La Voie Maltée Libertine
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Brewed by La Voie Maltée
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Jonquière, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Mild, refreshing blond ale with an inviting fruity malt nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
Grainy cereal malts and lightly spicy herbal hops greet the nose. Clear golden blonde with low but lasting white head. Cereal malts with toasty and bready undertones and grassy, spicy hops to counterpoint and restrained finishing bitterness. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub with Oakes, Rastacouere and Ungstrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
Clear shining gold. Very malty aroma boasts a generous saaz identity, very floral and herbal yet somewhat lemony. Great start. Mouthfeel is firm, malty, a bit sweet even. Medium body, perfect light-moderate carbonation seems to lenghten the grassiness. Finish is salty, moderately long. Quaffable. Truly well made. Awesome introductory beer, no doubt that people will venture into more exotic styles after a few pints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
A golden ale with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma,a grainy malt with German hops, grassy, light lemon. In mouth, a classic pils, grainy malt, mineral notes, nice and smooth. On tap at Bieres et Saveurs, Sept. 3 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Mince et limpide, avec un film de mousse blanche ; couleur dorée assez pâle, avec un nez de céréales blondes et de la paille qui dominent. La bouche est sèche, avec encore des malts pâles qui occupent la scène, et une touche sucrée en fermeture. Une petite, très petite amertume houblonnée conclue la courte parade. Une pils timide et conventionnelle, agréable jusqu’à un certain point, plutôt agréable mais pas très goûteuse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2990) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Originally rated October 2006. Sampled at the pub itself, in Jonquière, Quebec. Poured a golden-blonde colour with good lacing all around, but no carbonation. Mild perfume of fruit as the aroma, with very light farm odour (which are actually not offensive). Slight citrus start with a good cereal taste, a crisp finish and a dry aftertaste. Nice refreshing grainy blond ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1558) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Can shared with Jf, Alex, Seb A: light corn, citrusy, light cereal app: clear pale small white head t/p: med body with light bitter finish. Med carbonation. o: a nice easy blond nothing spectacular but drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Can: Poured a light golden color beer with a pure white foamy head with good retention and limited lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes is pleasant enough. Taste is dominated by cereal notes that are pretty clean with light residual sugar notes also discernable. Body is about average with OK carbonation. I would have guessed this was a lager but it indicates golden ale on the label – refreshing a tasty enough for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Couleur jus de pommes, pâle et invitante. Odeurs fruitées. En bouche, le produit est bien dosé entre le malté et le fruité. Pétillement moyen. Soupçon de sel en post-goût alors que les autres saveurs s’évanouissent. Une belle bière de terrasse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33428) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2005
A hazy yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet malty and rather hoppy with some fresh notes of citrus mingling in. The flavor is sweet malty and freshly hoppy. A nice Pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Any first impressions?
-A foam screen dissipates into the very pale, clear golden.
-A vacuous aroma disappoints with its few cereals and absent hopping.
-Tame citrus fruit and basic cereal sweetness make up an unassuming flavor profile.
-Its body is decently constructed and softly carbonated.

What if you dig deeper?
-The nearly-empty finish offers but a few white bread-like, starchy cereals.
-This is definitely lacking in hoppiness (although some grassiness is found), but that is surely intentional; this is the house blond for those uncles who (perhaps unknowingly) dared to enter a brewpub.
-Honeyed sweetness develops some bubblegummy notes.
-This is no Germaine, or Cerna Hora, that’s for sure.
-This was a cleanly-brewed replacement for macro lovers, a boring pint for those looking for crafty lagers. Nothing wrong about it, nothing great about it. I’d also like to know if this is truly a lager. I have a feeling it’s more of a generic blond ale than a helles.

A couple of times, on tap at the brewpub.

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