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La Voie Maltée Tête de Mule

La Voie Maltée Tête de Mule
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Brewed by La Voie Maltée
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Jonquière, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Originally rated October 2006. Sampled at the pub itself, in Jonquière, Quebec. Poured the same colour as the Tête à Claque beer that they brew. Clean copper with a short-lasting head and no lacing. Banana nose with roasted malt and slight vanilla. The taste was sour with some smoke, green apples and roasted malt comes in, long into the aftertaste. Different tasting, just like the Tête à Claque, but roasted malt is less dominant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
Dégustée en fût au Vices & Versa à Montréal. De couleur ambrée-brune et semi-voilée. Nez fruité aux petites notes sûres (canneberges, notes de cerises), malté de caramel sucré avec des notes rôties et de sucre brun avec de faibles notes d’alcool et de houblon terreux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et une texture légèrement sirupeuse. Goût fruité très légèrement aigre (moyen de cerises, léger de canneberges, traces de cerises sûres) accompagné de faibles notes boisées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré aux notes rôties avec des traces de sucre brun et de pain. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve des notes d’alcool en arrière-goût jusqu’en finale, accompagné d’une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux et légèrement terreux. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyen-léger amer d’alcool doux, léger de houblon herbeux et terreux avec des notes fruitées (moût de petits fruits). (hiver 2006-07)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
Sampled on tap at Vices et versa. Cloudy amber pour with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt with fruits and a sweet finish. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
A lightly hazy reddish brown ale with a thick light moka head. A sweet pungeant estery aroma, with peaty notes, curacao and anis. In mouth, a stranged smoked malt with some good rye notes, light berry notes. An intense in your face smokey belgian. Medium bodied. On tap at Vices Versa, Dec. 16 2006. with ProbstK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
Robe ambrée très claire aux reflets dorés surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de malt caramélisé, de levures, de fruits rouges et de muscade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
On teap at Vices & Versa. The color is a hazy amber with very little head. You have the aroma and taste of sweet berry, The malt is very present. I cannot really call it a Belgium Strong ale but close enough.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2007
Cloudy copper body, almost no head and no lacing. A very fruity beer, very juice-like. Taste of cranberry juice mixed with apple juice. Some red-apple type of acidity. Mouthfeel is rather of boring with the soft carbonation and the morning juice texture. Some citrusy and earthy hops with medium bitterness almost save the day. Overall this Tête de Mule (mule head) was so-so, I was advised against ordering one but what can I say, I’m a tête de mule myself.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
On tap at Vices&Versa, hazy amber-reddish hue, with a small beige head, nice acidic fruitiness of black cheery, a faint wet oakiness, remembering me of an oud bruin, the flemish style of beer, from belgium, with a subtle basilic wineyness, and a toasted malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate but with a bad smoky, sulphurated mouthfeeling, big problem here!, did i get a bad batch, still has a fruity cherry acidic note, toasted malt, with a mild alcoholic warmth feeling, leading towards a malty winey finish. Ended up paying 6$ for glass, of a beer having such a problem, it’s kind of a shame.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 Bu à Vices et Versa en fut (12 oz). Brune acajoux, peu de collet. Arome d’houblon épicé et de petit fruit. Goût d’houblon peu amère et fruité.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A dense creamy head depletes to a ring around the cloudy dark cherry red.
-An intriguing funky fruitiness meets the nostrils, mostly evoking red fruit (cranberries, cherries, pomegranates).
-Wooden dryness and intrinsic funkiness lie underneath the portly sweet maltiness.
-The fine carbonation and competent maltiness create a wealthy mouthfeel, which remain easy to drink.

What if you dig deeper?
-Cranberry fruitiness imposes itself in the flavor profile, providing enough tartness to dominate the mellow finish.
-The well-positioned funkiness is very similar to that of their Grincheuse Orange’s.
-Sweaty feet rise in the nose, and dusty yeast in the flavor profile, completing the emulation of barnyard authenticity.
-Caramel builds steam the more you sip, thus balancing out the diplomatic funky tartness; to me, this is ½ Belgian Strong Ale, ½ Flemish Sour Ale.
-Unobstrusive alcohol warmth reminds you that you can’t drink glass after glass if you want to remain coherent.
-A very interesting and drinkable creation from La Voie Maltée, which is to be expected, but also a confusing and sometimes incohesive one. It’s always nice to get your brain rattled.

On tap at Vices et Versa, Montréal.


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