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Brewed by La Voie Maltée
Style: Barley Wine
Jonquière, Canada
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Le whisky de la maison. Douce, complexe, charpentée, elle dégage des effluves de chêne et de beurre de noisettes. Notre cheval de course. Espérance de vie : 5 ans. OG 23 °Plato. IBU 28


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a dark copper with a lasting off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, toffey and whiskey hints. Taste fairly barleywine but it’s not as hoppy as I expected. Sweet waves of dry nuts on taste buds. I’m amaze how they hide the 10% alcohol. Some dryness at end. Good one.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3613) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Bottled on 26-11-2009 so 5+ years old now. Split 2-ways.

Appearance: Cloudy amber brown with a medium easy to revive off-white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Figs, dried fruits, nuts, oak, toffee and light anise.

Taste: Moderate sweetness. Dried fruits and figs forward along anise (more than in the aroma and a bit too much for my liking), toffee, alcohol, nuts and a bit of carboard.

Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit weak and borderline watery. Dried fruits finish with hints of cardboard.

Overall: Surprisingly interesting for a 5+ years old beer. There’s definitely a bit of oxidation, but nothing off-putting. Very figs and dry fruits forward. Tasty.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2463) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Golden amber in colour with a huge lingering white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet, lots of citrus, some caramel malts, light alcohol, bread, lightly toasty. The flavour is lightly bitter, moderately sweet, some light alcohol, caramel and citrus. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, lightly warming. If you didn’t see the bottle then you wouldn’t know that this was a barley wine. More along the lines of Gulden Drak. I do quite like this though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (619) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Évaluation no. 74 Mars 2011. De couleur dorée tirant sur le cuivré. Une bonne mousse très persistante. Un nez de pomme. Fruits confits en attaque, banane, légèrement sucrée, beurre de noisettes. Peu de céréales. Très fruitée.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled sample (bottle date November 2009). Amber in colour with floaties, and fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of sticky pale and caramel malts, herbal hops, and dried apricot. Flavours are of dry malt, light toffee, and more dried fruit. Much lighter bodied and less sweet than expected, given the sweetness on the nose. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentDamon (375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
En fût, directement à la brasserie de Québec. Bière d’un brun orangé avec un collet très respectable qui quittera après quelques minutes. Nez de caramel, de fruits noirs confits, de raisins secs, de canneberges. En bouche, une bonne amertume vous fouette le palais, mais le côté sucré (caramel, sucre d’orge) balance bien le tout. Cette bière capiteuse est intéressante, mais dans le style du vin d’orge, j’ai vu plus intéressant. Bonne petite bière à essayer, il faut le dire. Ma préférée parmi celles que j’ai dégustées sur place. Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (742) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Rousse. Gros collet. Nez: alcool. Caramel. Tire éponge. Érable. Toffee. Raisin sec. Noix. Banane. Bouche: très respectueuse du nez. chaleur d'alcool. Caramel. Toffee. Fruité. Chocolat. Praline. Un vrais dessert.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1045) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Brassin novembre 2009 vieilli plus de 3 ans - Bière cuivrée orangée, TRÈS mousseuse (gushing). Nez minéral, caramel. En bouche c’est trop pétillant (vieillissement?), mais ce bon vieux sucre nous ramène sur les rails.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (5243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottled in january 2011. pours clear dark golden orange with a decent white head, some retention and lacing. very off-putting aroma. acrid red fruits, toasted bread, loads of candied plain belgian sugga’, butter, buttered nuts, earthiness, vomit (!). average carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, decent grassy-herbal finish. awful brew. clearly did not aged well..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1132) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
500 ml from Guyon farm A: low caramel, fruity App: dark clear copper lasting beige head. T/p: full body with average bitterness. Medium carbonation. O: OK. The heatness from the alcohol is a bit too present.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (2339) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. 500ml. Pours cloudy pale amber, with low offwhite head. Good lacing. Aroma is kind of bitter, sugar, alchool, yeast. Taste is of malt. Very bitter. Notes of sugar. That stuff seems a little bit too young, I would be curious to taste it after a year or two. Weird stuff, barley wine-wise.


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