rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
bouteille brune de 750ml, capsule de métal, blonde trouble, nez fermé, bouche un peu fade, correct sans plus. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Dry, wine-like, fruity aroma. Clear, golden-tan with low, white, fully-diminishing head. Very dry, wine-like flavour with sweet underlying grainy malt notes and light grassy hop flavour. Almost no bitterness allows both wine and malt characters to show through. Medium body is very dry with low carbonation. An interesting and well-received experiment, though I’m not so sure I’d want to drink a whole lot of this one. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005. Eructoblaster (4371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy golden body with lively carbonation and an average white foamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with grassy and white wine hints. Taste is slightly misbalanced. It is dominated by malty flavors and carries some flowery and yeasty notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Drinkable. GRM (4179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
Brown bottle, 750 ml, bottled in May 2008, purchased at Jovi on June 28 2008, savoured on July 1 2008; eye: golden, hazy, good effervescence, white head, a bit of lacing; nose: mineral, yeast, banana, fruity, peach, light pepper, mouth: creamy, light hops, mineral, nice malt presence and even more so near the finale, yeast, a bit of banana, a bit of peach, hint of hops, finale in malt with a good presence of banana, more beer than wine, lightly sweet, slightly bitter, medium body, good carbonation; overall: interesting
Bouteille brune, embouteillée en mai 2008, achetée chez Jovi le 28 juin 2008, savourée le 1er juillet 2008; œil : dorée, voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche, un peu de dentelle; nez : minérale, levure, banane, fruité, pêche, léger poivre; bouche : crémeuse, léger houblon, minérale, bonne présence de malt et encore plus vers la finale, levure, un peu de banane, un peu de pêche, soupçon de houblon, finale en malt avec une bonne présence de banane, plus bière que vin, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : intéressante mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
Nothing too impressive here. Standard blonde with a fruity nose (expected for a Chardonnay beer). Maybe a little perfume too. Alcohol is not really hidden, maybe this would do good in a mulled drink? No apparent bitterness, just some grape tannins maybe (maybe not... I might be doing some associations). Would I drink again? Probably not. It is a stepup from the usual Barberie though.
cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a light golden yellow with a frothy white top. Aroma is slightly fruity with distinct grain backing. Taste is light and fruity but nothing interesting. At the 2012 Winterlude Winter Beers and Wines. Metalchopz (3536) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Originally rated May 2009. Thanks to Driss for this one (brought back from Quebec City). Comes in a wine bottle, hence the Chardonnay. Pours a hazy rich golden colour with a white wine head and has good lacing. Kind of smells like a witbier (or a blond on the lees) with some other scent I cannot put my tongue on (like cheese or almost farm aromas). The wine is present in the taste. Sparkling mouthfeel with blonde malt. The alcohol is very well hidden. Interesting beer, mixing the Chardonnay and beer together. One of the better brews from La Barberie. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapes with some sourness. Flavor of grapes, yeast with some acidity. The body is light with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. I never expect much from this brewery, but this one is good. Previous rating : 6/3/6/3/13 3.1. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Thx Yann.
Pours golden with low white head. Aroma is of apples, fruits, wine, very slight sugar. Taste is of apples, sugar, fruits, malt. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Lots of apples/grapes. Good. Better than expected. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is sourish and slightly yeasty, with that indescribable note that appears in so many middle-rate Quebec beers. Thin body. Flavour has fruity notes of chardonnay, a bit of spice, mild yeast - kinda reminds me of a saison, actually. Not too bad despite the so-so aroma - although I find the 10% alc hard to believe, seems more like 6% or 7% to me.