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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Premium Lager
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 [Tap at the brewpub] A yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet malty, while the flavor is sweet malty - too sweet for me - but with an OK hoppy end. The sweetnes makes the mouthfeel slightly sticky.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12610) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2005
Very bright golden colour. Aroma is lightly malty, but mostly sweaty and litterboxy. Not exactly making me want to take a sip here, guys. Slightly grainy flavour, light palate. Vaguely malty. Quick and harmless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
A blond lager with a thin lacing white head. A grainy malt aroma with light herbal hops. In mouth, grainy crisp malt, with biscuity notes, an almost oily hop resin, metallic notes in final. An interesting lager. On tap at Brouhaha, May 2008.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 New rating, from a fresh summer 2007 batch:
Noble herbal hops and crisp straw maltiness join forces in this clean, flavorful quencher. The pils malt base provides just enough sweetness for the hops to grow healthily, and balance is wisely achieved. The body could be a little more nourishing, but this is a definite improvement on my past glasses of this beer. Bravo! 3.6/5

Initial rating, from 3 years ago:
The Lure:
The crisp graininess of workman-like maltiness has some citrusy hops to help it growing. Evidently well-done, but also obviously for the non-micro drinking crowd.

The Festivities:
Creamy, soft maltiness offers a surprisingly full body to the roaming citrusy hops. Easy-drinking ensues, without much thought or specific tastebud celebrations. Another very well-brewed offering by Charlevoix, just not my thing at all. 2.8/5

Transcendence:
The summer terrasse must have its financial rewards.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 Clear strawish golden, almost no head. Served very cold, but the nose immediately appears very grainy and sweet. Soured corn hit up the palate, herbal and vegetal, the bready malt contrasting with the herbal hop, but this sour edges is a spoiler. Light bodied, very low carbonation. Rather repelling for Charlevoix..

New necessary rating from a keg at Brouhaha. From 1.8 to 3.5.

Objectively speaking: A very fresh, clean and crisp lager.
I like: Straight-on freshness. No nonsense. Very drinkable, yet satisfying mouthfeel, healthy. Fair dryness upon the finish, but no overwhelming aromas, just pure fresh malt expertly extracted. Appealing soft sulphur undertones.
I dislike: Not much, it is crisp and solid, but my preference goes toward even drier offerings. Very quaffable, but not as charming and enticing as top examples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
In short: Superior lager. Rich, filling and well balanced.
How: Tap at BrouHaHa
The look: Almost clear blonde body with a medium white head leaving good lacing
In long: Rich chewy body with a whole lot of yeast, straws and cereals. A lemony meringue sensation. A dry herbal finish achieves a perfect balance. Rather tasty for the style and extremely satisfying. 1 litter mugs should be the minimum serving size. I don’t know what the previous reviewers but as of this writing this excellent beer averages a whooping 2.39!!! I feel like Ebert and Roeper giving two thumbs up to Freddy Got Fingered.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Saint-Pub (Baie-St-Paul, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur fruité. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons fruités et de malt. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de malt en arrière goût. (Rating #1302)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4626) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
Sampled at the new brewery. The tasting room is not really open and the keg had been tapped a while ago for the staff. I would not rate it if I had thought that it suffered. Golden with white head. Grainy aroma. Grainy soft body. Clean lager. I’d drink it too if I worked there.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
Fruity floral aroma is not terribly appealing. Clear golden body with thin, white, fully-diminishing head. Lactic, fruity, bready flavour with some grassy hops and light finishing bitterness. Watery light body with low carbonation that does not last. A major disappointment from a brewer I usually enjoy. Sampled at the brewpub with Oakes, Rastacouere and Ungstrup.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
Clear, coppery blonde color, very thin head. Malty and fruity aroma. Very good flavor of malt/grain, it’s sweet too. Light to medium body. I can’t tell if it’s a good dortmunder since this is my first taste of this style, but the beer is very good with a strong malt character.


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