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Le Bien, Le Malt Grande Barbue

Le Bien, Le Malt Grande Barbue
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Brewed by Le Bien, Le Malt
Style: American Pale Ale
Rimouski, Canada

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Bière voilée, couleur de cuivre et où flotte un fin col crème traçant le verre d’une légère dentelle. Des arômes percutant et, légèrement incongrus, de caramel, de café, de beurre et de pain brûlé. Moyennement amère et légèrement aigre. Elle est de texture huileuse, finement effervescente, de corps un peu frêle pour tout ces arômes et se termine en bouche assez rapidement, sur une rapide amertume.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (2915) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Glass, draught, on the premise, savoured on August 10 2010; eye: amber, caramel, hazy, slight ring of beige head; nose: hoppy, bread, pine, malt; mouth: malt, light caramel, light pine, light spices, nice balance, good carbonation, not much bitterness after the finale, medium body, lightly grainy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, en fût, bue sur place, savourée le 10 août 2010; œil : ambrée, caramel, voilée, très petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : houblonnée, pain, pin, malt; bouche : malt, léger caramel, léger pin, léger épices, bien équilibrée, bonne carbonatation, peu d’amertume en post-goût, corps moyen, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 In short: Toasted grainy semi-sweet cookies and timid hopping. Meh.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is toasted semi-sweet malts and very light hoppy notes with humid basement sensation. Taste has a lot of grainy toasted cookies, some toasted white and brown sugar, some crunchy caramel, some dry toasted bread crumbs, some barley candies, some timid leafy hops presence. The timid hopping is overwhelmed by the beer residual sugars, this is too sugary sweet for a pale ale. Actually quite similar to their own ESB (Esbrouffe) except that La Grande Barbue is sweeter and less hoppy. The first time I had this beer was when visiting the family (I’m from Rimouski) after coming back from trip in Europe. Let me tell you that I preferred to visit the old continent than to visit the old incontinent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Caramel malts, grape juice and earthy hops combine in this balanced, soft Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles th cloudy dark amber.
-Carbonation is rather low and the mouthfeel could use some tightening up to increase drinkability.
-Hops offer subtle orangey touches.
-Once again, the Frontenac malt character is simply not harmonious with all ingredients out there and the stubbornness of some brewers to use it in almost every brew disappoints me.

On tap at the brewpub.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
on tap at the pub... Aroma:Light grapefruit nose.... Appearance:Hazy amber,no head... Flavor:Good bitternes,grapefruit...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
Part of the tasting tray at the brewpub. Dark golden amber. Aroma of bread crusts and light peaches. Flavour is surprisingly toasty. Finish is mildly bitter. More of an English style pale ale, but very tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
En fût. Verre de 5 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblons et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Très légère amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2871)


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