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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Smoked
Montreal, Canada

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This shimmering gold amber coloured beer has a light, smoked malt aroma. It’s well-rounded, with a great taste of malts and with a hint of sweetness. The smoky taste is quite dominant at each new draught. An original and notable beer, La Charbonnière is a house specialty.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AwaKe (66) - Laval, - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée aux Délires du Terroirs. Couleur brune avec reflet acajou, rougeâtre. Légère mousse en surface mais imposante dentelle sur les parois. Odeur de fumée très prononcé... un peu de malt rôti. Au goût j’ai trouvé que la fumée prenait vraiment toute la place, au point de complètement effacé le goût de ce qu’on mange en même temps ou encore des gorgées précédentes. J’imagine qu’avec un repas épicé ça doit vraiment être spécial. C’est pas vraiement un style de bière que j’apprécie mais c’est quand même intéressant d’en boire une de temps en temps.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Certainly woody and smoky but still had a nice touch of malt. Easier to drink than other smoke beers (which I am not a fan of to begin with)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2771) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Shared bottle at RBWG-2015. SMOKY NOSE with smokier flavor. Some dark fruits. Nice smooth body.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (997) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Aroma is sweet roasty malts, highly smoked grains, caramel and cask wood. Taste is rich sweet malts, caramel and light rye. Finishes with slight funkiness and tartiness but well rounded overall. Appearance is a clear amber body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef73 (302) - - FEB 20, 2015
de couleur brun fonce , cette biere est tres fume et on le sens . je goute une léger de sucre suivie du gout fume en bouche c est tres gouteux bonne biere .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a dark copper colour with head to the bottom and nice lace. Taste is smoked meat and spices, where they aiming for a Montreall smoked meat sandwich? Not heavy on the smoke like some of the German styles. Might even be sessionable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is smoked bacon and sausage, salty, toffee, taste is sweet smoked sausage, dry, malty, pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle (dated 13/07/2012) served in a weizen glass around 6 degrees: It gives you clear mahogany pour showing a good amount of spontaneous carbs and topped off by two fingers of fizzy tanned head. Its retention and lacing are properties are above average which give it more points for appearance. The nose, no surprise, is dominated by smoke and charcoal. The interesting thing is this toasted/smoked almond side to the nose from the malts able to get through, which I thought gave this Rauchbier some originality. I couldn’t really get any hops so I guess they got lost in the smokey features. On the tongue, you a semi-rich nutty/roasted malt attack wrapped up in blanket of smoke. Again, the hops don’t really stand out but I found the pairing of the malts and smoke just fine. It finds it way at the back of the palate with long smokey finish. The brew has a good density and a certain oily feel. Overall I thought this was a good Rauchbier. It respected the style, has great body and most of all, the smokey aspects weren’t too harsh. This beer would be the perfect addition to a marinade for grilled beef. Cheers!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexd8 (52) - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Couleur Sirop d’érable ambré aux reflets cuivrés. Fumée présente, érable, lardons, tarte tatin, un déjeuner sur feu de bois. Pas mal mais simplet. La saveur est fidèle aux attentes. Finale mi-sèche, mi-sucré. Cependant, une touche métallique en fin de bouche semble de noter une oxydation de la bière. Dommage, mais cela arrive souvent avec les bières de cette brasserie en 341ml. Ça empêche une évaluation à sa juste valeur. Vivement un tour au Pub!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog Online. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich smoke, underlying sweetness, bacon frys, oily and a touch of toast. The taste is bitter, toasty, firm smoked malt, honeyed cereal, earth and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great nose to it....almost addictive. Well rounded. Well executed smoked beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1465) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a clear reddish copper with a small foamy white head. Aroma of peat, smoke, campfire and earthy wet wood. Taste is peat, wet wood, smoke, earthy notes and some earthy notes. Great smoke beer that?s smooth and complex while having full flavor and being easy to drink for a smoked beer.


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