Brewed by Lancelot
Style: Barley Wine
Le Roc-Saint-André, France
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Bière brassée la nuit de Samhain
Des quatres grandes fêtes annuelles celtiques, SAMHAIN est sans aucun doute la plus importante. Cette fameuse nuit du 31 octobre au 1er novembre est, en effet, hors du temps : ne faisant partie ni de l’année écoulée, ni de l’année à venir... puisque c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agit : la nuit du nouvel an celtique !

Nous avons voulu faire renaître ce moment capital pour les Celtes, cet instant magique où chaque chose réalisée tient du mythe. Nous avons décidé de créer une bière unique brassée exclusivement entre le coucher et le lever du soleil de cette nuit exceptionnelle. Cette bière de Samhain fera tout naturellement XI.I% alcool (11ème mois, 1er jour) ce qui contribuera à réchauffer nos coeurs cet hiver !

jercraigs' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 11, 2013
2013-06-01. Black body with a nice brown head and lace. Aroma is sort of herbal, leafy green notes dry mild roast. Flavour is interesting. First sip is a bit of a kick in the pants, big first impression with dry light roast and coffee like undertones, sweeter malt middle, herbal anise like notes in the finish. 7+ Alcohol is present throughout but restrained for the strength. Very smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Nice stuff, but much better suited to a winter fire than a hot summer patio! Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2168) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
33cl bottle, bought over a year ago in Lille, but brewed in 2011, so by now about 4 years old. Color is as good as black. Head is beige, but quickly disappears completely. Aroma’s of caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruit. Retronasal it’s sweet, burnt sugar, dried fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet. Medium bodied. Flavors linger, but no new flavors. Nice enough, if you’re in the mood for sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Davido. Great stuff. Aroma is fruity, fruit cake. Taste is great, Belgian fruitiness, very fruity, Belgian yeastiness. Very nice. Lots of use of the word ’fruit’ in this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle shared (thanks a lot Davido!). Deep brown with a tan head that lasts throughout. Currants and prune on the nose with a rum raisin cake quality as it warms. Heavy body with some stickiness. Rich with good sweetness. Very Belgian quad-like more so than a barley wine. Sweet finish with a hint of bitterness that is muted. Aweome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle shared. Huge nose of raisin and cake. Thick body, rich cereals with lots of dark fruit and cake, sweet finish. Lovely stuff, quite heady, more of a quad than a barley wine maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1545) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Marrón muy oscura, opaca y con muy abundante espuma color cafe con leche, bastante densa pero que se queda en nada luego. Aroma a café con copa incluido. En boca tiene mucho cuerpo, textura cremosa y un sabor marcadamente frutal (ciruela) junto con tonos de café, en un conjunto que no puede disimular la altísima graduación. Regusto largo, a cafe y alcohol y calorcito agradable. Buena copa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, May 15, courtesy of myself. Bought from Cave a Bulles, Paris. Pours deep dark brown with small off-white head. Taste is malty & fruity with some chocolate cake flavours. Decent French quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (2015) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2015
Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez de malt grillé avec café/chocolat et note sucrée. Gout de malt grillé avec chocolat cremeux et sucré et notes alcool, crème et fruits noirs. Corps onctueux. Fin grillée et douce. Pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (324) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2015
Brown with vanishing frothy head. Raisin, plums, toffee. Very sweet. Medium body with average carbonation. A belgian style dark ale that is not usual among french beers. But too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2013.
Visuel : Couleur : brune. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Caramel toffee, prunes, léger de chocolat, notes de houblon herbeux traces de raisins
Goût : Caramel toffee assez sucré, léger de prune et d’alcool, notes de chocolat, de houblon herbeux et de malt rôti
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, légèrement amère de houblon herbeux et d’alcool avec un résiduel sucré en bouche ainsi que des notes fruitées (raisins vineux)
En Résumé : Intéressante mais assez sucrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Fruity smell with dried fruit. Sweet taste with dried fruit, malty with chocolate and some metall. Belgo barley wine?

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