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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
750ml bottle from Le Gobelet. Édition 2009. aged 1 year at cellar temperature. pours a beautiful dark caramel brown with the lovliest thick, creamy tanned head that leaves incredible lacing on the goblet. aroma is dominated by dark fruits, but has hints of chocolate and vanilla in there as well. in the mouth there is a lot of spices going on, and then some sweet caramel in the finish. a lingering flavour of intense spices prevails. mouthfeel is full bodied, with lots of carbonation. the alcohol is definately there, but doesn’t disturb this beer’s drinkability. can’t wait to try the Lupulus! i paired this one with a 5 year aged wine smoked cheddar and a Cendrillon goat cheese. a match made in heaven. nothing beats a good Quebec craft beer and Quebec artisanal cheese pairing!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750ml green bottle served around 15 degrees in a snifter: This seasonal ale pours a dense foggy black coat covered by a finger or so of fine tanned head. Retention is moderate and lacing properties are excellent. The complex nose delivers lots of spice with notes of cilantro, cinnamon, peppermint, paprika and another fresh herb I could not identify for sure. Very enjoyable. On the tongue, this fine brew gives out dark fruits, subtle notes of honey, caramel and a touch of smoke from the paprika. The mouthfeel is oily and very dense adding more enjoyable aspects to the tasting. Overall, this is a robust and complex winter ale that had a great spice backbone. It is full-bodied and very satisfying. I’ve got a 2012 in the cellar and I’m pretty sure you can let this one age a good 5 years. Excellent product!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
richardtempura (15) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
If Jagermeister was made as a beer, the 2009 would be it. Great herbal/floral with orange, syrupy and a nice long finish. One of the best I’ve tasted.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
750mL bottle from LCBO. Powerful beer with a flavour and aftertaste that doesn’t betray its alcohol. Nice but mild aroma. Pours really foamy, but settles into a nice amber head. Medium to full palate, perfectly carbonated for the style. Has a sweet, caramelly flavour - a little sweet for my personal taste, but a wonderful example of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Candy in your mouth! It’s like the cotton candy of beer. Nice Belgian style Quad! Picked it up at Bières Du Monde in Aylmer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Beauty and personality so exquisite sadly and rarely come together with such unexceptionable results. Charlevoix has cooked up a heavyweight champion of a beer, conjuring up what Christmas in Belgium must taste like in a liquid format. This rouge madame hardly seems 10% ABV from a taste perspective but her muscles are flexed when it comes to machinating any thoughts worth thinking. After but several sips, flavours of figs, cherries, red wine, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and subtle leather are gladly all I can perceive. At 15CND per bottle, this is well worth every grueling moment spent doing unimaginative work from which to earn those fifteen clams.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2008
This beer is tremendous. Aroma is complex and delicious. Tons of baking spices, but none overpower or dominate the lightly sweet, delicious flavor. Thanks a million Dany.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankyjus5000 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010 does not count
Cuvée 2009, (vieilli un an) biere tres tres bien qualibré... le malt d’un gout legerement caramélisé... un bon houblon belge et de bonnes notes d’épices. Tres bonne biere d’hiver!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
claudeius (17) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 Édition 2009 vieillie un an, d’une couleur rubis pâle et une mousse généreuse, on décèle immédiatement les arômes d’épices, de fruits sauvage, le pain d’épice et le caramel. Très généreuse en bouche avec une succession de saveurs allant du caramel épicé aux fruits confits ... des touches de coriandre et de miel de fleurs sauvage... difficile à cerner exactement! Sucre abondant et devenant de plus en plus présent au fur et à mesure que la bière se tempère, mais n’enlevant toutefois rien à la rondeur quasi-parfaite (selon mes goûts) de cette petite merveille.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pumpkinhead2 (531) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bière brune foncé aux reflets rubis, parfaitement limpide, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un bon col brunâtre, mousseux, dense et persistant. Arômes surtout malté, malt grillé et caramel, avec un peu de mélasse, on perçoit également du houblon floral, quelques agréables effluves d’alcool, un peu de levure terreuse, des fruits foncés confits (pruneau, datte…), une légère vanille, et un peu d’épices (poivre, piment de la Jamaïque, muscade…). Un très beau nez, agréable, assez intense et très complexe. En bouche, ce n’est pas très pétillant, plutôt mousseux, mais l’onctuosité au palais est exceptionnelle, c’est velouté, soyeux, incroyablement rond. Au goût, tout comme au nez, le malt grillé et le caramel dominent, avec de la mélasse, un petit goût alcoolisé très agréable et fort bien intégré, les fruits foncés confits sont plus présents qu’au nez et on retrouve une légère levure terreuse. Un petit houblon floral se pointe en fin de bouche et nous amène une amertume légère mais bien sentie. Les épices sont plutôt subtiles au goût. Une bière très complexe, plutôt sucrée mais pas trop, et chaleureuse (belle intégration de l’alcool!). Un gros coup de cœur pour moi, je trouve que cette bière ressemble à une excellente scotch ale, mais avec un petit quelque chose en plus.


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