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Brewed by Les Bières de la Nouvelle-France
Style: Specialty Grain
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gluten free, rice and buckwheat beer.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
341ml bottle. Pours an impressive mahogany/red with tan head that dissipates quickly. Oddly...chemical on the nose with a graininess. Very strange. Perhaps it’s the buckwheat. I don’t think I’ve ever smelled such a thing before. A little better on the palate but tastes like a watered down blend of coke and whisky. There’s a hint of roast in there. Strange, but easily the best of the gluten free beers I’ve tried.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2207) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Came in a mix 12-pack with 4 bottles of Messagère of each kind. Found at the Métro store in Aylmer. Pours a clean copper colour with a small off-white head that disappears quickly and does not leave much lace. Buckwheat nose with other different beer aromas from the rice and millet. The taste starts off sweet, like almost caramel malt, but then goes into this really weird "I don’t know what" to finish slightly dry. Seems like a mix of outdated caramel and apple juice together - where the sweetness is not there and just the rest. Good for people with gluten allergies, but made to be drunk from the bottle.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheJestersBeer (2033) - SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
341ml bottle. Reddish amber, white head. Strange, funky aromas, caramel, sulphur. Off-dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2. Acidic taste, cardboard, caramel. (2012-02-29)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
341ml bottle pours amber in color with a moderate white head that settles rapidly to leave no lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and not much else. Taste is light caramel malt with an undesirable hop bitterness and just something which I cannot place is off on this one. Nothing really special here, just not my cup of tea.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GarnotingPete (774) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Belle bière acajou, parfaitement limpide, coiffée d’un fin col blanc laissant une légère dentelle au verre. Des arômes extrêmement légers de caramel et de pomme verte. Légèrement acide. Mince, légère, pauvre... Laisse en bouche beaucoup d’acidité... Comment une bièrre aussi "jolie" peut-elle être aussi peu goûteuse et sans parfum???

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 5%. Couleur ambrée rousse, mousse fugasse. Arôme très faible. Goût avec un peu de caramel, faible, aqueuse. Finale sans vrai amertume.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes with unrefined grain. Taste is not the greatest with unrefined grain and light cereal notes with residual sugar notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Only to be consumed by those allergic to gluten.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2864) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep copper with a small tan head. Aroma: Some decent malt aromas – light brown sugar and caramel, a touch of vague fruitiness; alcohol, a bit of apple or pear juice?, slightly peppery like a rye beer, not awful. Palate: Medium-ish body, fairly lively effervescence. Flav.: Watery, vague fruitiness and slight rye pepperiness, a strange...vegetal/floral note?, old apple juice, not particularly good; dry with some odd astringency and a watery, peppery, vaguely fruity finish.

Another miss for gluten-intolerants and Celiacs. Sorry, folks.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (6505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear iced-tea amber with an effervescent fizzy head that vanishes in less than a minute. Lots of carbo bubbles in the glass, such that it looks like soda pop. I agree with presario on the aroma-- strongly metallic, with an odd compost-sweet smell underlying. This is the worst smelling beer I’ve had in a while. I’ll even take Alley Kat’s garlic-infused lager aroma over this. Flavours are all wrong too. A nightmare hodge-podge of rotten veggies, sweet-and-sour caramel, and metal. Watery mouthfeel. Finish is slightly tart. worse than the blonde gluten-free brew offered by the same brewery. Horrendous. If there were no beer but this beer, then I would drink water.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
presario (4591) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Kind of flat dark reddy copper with minimal head. Sour cinamon alluminum scent. Very metallic, sour finish, caramel and sugar.


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