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Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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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.


Radek Kliber's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (3577) - 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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3903) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
On tap @ Le Cheval Blanc. Hazed straw pour with a white head. Nitro pour, I guess. Nose is pretty good, actually. Really citric and fruity. Mild pineapple, some grapefruit, and orange. A little grassy, too. Flavor is pretty sharp and citric. A lot of grapefruit. Mild grass and pine. The nitro kind of ruins the intensity of the beer, though. Otherwise, pretty nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (548) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Nice hop combo @ Mondial. Tropical fruitiness. Boozy finish. Good drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Creamer at brewpub. Pours a still looking copper with a huge creamy white head that leaves really intense lacing. Nose is of pine and tropical fruits, effective. Taste is really bitter but not harsh, fruity and sweet. Carbonation seemed low, mouthfeel was juicy/creamy. It was also a little sticky and that gets tiring after a while. Still, really fun and good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2821) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2013
sample at brewery, yup a double ipa on nitro, LOL. Its actualyl really good. Awesome piney flavors. good malt background without with alcohol burn

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3204) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1589) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
Beauty looking with a nice creamy white head. Notes of lemon, maybe some vanilla well balanced but on the low-ish bitterness end. Solid.


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