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St-Urbain Blonde

St-Urbain Blonde
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Formerly brewed at Labatt Breweries (AB InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
London, Canada


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
St-Urbain is a true local beer, made from the finest ingredients and respecting our time-honoured traditions. Brewed without compromise in small batches, this smooth, refreshing lager serves up a generous creamy head and taste and aromas that are rich and distinctive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
Originally rated July 2007. This beer is getting bashed for trying to look like a microbrew, but being brewed by Labatt’s. Testing both of them tonight. The label does look nice though. Pours a golden colour with active carbonation. The head is pretty impressive for a macro lager. White, foamy and creamy, with lots of retention, leaving decent lacing all around. Smell of fresh malt at first pour, but then turns into some kind of adjunct aroma. Watery mouthfeel with a certain graininess to it. The taste is somewhat metallic at first, with a little malt and a smoke undertone in the finish. Kind of weird, but not really horrible. Swill material for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sseb69 (1784) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.9%. Couleur jaune paille, mousse blanche. Arôme légère de céréale, levure. Mince en bouche, croustillante et peu houblonné et malté. Bonne froide l’été

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
run of the mill macro lager. nothing special, pretty boring, a good lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
La bière est de couleur blonde dorée un peu foncée avec une mousse blanche imposante au départ mais qui diminue rapidement pour devenir un mince chapeau sur le liquide. Au nez on découvre des arômes de céréales et de houblon frais. En bouche le corps est mince-moyen avec une effervescence moyenne. On goute des saveurs de céréales fraîches avec une finale légèrement houblonnée.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 bottle. Poured plare golden yellow with minimal white head. Aromas of hops and corn. Sweet initial corn tastes fade to neutral finish. Very average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
341ml bottle bought in Quebec. Straw with a trace of white head; corn syrup aroma; sweet with a touch of citrus and some leafy hop bitterness; but rather poor overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâle, léger de maïs sucré avec des notes de sucre chimique, de légumes bouillis ainsi que des traces de houblon herbeux (herbe mouillée). Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et un peu croustillant ainsi qu’une texture aqueuse et aux petites notes huileuses. Goût de grains de malt pâle accompagné d’un goût de légumes bouillis sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût sucré de maïs ainsi que des notes de sucre chimique puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon assez herbeux (herbe mouillée et traces de foin) aux petites notes asséchantes. Post-goût court et aux notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux avec des notes chimiques.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2008
341 ml bottle- Nose of wet paper and grains, with cooked carrots and sugar. Sweet grainy flavour, creamed corn, butter and asparagus. WTF is going on with this? Pours a sparkling gold with a frothy white cap. This one finishes spritzy with lots of chemical induced bitterness. Pretty not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
Smells of corn, a trace of hops, golden, pours a firm finger of white foam, a bit of lace. Tastes of corn, hops and adjuncts, with a trace of bandaid. Light bodied, bitter. Poor, but has a quaint old fashioned label, coincidently watching St. Urbain’s Horseman on CBC?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
Clear golden, decent white foamy head. Grainy aroma with a little corn. Bland palate but with a smooth creamy mouthfeel that saves this from getting a "dregs level" rating at least.

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