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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Smoked
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Whilst arguing fruitlessly with a company over the phone over their defective and substandard product, I consumed this and was able to remain calm and did not reach thru the phone to throttle the idiotic momos. They even had the Bravosian swagger to state that they stood behind their product 100%...but stated to me that the problem in front of me is and I quote "impossible." F’n Momos all of them. Whew....now that I’ve got that out of my system...... Bottle in trade from the Illustrious and polite MartinT. Bright and crisp amber-ruby in the glass with a thin ring of foam about the edges. Light nose of smoke and peat. Smoke and peat are multiplied at first taste. Brisket in center of it all. Spotty small lacing left behind after quaffing. Other than that, no legs whatsoever. Calming and enjoyable without a meal. This brewery continues to impress.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (109) - 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 (40) - 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 (7455) - 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 (1348) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (445) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Really interesting smoked beer, the aroma is quite light, but then a real mouthful of smoke, but then a cleansing finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1783) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Great easy sipping rauch. The pour is a muddled amber with a finger of dense beige head. The nose is firstly smoky and lightly roasted with nutty and toasted malt aromas. The smoke is emphasised well without being over the top. A mild sweet malt in the middle with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and bready notes. The smoke is moderate with a nice character that blends well with the malty flavours. Overall, a great smoked brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (270) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Yet another interesting take by these guys. Pour is a beautiful mahogany colour with a trace of fizz that disappears quickly. Nose is heavy smoke, wood, sweet fruit, caramel and a bit of earth. Taste is sweet malt at first, then the smoke sort of wafts in and lingers through the end. There’s a pleasant hint of bitter dryness on the finish, too. Definitely not a session beer, but damn drinkable on a crisp fall night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours a clear reddish copper with a small dull white head and some lace. Aroma is peat, smoke and earthy. Flavour is peat, smoke, mild malty sweetness, faint bitterness and some earthy notes. Alright well I love peat and smoked malt beers so I?m definitely a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1082) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle to goblet Bacon, smoke, maple. Brownish red, bubbly tan head. Bacon, malt, some syrup.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (542) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Very smoky and meaty aroma, unfortunately it reminded me a lot of the wet all meat purina kitty chow I give my cats sometimes as a treat. Taste was a lot better than the smell. Nice smoky malty flavour.


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