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Charlevoix Vache Folle Herkules Double IPA

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44
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Formerly brewed at Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Vache Folle Herkules Double India Pale Ale est la première de la série qui utilise un houblon allemand. Le tout nouveau Herkules exprime sa puissance amérisante à souhait ainsi que ses arômes résineux de pin dans notre plus puissante 2IPA à date ! OG: 19 Plato IBU:100 AA: 85% Lov: 12


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3911) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle which lovely parents brought back for me, from their Canadian Rockies adventure. Very sweet, caramel flavour. Piney aroma. Thick in the mouth and rather subtle. The hops are muted, but that’s my fault for not drinking quick enough. Warming. Feels quite ’big’. Score is given a couple of extra marks, due to my tardiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Pale golden-amber in colour with a large off-white head, excellent lacing, good retention. Aroma is of pine, lots of hops, floral, light citrus, caramel. Flavour is highly sweet, more pine, grapefruit, caramel, soap, high bitterness. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy, some alcohol warmth.

This is a big beer that has trouble to find a direction at times. Emphases on hops making this a bit unbalanced.

500ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on July 1, 2010.
Bottled on April 27, 2010.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
Amber of color with a white head. An aroma of sweets, hops, grapefruit and caramel. A flavor of sweets, hops, caramel. A very sweet IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4363) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
500ml bottle pours an orangeish golden color with an impressive white head with good retention settling down to some fine lacing on the glass. Interesting aroma of hops with some grains. Taste is a nice hoppy bitterness with a decent malty sweet backbone with some earthy notes. Medium body and nice carbonation. This is a pretty decent DIPA, but I have tried better ones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Aroma is light tangy sweet hops which I enjoy. It pours orange golden in color with a decent white head. The flavor has that German hop bitterness with sweet notes to help smooth out the palate. The body is medium and finished a bit syrupy with the hops and citrus notes settling well on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (275) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange body, small white head. Broad bready and malty aroma, some spices. Full-bodied taste, medium dry hoppiness. Rather neutral taste for a IIPA however, nothing special here, then again, nothing unpleasant either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle: Thanks to Pushkinwow. Medium off white head that changes into a lacing quick on top of a hazy amber orange colored beer. Smell oatmeal, malts, just a hint of hops, sticky sweet grains/malts/barleys. Taste sticky malts, sticky barleys, corn, some slight hint of yeast, hops, pine, good bitter (and growing) and light spicy. Good bitter sweet malty aftertaste. Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Guess it was just a bit too old, the imperial wasn’t really to be noticed, though the bitterness was really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Deep blond almost amber color. Strong aromas of citrus, herbs and a little of spruce. Heavy bitterness and sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
Pour copper/bronze white head. Aroma malty, caramel, biscuit, bitter hops, citrus. Taste butterscotch, caramel, pine, grapefruit, citrus, very malty, Halloween toffee, however an old bottle. MF medium sticky body light carb. Solid would enjoy trying fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of Enjoyit. It pours a clear, amber body and a dense off-white head. Too sugary on the nose, with pineapple, citrus peel and some resins. The flavor too is a bit on the sweet side. A nice bitterness and hoppy flavors balances it, pineapple, lemon peel and a resiny touch. Full-bodied and effervescent. Bitter finish with sugary malts. A quite nice one, but even a double ipa shouldn’t have this much sugar. 110129


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