Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Very Pale IPA brewed with pale malts, oat and rye flakes. Intensely dry-hopped with Citra, Zythos and Bramling Cross. Nitro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
In short: An aromatic hop bomb, tasty but never aggressive blond IPA
How: Tap at brewpub, first batch brewed, post-Mondial 2012 event
The look: Cloudy yellow-blond body topped by a large white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is an aromatic bomb (fruity-flowery) that can match fresh Hill Farmstead IPAs in terms of aromatic hoppy intensity and freshness. Taste is relatively smooth for such an aromatic bomb, soft bready malts, fluffy yeasty mouthfeeel, lively carbonation, an abundance of refreshing fruits (bananas, mangos, tropical fruits of all kinds…) and flowers. A bit of cat piss as the beer warms up, me suspecting some Citra here. Very tasty but never aggressive, once again slightly reminiscent of Hill Farmstead’s single IPAs series, and that’s quite a compliment. A great beer, nice to see that Quebec is really catching up on the aromatic IPAs trend. Great beer, this rating is from the day of the release of the first batch, I could have drank gallons of this but my wife dragged me back home, I’m a beerophile and I shouldn’t be trusted alone with fresh young beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, light caramel malt with smooth British hops, nice. In mouth, a smooth biscuit with herbal British hops, oily mouthfeel, a bit of butterscotch, quite nice. On tap at Off Mondiale Event at Cheval Blanc, June 8 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentL (264) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Pas mal du tout, une bonne IPA, au Mondial, ce qui la distingue est que je la trouve un peux crémeuse. Bien aimé.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Draught at Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal, June 8. Pours a very murky yellow-peach with an average size long-lasting creamy off-white head -- looks great. Aroma: Wowza! This smells amazing -- lots of hops and quite fruity along with yeast and herbs. Flavour of sweet malt, yeast and citrus hops and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Simply fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2877) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Big on the fruity, citrusy hops. Juicy green leafy hops. The juiciness i find cut the bitterness and its not overpowering. Creamy mouthfeel and a soft carb. Touches of rye add a rounder finish, with some lovely pine, resin notes. Super session ale. But the 7% might differ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at Brewpub
Aroma friendly approach, mellow yet rich with hops. Citrus sweet side walls.8-
Appearance fine haze on gold. Long lasting creamy cap.3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mild heat, creamy mid. Low carbonation. Array of hop swag. Good , drinkable session styled brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4489-20120608] Tap. Light orange peel yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Orange peel yeasty hops flavour. Medium body. Quite tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
Overheard: "... And it’s not offensive because it’s from the point of view the kid."
(@ Le Cheval Blanc, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Au mondial 2012. Cette bière est mon coup de cœur du mondial. Une belle robe jaunâtre avec une mousse crémeuse durable. Une tête de sunday aux cerises. Le nez est une belle compote d’agrumes, de citron et d’orange. Le nez invite a plonger dans le liquide. La bouche est soyeuse, crémeuse, le conditionnement à l’azote aidant. Les saveurs de houblons citronnées sont bien présentes. Un vrai bonheur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Draft: Poured a clear pale yellow color male with a large enough foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits hops with lightly sweet malt base. Taste is dominated by an explosion of citrus notes with some of tropical fruit and even some fruity ester with lightly sweet malt base. Body is light for style with good carbonation. I really enjoyed the mix between some light pale malt with huge fruity hops aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (428) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Hazy blonde with a huge creamy white head. Intrusive fruity aromas, very intense. Low to medium body, very creamy due to the nitro carbonation, well integrated bitterness, and a long fruity hop salad aftertaste. Highly quaffable glass of cream IPA! Different...

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