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Charlevoix Vache Folle Centennial Double IPA

Formerly brewed at Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Imperial IPA
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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BLAP's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLAP (73) - Quebec, - OCT 16, 2011
Clear amber color. Hoppy citrus and malty aromas. Strong bitterness and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
50cl bottle says it was bottled on 12/1/2010. Two year old DIPA? Doesn’t bother me, especially since this reminded me more of a barleywine anyway. Pours a transparent orange, maybe just a little darker than orange with some clumpy, creamy, lacing white head. Nose of oranges, dried orange peel, granny smith apples, caramel, brown sugar, stale cookies, pine. Flavor is sticky caramel, candied orange peels, a little bit of cardboard, malty, brown sugar, a little cane sugar rum, pine sap, light leather. Full, sticky, lightly hot finish. Maybe it’s that Centennial are a common hop used in barleywines, but this one was drinking great for me and reminded me less of a DIPA and more of a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Clear copper in colour with a large and lingering white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy, some pine and grapefruit, citrus, fruity with some caramel thrown in. The flavour is hoppy and bitter upfront, pine and citrus, sticky and thick, some sweetness as well. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sticky, bitter and hoppy.

A wonderfully balanced very drinkable DIPA.

500ml bottle from Marchi Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on April 3, 2011.
Bottled on December 1, 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
500ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with about 2 fingers of white head with some nice retention and thin lacing. Aroma is citrusy with a trace of earthiness. Taste is hoppy bitterness which is grapefruit like and balanced with some malty sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden in this medium bodied and carbonated DIPA. Very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Bière de type imperial double IPA de 9% d’alcool, bien houblonné, très bonne, dégusté à la brasserie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
[3953-20110909] 500mL bottle. Orange grapefruit hops aroma. Slightly hazy, brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Delicious bitter orange peel flavour has a lingering citrus hop aftertaste. Medium body. Very tasty! (8/5/9/4/18) 4.4
(w/ jerc, others)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2010) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bière de couleur cuivrée. De fortes odeurs acides et houblonnées s’en dégagent qui ressemblent à l’oseille et l’ortie. Goût très amer, plutôt sucré, roussi, de roquette cuite, de pissenlit et d’herbes de bord de route. Très champêtre comme bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
2011-09-10. Hazy orange, nice modest white head. Pleasant hoppy flavour, lots of nice citrus, orange, tangerine. Modest bitterness throughout. 8+ aroma is modestly alcoholic, modest hops. 7+ Average to medium bodied palate. 3+ Bitterness and alcohol grows a bit as you go. Very nice. Bottle via cfrancis

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
500ml bottle. tulip glass. pours golden orange with an off white head. aroma is sweet and fruity. papaya and grapefruit are what comes to mind. taste is loaded with caramel and butterscotch up front, ends with a bitter bite of hops. a tad sweet for my liking. nice full body with good carbonation. this is my 2nd vache folle IIPA, and i cannot say that i am impressed. their Dominus Vobiscum series is in a completely separate league from these second class brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours a fully transparent amber with a huge, creamy, off-white head that leaves a beautiful lace pattern. Nose is very citrusy and floral: grapefruit, lemon, orange, fresh flowers, grass, apples, cherries, caramel malt, pine, tree sap, cherry ice cream. Mouth-feel is creamy and thick with medium-low carbonation. Taste-wise a very sweet brew: fruit and citrus come in first, mostly cherries, grapefruit, and orange liqueur wrapped in a floral bouquet. Bitter, grassy, citral hops and chocolate-caramel malt slowly take precedence as the sweetness fades leaving burnt toast, charred oak, pine, toffee, strawberry, grapefruit, raisins and cherries on the palate; almost sherry-like with a bit of a burnt character. A little boozy in the middle but it’s not distracting. The finish is long and dry. A very enjoyable brew with a nice contrast of flavours and aromas: from syrupy sweet to burnt and bitter.

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