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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: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
Tricker (419) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Bière de 6.2 % d’alcool. Couleur brun-rouge, odeur fruitée et/ou florale, fort agréable. Légère amertume en bouche, mais très intéressante. Goût légèrement sucré. Excellente !

4.3
nikoals777 (31) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Gouteuse bière épicée, similaire à la corne de brume de la même micro-brasserie. Ça goute rouge, je ne sais pas trop comment décrire.

4.1
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
Clear dark golden pour covered by a smallish white head that I’d have prefered taller though it sticks to the glass. Strawy, almost grainy malts hold a certain husky twist and a certain... is that terroir? tang. Herbal, spicy (savory, pepper, SAGE!), wild flowers aroma grow into tea-like territory, developping a certain astringence that I could imagine one would call chalky, but just seems to fit and dry everything out to me. We’re left with a bready, gently toasty malt base that is really just a medium for the other UFO elements to communicate through. Long leafy (borderline vegetal), slightly lemony finish with sharp mineral leanings. Unique recipe that grew on me with every sip. Rediscovering beer, ain’t that what craft beer is all about? And they did push boundaries sideways rather than upwards which makes it hugely drinkable to boot. Two thumbs up. The conservative bastard that I am would be curious to try a version with a wheaty twist. What a fitting name too!

4.1
AlainG (2361) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Bière de couleur ambrée, laissant peu de mousse en guise de col. Ça sent tellement bon; les fleurs, l’herbe fraîche, la coriandre, la cardamome, la sauge, la cannelle, plus subtilement le clou de girofle avec un air salin qui nous accroche au passage. Le goût est à la hauteur, le palais est autant sollicité que le nez. Des saveurs d’herbe, de fruits, de tire Ste-Catherine et de houblon éveillent nos sens en créant un manège des sens qui s’entremêlent franchement et de façon très efficace.

4.1
Beardbeerman (343) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served chilled around 8 degrees in a snifter: Pour a dark orange color with a certain haze. I got three finger of an off-white frothy head which showed outstanding retention and lacing properties. Towards appearance, this brew scores many points. The nose is sweet, yeasty an sweaty. There should be some piny hops but I didn’t really get them. I did, however, get a strong buckwheat aroma perhaps resulting from the blending of all the aromas or the presence of buckwheat in the beer itself. Since the list of ingredients does not appear on the bottle, I can’t confirm that information. On the tongue this brew is quite aggressive with a hoppy/piny (even soapy) punch and once again that buckwheat element previously mentionned does come through. The brew is dense and heavy with an oily feel and finishes ultra bitter. I can’t say I got any breadiness or caramel from the malts so there is a slight miss there for the balance. Overall I enjoyed this brew even if I thought the soapy attack pushed the malts out of the picture a bit. Bitter fans out there would certainly like it. Cheers!

4.1
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Cloudy amber color with a powerful amount of activity. Frothy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, creating thick legs. Flavors of citrus orange and lemon, tropical fruits, herbal spices, caramel, floral, faint pine and roasted grains. Moderate amount of sweetness still with a thick bitterness. Smooth slick full body with an almost perfect zesty crispy carbonation. Strong and long finish, but still well intensified, ending with a butterscotch feel, thick citrus, grassy bitter hops, and sweet pine tar tongue coat. Overall excellent quality craft. Delicious flavors, superb balance, with a strong but pleasant finish that still feels very fresh. I really like the complexity and the strong floral presence. Filling and satisfying drink.


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