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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
La Swordfish est une brune hybride aux céréales d’une bière anglaise et à la levure belge, ce qui lui donne un goût à la fois malté et léger. Les goûts de caramel et de chocolat sont prédominants, alors qu’une touche d’épices reste en bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Opaque dark brown color with faint visible activity. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, making a very good amount of legs. Flavors of molasses, dark berries, walnuts, burnt maple syrup, cocoa, and herbal spices. Nice sweetness with a fresh dash of spices. More sugary with a little earthy bitterness. Slick light oily body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish with a pleasant tongue coat of sweet molasses and butterscotch, a perfect dose of grassy hops, and a roasted nuts feel. Overall excellent quality craft: delicious pleasant flavors, balanced and well intensified, filling and very fresh, strong while easy to drink. Although the body is too weak and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (552) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Une bonne brune bien tourbeuse et juste assez amère... La mousse est dense et très tenace. On goûte le sucre brun, la levure et les épices et tout est bien agencé. Très bonne buvabilité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Robe brune foncée assez claire avec colde mousse beige et assez dense. Dentelle epaisse et huileuse. Arômes de levures belges, noisettes, malt grillé et mielleux, épices à dessert. En bouche, c’est un mélange un peu spécial de saveurs sucrées et amères. Levures belges et épices sucrées qui rencontrent du malt grillé et des noisettes. Surtout orienté vers le malt anglais, minéral et terreux. Finale plus herbacée et caramélisé et où les houblons ressortent un peu plus. Texture moyenne-légère, corps moyen également. Bière brune qui sort des sentiers battus mais qui ne tombe pas dans ma palette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaseurboreal (23) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Consommé avec Pascal. Belle couleur brune avec une belle mouse. Goût de caramel, de chocolat et d’épices. Bonne amertume qui ne dure pas longtemps.Une bonne bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5351) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
How: Sample at Festival Brassicole de la Mauricie.

>>> A flavorful but a bit heavy Amber Ale with spicy Belgian yeast. Odd, but not bad at all.

+ A large beige head with good retention tops a slightly hazy brown beer
+ The combination of the Belgian yeast with earthy/mineral notes, roasted malts, chocolate and toffee is a bit odd for a rather low abv dark Belgian Ale but it works well for me
+ There’s a fun mild lingering spiciness in the aftertaste
It certainly feel a bit heavy for a less than 7% abv Belgian Ale
It’s fun to try once, but it doesn’t have a profile that would make me think about buying it again

Flavors: Spicy Belgian yest, roasted malts, toffee, earthy/mineral notes, chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5618) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Sample from a bottle. Dark pour with creamy tan foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, very powdery, cocoa, light coffee, light peppery notes, light fruit but definitely not much Belgian going on. Taste is roasty, chocolate, light pear, just a touch of something doughy, slightly strange flavor. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Not your average Belgian ale, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with particles in suspension and one finger of moka coloured head. Aroma of roasted malts, spices, caramel. Taste is more of the same; along with tofee as well as a nice balance between the sweetness of the belgian yeast and a an agreable bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle served in a snifter around 10 degrees: This is the first beer produced by the brewery Le Naufrageur I come upon and I have to give credit for the artwork I find very nice. Dense brown pour with a certain opcacity topped by two fingers of hazel foam. The nose is roasted, sweet and appealing. The taste is very interesting pairing a nice blend of roasted malts and dark chocolate. A good contribution of the hops pushes up the flavours to a higher intensity. It finishes long, sweet and hoppy and the mouthfeel is dense and a bit oily. Pretty good product overall and a very satisfying brew you could pair with strong cheeses and grilled meats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
brune forte du naufrageur,pas si mal, caramel, un peut chocolaté un peut d’épices , amertume discrète au final rafraichissante, quand même bien bonne

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy brown in color with a tan head. There’s some sweet malty notes, brown sugar and notes of dark fruits in aroma. Throw in some notes of garden earthyness and you’re nearly there. Dark fruits in taste too, bit of some spicyness mixed with bready malty notes later on. Green herbs and bit of sweetness in the end. Okay, this brew was a bit different one somehow.

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