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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy red-orange amber with a thick, extremely persistent beige head. Smells like caramel, tastes like sweet caramel and biscuits. Very stingy, powerful bitterness, with a touch of citrus in the finish. Body is watery, mouthfeel is very creamy. Fits with the description on the bottle, gotta love the bitterness to go through this one, though!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2003 (Tap) Standard soft bitter…Lambent hop bitterness and caramel, fruity malt… 3/5 (Bottle) A gentle citrus breeze caresses the rose and hop garden...Needless to say, this wet earth attracts a horde of honey bees...A bit thin like most Barberies, but nice nonetheless...Quaffable equilibrium leading to refreshing grassy hop aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2855) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a good sized pinkish-biege head. Pleasant aroma of woody/floral hops and some sweet undertones. Body is on the thin side, but the flavour is very nice, with a good balance of caramel malt and piney hops.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Sampled at Mondial 2006. The body was cloudy orange with a yellowish colored head. The aroma was classic fuggle stype iced tea and mild apples. The taste was decent bitter with apples. There was also some grpefruit in the finish that made this interesting. Smooth. A good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2909) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice rusty dark orange with a good-sized ice cream cone like orange tinted head - looks wonderful. Aroma is very dry, very dusty, with those hops that always seem like dry pepper to me. Some nice slightly sweet malt as well. Taste is all hops at first - very bitter, lots of dry fruit, and a much lighter malt taste than I was expecting (not really any sweetness that the aroma suggested). This finished quite biter as well, and has a very interesting linger of hops, pepper, and ash. This one got me off guard, but I let the entire bottle empty before settling on a rating and my overall impression - I liked it and would gladly have another, I’d juts prefer a little more body, that’s all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Copper color, really big beige head. Fresh hops aroma with notes of citrus fruits and a hint of sweetness. Resinous hops flavor nicely balanced by the malts. An honest bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 19, 2003
Nice refreshing aroma . Fresh clean , full hopps . Clean nice hoppy body , nice herbal feel . Decent quality.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et de caramel avec une pointe de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #1972)


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