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Le Cheval Blanc Saison de Noël

Le Cheval Blanc Saison de Noël
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
2007 and 2008 vintages : brewed with honey, 2 varieties of pepper (black and szechuan) and star anise. 6.1% 2009 : not made 2010 : Brewed with pilsner malts, munich malts, crystal, chocolate malt and candi sugar. Hopped at 25 IBU’s with Ahtanum, Simcoe and Centennial. Spices : Black pepper, coriander, orange peel and indian fennel. Naturally refermented with brettanomyces bruxellensis in a secondary tank. 5.9%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place. De couleur ambrée et voilée. Nez épicé (gingembre, coriandre, cannelle, notes de poivre et de muscade), léger de levures fruitées (agrumes, petites notes de pêches sucrées), léger de caramel doux avec des notes de sucre bonbon et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-élevé. Goût de levures fruitées sucrées aux petites notes sûres (agrumes, petites notes de pêche, traces de cerises) avec un goût assez épicé (gingembre, moyen de coriandre, notes de cannelle et de poivre, traces de muscade) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un léger goût de caramel doux avec des petites notes de sucre bonbon et de pain sucré et puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses. Post moyen-long et un peu sec, légèrement de houblon herbeux avec un léger goût épicé (poivre doux, traces de gingembre terreux) avec des notes fruitées. (hiver 2005-06)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at Cheval Blanc. The color is a dark hazy blond, with a white head. The taste and aroma is of spicies and malt. To go back to the taste it is also somewhat bitter and a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4209) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
au pub, un bonne pinte, j’ai bien aimé cette bière très épicée, avec une bonne rondeur, agréable et tout à fait recommandable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
12 oz. on tap at the brewpub. App.: med. brownish copper with a foamy, sl. off-white head. Aroma: pine and malt, maybe cardamon, a metallic defect (again) and a hard-to-define skunky quality. Palate: med.-light body, aggressive, sharp carbonation. Flav.: that piney, cardamon flavour predominates (maybe it’s more like clove?), roasted malts and subdued fruitiness, lightly sweet and not the least bit bitter. A bit spicy on the finish. Not what I expected and that makes sense now that I read the description!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
Bu sur place en fut (10 oz). Blonde foncée, mince collet. Arome de malte fruité, très peu épicé. Goût d’houblon amère simplistique, faiblement épicé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Partly cloudy light bronze body topped by off-white ring. Nose is spicy barley candies and tree bark. Original and pleasant. Taste is peppery and overall very spicy. I also get fruity flavours like I get from artificially flavoured candies. There are also a lot of earthy roots and coniferous bark flavours in there. Nice contrast with the fruity spices and it works well. Sweet finish with dry non bitter hops. The over the top spicy candy thing would probably tire me out after a while but not before a pint or two. A very nice Christmas Season (Saison de Noel). If you knew my family you’d agree that a good Christmas Season can help me get through the Christmas season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was medium copper. The aroma had some cinnamon and ginger. There was also some caramel and shortbread. The taste was apples and ginger with some spice in the finish. Another form this brewer with a smooth slick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Hazy mahogany hue, with a ring of tan foam, spicy aroma of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, even cloves in the nose, with a hint of wininess and fruitiness in the aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a spicy peppery like black pepper, star anise, with a hint of fruitiness, mostly dark fruits, caramelized malt note, leading towards a peppery, malty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Verre de 5 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de gingembre et de cannelle. Apparence: La couleur est rousse avec une faible densité de bulle. Absence de col mais présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices (gingembre entre autre). La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen et la texture est minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #377)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a deep amber with a good head and nice carbonation. Nice sweet maltalong with some herbal and spicy hops. Flavor has a nice maltiness to it, and my notes say that it reminded me more of a biere de garde than a saison. A fair amount of spice upfront but then again hits you in the end, along with some earthy and herbal notes. Some notes of bourbon, oak, and other woods in there as well. Definitely a weird saison.

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