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

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2004
A dark golden buckwheat (think soba) ale with a tantalizing floral spiced nose and subtle hints of buckwheat. The body is full and the buckwheat is very much present but there is also hints of spiced oranges that mix nicely. The finish is dry and buckwheat accented. Not liquid soba, but rather a well balanced American Wheat beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
Strong spicy nose with some bready yeast and citrus tones also. Hazy golden body with small white fully-diminishing head. Banana, coriander, orange, buckwheat flavours dominate. This is a pretty spicy beer, but very enjoyable. Slightly tart in the finish. Light refreshing body with carbonation just high enough to offer a bit of prickliness on the edges of the tongue to keep it lively. Not a typical hefeweizen at all but definitely enjoyable. Thirst-quenching on a hot and humid summer evening. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
Cloudy gold in colour, with some flowery aromas mixed with citrus and yeast. The flavor definetly verges into witbeer territory with notes of coriander and orange intermingled with the more typical banana and clove flavors that we tend to associate with a hefeweizen. It's pretty light in the body though, and the flavors fade a bit too quickly before the nicely sour aftertaste. It's pleasing enough as is, but with a bit of tweaking, this could be a very special beer. Thanks Rastacouere!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3117) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Very nice dark golden cloudy (that reminds me Maisels or Schneider Weisse) body with a honest head. Quite present aroma of coriander and buckwheat. Complex but well balanced flavor of fruits (mainly orange), spices and yeast. The final brings some hints of bitterness. This is definitely a non-ordinary 4 season beer you can share with beginner beerophiles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lalubeer (57) - CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
The body is too cloudy and head is not persistant enough. Taste of spice is heavy but very good. a little bit acid at the end. Good experience and it's a sole beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Cloudy orange amber with a medium diminishing white head. I probably should have let it sit a little longer judging from the 'hazy' descriptions in other ratings - it just came in the mail ~7 hours earlier. Fruity aroma of bubblegum, banana, lots of wheat, coriander, spices, and a hint of pepper. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very easy drinking. Nice flavor of bubblegum, grapefruit, orange, banana, plenty of spice - ginger, clove, cinnamon and pepper to name a few, and lots of wheat. Somewhat earthy and musty. A very good beer. Big thanks to Rastacouere for this one!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Hazy dark orange, small off-white head. Aroma is yeasty with some spices. Flavour was spicy, misty coriander with a short finish. Medium body. Not bad. Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2003
Hazy golden-amber. Persistent tan head. Aroma of buckwheat, coriander, caramel, bubble gum, & fruit (banana?). Medium feel. Earthy, lightly acidic flavour of buckwheat, coriander & fruit. Perhaps a little phenolic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2003
Hazy golden colour with a thick head. Very spicy (mainly coriander) aroma and taste. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
Copper/orange in colour with some small floaties. Aroma of fruit, yeast, malts, hops, and citrus. Flavour was cirtusy, hoppy and somewhat musty. Finishes with a medium hop bitterness.


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