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Le Cheval Blanc Bauweraerts Gouden Ale
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Belgian Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A special offering and a big cheers to our dear friend and Brasserie d’Achouffe co-founder, Christian Bauweraerts. It’s a golden pale ale, belgian style, hopped with Sterling and Ahtanum hops, dry hopped with czech Premiant hop leaves, unfiltered and refermented in kegs.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and yeasty. Bitter, herbal and grassy. Phenolic and almost bubblegum like. Bitter and dry into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, herbaceous catnip hops with light citrus notes. In mouth, a belgian hops whopper with light candy sugar, belgian hops, corky notes, puckering Brett notes. A challenging ale. On tap at brewpub, April 23, 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Banana esters, spicy hops and plump straw coalesce in this characterful New World Golden Ale, a refreshing hybridization of Belgian, American and Czech heritage.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-The spicy hops add a wonderful touch to the otherwise estery aroma, and lots of flavor and bitterness. Everything is levelled though, so all ingredients can be enjoyed equally.
-The many tiny bubbles make for a bubbly mouthfeel.
-Timid honeyed cereal sweetness add to the complexity. This is, as you can imagine, a tad sweeter than the typical Belgian-style Ale.
-This is hard to categorize, and that is perhaps one of the reasons I find it so successful.

On tap at the brewpub.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011
In short: A highly refreshing original Belgian blonde ale. A lemony bouquet of grass
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: The highly aromatic nose is a bouquet of flowers and dry grass over a lemon pie. Taste has a lot of dry hay/straw, a touch of honey, lots of flower petals, lemon. Pillowy full body. Finish has a mild-medium citric tartness, mild dry grassy bitterness. To call this beer sessionnable is an understatement. This beer is a refreshing new take on the session blonde ale. I would drink pints and pints of this beer. It’s because of beers like this that I don’t have abs of steel. I can’t operate a welding torch when I’m drunk.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is a nice strong lemon and citrus, some zesty hops. The flavor is a sweet citrus note, lemon, some light herbal and spicy hops. Enjoyable for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2010
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et de céréales avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe d’épices et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3007)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Le Cheval Blanc, pours a completely clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, horse blanket, sort of like a saison. Flavour of Belgian yeast, some wild, rustic notes, a bit of horse blanket and and dry leather. Tastes way better than it looks. Very sessionable and flavourful. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Drank from the tap, a pint. Dark golden colour, darker than expected. Nice aroma, the hops are present. Some malt. Nice mouthfeel, the yeast is present, Tasty hops aftertaste. I liked this one 7/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, hazy blonde hue, with a white head, yeasty, spicy, fruity, bready dough, flower petal, lavender, lilac nose with some lemon, grapefruit peel, pineapple esters, and some faint honeyed pale malt, vanilla aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, spicy herbal, flowery lavender, rose petal, floral hop citrusy character with a grapefruit skin, faint pineapple fruitiness, with a leafy, grassy, minty hoppiness and a hint of vanilla, leading towards a lemony, citrusy, floral hoppy, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Le liquide a une couleur dorée et est embrouillé. Présence d’une petite tête. Quelques traces restent collées au verre. Le nez est intéressant avec la présence d’une touche fruitée acidulée, d’aromates, de fleurs et un soupçon de miel. Au goût, la banane verte, la levure et les houblons occupent toute la place. En bouche, le liquide est de moyenne corpulence et est traversé par une effervescence modérée. En finale, un mélange de notes houblonnées et citriques.


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