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Brewed by Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Barley Wine
Brossard, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ce vin d’orge d’une riche couleur ambrée est brassé avec une quantité déraisonnable de houblons américains. (This rich amber barleywine is brewed with an unreasonable amount of American hops) Saveurs: Houblons résineux (resinous hops) / Fruits tropicaux (tropical fruits) / Sucre d’orge (barley sugar). Accords(pairings): Cuisine texane épicée (Spicy Texan Food/ Gâteau aux carottes (Carrot cake) / Cigares (Cigars). 100% Malts du Québec: pale, cara20, cara60. Houblons (hops): Polaris, Nugget, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade. Houblonnage à froid (dry-hop): Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade. OG: 28 FG: 9,5 SRM: 13 IBU: 101


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiereLuc (1158) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 26, 2013
Cuivrée, orangée, trouble avec un très mince collet de mousse et une faible effervescence. Nez très floral de houblons frais. En bouche, l’équilibre «sucre résiduel / houblon» est sensationnel. C’est terriblement amer (101 IBU) et foutrement sucré... mais les deux s’annulent (se complètent) dans une harmonie totale. Alex Ganivet-Boileau est un génie. Je lui ai déjà dit à plusieurs reprises et je suis sûr qu’il va finir par me croire.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1354) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2015
Anaranjada oscura casi sin espuma. Aroma licórico, algo herbal y frutal. En boca buen cuerpo y final bastante amargo. Sabrosa realmente con un tono licórico, base acaramelada y toques verbales. Predominio dulce. Se disfruta cada trago.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (719) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a mind-blowing barley wine for me. Pours a light brown, copper, honey yellow hazy/cloudy color. Stable off white head. Aroma of malt, a bit white wine, but especially sorb tree unripe fruit, bitter hops, dark bitter fruits, light caramel sweetness, sauerkraut. Taste mirrors the aroma. Extra dry bitter hops sour finish. Mind-blowing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
750ml bottle. 10/2014. Pours a clear orange/caramel with a one finger, off whore head that thins to a thick film. Aroma has big, sweet notes of citrus, pine, resin, caramel, and bread. Taste is sweet but balanced. Caramel, bread, resin, pine, citrus, and a sugary, bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Syrupy in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a big, sweet, bitter, hoppy barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
750ml bottle
10.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 19, 2015
The beer pours a rusty copper colour, hazy, with a long lasting rocky lighjt tan coloured cap. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, and citrus. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is caramel and citrus, and not very well balanced

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
750ml bottle, gift from friend. Thanks friend. This beer is good, but not good as I thought would be. Smell is caramel and exotic fruits like Hawaii, but also soap, like Mom when I used to curse, or shitty Chiclets gum. Taste less soap, lots of sweet and bitter end, maybe too much bitter end. Overall good but weird barley wine, would like to try more fresh. Sweet Christ I’m tired.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningen 2015. Smak och doft av tallbarr, honung, blommor, viol, mandelmassa, nektar. Oljig, rund och len, stor sötma, fin beska. Gott!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky copper/orange with large, lasting cream-coloured head. Aroma is piney hops, sweet caramel, brown sugar and both light and dark fruit. Flavour is rich and moderately sweet with solid piney hoppiness, lots of caramel, some brown sugar, a little cherry and pear. Boozy, but without a lot of alcohol heat. Big body. Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Pale amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly sweet and a little bit hoppy. A little bit herbal and slightly honeyish as well. Has a little bit of nice fruit and a touch of soft hoppiness. Has a little bit of honey and toffee notes. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En stor söt BW med förvånandsvärt lite humle för att kallas american. Istället blommiga godissmaker, viol, pastill, syltade apelsinskal, agave/kaktus, nektar. Mjuk och rund, ingen alkhol som sticker ut. Riktigt gott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
750 mL bottle. Slightly murky brown amber pour, finger of foamy light tan head. Malty aroma, caramel, some brown sugar, fairly sweet for a barely wine. Aroma also had some fruit, cherry. and some resin hop as well. Taste is a similar mix of sweet malt and decent hops. Full body, slightly sticky.


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