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Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Une des bières les plus visuellement alléchantes au Québec, la poussée d’azote lors du service en fût donne un résultat très trouble, presque enneigé même. Quand la tempête se dissipe, on y aperçoit une belle couleur dorée assez claire. La mousse est évidemment duveteuse et généreuse, et elle dessine une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Les houblons dégagent des arômes de sapin et de fruits de la passion. Des effluves épicées sont également détectables. L’onctuosité est au rendez-vous en bouche avec l’azote et les flocons d’avoine. Les saveurs houblonnées et fruitées percent au travers de la vague crémeuse et s’agencent à des céréales épicées pour qu’on ne puisse plus s’arrêter de la boire. L’amertume est assez soutenue. Quelle bière incroyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at the Brewpub. Slightly hazy gold pour with creamy (nitro) white head. Aroma is grassy, orange peel, nice dank weedy hop aroma. Taste is mind blowing, so much delicious orange zest, creamsicle, dank hop, piney, so good, probably the best IIPA I ever tried so far, at the first sip my eyes lit up like a five year old in a firestation. Palate is so smooth (nitro), soft carbonation, so easy drinking. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap (13 oz) @ Le Cheval Blanc. Served on nitro.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange with a thick fully lasting creamy white head and heavy lacing. Unfair because of the nitro serving? I don’t care, it’s beautiful.

Aroma: Dank hops, oranges, pine, onions, grass and mild spiciness.

Taste: Ok, this is where things really starts to get serious. A burst of dank hops, grass, creamsickle, oranges, pine, rich doughy cereals, mild spiciness and moderate bitterness. Juicy. Perfect cohesion.

Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Really smooth and creamy mouthfeel because of the nitro. A bit oily too. Despite being that creamy, it’s still super dry in the finish. Resinous, citrus and dankiness in the aftertaste. Unfair because of nitro serving? I don’t care this is amazing.

Overall: This is my highest rated DIPA so far. Is it the best I had per se? Not 100% sure about that because Hill Farmstead makes some badass ones too, but this is definitely the one I enjoyed the most. Thoroughly. I only drank a 13 oz pour (ok ok, I admit I also took a few sips in the glass of the lady) because I was driving a few hours later and this is still an 8% abv beer but otherwise I would have drank many (!) glasses of this... all day long. Drinkability is astonishing for a DIPA. Really quenching and so smooth. Packed with a ton of flavors while still being extremely well balanced. Perfect mouthfeel for that beer. Phenomenal!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2756) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bue en quantité déraisonnable et pourtant incapable de la définir convenablement. On sent bien dans le corps la richesse des céréales utilisés et les première gorgées sont d’une onctuosité bandante grâce à l’azote. Des fruits tropicaux hyper juteux et presque gras dominent avec des pointes d’agrumes et de verdures qui tranchent. Un bon jus qui peinture bien l’intérieur. Bien content du résultat considérant que j’ai molesté son empâtage et pelleté sa drêche.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6400) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Hazy pastel yellow, nice creamy white head. Lovely flavour, pleasant citrus is non-descript (sweet lemon?) but quite nice. Mild bitterness, very mild pale malt and wheat like notes. Something else I can’t pin down. Bitterness grows in the finish. Pleasant aroma, lemon-citrus and hints of yeast. Very smooth medium bodied palate. Lovely. On tap at Cheval Blanc, Montreal

Overheard: "I would also like the Double Boner!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3377) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: pale copper, semi-opaque, no effervescence, nice creamy white head, nice lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, tangerine, orange, slight pepper, slight malt; mouth: resinous hops, pine, tangerine, orange, slight pepper, slight malt, light astringency, dry finale in tangerine with presence of pine, medium-full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai; œil : cuivre pâle, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse blanche crémeuse, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, orange, très léger poivre, très léger malt; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, orange, très léger poivre, très léger malt, légère astringence, finale sèche en tangerine avec présence de pin, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : très bon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3359) - 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.


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