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Les Brasseurs du Temps Carpe Diem

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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Belgian Ale
Gatineau, Canada

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Des effluves sucrés de vanille et d’agrumes titillent les narines. Douce en bouche, elle s’épanouit sur des notes de poire, de citron et de poivre doux en laissant s’exprimer un levure dses plus belges.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (672) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
At the brewpub, had a 12oz glass to start. Arrived with a thin white foamy head and has a cloudy golden/light amber appearance. Good lacing. Aromas are of mild citrus and herbal hops, not much malty type aromas. Flavour has a mild yeasty taste, lots of citrus hops, hints of honey sweetness and banana. Notes of pears and coriander. Has medium carbonation mouthfeel, fairly smooth. Pretty good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with a fair bit of thick white head. Short retention and quite a bit of lace.

Aroma: Floral notes, yeast, cloves.

Flavours: Yeast, lemon, flowers, cloves.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation and an effervescent feel.

Overall: Nice beer with floral notes, some interesting flavours I can’t quite pick out and some nice nuances. This seems to be a lot more Belgian Ale than IPA, at least compared to the IPAs I’m used to. I’m getting lots of yeast and lemon but none of the typical hops or grapefruit notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (782) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Hazy pale amber pour with a lingering frothy white head. Nose is yeast, pear and pepper with some floral notes. Light honey sweetness supports a medium tartness with a moderate spice. Medium mouth with prickly carbonation and a dry finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Meringue brew to the max! The lofty pillow of a head just doesn’t stop, scents of vanilla, white pepper, cinnamon, coriander, lemon, white bread and flowers waft from this pale straw haze. The flavour is just as deep and interesting and matches to a "T". So crisp and bubbly that it almost hurts to finish this smooth refreshment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5023) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub (6 o’clock). Pours hazy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and flowers, with notes of hops. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of fruit and pepper and malty touches. Bitter and estery aftertaste. Quite refreshing and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
341ml bottle. Spicy yeasty aroma with peppercorns and lemon zest. Taste of yeast, good amount of herbs, grapefruit zest, a little piney. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (2259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Overall: Sweet apricots, coriander.
Note: On-tap at Les Brasseurs Du Temps. Reviewed 2015-04-29.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Nice lightly spicy aroma. Golden pour. The nose has pear and soft spicy/fruity hops. Lean bodied and a little bit spicy. Dry finish with a soft bitterness. Has a nice balance. Slightly bready/yeasty finish. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simardsam (261) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Blonde/dorée, voilée avec un bon col de mousse. Nez de levure belge, citronné et de vanille. Goût de blé, fruité (poire, banane et agrumes), une petite note acidulée et poivré. Belle amertume qui se fait surtout sentir en finale, qui est plutôt rafraîchissante.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1179) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Great floral smell. In mouth it’s full-flavored, floral, hoppy. Dry and bitter but sweet at the same time. Great beer!


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