Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Belgian Ale
Montreal, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A special offering and a big cheers to our dear friend and Brasserie dAchouffe co-founder, Christian Bauweraerts. Its a golden pale ale, belgian style, hopped with Sterling and Ahtanum hops, dry hopped with czech Premiant hop leaves, unfiltered and refermented in kegs.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and yeasty. Bitter, herbal and grassy. Phenolic and almost bubblegum like. Bitter and dry into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Le Cheval Blanc, pours a completely clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, horse blanket, sort of like a saison. Flavour of Belgian yeast, some wild, rustic notes, a bit of horse blanket and and dry leather. Tastes way better than it looks. Very sessionable and flavourful. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, herbaceous catnip hops with light citrus notes. In mouth, a belgian hops whopper with light candy sugar, belgian hops, corky notes, puckering Brett notes. A challenging ale. On tap at brewpub, April 23, 2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Banana esters, spicy hops and plump straw coalesce in this characterful New World Golden Ale, a refreshing hybridization of Belgian, American and Czech heritage.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-The spicy hops add a wonderful touch to the otherwise estery aroma, and lots of flavor and bitterness. Everything is levelled though, so all ingredients can be enjoyed equally.
-The many tiny bubbles make for a bubbly mouthfeel.
-Timid honeyed cereal sweetness add to the complexity. This is, as you can imagine, a tad sweeter than the typical Belgian-style Ale.
-This is hard to categorize, and that is perhaps one of the reasons I find it so successful.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is a nice strong lemon and citrus, some zesty hops. The flavor is a sweet citrus note, lemon, some light herbal and spicy hops. Enjoyable for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2010
En ft. Verre de 10 oz dgust directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur dhoublons et de crales avec une pointe dpices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voile. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dhoublons avec une pointe dpices et de crales. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #3007)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011
In short: A highly refreshing original Belgian blonde ale. A lemony bouquet of grass
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: The highly aromatic nose is a bouquet of flowers and dry grass over a lemon pie. Taste has a lot of dry hay/straw, a touch of honey, lots of flower petals, lemon. Pillowy full body. Finish has a mild-medium citric tartness, mild dry grassy bitterness. To call this beer sessionnable is an understatement. This beer is a refreshing new take on the session blonde ale. I would drink pints and pints of this beer. Its because of beers like this that I dont have abs of steel. I cant operate a welding torch when Im drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Nice clear light gold pour, white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, quite grainy, spicy hops. Taste is a real treat, good balance of sweetness and hoppiness, with just a hint of yeast spice. Palate is well carbonated and fluffy, body is medium-full. A real tasty quencher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5466) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Le liquide a une couleur dore et est embrouill. Prsence dune petite tte. Quelques traces restent colles au verre. Le nez est intressant avec la prsence dune touche fruite acidule, daromates, de fleurs et un soupon de miel. Au got, la banane verte, la levure et les houblons occupent toute la place. En bouche, le liquide est de moyenne corpulence et est travers par une effervescence modre. En finale, un mlange de notes houblonnes et citriques.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Drank from the tap, a pint. Dark golden colour, darker than expected. Nice aroma, the hops are present. Some malt. Nice mouthfeel, the yeast is present, Tasty hops aftertaste. I liked this one 7/10

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