Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
La TerreFerme est une bière bien charpentée qui vous conduit sur des sentiers houblonnés parsemés de riches arômes floraux et d’une amertume à la fois vive et délicate. Une bière reflétant le territoire rustique et bucolique que sont les îles de la Madeleine. Une attitude franche et végétale!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22523) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Bright golden color. Aroma of heather and grass. Taste is bitter, dry, with some spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
A golden amber ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a pleasant vinous malt aroma with fragrant herbal hops, in barley wine territory, with loads of fruity esters. In mouth, a well balanced malt with treacle notes, surrenated hops still giving lingering bitterness. Bottle is more than 6 months old, but holds well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle recent from Peluso. Pours light cloudy colour and abundant initial foam. Aroma is a little cheesy. Mouthfeel is average, basically no taste. A tad of taste, the most minimal of any sign of hops. I found it hard to drink a mouthfeel. This is not an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
2011-10-30. Crisp dark golden body, small frothy white head. 3+ Odd aroma, curry like first impression, like curry or fenugreek? Gives way to herbaceous hops. 6+ Flavour has similar green herbaceous character, funny fruit character, sort of tea like hops. Mild bitterness. 6+ Average to light body. Not to my tastes. Others quite liked it though. Cask Days 2011, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 My Bottom Line:
This quenching and cohesive Pale Ale blends citrusy, spicy hops and herbs into biscuity cereals, before a persisting leafy bitterness increases the level of complexity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam lingers atop the golden-tinged amber.
-The malts also offer a refined dose of caramel.
-The mouthfeel is crisp and the effervescence soft; this beer’s age is not really obvious, save for the subdued hop nose, perhaps.
-There are obviously herbs and/or flowers used in this. I can’t tell which ones though.
-This is another very professional brew from À l’Abri de la Tempête; a fresher bottle must be great.

Bottled in Feb. ’09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Pale amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is really interesting. Floral and a little bit spicy. There is a touch of almost mintiness. Peppery with a kiss of interesting yeastiness. It’s not all that hoppy, but it’s unlike anything vie had and it’s quite good. A little bit of soft pine needle-like fruitiness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
[4070-20111030] Cask. Light sage and herbal leaf aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a quick creamy white head. Light citrus lemongrass flavour has a bit of an earthy hops finish. Medium body. Tasty, funny hops profile. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8326) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
pours clear golden with a decent white head. unusual aroma, fruity tartness, brettanomyces, salt. taste is salty malt - don’t know if it’s part of the marketing (island...). medium body, average carbonation. unusual but interestingly good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours a clear gold with an average size somewhat-lasting frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of light hops, a hint of alcohol and a bit of maple syrup -- meh. Unexciting flavour of light hops and caramel malt. Decent bitter finish. Just O.K.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Cask Days 2011 listed as IPA 5.5% 30 IBU
Aroma herbal, aromatic gentle hopping, crystal malts, hint of pear.7-
Appearance hazed light amber. Foamy white top. Presentable. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Hint of clove, touch of vanilla, soft herbal follow up/ gentle green notes behind. Refreshing.

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