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: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bedainedebiere (516) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at brewpub. I thought it had a lot of similarities with a saison but I was pleasantly surprised by the intensity and the depth in the taste, ranging from abundant cereals to fruityness provided by their signature yeast, without forgetting that very interesting leafy hoping. A very, very good beer which is raising the whole level of this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
Clear golden topped by a generous white foam. Good head retention. Nice and complex aromas of noble herbal hops, esters (bubble gum), and a touch fruity. Big CO2 attack, medium to full body, clean bitterness on the hay side, quite dry, nice malt backbone and lingering herbal bitterness. Great belgian pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9319) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub, April 18, 2010. Hazy blonde, small head. Aroma of spicy wheat, fruity and well hopped, Taste of dry and spicy hops, notes of fine herbes, bitter sweet good. It’s rare that I write this for Cheval Blanc, but it’s a success!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Pint on tap at Cheval Blanc.The color is a hazy honey, with a thin beige head. The aroma is of hops and sweet fruits. The taste also of hops sweetfruits and also a floral taste with alt,yeast. The taste in your mouth is sovery pleasing it just makes you want more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4208) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Nice clear light gold pour, white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, quite grainy, spicy hops. Taste is a real treat, good balance of sweetness and hoppiness, with just a hint of yeast spice. Palate is well carbonated and fluffy, body is medium-full. A real tasty quencher.

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