Brewed by L’Amère à Boire
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
12o Plato. 50% Pale malt and 50% Munich malt. Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops. German yeast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place. Nez malté de caramel doux aux notes rôties, léger de houblon floral et herbeux, légèrement fruité (agrumes, notes de petits fruits), et avec des notes épicées (poivre doux) et de noix. Rondeur moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes huileuses et asséchantes. Goût de grains de céréales avec, un léger goût fruité (agrumes, faibles notes de cantaloup) et des notes épicées (poivre doux, traces de coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel doux aux notes rôties avec un léger goût de pain grillé puis en finale, une légère amertume de houblon herbeux asséchante est présente avec des notes de noix. Post-goût moyen et légèrement sec, léger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noix et d’épices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at the pub (where else?!?). Nice dar copper pour with a thin veil of white foam. Aroma is quite malty, very nutty, something very much lie pumpkin as well (the fruit, not the spices), some light peppery hop notes. Taste is sweet, malty, nutty, strong caramel finish and a bit peppery. Palate feels pretty heavy, with medium carbonation. Not as quaffable as some of their other lagers, but certainly a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5705) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bonne effervescence. Caramel brûlé dans l’arôme et le goût avec une finale d’amertume légèrement florale. Elle libère même des notes de muscade en respirant. Fini assez sec, très facile à boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
A reddish copper beer with a thin lacing and creamy moka head. In aroma, nutty and grassy malt with light candy cinnamon notes. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt with light roasted notes, caramel, quite pleasant, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Sept. 25 2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
On tap at L’Amere à Boire. The color is amber with a white head .The taste is sweet and malty but not to sweet for that kind of beer. It was an easy beer to drink on the terrasse on a nice October day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (6535) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Another beer that makes you sort of lose faith in beer ratings (not that I’ve had any in a long time). I think the biggest crime is that a quick scan of the ten most recent ratings comes back with, I believe, zero negative comments. And in fact, most of the raters comment on how "drinkable", "pleasant", "enjoyable" the beer is. Yet look at the scores. It’s as if people are afraid to rate a beer highly because someone might say "Oh my god, you gave a random octoberfest above a 4!!??". I don’t know. It’s just sad, and a very good example of why the BJCP system, with all its problems, has many advantages to this scoring system. Not only is this a flawlessly brewed beer, and definitely one of the most authentic examples outside of Germany, but it also has a wonderful flavor and aroma, with perfect marzen yeast character (light tin, nuts, yellow/red fruit notes) and a subtle, delicate hoppiness (that perks up retronasally). The malt is well-attenuated, but leaves just enough caramel/toffee sweetness to keep it from being thin, while the texture is supple and fluid, going down easily. An outstanding beer in all aspects, from one of the best (though I wish they were experimental) brewers around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Pint at brewpub. SE13/07.

App.: Orange-amber, clear, remnants of an off-white head. Aroma: Malty and sweet, some crystal mal, a bit of caramel, lightly fruity; a bit “homebrew mashy”. Palate: Medium body and medium-low carbonation. Flav.: Some decent, chewy caramel and toffee malts, slightly oxidized, some mash notes (remind me of celery seed); a touch of bitterness to balance the slight sweetness.

OK, but not really for me. Would probably taste better in Muenchen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
Copper-brown body with a small off-white head. Rather simple but pleasant blend of cereals, roasted malt, light caramel, and some cooked vegetables. Light and easy to drink. I wish I had taken more notes because I can’t remember any more than that. But it’s not surprising, Oktoberfest and foggy memory always go together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught. Dark copper with a small white head. The aroma is bready and toffee-ish. Flavour is mildly fruity (berry), cereal-like, with a nice firm biscuit backbone. Clean and straightforward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
Good candied malt nose, auburn, with a tiny off-white head. Nice kilned malt flavour, light bodied, balanced, very easily drinking. Ein Prosit!

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