Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Barley Wine
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at La Succursale. Pours amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight caramelish. Toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth malty and quite bitter. Ends dry, roasted dense malty and alcohol. Lasting bitter impression.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
A reddish copper barley wine with a thin lacing off white head. A pleasant intense treacle aroma, vinous, and smooth, light blue cheese and organic notes, dark fruits and a bit of star anise. In mouth, an intense hoppy barley wine with rather smooth British herbal hops, light grapefruits, a bit of warming alcohol, closer to a I2PA. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 3 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10426) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the BDT brewpub. Hits the style though not extraordinary. Barleywine aroma. Average mouthfeel. Lacey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
2009-11-17. Dark amber body with a beige head and lace. First sip is quite sweet, malt, honey like sugars, just enough bitterness follows to prevent it from becoming cloying. Light fruit undertones throughout. Aroma is more subtle than expected. Mild, light fruit touches, hints of toasty malt may be my imagination. smooth average to medium bodied palate. 3+ Interesting, enjoyable. On tap at the brewpub

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Strawberry jam sifts through caramelized cereals, while piney hops procure flavor and resinous bitterness to this portly Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy burgundy.
-The mouthfeel never feels too heavy, which tends to be the case with many Barley Wines. The bottle-conditioned version is a gorgeous, fluffy pillow of a mouthfeel.
-The coniferous hops actually match the malt flavors throughout; a nice show of balance in exuberance.
-This is not a caramel bomb of a Barley Wine, nor is it an overly-hopped example. It’s very flavorful, but remains elegant throughout
-The fruitiness is also akin to apricot marmelade.

Bottled and on tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6919) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a deep slightly hazy copper-red with a small creamy tan head. Aroma: Oh yeah, that’s nice: Lots of resiny hops, some dark fruit, caramel malt, light spiciness and light alcohol -- great stuff. Flavour: This is tasty and unique: Resiny hops, some Orangina in there (in a good way), a hint of wood, some spices, dark fruit, caramel malt and alcohol. Alcohol’s there but it’s still easy to drink. Medium bodied. Simply fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Brewpub
Aroma perfect clean malt feel here , slight hint of vanilla and plums.7+
Appearance amber with light haze. Lighter top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. mellow , friendly feel. Low carbonation goes fine with rich malts. Long smooth streak of good refined alcohol. Solid ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6735) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2010
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée-ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons résineux et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3422)

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