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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: American Pale Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blonde houblonnée

Du houblon. Du houblon. Encore plus de houblon. C’est beau... nous vous avons entendu... et nous répondons à vos attentes! Voici La Houblonnière. C’est essentiellement une intense tisane de houblon... déguisé en bière blonde. Nous avons gardé les saveurs maltées et le taux d’alcool sous contrôle pour que vous puissiez expérimenter une explosion de houblon dans votre bouche. Boum!

Hops. Hops. Even more hops. Alright... we got it... and we deliver. Here is La Houblonière. It is essentially an intense hop infusion... disguised as a blond ale. We kept the malt flavors as well as the alcohol content under control so you could experience an explosion of hops in your mouth. Boom!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - FEB 4, 2013
A well done APA. Lively carbonation from the start (while pouring the beer) to the finish. Very Hoppy (mostly citrus and spruce). Did I say very hoppy? Very nice looking beer, golden/orange honey color, very cloudy, with a nice thick but medium lasting white/yellow head. Medium sweet taste with a hanging bitter, but like the head, not over lasting. A nice creamy ale with lively carbonation with a bitter finish. I’ve enjoyed it.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3284) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Very nice fresh hop aromas in this one. A mix of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes), grasses and even sweet yeast (kind of Belgian Ale ones). The taste is quite bitter, sharp. Like pure citrus zest. Hop bomb? Oh yes. Hazy golden colour with orange hue. Whitish head, soapy, long lasting with some decent lacing. Quite the hop grenade.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef73 (610) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2017
De couleur jaune oranger avec un peu everfesssance et le col est blanc . On n’a des notes de houblons herbacé ace un cote agrume comme le pamplemousse et qui est très présent . En bouche c’est très houblonner mais c’est très bien balancer . J’ai ben aimer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8708) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
pours hazy very light golden with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. leafy citrus, lupuline powder, tropicalness - mangoes for instance; tea leaves, hint of sweetness - very floral and obvious honey; peppery orchard fruitiness, clean fruity yeast. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; almost balanced piney-resinous-citrusy finish. almost juicy citrus with fun honey volatiles. definitely different from original houblonnière.
Earlier Rating: 6/13/2012 Total Score: 3.3
on tap at brewpub. cloudy golden, nicewhite head, some lacing. dry grassy hops, pellets, loads, tons of lemony esters, light vanilla, light malts. average to soft carbonation, light body - thin, relatively short finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (1494) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A yellow hazy opaque beer with yeast sediments ; beautiful big omelet-like foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Herb, resin, fruits (citrus), flower, light spice, caramel. Light to medium dry bitter refreshing, light spicy, sweet note. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter spicy harsh lasting finish. Overall, just ok. Rough around the edges. Very hoppy. In the label : "Intense hop infusion" ; I agree... Maybe the bottle was a bit old. I’d like to taste another younger one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Diogène (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2016 Bouteille. Bière aux reflets de pêche surmontée d’une moyenne mousse blanche aérienne. Arômes de houblons frais avec des notes d’agrumes, d’herbes et de résine avec le malt sucré en arrière plan. En bouche, les saveurs sont moins franches et une certaine âcreté vient détériorer le tout, je goûte un peu de gomme au savon également. L’amertume en finale est assez râpeuse, pas la plus agréable. C’est bien asséché, mais elle bénéficierait d’une moins grande amertume pour laisser plus de place aux saveurs de houblons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1640) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Aroma is sweet malts, honey malts, citrus , earthiness and toasted bread. Taste is sweet malts which are surrounded by slight funk, earthiness and honey. The hop profile is deep but not overpowering. Appearance is a hazy gold with a medium frothy head that retains fairly well. Slight sediment deposits on bottle of glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9839) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a huge white head. Very citric aroma, floral hops, some lemongrass, pale malts and pine. Very strong carbonation here, citric fruits on the flavor, grassy, lemony, some gooseberries and faint herbal notes. Refreshing but way too grassy and herbal for my taste, also the carbonation is at disturbing level.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (577) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
A classic Quebec hoppy blonde! An overactive, fluffy white head on a golden straw body. Nice punch to the nose with citrus, pepper and sweet malt. There is a nice relatively soft range of fruity tastes from the hops - kiwi, lemon, mango and orange lead the way. The sweet malt is a nice backdrop, and pepper and a soft soapiness add to taste. Strong effervescence helps keep it clean and sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arseniq33 (63) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Servie d’une bouteille à un verre Spiegelau. La bière est dorée et un peu trouble, avec un large col bien mousseux. L’arôme est fantastique. Ça sent pratiquement ce que sent un paquet de houblon quand on l’ouvre au moment de brasser. Extrêmement résineux, avec un peu d’agrumes. En bouche, on sent principalement les mêmes houblons résineux ainsi que leur amertume prononcée. On goûte ensuite au malt d’une bière plus sucrée. La carbonatation est assez forte, et la finale bien longue et amère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3771) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a really hazy golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of melon, pine and generally hoppy. Taste is moderately bitter with orange, pine and melon flavors. Not too sweet. Body is light-ish and carbonation moderately high. A bit thin but not problematically so. A pretty good hop juice.


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