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Le Cheval Blanc Seigle in the City
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Specialty Grain
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale ale brassée avec 25% de seigle. 37 IBU - non-filtrée. 5.1% alc./vol. (Formerly called "Pale Ale au Seigle")


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thick creamy white head. A pleasant and fragrant spiced malt aroma, light citrus, perfumey. In mouth, a nice herbaceous and hoppy ale, with a bit of incense notes. Nice and refreshing. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub August 3 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. 48 IBU. Amber with lace and a small head. Like a mild IPA, a good bitterness and tasty drinkable. Grapefruit in aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Spicy rye flavors merge into herbal hops, as light caramel slowly washes over this silky Rye Amber Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the cloudy amber.
-The flavor profile is harmonious, balanced, not too tame, not too intense.
-The spicy hop bitterness lingers nicely.
-The residual sugars produce a velvety feel; this could be drier for my tastes in quaffers, but this is still nicely drinkable.

On tap at the brewpub.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (6777) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
[520-20070811] Tap @ Cheval Blanc (Montréal, QC). Wheat aroma with muted sweet fruit and a hint of nutmeg or other spice. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Mostly muted wheat flavour with a strange background leafy bitterness. Light-medium body. Fairly uninteresting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2007
Clear amber body with a small beige head. Good lacings. Body is a bit thin. Crunchy grainy malts. The rye character isn’t prevalent although the malt profile does feel a bit crisper than usual. Roasted but not very caramelized, the sweetness actually feels more like earthy brown sugar. Tree barks and woody flavours abound. Generously hopped. Part of the hopping reminds me of their over-the-top India Rouge but this time it is mellowed out with some grassier aromatic hops. Long bitter finish. Certainly felt more bitter than the advertised mere 48IBU. A medium astringency adds to the drinkability. Give it a fuller body and we have ourselves a top notch beer. Nice addition to the Cheval Blanc lineup. Yet another beer to help with my thirst problem but worsen my drinking problem.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
En fût. Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #1149)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Good aroma of rye with citrusy, piney hops. Good flavor of rye with citrusy, piney hops and a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Le liquide est doré et voilé. Présence d’un anneau de mousse avec une dentelle. Les arômes qui proviennent des houblons me font penser à un mélange d’agrumes sucrés. Présence en arrière-plan du seigle (est-ce ce léger parfum épicé?) avec des notes de malt grillé. Au goût, principalement les mêmes caractéristiques avec une belle attaque de l’amertume qui cherche à persister. En bouche, par contre, un peu trop mince de corps et de texture. La finale est bonne avec des notes amères et franches provenant des houblons.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
Verre de dégustation sur place. Surprenante bière brune trouble avec peu de mousse. Le nez est discret et le chocolat est bien présent (surprenant, 2 fois dans le même texte). La bouche est ronde et chocolatée. Le gaz carbonique est bien présent. Millésime 2012 serait-il moins bon que les années précédentes ?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
On cask, muddy amber hue, with a frothy white head, light floral leafy, grassy, piney, faint minty hoppy nose, with a light peachy, orange yeasty esters, and with some faint rye cerealic, bready, caramel maltiness accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty fruity, nice flowery leafy, grassy, minty, kind of tropical fruit hoppiness character, with a light crunchy rye cereal, bready, toasted malt. candyish orange peel backbone, leading towards fruity, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.


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