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Brewed by La Chouape
Style: Amber Ale
Saint-Félicien, Canada

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Chouape ambrée amère est une bière marquée par un arôme de houblon et une amertume persistante. Excellente en apéritif, la servir de préférence à 10 degré Celcius.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
A nice reddish copper ale with a thin white head. A beautiful aroma of green fresh hops, pinhey and pleasant, very discreet and British, some grassy notes. In mouth, a good nutty toasted malt with some nice herbaceous hops, murky, a bit too thin but well done. Bottle 4.69$ at Jovi, Made in Feb. 2009.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Earth-covered pine needles dominate the orangey fruitiness in this lean and frothy hoppy quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There are lots of yeast chunks swirling under the sticky layer of foam, somewhat bothering the cloudy dark amber’s potential.
-This beer’s effervescence is almost Belgian-like, or above 3.0, if you prefer.
-The hop personality is much like a northerly forest floor; earthy, coniferous, a tad leafy and a bit humid as well.
-The decent bitterness is rather resinous, adding some character to the ending dryness.
-The malt structure could be improved here; as is, it does not offer much mroe than light caramel. There are some watery passages as well.
-There are yeasty proclivities throughout.

Bottles; merci Louis!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
In short: A well hopped light-bodied Pale Ale. Entry level but well done.
How: Bottles 500ml. Consumed very fresh soon after the beer release. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Partially cloudy (first glass of bottle) to totally cloudy (last glass of bottle) copper body topped by a very thin off-white head
In long: Nose of leafy and woody hops with a fruity touch. Body is very light but not watery. Carbonation is a bit too much for the thin body. This beer needs more body. Basic neutral malt backbone offering flavourless toasted white bread with a tiny bit of caramel. Next come the woody resinous hops with a medium intensity bitterness. Easy to drink, half-refreshing, nothing problematic but overall very basic. Nothing memorable here but given that this is the first round of bottles from a brand new brewery I say that this is promising. I can name good many breweries that didn’t start that good. I can also name many established breweries that are still not that good. I can also name a few breweries where that do not offer any free parking but what would be pretty irrelevant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5843) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblon avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #2436)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with light toffee. Taste is also dominated by some caramel malt with light toffee notes and a dry finish that is not as hoppy as I had expected. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well done for style that is not the most exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4502) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
pours hazy golden-orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. fresh spicy malts and hops - peppery orange blossom water, hint of toastiness, leafy-grassiness for a short but assertive finish. floral notes. average carbonation, light body - somewhat almost a watery mouthfeel. not an amber fan, but i enjoy the freshness and spiciness in this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
Le liquide a une robe cuivrée lourdement embrouillée. La tête mousseuse fait belle figure et est résistante. Une large dentelle est observée. Le nez est piqué par des arômes de houblons qui transpirent la pinède. Des effluves fruités timides apparaissent à travers un caramel qui manque d’affirmation. Au goût, les houblons sont bien présents et développent une amertume qui me semble être résineuse. Le malt développe de très légères saveurs caramélisées. En bouche, le liquide, qui manque de corpulence, a une effervescence modérée et une texture douce et légère. En finale, l’amertume des houblons s’accroche derrière la langue avec modération et grande gentillesse.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
bouteille de 500ml, bière rousse, nez de houblon, bouche houblonne, bonne amertume en fin de bouche, un peu de poussière marque le tout ce qui déplait.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3054) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle - 500ml. Cloudy dark amber body with a good off-white foamy head. Enjoyable and relatively complex malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and fruity hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries some woody notes and ends with a long bitter finish. Honest amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled in February 2009, purchased at Le Grand Duc on April 11 2009, savoured on June 7 2009; eye: copper, hazy, slight effervescence, creamy moka head, nice lacing; nose: lightly resinous hops, water, malt, light grapefruit, caramel; mouth: resinous hops, malt, light grapefruit, caramel, finale in resinous hops, medium-light body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, light astringency, lightly grainy texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée en février 2009, achetée chez Le Grand Duc le 11 avril 2009, savourée le 7 juin 2009; œil : cuivrée, voilée, très légère effervescence, mousse crémeuse moka, bonne dentelle; nez :houblon légèrement résineux, eau, malt, léger pamplemousse, caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, léger pamplemousse, caramel, finale en houblon résineux, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, légère astringence, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : correct


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