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Brewed by La Barberie
Style: Bitter
Québec City, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2005
Bitter On Lees? W.T.F? Pours a cloudy coper, whispy tan head with slight brown yeast particals floating on top. Yeast on the nose, bready malt, floral hop. palat is grainy, flat. Taste? Med-low bitter hop, yeast, mild malt, skunk. Aftertaste is bready, more yeast, deep bitter{the best part of this one} Seems like La Barberie cant decide if this is a bitter, a rouse or a wit. Dont Bother.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
Bottled. Copper coloured, some yeast particles, rich head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet with clean mouthfeel. Very roasty and somewhat ashy. Resiny finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2955) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
Very nice ruby body topped with a thick, dense and lasting off-white head. Some yeasty chunks are visible. Interesting malty aroma with coffeeish, spicy and roasty hints. Taste is definitely bitter and its dry finish is particularly harsh. This has the potential for being a very good beer but like the other beers I’ve been tasting from La Barberie, there’s still that unappropriate sourness that bugs me...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2004
500ml bottle. Vibrant orange-red colour with a dense, fully-lasting head that foams enthusiastically. Fruity aroma of peaches, apricots, and melon. Light-to-medium body, moderately carbonated. The forward fruity flavours have a slightly sour edge, like what you might get from plums, peaches, apricots, and cherries that are a little underripe. The hop character asserts itself around the middle and builds through the finish leaving a lingering, citrusy, piney hop aftertaste. I hesitate to call it unique, but it is definitely different. I think it’s rather pleasant, but I also recognize the fact that some might think it’s just odd. That touch of fruity, juicy sourness (whether intentional or not—although I’m beginning to suspect that it is a characteristic of the Barberie yeast) adds a level of interest, is fairly well-integrated, and is actually quite refreshing.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
Heavy, sweet yet hoppy nose - seems stale. Beautiful clear amber brown with generous pillowy off-white head that lasts nicely. Strong, harsh bitterness, a bit spicy. Quite sour and acidic. Fairly thin body. Not a lot of carbonation after all despite all that head. Oxidized? Stale? Not enjoyable at all. Bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2004
Slightly hazy dark beer. Roasty aroma, some hops. Flavour of cardboard. Eh. Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Bottled. Dark, almost opaque mahogany-brown, very thick heavy head Big malty-sweet (not quite cloying) nose. Strongly hoppy, dark-fruity, hints of stale bread, herbal qualities, sour cherries. Decent, strong-flavored but a bit off-balanced bitter, with long somewhat harsh finish. Points for intensity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
Deep red copper colour with a big hoppy alty nose. Caramel malts, nuts, with lots of floral hops (good for QC beer), but a little acidic point (beer may be going off).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
clear copper, small bubbly head. aroma of leafy floral hops, melon, apple, nuts. very nicely balanced and not overly carbonated has the mouthfeel of an authentic bitter. quite good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4473) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
(5oo ml bottle) Pours a very large, foamy, near salmon coloured head and a clear, lightly carbonated rudy body. Nose of hops with a strong tinniness. Nice bitter hoppiness that drives the range of the palate. Good.


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