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Les Brasseurs du Temps Mea Magna Culpa
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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Barley Wine
Gatineau, Canada
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, - OCT 26, 2012
Bière trouble, couleur bois de noyer où flotte un très léger col mousseux, traçant une petite dentelle au verre. Des arômes capiteux de cerises noires, de kirsch, de noix grillées sur un patron intensément herbacé. Elle est d’une amertume robuste avec quelques sucres résiduels. Elle est soyeuse, vivement effervescente, avec une infime astringence. Cette bière se termine sur la chaleur de l’alcool, sur des arômes élégants et un crescendo d’amertume. Vraiment une belle bière.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maximet (69) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Orange ruby with a thick brownish foam. Strong scottish caramel, alcohol and a little nuts side. Taste is very sweet, strong caramel. A lively carbonation with a slick texture, finish is long and a little bitter/sweet. Too much on the scottish caramel side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (204) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Ça sent les fruits cuits (prune et orange entre autres) et c’est fort bien houblonné. Il y a un arrière-goût un peu déplaisant...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1291) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Une bière brune brouillée, à l’effervescence faible, et aux arômes puissamment fruités (prunes, raisins) et sucrés (sucre cuit). La bouche est plus amère que prévue, mais les malts dominent facilement, le tout donnant l’impression d’un sucre d’orge liquide dont la finale est vaguement boisée. Les notes jouées sont justes, mais on se demande si un petit peaufinement (autres houblons peut-être, ou un ensemble un brin moins sucré) n’aiderait pas ce délice à devenir un nectar des dieux. En attendant, c’est un vin d’orge fort respectable mais imparfait.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée chez Bière, Etc. à Montréal au coût de $13.99. Embouteillée le 17 septembre 2012, dégustée le 10 novembre 2012. Bière brune foncée. Mousse beaucoup, col moyen beige-crème, persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur d’alcool marquée. Forte en amorce, très sucrée, un peu amère. Alcool bien présent, ressort en amorce, peut-être même un peu trop alcoolisée. Saveur de butterscotch marquée. Très typée barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (64) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Found a bottle dated September 2012, which is a great date if you follow the history of this beer. Toffee, butterscotch, soft and roasted malt, some nuts and enough hops to create some counterbalance to the dark sweetness. Over the last year the brewery has introduced some confusing Belgian yeasts into this and some other of their higher octane Imperial IPAs, Barleywines, and nut brown ales. I’m not telling you what store in the Ottawa/Gatineau area I got this from. I am going back to buy out their stock!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Lots of caramelized malt here. Smell is a little off-putting, though aroma is fine. Some tang, citrus and hops in aroma. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Tap at brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle shared by me at Alan’s house. Given to me by Chad. Thanks Chad! Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel malt, orange peel, butterscotch, light sherry and bready malt. Medium body. well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle... Clear burnt-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a mélange of apricot, caramel and resiny hops. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is elegant and balanced nicely by piney hops, caramel malts and an undertone of butterscotch. Finishes bittersweet with lingering roastiness. Bottle shared by the ever-generous MartinT!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4979) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear, dark caramel amber with some thin, lacing, eggshell head. Nose is nice malty, orange, honey, cracker, some brown sugar, a little brown bread, pine, some cardboard. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, brown sugar, honey, bread crust, some orange, some lemon, some pine, a little soap. Full bodied, sticky finish, port. Needed some time in the air to open up, almost like a bottle of red wine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1394) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottled 12/09/17 and consumed today. Pours a nice liquid caramel and is topped by a fluffy white head. Not bad looking at all. Aroma is caramel glazed hops, heavily balanced toward hops. Taste is sweet but not cloying with again a strong hops presence, it may be a bit harsh even. Mouthfeel is good, with ample carbonation. Not the best barleywine to come out of Quebec but I’m still happy to have sampled it at least once.


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