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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
The pour reveals a cloudy brown color with a thick, beige head. Nice aroma of caramel, chocolate, spices and yeast. Good flavor of caramel, chocolate, nutty malt and spices. The body is medium with a creamy texture and medium to lively carbonation. This is quite interesting, well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramelized malt with light fruity ester is interesting though more powerful then expected. Taste is also an interesting mix between some brown sugar and medium caramelized malt with great fruity ester notes. Sweetness is well balance by some biscuit malt notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not for everyday drinking but well brewed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
Brun foncé avec des teintes rougeâtres. Elle dégage des odeurs de mélasse, de figues et/ou de dattes séchées et de levure. elle goûte le malt, le pain grillé, j’y détecte une légère note surette, ainsi qu’une épice quelconque qui rappelle un peu le Chinotto, qui laisse une très douce amertume en bouche.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Bouteille 500 ml. 6.75%. Couleur brune très foncé,teinte rougeâtre, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, caramel et un peu de levure belge. Goût étonnant, malt, un peu d’agrume, un peu de chocolat, houblon, malt anglais. Finale en amertume et un peu de caramel. Déstabilisante, excellente.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
2011-08-02. Very dark brown body with a nice foamy tan head. Dusty dark malt, bit tangy, touch of a strange not quite peanut buttter like character. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry roasty malt over a malty core, dusty notes, a bit tangy. Average plus bodied palate. Odd but okay. Bottle from Dep Peluso, Montreal

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
500ml bottle. Dark mahogany with a slight mocha head. Roasted but slightly stale malt, smoke, nuts, some oxidization. Well carbonation, malty, bit thin, starts sweet and continues that way, finish is somewhat dry, bit grainy. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 20JL11.

App.: Very deep mahogany with a decent fluffy off-white froth. Aroma: Nutty, fruity malts, slightly minty and cola-like, somewhat earthy, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, fairly nice with a few iffy notes. Palate: Medium+ body, limited effervescence. Flav.: Darker than the nose, more like a stout, dark chocolate, black coffee notes, then the more Belgian fruity malts, touches of earthiness and nuttiness, some cola-like herbals, a bit...eclectic; almost dry with fair (inappropriate?) bitterness and a fairly long malty, minty, coffee and slightly boozy finish.

Not bad. Confusing. Or confused.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
500 mL bottle. Dark brown with a film of beige head. Smells like cola and coffee. Only milder. The flavour is mild as well. Mostly caramel and chocolate malt. Nice hopping. Kinda hard to describe. But enjoyable. Nothing wrong with it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Intense aroma of figs, hops and caramel. Great taste of molass added with chocolate hints. High presence of hops but not too arch or aggressive with spices notes at end. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle, purchased fresh from the brewery after their tap had run dry. Pours a beautiful deep garnet-brown with a bubbly tan head that shows respectable retention. Aroma is dark caramel and heaps of raisins and dates, with some spicy nuances. Sweet fruity profile, again raisins, some plum, nice dark caramel with chocolate and rummy undertones. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel. Very nicely done!


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