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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Swordfish est une brune hybride aux crales dune bire anglaise et la levure belge, ce qui lui donne un got la fois malt et lger. Les gots de caramel et de chocolat sont prdominants, alors quune touche dpices reste en bouche.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2017
From my brother: pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, maltiness, light fruitiness. Taste is lightly sweet and quite in the fruity side. Not bad... almost a dubbel in its taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1874) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Bouteille 500ml. Couleur brun fonc presque opaque, mousse moka laissant un lger film. Arme de malt torrfi, cassonade, cacao. Got de malt caramlis, lgre amertume, levure, cacao. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-faible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Opaque dark brown color with faint visible activity. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, making a very good amount of legs. Flavors of molasses, dark berries, walnuts, burnt maple syrup, cocoa, and herbal spices. Nice sweetness with a fresh dash of spices. More sugary with a little earthy bitterness. Slick light oily body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish with a pleasant tongue coat of sweet molasses and butterscotch, a perfect dose of grassy hops, and a roasted nuts feel. Overall excellent quality craft: delicious pleasant flavors, balanced and well intensified, filling and very fresh, strong while easy to drink. Although the body is too weak and thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (643) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Une bonne brune bien tourbeuse et juste assez amre... La mousse est dense et trs tenace. On gote le sucre brun, la levure et les pices et tout est bien agenc. Trs bonne buvabilit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Robe brune fonce assez claire avec colde mousse beige et assez dense. Dentelle epaisse et huileuse. Armes de levures belges, noisettes, malt grill et mielleux, pices dessert. En bouche, cest un mlange un peu spcial de saveurs sucres et amres. Levures belges et pices sucres qui rencontrent du malt grill et des noisettes. Surtout orient vers le malt anglais, minral et terreux. Finale plus herbace et caramlis et o les houblons ressortent un peu plus. Texture moyenne-lgre, corps moyen galement. Bire brune qui sort des sentiers battus mais qui ne tombe pas dans ma palette.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaseurboreal (23) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Consomm avec Pascal. Belle couleur brune avec une belle mouse. Got de caramel, de chocolat et dpices. Bonne amertume qui ne dure pas longtemps.Une bonne bire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5898) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
How: Sample at Festival Brassicole de la Mauricie.

>>> A flavorful but a bit heavy Amber Ale with spicy Belgian yeast. Odd, but not bad at all.

+ A large beige head with good retention tops a slightly hazy brown beer
+ The combination of the Belgian yeast with earthy/mineral notes, roasted malts, chocolate and toffee is a bit odd for a rather low abv dark Belgian Ale but it works well for me
+ Theres a fun mild lingering spiciness in the aftertaste
It certainly feel a bit heavy for a less than 7% abv Belgian Ale
Its fun to try once, but it doesnt have a profile that would make me think about buying it again

Flavors: Spicy Belgian yest, roasted malts, toffee, earthy/mineral notes, chocolate

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Sample from a bottle. Dark pour with creamy tan foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, very powdery, cocoa, light coffee, light peppery notes, light fruit but definitely not much Belgian going on. Taste is roasty, chocolate, light pear, just a touch of something doughy, slightly strange flavor. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Not your average Belgian ale, but drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with particles in suspension and one finger of moka coloured head. Aroma of roasted malts, spices, caramel. Taste is more of the same; along with tofee as well as a nice balance between the sweetness of the belgian yeast and a an agreable bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle served in a snifter around 10 degrees: This is the first beer produced by the brewery Le Naufrageur I come upon and I have to give credit for the artwork I find very nice. Dense brown pour with a certain opcacity topped by two fingers of hazel foam. The nose is roasted, sweet and appealing. The taste is very interesting pairing a nice blend of roasted malts and dark chocolate. A good contribution of the hops pushes up the flavours to a higher intensity. It finishes long, sweet and hoppy and the mouthfeel is dense and a bit oily. Pretty good product overall and a very satisfying brew you could pair with strong cheeses and grilled meats.


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