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Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Premium Lager
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The best barley of all grows on the Magdalen Islands. We harvest the windblown, salt-kissed grains and use them to concoct a malt with a maritime accent that gives our beers their unique character. Come to our microbrewery À l'Abri de la Tempête, relax by the sea shore and dip your lips in a brew as fine as spindrift.

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2.4
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear golden with a decent bright white head. Aroma: Grains, cereals, grassy hops, a bit of biscuit malt, a bit of tang and stank, somewhat fruity, borderline infection? Palate: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Flav.: Infection...odd tangy bitterness, some toast and bread crust, a touch fruity, bitter green herbs, tastes a little wild, grains, cereals, dusty, not great; dry with restrained bitterness and a fairly abrupt mineral finish.

Not worth $4. Not worth $2. Oh well.

2.6
j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle from a trip to Canada about a year and a half ago, and bottled in October of 2008, so I’m doubting this will be very good still. Pours a hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Old cardboard and sweet oxidized malt. Big carbonation, sweet and grainy with a slightly menthol like flavor. Really just empty and at least not as much of a papery mess as I had anticipated. Finishes with a little bit of grain and some more vague hints that maybe once this was a decent beer. Just a lot of disappointment now.

3.2
swiseman (502) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Thanks to T-Ray for this Christmas gift. pours a pale yellow. aromas of wheat, faint hops and do I really smell some salt water and seaweed? body and mouthfeel much heavier than I would have expected based on its color. taste is similar to macro-brewed lager, but finishes fairly strong with some distinct hops. Fairly boring due to the style, but still miles ahead of the stuff produced by the big guys.

3.4
sseb69 (1909) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.8%. Couleur jaune paille. Mousse blanche fugasse. Nez de céréale et herbes. En bouche petit goût salin et de houblon. Notes de malt et finale un peu amère. Très bonne lager.

3.1
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 341ml bottle from Le Gobelet. pours a golden yellow with a white head that fades almost instantly. aroma is grain and citrus. bread dough and corn are the standout flavours. light bodied and bland. this is the craft version of coors light.

2.9
cfrancis (3441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grain, wheat and citrus. Taste is thin on the body, citrus and light malt on the tongue. Uninteresting beer but well done.

3.2
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
341 ml Bottle. Golden color with a thin white head. Overpriced but for good reasons. Earth aroma with hints of citrus and herbs. Saltiness is well balanced. Finish is kinda bland for this type of microbrewed beer. Overpriced but for a good cause.

3.1
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bière blonde de 4.8% d’alcool, mousseuse et pétillante, peu houblonné, couleur dorée.

3.6
DerWeg (1681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Really nice well-made lager! Medium gold, clear, and small settling head. Faint sweet aroma with some quality barley malt crispness. Taste begins a bit honey-malt to start then changes to some floral, slight lemon, ends in lightly bitter and distinct, lingering salty. Goes beautifully with the 3-cheese pita toast I make.

3.1
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. From L’épicerie des Halles/la Grande Réserve. Pours blond/golden, with a nice whitehead. Malt (cereal, hay) and Hops (floral) are both present in the aroma - though the guy with me detected some skunkyness, I didn’t. Mildly bitter. That one had a salty taste... Yep. Extremely expansive for what it is - and the "extra salt" isn’t worth it IMO. Still, a pretty good brew, and one that I’m happy to encourage -- as the Iles are IMO the most beautiful region in Eastern Canada/Quebec/Ontario.


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