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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
February 11, 2012 - with JoeMcPhee, blankboy, jercraigs & mabel. My 500ml bottle. Deep ruby with an average diminishing tan creamy head. Smells slightly nutty, mostly fruity, a bit floral (7-). Taste follows, it’s pungently sweaty, boozier too. Average body, mild carbonation, a fairly long back-palate slightly metallic bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2327) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
Purchased from the IGA in Hull, QC. Wow... this smells great !! Well-balanced between the fresh herbal hop and the caramel (sweetness)/roasted (burnt) malts. Deep copper-amber colour with a little ruby hue when light shinned through. Foamy beige head with good retention and lots of lacing. Average mouthfeel, easy to drink. The taste is not as powerful as the aromas, but still decent. Still malty, but milder, and the nice hop does appear in the finish, slightly lingering, creating bitterness and dryness. This is a really good strong brown ale (quite interesting and different). I very much enjoyed my first experience from this brewery. Can’t wait to try the others.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reppiz (12) - - SEP 1, 2012
On tap. Nothing to add. Good beer. Would drink again. Lighter and easier drinkability than I expected. Malt. Refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3143) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
Huge malt bill. Just loads of dark cereal, grainy malts. Very litle hops, and very little sweetness. This is pretty much just a malt bomb of a belgian ale. Even reminded me of a doppelbock. Medium bitter finish, with nothing but grains and cereals in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6181) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Feb. 11. Pours a very dark brown with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is sugary along with some tart fruit, grain and caramel malt. Flavour of caramel malt, some fruit, grain and yeast. Average bodied. Just O.K.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8513) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
The nose is softly worty with a little bit of toasted grain character. A little bit of roasted/toasted malt flavour. A little bit of soft fruit and toasted cocoa graininess. A little bit of light yeasty flavour. The fresh malt character comes out as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle shared by kevinsenn. Yeasty Belgian aroma, ot much else to say about that. Nice deep red colour, with a respectable head. Malty flavor, with very mild spiciness. Spiciness increases in the aftertaste though, with a fair bit of pepperiness. Not too bitter yet not sweet, it’s a well balanced beer. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1105) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
500mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Pours very dark brown with a big head; hadn’t been shaken, but still exploded out of the bottle upon opening. Spicy Belgian aroma with some sweet malt. Sharp spicy taste, with a lot of pepper, and some bitterness in the end. Very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
Bière noyer, coiffée d’un fin col moka laissant une large dentelle au verre. Des arômes fumés de cacao. Moyennement amere. De corps fort, quelque peu astringente, elle se termine sur de beaux arômes et une belle amertume.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentL (278) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
L’odeur est malté... avant de pouvoir raffiner mon opinion, elle s’est évanoui! Unebelle robe ocre avec un col des plus généreux (peut-être trop!). Goût de caramel léger mais surtout ’vineux’ (comme du vin) et un peu terreux. On sent un peu d’épice même si je ne saurais y mettre un nom. L’Arrière goût chaud est plaisant.


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