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RJ Le Cheval Blanc Coup de Grisou

Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Specialty Grain
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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Coup de Grisou was introduced on the market in October 1996. It is a copper-coloured Ale-type beer, containing 5% alcohol, refermented in bottle. With a potent, explosive taste, this beer has a powerful aroma of buckwheat and coriander giving it an unbelievable density. Bottle refermentation imparts a yeast-enriched flavour. Serve between 6° and 8° C, preferably in a hybrid glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_r (67) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Robe orange, fine mousse. Au nez on a des agrumes. En bouche, on remarque qu’il s’agit d’une ambrée épicée, avec ces notes de coriandre qui domine et d’autres part des agrumes. C’est une bière assez douce, qui a peu de corps, et laisse la sensation d’une bière blanche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellonearth (78) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
D’un orangé un peu trouble. Odeur épicée. Goût de coriandre, d’agrumes, de poivre, de clou de girofle. Une pointe d’amertume qui s’ efface fraîchement. Une sorte de blanche déguisée. Bien agréable. Un bon classique québécois.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (248) - - APR 19, 2015
Poured a thin layer of head and quickly recedes. A nice dark hazy amber colour. Aromas of oranges, bananas and spices. Wheaty flavour, a hint of banana, yeast, and some citrus type bitterness. Goes down fairly smooth. Gives a tingly mouthfeel. Would love to try this one on tap!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1446) - - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle version. Rich buckwheat character and earthy spices with a fairly clean finish. Decent buckwheat beer but I still prefer the Telenn Du.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (369) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Toujours aussi bonne qu’avant celle-ci... Ça manque un peu d’effervescence mais pour le reste, tout y est.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[7008-20141222] Bottle. Yeasty icing sugar aroma. Hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Yeasty sweet icing flavour has a lemon finish. Medium body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (282) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
The wheres, whens and hows of first trying this one are somehow blurry but I remember liking it and I was able to come across a pack during the holidays of 2010. Poured a golden foggy body with nice lacing. The nose is intense and spicy with strong notes of buckwheat, caramel and coriander. The taste is also quite strong with a complex blend of spices, buckwheat and malts supported by a mild sharpness and sour-sweet flavours that finish in a medium vapory bitterness. Might get overwhelming so consider enjoying this one with moderation. Goes very well with salametti and creamy cheeses like the champsfleury, sauvagine and rouy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speedy_Charly (155) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Je ne comprend pas pourquoi on classe cette bière dans les ambrées, ell ressemble à s’y méprendre à une blanche belge avec sa robe d’un jaune sale très trouble et mousse beige. Odeur de pain, épices et fruits. Au goût le coriandre est très présent, mais on est déçu par la minceur du liquide et le peu de longueur de la sensation en bouche; après quelques secondes, il ne reste qu’une légère amertume pour rappeler le passage de la bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippyHop (498) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
I may be biased, as RJ has never been one of my favourite macro micros, but I don’t get the high scores for this beer. As several ratings have noted, this is a watery wit. The nose and flavour profile are there but it tastes watery as all hell. Were it not for that, it could be a decent witbier. As is, I’d prefer a Hoegaarden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from the supermarket. It pours a golden honey orange with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma is bready fruits & spices - delish. Med-full bodied with a sharp round carbonation. The taste is sweet, spicy buckwheat(soba) as well as fruity. This was my first soba beer and still my favorite. I’ll miss you Montreal I hope to be back soon...

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