mathieuc (724) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too impressive here. Standard blonde with a fruity nose (expected for a Chardonnay beer). Maybe a little perfume too. Alcohol is not really hidden, maybe this would do good in a mulled drink? No apparent bitterness, just some grape tannins maybe (maybe not... I might be doing some associations). Would I drink again? Probably not. It is a stepup from the usual Barberie though.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled golden with a nice white head. Aroma is malted cereals. Flavor is pale malt, very sweet, a touch of wood, maybe some white grapes, too? Finish is slightly acidic, grapes. Medium body, average carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Nice, strong, golden ale with an interesting twist to it.
Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy golden body with lively carbonation and an average white foamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with grassy and white wine hints. Taste is slightly misbalanced. It is dominated by malty flavors and carries some flowery and yeasty notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Drinkable.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
White grapes and floating yeast conjure up some tart predictions. Banana sweetness lies within, but that yeast is still bugging me.
A sticky yeast and placid white wine fruitiness dissolve into an easy-going finish. A light acidity lashes the tongue, but all in all this tastes unpolished and perhaps too young.
Apparently the neighbor’s started brewing beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy deep yellow, no head. Vinous and grapey tart nose. Sweet honeyed grass and a generous chardonnay profile combine in a juicy way. Highly astringent nature, seemingly growing with every sip. Drysih grain residuals make up for most of the malt flavours and somehow don’t match the alcoholic feel and big tartness level. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit too full in fact for what it tries to be. Not my style I fear.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy golden ale with a thick white head. Sweet white wine aroma. Rather sweet malt with alcohol notes and dryish finish. Light bodied. Mondial 2005.
Whatup14 (507) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille 750ml, embouteillée le 26 mai 2009. Couleur orangée trouble, peu de mousse blanc cassé disparaissant très rapidement. Arôme fruité, acidité, vineux, vinaigre, cidre. Goût vineux léger, malt, caramel pâle, légère astringence. Carbonation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
In short: A cross between a yeasty blonde ale and the cheapest of white-wine. Berk.
How: Bottle 750ml. Age unknown, probably fresh. Left behind in my fridge by someone after a night of drinking. I swear I don’t drink Barberie brews!!
The look: Clear golden topped by a medium head with low retention
In long: The nose is yeasty with notes of white grapes. Taste is initially not so bad but with every sip the sweet the bad stuff was piling on my taste buds. Weird how it really got worse and worse. There is a basic yeasty blonde beer in there with also an ok flavour of orange cookies. But the bad stuff is a taste of cheap white-wine and also those sweet fruity shooters that they sell in stupid sports-bar. Berk! And to think a friend brought that expensive beer to my place probably to try to impress “the beer-geek”. Barberie really make some the shittiest beer in Quebec. I am too polite the tell the brewer to get lost. But given the opportunity I will however give him bad directions.