La Barberie Pale Ale au Cassis

Brewed by La Barberie
Style: Fruit Beer
Québec City, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pale ale with red orange hues and sweet aroma of fruits . Tout en douceur, les fruits éclatent de fraîcheur avec des notes aigres-douces. La finale est sèche mais nous laisse des souvenirs de cassis et de houblons floraux.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. Nez de levures fruitées sûres (léger de cassis, notes de canneberges et d’agrumes, traces de cerises sûres) et légèrement épicées (coriandre) avec de faibles notes de grains de malt et de houblon herbeux. Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et une texture légèrement minérale et aqueuse. Goût fruité légèrement sûr (cassis, traces de canneberge et de cerises sûres) avec quelques notes épicées (coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de grains avec de faibles notes mielleuses et de butterscotch et une finale l’on retoruve une légère amertume de levures avec des notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût court et sec, très légèrement amer de levures avec notes de houblon ainsi qu’un léger goût de résidus fruité (moût de petits fruits).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Originally rated September 2006. This blackcurrant beer on the lees pours a cloudy caramel-amber colour with a big creamy head, that stays a long time and leaves great lacing. Tiny bubble average carbonation. The nose is like most of the Barberie brews, with their typical yeast and some mild fruity parfumes. The cassis fruit sits lonely in the back. Slight creamy mouthfeel with a light dry finish. Many fruits are present in the taste, but not one really sticks out. Strawberries being the closest, but sorry guys... this is not your beer. This is blackcurrant’s time to shine. There is just something not right in most Barberie beers I have tried. This one is maybe a step up, but nothing incredible.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
rodenbach99 (4554) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
bouteille brune de 500ml. couleur orangée trouble, mousse blanche et durable, nez peu invitant de levure et de poussière, je ne sens pas le cassis. au goût ce n’est rien d’exeptionnel, liquide, sans grande saveurs, où est le cassis et son agéable amertume ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Fruit and malt in the aroma, apricot colour, tiny off-white head, loads of lace. Malt is the dominant flavour, a hint of pitfruit. Light bodied, balanced, sweet. Ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Dark hazy orange body with a medium-sized soapy white head and small specks of yeast floating at the bottom. Smells like tart apricot, tangerine, yeast, and butterscotch. Bitter flavour with lots of tart fruit, bread, and butterscotch. Not too bad actually.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3391) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Reddish-orange with a lot of floaty bits. Aroma of stale malt, vegetable/tomato, vague hops - frigging weird. Body is thin and lifeless. Faint flavour of malt and hops with a hint of tart fruit - just boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry and GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy dark amber-orange with lots of floaties and a small diminishing white head. Aroma of light hops with fruit and yeast. Flavour of slightly tart fruit with yeast and a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, quite carbonated. Meh, pretty boring but it’s O.K. for what it is I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle (500ml). With blankboy and GregClow, my bottle. Really wanted to like this - I like cassis. Hazy deep amber pour with tons of large floaties but a nice large fluffy white head. Dry aroma, very faint tart fruit, generic malt, slightly bitter herbal hops. Taste is BORING - weak, papery malt, dried-up stale hops, a whisper of fruit that I guess is cassis - it says so on the bottle - mostly just a big ol’ glass of nothing. Watery, ever so slightly tart and astringent but nicely carbonated, with a quick finish - a pretty weak effort, but at least it doesn’t have that nasty sourness so many of its confreres have.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
[070-20061021] 500mL. Light, tarty fruit aroma. Cloudy, dark amber-orange body with many bubbles throughout and a very creamy off-white head. Flavour is reminiscent of bandaids and fruit, a bit astringent and skunky. Light palate. Overall... enh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle: Poured a soft red/pink color ale with a big foamy head with great retention. Aroma of cassis is light with some detectable yeast. Taste is a weird mix between fresh cassis, which is not a very sweet fruits, and a pale ale with lots of yeast. I don’t really like the mix between the two as they seems to clash instead or meshing together. No infection which is a good thing for this brewery that is not renowned for providing infection-free products.

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