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Le Bien, Le Malt La Numéro 8

Le Bien, Le Malt La Numéro 8
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Brewed by Le Bien, Le Malt
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rimouski, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Nutty malts and orangey, coniferous hops whirl around each other, never quite gelling, in this muddled IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the cloudy amber.
-This brew is aromatically-challenged, especially for a hop forward style.
-The finishing bitterness increases drinkability.
-This may be the brewery’s best seller, but it is still way under average for an IPA in this day and age.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5941) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie au coût de 1,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrume. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-ambrée avec une tr;ès faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrume et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5448)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Version à 5,5% Blonde foncée où une mousse persistante la surmonte et laisse une trace harmonieuse au verre. Des senteurs d’agrumes et de conifères s’unissent pour un parfum uniforme. Une amertume pas très prononcée, même moins que certaines Pale Ale et l’arrière-goût n’est pas bien garnit. Probablement la plus intéressante du lot. (760-290713)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at brewpub.
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with small thin head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Herbal hops wit light hay. Some vague malt. Light fruity notes.
Taste : Light malt, light herbal hops. Light resinous notes. Some burnt sugars. Finish is bitter and astringent.
Overall : Nothing really special. Feels a bit more like an english pale ale than an IPA and not a really good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
On tap at Le Bien Le Malt summer 2012.The color is a hazy amber with a thin beige head.The aroma is of citrus fruits, hops and a bit of malt. The taste much of the same plus herbs.A decent I.P.A.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
In short: A well-balanced malty and citrusy/floral amber IPA with light soapy notes
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a medium beige head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is Floral hops with citrusy notes, the most hop-forward aromatic Rimouski beer ever. Taste has a solid semi-toasted biscuity malt backbone with a bit of caramel. In mouth the hops are more citrusy than in the aroma and the roles are reverse, citrus fruits upfront and floral notes in the back. Also some citric notes. Bitterness a clean and the after-taste is relatively short for the style. This is a hoppy beer with a solid malt backbone, a well balanced beer, not a hop-bomb. Still, this is the most hop-forward beer I’ve ever had in Eastern Quebec. Nice fluffy mouthfeel. All this would be fine if it wasn’t for the soapy character from start to finish. Overall just an average IPA at best, which makes it a fantastic IPA for eastern Quebec. And for those with limited advanced mathematics knowledge, number 8 is the representation of infinity that has finally decided to get up its lazy ass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Belle bière cuivrée, à peine voilée et coiffée d’un col velouté laissant une fine dentelle au verre. Des arômes typiques de caramel et d’agrumes sur une levure agréablement lactée. Raisonnablement amère avec une pointe d’acidité. De corps étonnamment modeste, elle est veloutée et finement effervescente. Elle se termine sur de bons arômes et une amertume durable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2539) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the brewpub on July 9, 2012. Coppery amber, thin head. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit hoppiness. Nutty hoppy, some citrus and herbs, good bitterness. A pretty nice IPA!


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