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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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unknown

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 341ml.
[ Courtesy of chriso ]. Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, buckwheat, spicy, fruity - apricot, coriander. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081214]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
Golden colourd, hazy. Acidic lightly estery nose. Refreshing and fruity with somewhat soapy mouthfeel. Well balanced. This is just my type of beer, and I really liked it!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2000
Darker twist on a witbier, made with buckwheat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Big white head on a golden body. Spicy Belgian-rich aroma. Strong up front malty sweet, quickly turning clean and easy drinking, with mildly sour aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Hazy golden ale with a creamy white head. Peppery celeri salt in aroma, coriander and honey. In mouth, creamy mouthfeel, good malt with coriander and ginger. A smooth one. Delicious with a marinated porkchop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2000

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium to darker and hazy golden color with a large to very large sized white head. Aromas of stonger spices, lemons, and light bananas. Tastes of spices (not as strong as the aroma), citrus, bananas and light wheat. The tastes on the softer side compared to the aromas. Refreshing. This is a style of beer I’m growing to appreciate more and more.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
decent yeast, lace in a light coloured haze. Refreshing though drying. Light mouthfeel. Above average carbonation. Taste that buckwheat. Easy drink, no complaints. Average beer. Malt, slightly sweet countered by corriander, pepper biting spice..

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottled shared by Kinz at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge spice notes in the aroma. The taste is strong clove, strong coriander and citrus. Medium bodied. Way too overspiced. I think someone said this was like sucking on potpourri. I’d agree with that.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a thick off-white head. Aroma shows loads of citrusy coriander, spicy yeastiness as well. Buchwheat is noticible as a sharp layer of spice amongt the other aromas. Flavour of coriander, a bit of orange citrus and a full wheaty mouthfeel. Dry, spicy finish. A good beer that I wish I could get more often.


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