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Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Version azotée à 7.3%. Dégustée en fût sur place. De couleur blonde-ambrée et voilée. Nez de houblon herbeux (menthe et herbes fraîches), citrique et aux notes florales, moyen de fruits (agrumes, notes de fruits tropicaux) et léger de grains de malt sucrés. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyen-léger crémeuse (azotée). Goût moyen-amer de houblon citrique, lègèrement herbeux (herbes fraîches, faibles traces de menthe) et aux notes florales (amertume dominant toute la gorgée) avec un goût fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger de fruits tropicaux, notes d’abricots) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de grains de malt sucré avec un léger goût de pain et des traces de miel puis la finale laisse toute la place aux houblons, plus herbeux. Post-goût long, plutôt amer de houblon herbeux, citrique et aux notes florales avec un goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes, pelures d’abricots).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Version à l’azote de 7,2% avec un indice d’amertume de 87 IBU Elle est blonde presque limpide avec une bonne tête mousseuse, qui se garde une gêne côté dentelle. Au nez, c’est du houblon et pratiquement que ça. Un houblon floral et d’agrumes, principalement de pamplemousse blanc. Son goût est d’une de ces amertume qui nous imprègne la bouche de façon assez intense, mais en même temps, sa texture veloutée, créée par le système de pompage gazéifié choisi, la rend beaucoup plus douce qu’elle ne paraît. (451-081112) Mise à jour: Elle est arrivée pratiquement entièrement blanche avant de laisser paraître sa robe blonde. Les arômes sont les mêmes que la première fois. Elle est veloutée et soyeuse en bouche. Une amertume civilisée qui s’allonge en arrière-goût. (071113)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2548) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Drank on tap (14 oz nitro) at the brewpub on November 2, 2012. Misty honey blonde, big head (nitrogen). Citrus aroma with honey, some notes of herbs. The taste is pretty much the same thing, very dry, bitter herbs. It is passable for an IPA, I should have tried it on cask!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentL (278) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6263) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3254) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6434) - 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)


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