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

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common

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RATINGS: 182   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
Eructoblaster (2994) - 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 (2236) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
Golden orange colour, with a LOT of sediment in the bottle. Aroma of fruit and spice dissipates quickly, as does the head. A bit of an interesting flavour up front, but it doesn’t linger. The aftertaste vanishes quickly. I’m wondering if this bottle survived the trip intact. (my friend picked it up for me in June)

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Very spicy, a mix of spice that create a flavor explosion in the moutch when you first drink it. The main spice is coriander. Then you get the Wheaty flavor fallowed by the citrus finish. Not bad !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 Appealing bouquet coming from a dark gold beverage. As it enters the mouth, you feel a mix of spices, definitely coriander, some citrus too that stays in the mouth for some time (you'd wish longer) Overall a very honest light summer beer.


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