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Brewed by Microbrasserie de l’Île d’Orléans
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sainte-Famille, Île d’Orléans, Canada

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière saisonnière au sirop d’érable de l’île. Spring seasonal maple-flavored beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
500 ml bottle from Depanneur Peluso, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Very cloudy deep brown-amber with a fair orange-tan head. Aroma: Tons of rich caramel, toffee, treacle, some dark dried fruits with bright notes, big brown sugar veering towards molasses, maple syrup comes to mind...power of suggestion?, some esters poke through as it warms; so malty that it could be a Doppelbock or some kinda kicked-up, Americanized version of a brown ale or something equally malty. Palate: Medium-full body, moderate prickly effervescence. Flav.: Surprise....more rich malty notes! Lots of caramel/toffee/treacle, brown sugar,a bit fruitier than the nose, a bit brighter too, some alcohol comes through (not to a point where it is objectionable), definitely some brighter fruitiness, there are those esters as the very end; sweet with a little bitterness and a boozy, sweet, malty finish.

Highly enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Copper Orange with thin white head. Big time alcohol taste. Reeks of a doppelbock. Maple syrup prominent. Good for sippin’ but not a ’Wow’.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
500 mL bottle from Depanneur Peluso in Montréal, served in a snifter. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. The head fades slowly but leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are aromas of caramel, molasses, maple, toasted malts, flowers and resin with a hint of anise in the finish. The flavour begins moderately sweet and becomes slightly more so through the middle. It acquires a light bitter flavour towards the finish. The finish is longer than average, with a slight hint of anise and hop bitterness. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a creamy-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice ale. The maple imparts an enjoyable, complex sweetness up front. The anise in the finish clashed a bit with the maple sweetness. A decent beer worth another try. 2010-09-11

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy copper-orange with an average size frothy tan head. Aroma of ’bottle’ or ’metal’ that I get in most beers with maple syrup, along with maple syrup (of course), caramel malt, some sugary sweetness, alcohol and just a bit of spice. Sweet and yeasty flavour along with sugary malt, maple syrup, light hops and some alcohol in the finish. Average bodied. I found this just O.K.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
500ml bottle shared with blankboy and biegaman. Cloudy deep orange-red with a smallish off-white head. Aroma - initial bottle metal fades to sweet syrup and yeast, decent roasty caramel malt; a little burny with the alcohol. Taste - ehh, sweaty, pungent, boozy, sweet - the maple flavour’s there, it doesn’t help ... some spicy dry yeast. Average body, a bit syrupy, lively but not so carbonated, boozy and dry in the finish. Meh - don’t really need this. * Update - give this a little time to work, the sweetness and yeast really smooth it out by the bottom of the bottle - not great, but decent after all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’érable et de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’érable avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3080)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (cerises, notes de petits fruits et de prunes, traces de raisins), moyen de caramel légèrement rôti, léger d’alcool et de sirop d’érable avec des notes de houblon herbeux et terreux ainsi que des traces de fumée de bois et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de levures fruitées (léger de prunes, notes de raisins et de petits fruits) accompagné d’un léger goût de réglisse noire et des notes de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût malté de caramel légèrement rôti avec un léger goût de sirop d’érable, des notes de pain et de sucre brun puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool (petites notes réchauffantes) ainsi qu’une légère amertume de houblon terreux et légèrement herbeux (herbes mouillées) ainsi que des traces de noix asséchantes. Post-goût long-moyen et un peu sec, moyen amer de rôti, d’alcool doux, léger de houblon herbeux et terreux avec un léger goût de levures fruitées (pelures de prunes) et des traces de noix.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
An off-white irregular cover promptly departs from the dull clear brown. Earth and liquorice complement the toasty malts where maple is a fair hint, but not necessarily the most fitting flavour component. Nutty, slightly mineral palate displays plenty of small bubbles that cleanse the sweetness away, but bring the soft minerality close to a metallic feel punctuating the finish. Tame fruitiness feels simple while the toastiness is quite raw, almost grainy, not particularly refined. Its 9% alcohol is well-contained and never bothers, but for a beer of this magnitude, it feels quite thin, both in terms of mouthfeel and flavour range.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy, brownish dark amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly about maple syrup, there’s also some caramel and fruity esters. The flavor is sweet, as I would expect from a maple-flavored beer, there’s a maple presence along some caramel and fruityness. The body has a light to medium thickness, but the texture is boring. Overall, it’s an interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
31/03/2010 500 ml Bottle. Low to no head. low carbonation. Color is red / brown. Aroma is alchool, caramel. Flavor is definitly maple sirup, caramel, spicy. A nice warming beer.


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