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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.


1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 2009-02-19. Nice dark amber-brown body with a small quick tan head. (3+) Painful aroma is harsh and leaves a chemical impression like rancid play-doh. More pleasant florals and an odd herbal character. Messed up muted over ripe melons, actually improves somewhat as it warms up, maybe? Flavour is marginally better, similar strange melange of weird fruit, light tart notes, tangy malt, mixed fruits. Average to thin palate. Poor. Bottle shared by some c*nt.

"Alan is a slob with some opinion of himself." - Alan.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (6438) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 Bottle (341ml). Clear bright copper, average creamy diminishing off-white head. What the HELL is that aroma? pungent, sweet, medicinal, sort of herbal - "smells like toilet cake" - ugh. Taste follows - herbal, like cough medicine - don’t like it - sharp, weird. Light body, sharp carbonation, bizarre medicinal aftertaste. Nominally better than the regular gluten-free, but this IS still shit.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o GregClow. Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma and flavour: Wha’!? Orange drink mixed with cleaning products and sugar?! Guh?! Crap.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2009
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée rougeâtre avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe de noix. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #2146)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
[2011-20090219] 341mL bottle. Cherry cough syrup aroma with sweet grass, mild minty floral notes and over-ripened cantaloupe. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Initially sweet cherry syrup and fruity melon flavour with floral pineapple (without the snap). Medium body. Poor.
Overheard: "Is that yours, cxnty?" -- asking who brought the bottle
(c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, HogTownHarry, jerc)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (4637) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
presario (4580) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
czar (4105) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
pours clear light brown-reddish without a head. odd smokiness (?), faint toasted cereals and fruitiness, almost acrid, bit of garbage, coconut, minerals, metal, grass, herbs, spices. moderate carbonation, light body - watery, dry smoky-herbal-spicy very short finish. horrid. DP.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4035) - 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.


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