Le Cheval Blanc Oktoberfest
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Deep golden-orange lager brewed with pils and munich malts to celebrate the fall arrival. Dry hopped with czech Saaz hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Nice malty aroma with some hops showing through. Also a bit of candy smell from the yeast.Light amber to brown color with a nice foamy head.This beer is on CO2 and Nitrogen which gives it a unique palate.The malts really shine in this beer.The hops are perfectly balanced to make sure the focus stays on the malt and yeast character. super clean and tasty! well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
Nice balance of thick, chewey malts and light, herbal hops in the nose. Hazy, light copper-golden with small white head that recedes to lasting cover with some nice lacing. Big malty caramel and toffee flavour, with herbal/floral hops towards the end and mild bitterness to take the edge off. Lastingly sweet caramel in the finish. Medium body with good carbonation on the tongue and very nice mouthfeel. So good, I had to have a second glass. On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Clear blonde-orange with a nice foamy head. Malty aromas with hints of herbaceous hops. It gets really interesting on the palate with a surprising dose of noble hops. Must be dry hopped I tought, with Saaz??? Still good malt backcone to support the hops. Good balance. An interesting session oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2004
Orange/Sand hue, hazy, sticky 1cm white head. Light aroma, smells heavily carbonated up front. Creamy, herbal.. Big flavor of butter cookies, ginger, gentle floral hops. Slightly astringent finish. Mild, but efficient. Well developped graham cookies maltiness. Expressive dry almost smoky caramel pudding finish. Mild bitterness. Very crisp light-medium body with usual powdery Cheval Blanc mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation. Straightforwardly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 2007 version: An all-Saaz version. A wonderfully balanced polotmavé (so not your usual oktoberfest lager) with a cushiony body, beautiful Saaz presence from aroma to bitterness, bready malts and soft carbonation. An exceptional session beer! 3.7/5

2004 version: An earthy yeast spray tastefully lathers the classy hay and floral bitterness...Perfect balance of soothing malt biscuits and orangey and herbal hops...Traditional values which are still interestingly contemporary...3.5/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
Pours a nice, clear dark gold color with a medium, creamy white head. Interesting aroma of biscuity malt and bread. Good flavor of strong, thick biscuity malt with bread and a solid hops bitterness. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. This beer is well made and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
Une pinte sur place. Une belle robe cuivrée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de biscuit, de malt Munich et une touche de houblon. La bouche est simple, légère et légèrement sucrée avec des notes de biscuits. Une bière de soif agréable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Bu sur place (10 oz). Couleur non typique blonde légèrement vaseuse, mini collet. Arome de malte légèrement sucré (bien). Petit goût de malte doux, mélange intéressant d’agrume et d’épice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
The look: Cloudy amber body with a medium off-white head.
The style: Oktoberfest
The stuff: Aroma of a peppery/spicy barley cookie if such a thing exists. Taste is what I expect from this (I must admit unexciting style). Malt profile is biscuit and doughy. True german larger yeast feel. Nose spices only have a subtle presence in the taste. Very doughy and round with a nice fluffy body. Generously amount of grassy hops. Ah, the Oktoberfest, one of my favourite yearly tradition next to wrestling albinos midgets in rice pudding.
The how: Tap at brewpub
The conclusion: True to the style. Slightly above average for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Verre de 12 oz, au brewpub. Version houblonnée à froid avec du Styrian Bobek. Arômes de grains verts et de houblon légèrement épicé. Robe orangée et trouble, belle petite mousse et effervescence assez délicate. En bouche, on retrouve une belle présence de malt pilsner et de légères touches plus grillées provenant du Munich. Le houblon apporte des notes vertes et épicées, mais n’est pas particulièrement bien défini. Légère présence sulfureuse. Finale présentant une amertume assez forte pour le style. Une belle bière, mais peut-être pas aussi invitante que d’autres lagers du Cheval Blanc.

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