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Brewed by Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Style: American Pale Ale
Carleton-sur-Mer, Canada

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La CORTE-REAL, de couleur blond doré, possède un arôme floral. Toute en équilibre, cette bière bien assise sur une base de malt, laisse ressortir, tout au long de la dégustation, les différents goûts que le houblon Centennial peut apporter à une bière.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
En fût. Verre de 20 oz dégusté chez Brouhaha (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de zestes d’oranges et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #2107)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
In short: A well done by-the-book Pale Ale with a bit of everything you want from the style. Highly drinkable.
How: On tap… somewhere… (Brouhaha?)
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a small off-white head leaving good lacing
In long: The pleasant nose is a bit floral and herbal with resinous notes. The body pleasantly light and juicy without feeling watery in any way. The taste has the refreshing fruity notes one expect from a refreshing pale ale. In this case citrus fruits, apricots and even an orange zest. Some caramel and a touch of honey but overall the sweetness level is pleasantly low. The mild bitterness is citrusy, herbal and just a little resinous. An impressive beginning by this newcomer of the quebec beer scene. First beer I have from them and I can already assert that this is in the top-10 Carleton-sur-Mer breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
64 oz growler. Dark copper pour, yellowish head. Aroma is spicy, floral, I like the tea comment I saw previously. Some resin, some toffee like malt too. Taste is quite green, leafy resiny hops but not overly bitter. Well calibrated. Finish is bitter and pretty long, a well done low alcohol IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5499) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle @mondial de la bière. A clear amber beer, nose is on caramel and hops. Aroma is on a classic pale ale, well hopy with resin notes at the finish, good body, malty, good stuff, nice hops bouquet, enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5293) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Bottle November 13th 2012, so this one is 4 month old (crap, didn’t saw it when I bought it). Clear amber with a small fully lasting white head and small lacing. Aroma is of citrus along with floral notes and slight caramel. Hops are faded though. Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of citrus, floral/herbal notes and slight caramel. Herbal finish. Slight but sticky bitterness. Medium body. Slightly watery. Still refreshing and drinkable even with 4-month of age. Pretty decent bottled APA, it’s probably fun too drink (except if it’s a lot more herbal young).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5091) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
Cruchon. Le liquide dévoile une robe ambrée. La tête mousseuse est belle et reste accrochée. Le nez cherche à se faire désirer : les houblons qui transpirent les fleurs et la résine cherchent à se frotter à la douceur des grains caramélisés. Au fil des gorgées, quelques pointes épicées qui émergent avec finesse. Au goût, les saveurs des houblons sont plus intenses et davantage complexifiées. Le malt est aussi plus enrobé avec un caramel qui me semble beaucoup plus fignolé. En bouche, le liquide est de moyenne rondeur avec une effervescence adéquate et une texture légèrement crémeuse. En finale, les houblons affirment une amertume agréable et de bonne durée.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4210) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
growler de 1,8l, acheté chez grand duc. bière de belle couleur cuivrée, mousse abondante, épaisse et durable, nez agréable de houblon , cascade ?, houblonnage à froid. floral, bouche de moyenne corpulence, finale amère agréable. dans le style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3845) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
64oz growler. Nice amber body with a thick off-white frothy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma with oaky, citrusy, and brown sugar hints. Its sharp hoppy taste is a bit less complex and ends with a decent bitter/oaky finish. Good example of APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3741) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2009
Growler, 1.82 l, lot 47-152, purchased at Le Grand Duc on July 15 2009, savoured on July 25 2009; eye: amber, clear, no effervescence, voluminous beige head that falls and turns into an island of melting ice cream, lot of lacing; nose: hops, grapefruit, light grain; mouth: hops, malt, grapefruit, grain, finale in grapefruit with a good presence of malt, medium body, rather carbonated, mildly bitter, light astringency, slightly grainy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Cruchon brun, 1,82 l, lot 47-152, achetée chez Le Grand Duc le 15 juillet 2009, savourée le 25 juillet 2009; œil : ambrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui tombe et se transforme en un îlot de crème glacée fondante, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : houblon, pamplemousse, léger grain; bouche : houblon, malt, pamplemousse, grain, finale en pamplemousse avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement amère, légère astringence, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3719) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a large off-white foam. Aroma: Slightly nutty and earthy, a touch infected?, seem British rather than American, salt and vinegar chips, some caramalt, burnt sugar and C-hops once the yuck clears out, weird start that worked out fairly well in the end. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Better than the nose and more to style, some decent grapefruit and marmalade, almost enough malt backbone for support, quite dry for an APA, without the characteristic caramalt, still decent; dry with pretty good bitterness and a dusty, malty, C-hop finish.

The nose had me worried, but the flavour was reassuring.


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