Brewed by Lancelot
Style: Traditional Ale
Le Roc-Saint-André, France


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Traditional Gaulish beer, on yeast, unfiltered an unpasteurized, at 6% alc. Produced on malted barley, it is aromatized with seven different plants an a touch of honey, which give this beer an exceptional aroma. Serve this luminous amber beer at between 8 and 12 deg. C, in a wide glass (or a drinking horn) and remember to let yeast fall to the bottom of the bottle. Do not drink more than two or three glasses of Cervoise at a time, and the sky won't fall on your head, in the name of Toutatis!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Original rating 12/12/07 from a 12oz bottle: Pours amber and opaque (very yeasty looking) with a thin white ring of bubbles reminiscent of a Belgian Ale. Smells of strawberries, dough, some floral hints, dry malt. Tastes of molasses, touches of strawberries and mellon and some spicy hints with a brilliant crisp finish. I want to revisit this one again as I’m not convinced I had a bottle in peak conditions, but still very enjoyable.
Ar: 8 App: 3 fl: 8 Pa: 3 Ov: 16

Rerate 750ml bottle courtesy of bov consumed 2/22/08: Pours mahogany and settled with a white head that is well sustained thoughout the drinking experience. Smells of lemons, tea, some perfume, honey, some nice subtle spice, meadow grass, hay, some pepper. Tastes spicy with some nice fruity character (mellon, some honeydew, some appley hints) that is gentle and subdued. Some touches of honey also shine through. As the beer warms, some interesting herbal qualities pop out. Mouthfeel is nice and airy. Finish leaves a hint of sage behind as well as some grapefruit and some peppery touches. A great beer that reminds me of a hybrid saison/biere de garde. Very well done and I’m glad I got to revisit this.
Ar: 9 App: 4 Fl: 9 Pa: 4 Ov: 19

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4191) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Świetne tradycyjne piwo z 7 roślin. Francja tak w tradycji piwnej zakorzeniona że aż trudno uwierzyć. Rubinowo-bordowy kolor, aromat ziół i jakichś roślin, trudno mi zdefiniować konkretnie jakich. Piana spora jak w belgijskim Ale. Słodowo-orzechowy smak i lekka cierpkość na finiszu. Wspaniałe to piwo. Polecam to piwo z Bretonii.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12477) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2001
red-amber colour, beautiful fine foam, great aroma: flower, honey; nut, complex flavor

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NephYliM (16) - FRANCE - NOV 23, 2001
honey and spice tastes that leaves good sensations. Delicate to serve if you don’t want to get the sediment (see legion242’s comment)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (305) - FRANCE - MAR 27, 2015
Limpide, ambrée aux reflets roux et à la mousse fine, tout petit col, blanc-cassé. Arômes inhabituelles : absence d’houblons, présence de nombreux épices.Au nez : coriandre, cannelle, girofle, poivre. Bouche mi ronde mi sèche, parfum de fleurs et d’épices.Très délicat.Peu de fin de bouche toutefois. Belle surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano99 (19) - Ghezzano (Pisa), ITALY - DEC 29, 2001
Tipical Bretonne beer with a complex spicy and herbal flavour. DO NOT SHAKE ALL THE SEDIMENT OUT OF THE BOTTLE !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4586) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Beautiful deep amber color on this, short creamy head. Aroma of honey, very sweet. Taste is nuts, honey, citrus...very complex flavor. Smooth and delicious, this one I’d like to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tometclo (260) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2017 Une jolie mousse épaisse, très fines bulles, couleur rousse ambrée, au nez le malt est puissant. En bouche c’est une saveur sucrée, épicée. Pas assez longue, il manque une petite finition, cependant une belle bière bretonne.. 33 Cl Comptoir Irlandais

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004
Dark amber with a short lasting creamy head. GLÖGG! cloves, ginger, raisins, wine with some herbs on top. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2004
Short light brown creamy head on top of a dark amber body. The taste is unique: like a Porter, but complex with various herbs added. Mr Lancelot claims he has found the recipy to Gaulish beer, the one enjoyed by Asterix. It that is true, then Asterix and Obelix must have had a jolly good time! This is an excllent brew, original, thirst-quenching and very, very drinkable. I’d have it again as soon as I can find it in France..

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