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Brewed by Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Style: American Pale Ale
Carleton-sur-Mer, Canada

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La CORTE-REAL, de couleur blond doré, possède un arôme floral. Toute en équilibre, cette bière bien assise sur une base de malt, laisse ressortir, tout au long de la dégustation, les différents goûts que le houblon Centennial peut apporter à une bière.

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3.6
Beerhunter111 (22227) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Dunkel goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig.

3.5
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
A golden ale with a thin white head. A pleasant hoppy aroma, caramel malt, with light funky notes. In mouth, a good hoppy pale ale with restrained c-hops, melding nicely with the malts. Well balanced. On tap at Brouhaha, March 28 2009.

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Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber-blond under a persistent beige foam; nice lace; a robust hoppy aroma with notes of flowers and honey; quite full-bodied and rounded palate; moderate carbonation; very tasty and fairly bitter; long flowery and dry almondy finish

3.3
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
2010-08-13. Crisp dark amber body, good sized creamy beige head. 4+ Modest aroma, weedy tea like character, modest resin, mild malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, modest resin and tea like character, light bitterness throughout, light fruity accents. Smooth average palate. Okay, bit different. Resiny character builds in the aftertaste. Growler shared by Blankboy

"He literally shit himself at Elmo." - Garthicus

3.7
DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
On tap @ the brewpub, enjoyed as part of their "compass style" degustation tasting tray. Clear medium gold, ropy lacy white crown. Intense tropical fruit, especially ripe papaya. Lively fruity palate, some floral perfume, moderately bitter finish.

3.6
sebletitje (10285) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2013
Bouteille 50cl, bottled on 08 avril 2013, lot# 418. Orangée, col épais crémeux blanc cassé. Arôme est fleuri et houblonné dans une approche assez neutre - Centennial. Note subtile de levure avec un bouquet ardant une approche rappelant la drêche qui en se réchauffant éclipse les qcq notes de houblons. Palais est houblonné frais, note de grains. L’amertume est présente sans dominer mais laissant place à un profil agrumes modéré. Les malts restant quant à eux sous entre carapils-pâle, crystal sur une fine pointe de caramel - bready. Le tout est assez sec. Le houblonnage laisse petit à petit place à un fruité agrumes rappelant le pamplemousse et un herbacé léger qui viennent ajouter une certaine rondeur houblonnée à cette bière.

3.6
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Spicy, grassy hop leaves thrive throughout honeyed caramel maltiness, as tropical fruit decide to accompany a resinous hop bitterness till the very end. This is a beautifully balanced hybrid of a Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam dissipates into the clear light amber, drawing quite a bit of lacing.
-I was told this was hopped entirely with Centennial, but I admit the leafy character threw me off completely. It did not feel as bright and resinous as the usual Centennial bombs I’ve tasted.
-I admit the fruitiness is orange-like at times.
-The nose could be more aromatic.
-The body is chewy and possesses a slightly higher level of residual sugars than the usual Pale Ale. With the pillowy effervescence, this almost becomes a hopped-up Cream Ale.
-The polite caramel presence has a few toffee angles.
-How great it is to have a new rural brewpub which isn’t shy about using a few hops in their beer!

On tap a couple of times at Brouhaha.

3.6
czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 on tap and in bottle. pours a medium dark golden with a nice head, good retention and lacing. malt depth, biscuity toasted maltiness, spicy, floral and citrusy, touch of dirt. short to medium long finish - floral-citrusy-grassy. average carbonation, light body - oily mouthfeel. a quite nicely crafted pale ale.

3.3
mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
[3343-20100813] Growler. Grainy apple yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, amber red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More grainy boozy yeast notes in the flavour. Medium body. Fair.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, jerc, tupalev)

3.6
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
En fût. Verre de 20 oz dégusté chez Brouhaha (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de zestes d’oranges et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #2107)


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