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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3574) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing dark brown colour with average to huge, frothy, effervescent, then rapidly diminishing, minimally lacing, ochre head. Fruity, malty aroma has notes of dark berries, bramble, blueberry, black currant, chocolately background, cautious yeasty overtones. Taste is dry dark malty, minimally roasty, slightly bitter hoppy, slightly fruity, slightly herbal, less explicit hints of dark berries, more earthy, woody, mossy, some peppery yeasty spiciness. Resembles a British Premium Bitter in many areas, especially in its fruit profile, has additionally a Belgian yeasty twist. A nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours very dark brown/black with high beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, fruits, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, fruits, soft bitterness, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice balance (sweet but not too much). Very crafty fruitiness from belgian yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiseman (424) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
light brown in the glass. light to medium bodied. prominent cereal and hay with hints of toffee. definitely a full-flavoured brown

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4105) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
pours almost clear dark brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. nutty malts, some dirt and vanilla, lean chocolate malts, hazelnuts, very peppery and spicy - pink peppercorns, roasted coffee beans, grassy, chalky, wee bit of pine and vegetal notes. moderate carbonation, light body - slightly watery, grassy-spicy-peppery-lightly piney-earthy finish. interesting offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbigrey (42) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
500ml bottle.. Caramel Brown beer with a regular head quite appealing to the eye. Aroma is caramel sweet and maybe some notes of roasted malt now i’m interested!! at the first sip you can taste roasted caramelized malt with a small touch of sweetness. Not too effervescent in mouth which is what I expect from that kind of beer .... In overall, quite simple but very well done !! I give it the thumbs up! I really like ’’Le Naufrageur’’ Brewery in general dig for their Gems, definitely they’re worth looking for!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roucol (25) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Biere que je m’étais reserver pour un apres-ski au campe. La premiere apparence consiste à une bière brune que je qualifierais d’unecouleur brune pas trop fonce ni trop pale et d’un beau collet de broue. J’aime le melange hybride de la bière qui lui confrere beaucoup de richesses et de gout. La finale est agreable, longue en bouche et l’ammertume est présente juste à assez afin de ne pas gacher la bière.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Brown pour with a light tan head. Some nut and biscuit notes on the nose. Flavor has some light caramel malt notes with a slightly nutty finish. Decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (13) - - DEC 11, 2013
D’un brun foncé, à la fois clair et aux reflets rouges, la Swordfish a tout de la classique brown ale anglaise. Au service le liquuide est bien foncé et offre une belle mouse de bulles assez grosses qui dispaît plutôt rapidement. Elle est appétissante mais on perssent son manque de corps. Au nez, de jolies eflluves de caramel pourraient la faire passer pour une quadruple lors d’une dégustation à l’aveugle. En bouche le manque de corps se fait sentir mais n’en fait pas pour autant une bière insignifiante puisque les arômes de chocolat et d’épices sont loin de l’être. Le bouquet s’estompe toutefois rapidement, de même que l’amertume en fin de bouche. Bref, une bonne bière d’appéritif que j’achèterai sûrement à nouveau, mais qui n’a rien d’une bière d’exception.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased at IGA Quintal in Laval, on September 17, 2013. Dark brown, medium head. Malty aroma of salted nuts, a bit of citrus hoppy. Taste of herbs and salty nuts, pretty well hopped, bitter dry nuts. This brown hybridis a improvement in that style!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3695) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle 50cl from Mondial. A dark brown beer with medium head, nose is on caramel, brown malt and sweet vanilla touch. Aroma is on light yeast, sweet cereal and caramel with roasted malt coming afterwards. Pleascant beer with good brown notes but not outstanding at all.


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