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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Barley Wine
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vin d’orge

Dans Le Trompète major, l’écrivain Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) fit une deScription plutôt alléchante d’une bière extra-forte, liquoreuse et maltée : le vin d’orge. Notre version s’inspire des pures traditions anglaises de ce style. L’utilisation généreuse de houblons lui donnera une bonne amertume lorsque jeune, mais ils perdront leur agressivité en protégeant la bière au fil du temps. L’Ale de Hardy présente des notes fortement maltées de sucre d’orge auxquelles se mélangent des saveurs de caramel de jus de fruits secs. Avec le temps, des notes de porto, de cerises noires et de tire d’érable peuvent se pointer à l’horizon gustatif.

In his historical novel The Trumpet Major, British author Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) provided a rather enticing deScription of a syrupy, malty, extra strong beer: barley wine. Our version is inspired by the pure English tradition of this style. The generous use of hops lends a solid bitterness when young that mellows with age as it protects the beer from the ravages of time. Ale de Hardy presents strong malted barley flavors accented by notes of caramel, dried fruit and a warming sensation from the higher alcohol content. Over time notes of port wine, black cherry and maple taffy may emerge.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (2344) - Montréal, Quebec, - DEC 2, 2012
Elle se présente sous une robe rubis et limpide, garnie d’une mousse dense, qui se résorbe rapidement sans laisser de traces. Au nez, le sucre d’orge fait une petite prestation avec, peut-être, des arômes de fruits secs. En bouche, un goût de bonbon sucré, mélangé à de l’alcool, réussi à charmer quelque peu. Une toute légère amertume qui s’allonge en arrière-goût. (468-241112)


3.7
chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle, 10.5%. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and burned caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, burned caramel, sweet, oak, wood, warming, notes of alcohol, dark fruit and medium bitter.

3.5
wombat23 (1665) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2017
341ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, stone fruit, alcohol. Taste follows nose, with toffee, syrup, burnt brown sugar, plum. Finish is sweet and boozy.

3.1
JFF (259) - - AUG 3, 2017
Ar�mes de r�glisse et alcool. Belle robe rouge claire, mais sans mousse. Alcool, caramel, sucre d’orge.

3.4
rami_pl (4204) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Ale de Hardy by Brasseurs du Monde at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Sympatyczne bardzo, wiec w zwiazku z tym bardzo fajne i slodkie takie i o. Ogolne wrazenie w cyferkach

3.7
the sauger (93) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arôme de caramel brûlé et de mélasse. Goût complexe réunissant fruits séchés, caramel, vin rouge et noix rôties. Je ne suis pas familier de ce style de bière mais je suis agréablement surpris!

3.4
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2017
September 20, 2013 - 341ml shared bottle at Bistro l’Autre Oeil (Gatineau). Deep clear brick red with a smallish diminishing foamy/creamy beige head. Aroma has definite strong alcohol, somewhat tart fruit sweetness, somewhat floral. Taste - caramel, alcohol, some earthy bitterness - reminded me of Brown Sugga but a little less so (boozier though) - almost like candy apple and mocha, weirdly. Slick, average body - sticky, lightly carbonated; starts candyish, finishes somewhat bitter, definite alcohol presence throughout. Yay not a bomber.

3.8
freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 355ml à la brasserie, COuleur ambrée brunatre, pas de mousse ni d’effervscence Nez sur le barley wine grain très cuit Attaque liquoreuse bel équilibre sur le sucre avec une pointe acide beau porduit.

4
Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2017
0,341l bottle at home. dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of pines, resin, caramel, candy, mango, marzipan, bit parfumy. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, resin, caramel, oranges, spices, marzipan, mango, some candy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of resin, oranges and spices. quite lovely stuff, great balance, not too sweat and alcohol very well hidden.

3.4
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2016
13th October 2016
Very light haze on this red- amber beer, thin pale tan head. Palate is semi dry with decent fine carbonation. Light dry malts, some caramel - toffee. Mild savoury tone. Rich dried fruits and lesser citric peel. Fairly dry finish. Not bad.

3.7
MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Out of the bottle, poured a light brown, cloudy, with a thin head. I got notes of dried fruits like fig and raisins, against a rich malt background that I perceived as molasses or booze soaked raisin bread. On the palate, more malt, butterscotch, bread crust, rum/raisin, with a surprisingly dry finish. Enjoyed it.


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