and refined, with zesty floral notes. Hoppy, dry and with dry spice and florals. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, yeast, white grape skin, and lemon. Flavor of yeast, caramel, pear, sourdough, and apple with a champagne character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
75cl bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Clear straw body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, white grape, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, caramel, some bread, alcohol. Sticky medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - quite clear blond beer; little foam left; slightly vinous, champagne-like; very fizzy and full-bodied; really sweet; quite dry and fruity, acidic, long lasting - very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Loved this beer! THe champagne yeast left and the malts blended to bring out a well carbonated, spicy, fluffy delicious beer. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours slightly hazy gold. White head. Nose of champagne yeast, light fruits, orange peel and lemon zest. Taste of same with some alcohol lingering in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
Charlevoix visits Volo.2010 edition bottle. Complex funky aroma. Bit of white soapy head on pale body. Yeasty sweet. Some hops at finish. Above average mouthfeel.Complex, rich, masterful. Very good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750mL at RBSG Philly. Thanks to glouglouburp. The pour is a clear golden with a healthy, bright, white head. Nose has the sweet Belgian yeast used on the Lupulus with fresh orange and lemon. Taste is honey, sweet orange, bitter and fresh potpourri medley. Sweet on the palate but also spicy, rindy, rich. Candi sugar present but no cloying or sickly sweetness or syrupiness. Very effervescent. Beautiful. Probably would become a top beer for my roommate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Coriander, star anise, grains of paradise and orange peel perfumes suffuse this Champenoise Beer’s fresh cereals, an intricate web of a profile which is made more salient by the prickly but peaceful effervescence.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the clear blond.
-There are few examples of this style, but for reference’s sake I’d say this one is closer to Malheur Brut than Deus. But it has enough personality to stand on its own!
-A farmhouse touch seeps from the mildly bitter finish, tamed by alcohol heat.
-This is as elegant and polished as their Lupulus and Hibernus.
-The spiciness might become too much if you drink a whole bottle.


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