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

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
Tasted in Ottawa. Obtained from Depanne Plus. 650ml bottle. Here we go.... Appearance is rusty golden yellow, with very small head and a very cloudy appearance. Have to admit, had to strain this bugger. Upon viewing the sediment in the bottle, I found just too many chunky yeast bits.... Aroma is relatively plain, and watery. Taste is only slightly more ’deep’. Taste is remiscent of a belgium wit, but very watered down with little or nor flavour. Oh Well....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Cloudy deep golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of ginger and sweet malt.Herbal,citrus and bready flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
Great picture of a Meteor screaming toward a man on Earth. Pours deep hazy gold. Busy carb, head is off white fizzy and short lived. Nose is malty, soap, spice (coriander) with honey accents. Some sediment. Good mouthfeel with prickly carb. Green fruity flavours. Yeasty and orange notes. Dry salty finish for sure. Hollow. Not blowing me away for style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Orange body and quickly thinning head. Enticing fruit and corriander aroma. Dry and salty finish is the strongest attribute. Corriander up front. Hints of orange zest in the middle. A rare beer in that the flavour is perfectly matched to the promise of the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
650ml bottle. A hazy, amber-orange beer that pours with a white, medium-sized head that mostly fades. Light aroma presents bready malts, herbal and grassy hops, and coriander and orange peel spices. Light-to-medium body with a lively carbonation that contributes to the grainy texture. Cereal grains dominate the malt character and ensure that the use of buckwheat is no gimmick. Crisp, spicy, and somewhat sharp, with a grassy and herbal hoppiness lending support. Interesting enough to warrant sampling, but it’s not something that I would seek out again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy peach color, mediocre milkish like head, attractive lacing, and with tons of suspended yeasty bits floating about.   Aroma is very citrusy, orange peel and curacao, for a German Wheat.   Notes of wheat and yeast as well, but not as dominant as the citrus.   Forwardly wheatish, full and somewhat chewy, through to the finish I get a yeasty (and slightly citrusy) flavor.   This seems more of a Belgian Wit crossed with an American Wheat.   Good body and mouthfeel, enjoyable all around.   Thanks goes out to Rastacouere for the trade!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3971) - 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 (4545) - 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 (2081) - 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 (3288) - 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.


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