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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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 (115) - 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 (1509) - 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 (285) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2735) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a big fizzy light brown head. Aroma is hazelnut, malt and booze. Taste is nutty malts, astringent and well carbonated. Tastes boozy. Alright but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
[3855-20110802] 500mL bottle. Fragrant petal grains aroma. Clear, mahogany red body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted fruity plum dates flavour with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Medium-full body. Interesting to try. (6/3+/7/3/13) 3.2
(w/ jerc, others)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - 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 (5233) - 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 (1548) - 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.


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