Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds Tonique (Whisky)

Brewed by Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds
Style: Barley Wine
Chambly, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Aged in oak barrels which had previously contained whisky. This is the barrel-aged version of Hordeum.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Sample, draught, at Bires et saveurs, savoured September 1 2012; eye: dirty brown, hazy, no effervescence, tiny beige head, no lacing; nose: woody, whisky, celery salt, malt, alcohol, fruits, nutty, caramel; mouth: woody, whisky, celery salt, malt, alcohol, fruits, nutty, caramel, pepper, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in whisky with presence of pepper and alcohol, full body, light astringency, lightly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS chantillon, en ft, lors du Bires et saveurs, savoure le 1er septembre 2012; il : brun sale, trouble, pas deffervescence, petite mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : bois, whisky, sel de cleri, malt, alcool, fruits, noix, caramel; bouche : bois, whisky, sel de cleri, malt, alcool, fruits, noix, caramel, poivre, alcool, chaleur dalcool, finale en whisky avec prsence de poivre et alcool, corse, lgre astringence, lgrement sucre, texture alcoolique; en rsum : bien bon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds, pours an opaque amber brown with almost no head. Aroma of brown sugar, plum, and slightly tart berries. Flavour is very sour for a barley wine, with tart berries, brown sugar and some whiskey presence. Thin-bodied and exceedingly tart qualities for the style. Not robust or full, without hop presence, etc. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5701) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
12 oz glass on tap at grand cru event. Murky brown pour with a bit of lacey head. Aroma of green apples, fermentation, syrup, alcohol and whiskey. Taste is boozey, cloyingly sweet with a fruity astringence. Palate has low carbonation and is pretty hot. I tried this beer cool and at room temperature, before and after other beers, with a clean and with a dirty palate - but I never found it enjoyable. Certainly my least favorite of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
(Le Tonique, vieilli en tonneau de chne durant 1 an et 7 mois) Le liquide a une couleur ambre qui tire sur le rouge. Le col mousseux est mince. Prsence dune petite dentelle. Au nez, des armes de whisky se perdent en vapeurs dalcool bois et enrobent un malt qui suinte le caramel. Au got, la force alcoolique et fruite du whisky est significative. Les saveurs maltes se renchrissent et deviennent grasses. En bouche, le liquide est de moyenne corpulence avec une effervescence fine et une texture pratiquement liquoreuse. La finale est rconfortante avec une amertume dalcool et de houblons doux. En rsum, trs agrable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
godofsky (274) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
on tap at the brewpub. ordered from the Grand Cru menu, this beer is aged 1.5 years in oak barrels that once contained whiskey. pours a dark amber with a nice tan head that stays forever. aroma is very woody. caramel and whiskey definately there in the nose as well. taste is similar, with some resinous hops to balance out the sweetness in the end. full bodied and low carbonation, i liked this one far more than their Hordeum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
En ft chez Bedondaine. 9%. Couleur ambre-rougetre claire. Arme de tonneau de chne. En bouche, notes de chne, dalcool, de caramel. Trs soyeuse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bedainedebiere (532) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Tap in Mascouche at the Oktoberfest, near the greenest pond Ive ever seen (nevermind...). Seemed very, very alchoolic because of the oak-aged 13 months effect. Orange also came out pretty strongly in the aroma and in the taste but the whishy side is very, very aggressive. If you like that power aroma, youll like it all... God did I. Sweet caramelized malty body and btter finale. And it got more complex as it warmed up. The best beer I had that evening. ADDED: Tap at brewpubin feb.2010, 10 month age, the weekend before the 5th anniversary. Whisky is still very obvious in this batch! I raised the rating. Very malty and hoppy base but the oak-aging is outstanding on this one. Truly amazing. ADDED: Third barrel in august 2010 (Im so damn lucky to have tasted this batch in the three different barrels. This third batch is again simply amazing. So much whiskey aroma, and notes of chocolate, an intense piny hopping. Powerful divine stuff. MAJESTIC. My clear favorite from this brewer. You gotta age some more in the same way, Nicolas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3307) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, cloudy amber-mahogany hue, with a beige head, nice fruity, woody, oaky, whyskish, grated coconut nose, with some faint dried candyish raisiny, pruney accents, with some hints of brown chocolate and vanilla in a warm toasted, caramelized malt aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate of a warmth liquorish, sweet toasted, caramelized malt, fruity raisiny character, with a good woody whiskyish, vanilla, coconut flavor, with a kind of a hint of maple syrup, chocolatey praline, leading towards a warming fruity, raisiny, chocolatey, woody, hop leafy resiny dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
1 year old on tap at the brew pub. Dark brown, thin white head with good retention. Aroma is cognac, whisky, caramel, resinous hops, wood, raisins and alcool. Flavor is similar. Very good barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
11 month old. An orange dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A wonderful woody aroma, with treacle, light olives (almost pleasant), vinous, earthy, intense and porto-like. In mouth, an oaken mlat with porto qualities, funk and hops. A rich and warming barley wine, balanced and coherent. On tap at brewpub, May 10 2009.

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