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Brewed by La Barberie
Style: Fruit Beer
Québec City, Canada
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with a white wine concentrate.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1516-20080711] 750 bottle. Light floral yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Floral yeast flavour has a hint of banana fizz. Medium body is fizzy. Surprisingly drinkable, not too alcoholic.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
Overheard: "Brown... smells like Quebec."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle purchased in Montreal - clear, fizzy gold, with a medium-sized ring of lace - fairly faint aroma - some light white grape, a little bit of sweetness, and a very mild white wine character - tastes like some kind of wine spritzer - like watered down, lightly sweetened white wine - the alcohol is well hidden, until the beer warms, and then it’s pretty apparent - a little bit of lemony character, a little bit of grape skin - it’s not terrible, just pretty boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consist of a very nice Belgian malt base with some spicy yeast and some light white grapes notes. Taste is also a very well balance mix between some spicy peppery yeast with some notes white grapes and a strong semi-sweet malt backbone. Great carbonation with a full body and no apparent alcohol. I really enjoyed that one and definitely like it then most of the other offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
750ml bottle purchased near DDC. Orange-amber. Huge head. A slow trip along the tongue starts orange citrus moving to sour lemon cream in the middle with a chalky shivering finish. A quicker drink gets more comfortable. Wine is most predominant in the finish and aftertaste but does build through the bottle. Too small a sample would be hard to come to grips with.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Dry, wine-like, fruity aroma. Clear, golden-tan with low, white, fully-diminishing head. Very dry, wine-like flavour with sweet underlying grainy malt notes and light grassy hop flavour. Almost no bitterness allows both wine and malt characters to show through. Medium body is very dry with low carbonation. An interesting and well-received experiment, though I’m not so sure I’d want to drink a whole lot of this one. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Draught sample at the Mondial. Winey, slightly citrusy nose with whiffs of honey emanates fro the oily dark placid blonde surface that leaves no head.....white wine evident in the body, acidic, with light alcohol, some lactic sourness and a bit of golden raisin...malt very undeveloped here, basically too acidic and sour in the final calculation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 re-rate (6 months old bottle): pours hazy light golden with a very decent and stable white head leaving some nice lacing patterns. yeast-plenty - feels like champagne yeast, some astringency, white grapes and white port, light oakiness, pepper, grass, wheat, spices, oranges. moderate sweetness. lively to average carbonation, light body - oily, drying grassy-spicy finish. very nice product. thanks yann.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2005
On draught at Mondial, 6/5/05. Deep shimmering, goldenrod colored beer, head quickly recedes to nothing and the body is fairly still. Aroma is lightly peachy and has some pear skins, apple pulp, white grapes and a bit of sweet malt. Flavor is lightly acidic up front, with a drying, earthy grapes and golden apples flavor that is rather dry and acidic. Light malt sugars give some sweetness, while the body is very thick, syrupy-like and viscous. Lightens up a bit on the finish, with some floral notes, more peachy-chardonnay flavors and a bit of sourish yeast. Odd beer, but for as much as I dislike chardonnay, I actually sort of enjoyed this one. Medium body, very low carbonation, as mentioned, but the flavor sticks to the palate fairly well, wine is not overdone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapes with some sourness. Flavor of grapes, yeast with some acidity. The body is light with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. I never expect much from this brewery, but this one is good. Previous rating : 6/3/6/3/13 3.1.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
bouteille brune de 750ml, capsule de métal, blonde trouble, nez fermé, bouche un peu fade, correct sans plus.


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