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Le Cheval Blanc Lager Blonde

Le Cheval Blanc Lager Blonde
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Premium Lager
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


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Lager in the german tradition. Mildly hoppy. Aged at least 5 weeks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knolan (8) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 My apologies to the brewpub that I misrepresented their beer, I was told it was their beer I had but seems it wasn’t. I can’t seem to remove the rating therefore I’ll leave this note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4070) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2013
sample at brewery, extra points for cleanness and drinkablilty, a very smooth clean lager. Very crisp

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place. De couleur dorée pâle et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâles, léger de levures fruitées (agrumes), léger de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses avec des notes de pain et de miel. Moyennement ronde en bouche et moyennement pétillante avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes) avec un goût de grains de malt pâle légèrement sucrés et accompagné d’un goût légèrement amer houblon floral aux faibles traces citriques (une amertume présente en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un léger goût d’un moyen goût de pain avec des notes de miel et quelques traces de caramel doux puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon plus herbeux. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses avec de faibles notes fruitées (agrumes). (printemps 2006)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Smells like nothing - just a little bit of crisp malt. Maybe a bit of noble hops or something in there. Smells decent. Drinkable beer for the yokels in this bar. Pours a little orange but it’s bad light in here so it’s hard to tell. On tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild butterish and malty. Bitter, grassy and light cornish. Dry and slight cornish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (6477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours a totally clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose light honey. The flavor is smooth and tasty with easygoing sweet malts. Pretty clean and a nice Pale Lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
On tap at La Cheval Blanc. Pours a slight hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly grain. Body is smooth, but flavor is all metal and grain. Ends crisply with a light hop bitterness, and more of the metallic flavor that has permeated this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3302) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
nothing special typical lager, nice malt, and some slight hops, crips drinking beer. Nothing special, but solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
[518-20070811] Tap @ Cheval Blanc (Montréal, QC). Wheat straw aroma with a hint of horse. Clear, orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Flavour continues straw and hay characteristics with a mildly spicy yeasty grain. Medium body is a little complex. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Draught pint at the brewpub on 1/27/07
Highly clear maize with a bit of copper-gold. Light carbonation in the liquid, leading to a small white head showing low to moderate retention, no lacing.
Medium strength nose tells of diacetyl lushly mixed with sweet pale malts. Soft, grassy hops are rather evident, as is a touch of sweet corn and fresh, crisp yeast. So you’ve got quite a paradox in the nose (and flavor). On one hand, the pleasant, crisp yeast on the finish and moderately aromatic, fresh hops are lively and crisp as a lager should be, but the somewhat underattenuated pale sugars and buttercreamy diacetyl work completely in the opposite direction. It comes out to something like an English pale ale, though maybe a bit more crisp and less fruity than that. No alcohol and only mild corn-like notes prove marginally troublesome.
Soft, well-malted texture is not overdone with carbonation, while the grassy/mossy hops have a touch of citrus to them and are moderately apparent, leading to a pleasing dryness. Unfortunately, a profound buttercream-like flavor all but drowns out the hops. It’s well-integrated with the malt and not of the burnt/dry popcorn or paper variety (the nuances of diacetyl.....) and just gives, well, a buttery-sweet beer that has a favorable texture. The finish has lightly crisp yeast, bits of corn sugar-like notes and some lingering nuttiness. Low fruitiness, but more than I’d expect from a lager. Probably just their house yeast fermented at cool temperatures, as others have suggested.
Get rid of the diacetyl, crank the attenuation, and they’d really have something lovely.

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