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: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Pale ale brassée avec 25% de seigle. 37 IBU - non-filtrée. 5.1% alc./vol. (Formerly called "Pale Ale au Seigle")

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10896) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2010
This is a nice cloudy orange with a white short thick head. Fruity and peachy aromas and tastes. Better beer when they don’t rush it, good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4920) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2864) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Bu sur place en fut (12 oz). Rousse orange, petit collet avec de la dentelle. Arome d’houblon et de fruits sucré, peu de seigle. Goût d’houblon bien amère, peu de seigle dans la bouche, mais je la sens plus quant elle est moin froide. Simple mais bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Tap at the Brewpub: Pours a hazy golden with a strong/small off white head. A grainy rye sweetness meshes with some light American hops in the aroma. Light-to-medium bodied-softly carbonated. The grains are at the fore-flavor, offering some husky rye chewiness and is followed by some resiny hop oily character. A solid profile. Good to session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
Verre à la brasserie. Arômes de houblon résineux et floral. Robe ambrée et assez claire, fine dentelle. Les céréales sont très présentes et se marient bien au houblon légèrement résineux (centennial?) et floral. Finale plutôt amère. Intéressant en raison de la présence marquée du seigle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3251) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

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