Brewed by Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Spruce beer.

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JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
12 oz glass on tap at grand cru event. Slightly hazy blond pour with snow white head. Aroma is like rolling around in freshly cut spruce branches, tons of tropical fruit aromas too, mainly pineapple. You feel afraid to bring the glass to your lips because you feel your lips might stick to it. They do, but not because of the sap. Super fresh sprucey flavor, some malty sweetness, almost minty with a lingering bitter finish like fine hops. Beer had medium body and good carbonation. Surprisingly very good.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
Objectively speaking: For a spruce beer, a remarkably tasty and rounded ale.
I like: Excellent spruce extraction, not overwhelming, but tasty, aromatic and fresh. No stickiness on the palate. Fresh cerealic malt base never steals the show. Gentle herbal undertones. Sweet, yet textured enough, medium-full bodied and cleansing, active and fitting carbonation. Good-looking as well with its minimally hazy bright auburn hue. The head is gorgeous, climbing. Surprisingly drinkable.
I dislike: I really liked it, but it’s not a flavour orientation that requires a second pint.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Amber-orangeish color, with a thick small creamy white head, leaving laces, a sweet mild earthy blue pine niddles nose, with a subtle juniper fruity note, a nice coniferous forest accent, with a toasty malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted malt, mild , pine wood character of spruce bleue pine niddles, with a green coniferous forest, and cedary accents, with a subtle fruity juniper, and a hint of flowery hop, leading towards a fruity, piney finish.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Honeyed malts lavish attention onto the spruce needles which are intelligently deployed from aroma to aftertaste. The result is quite sweet, but remains another fun and drinkable Bedondaine experiment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the clear pale orange.
-Carbonation is soft and lets the flavors express themselves.
-Some citrusy spiciness add complexity.
-Spruce flavors are well integrated, replacing hops, it seems. They seem to be able to last quite long aromatically too; an aged version was still very pleasant.
-Alcohol is not a factor in the flavor profile.

On tap at a few times.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
A golden ale with a thin white head. Very nice spruce aroma, with berry and caramel, and pine needles. In mouth, a lightly sweet malt with light hops and spruce in finale, soothing. Medium bodied. A walk in a coniferous forest. On tap at the brewpub, August 30, 2007.

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours a clear dark gold color with a thin white head. Aroma of spruce sap, cereals and menthol. Flavor of spruce sap, cereals and menthol, it’s very sweet. The body is light to medium with a liquorous and sticky texture and gentle carbonation. Nicely done.

rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
en fût sur place, encore une belle bière cuivrée, odeur d’épinette et goût d’épinette, mais pas de classique bière d’épinette (soda) mais de vrai bon goût d’épinette

GRM (4177) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Sample, draught, at Bières et saveurs, savoured September 1 2012; eye: amber, clear, tiny ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: spruce, malt, light soap-gum, light acidity; mouth: spruce, malt, slight soap-gum, slight acidity, refreshing, finale in spruce with slight presence of soap-gum, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Bières et saveurs, savourée le 1er septembre 2012; œil : ambrée, limpide, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : épinette, malt, léger gomme-savon, légère acidité; bouche : épinette, malt, très léger gomme-savon, très légère acidité, rafraîchissante, finale en épinette avec très légère présence de gomme-savon, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Dégustée en fût sur place (été-automne 2007).
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-cuivrée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Conifère, léger caramel doux, notes fruitées et herbeuses.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût de conifère qui progresse légèrement toute la gorgée. Un léger support malté de grains très légèrement rôtis et léger de caramel doux est également présent avec de faibles notes de de houblon herbeux et de miel et d’épices.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne-douce. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, très légèrement amère de houblon avec quelques traces quelques notes herbeuses, résineuses et rôties.

Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
Bu au Festival Bière et Saveur 07 (fut). Rousse pale, peu de collet. Arome d’épinette très présant, avec un peu d’épices sucrés et de malte caramelisé. Goût d’épinette sûrette, avec un peu de malte doux. Très intéressant!

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