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style
Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Fruit Beer
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
une bière originale à base de canneberges, spécialement brassée pour le Salon du livre de l’Outaouais.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 21, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Tropical, citrusy fruitiness shines atop mild resinous hoppiness while making room for the quenching acidity of cranberries.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy pink red.
-The Citra character is perfectly harmonious with the cranberries and their acidity, especially in the aroma.
-Carbonation is quite bubbly and the mouthfeel is appropriately lean. The result is obviously very easy drinking despite the intensity of the flavor profile.
-Bottle-conditioned, this is going to be a super hit.
-I wish more fruit beers were like this one and their Framboyante, marrying the fruit’s character with well-chosen cultivars’.

On tap at Brouhaha.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24541) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Keg at Brasseur du Temps, Gatineau. Hazy orange/amber, mid sized head. Tart nose with herbal spice and cranberries. Berry tart with medium body and distinct, rounded mouthfeel. Bread and spice, lots of tart cranberries. Mid bitter finish. Tasty and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3791) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours a hazy darker golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of fruits, wood, alcohol and some fresh spices. Would have said cranberries but it was pleasing regardless. Taste is not quite tart but has a slight acidic edge. Dry, tannic and fruity. Winey in a way. A light to moderate bitterness. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and the tannic berries dry the mouth quite a bit. Overall a fun fruit beer, different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (1455) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
750ml bottle shared with brother. Aroma: cranberries, sulfure, subtle caramel. App: cloudy red like a fine Rosé wine, minimal white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, soft carbonation, weird acidified white winey finish. Astringent a bit as well. Overall: weird finish. But overall this ain’t bad. An ok fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2452) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Tap at brewpub. Pours slight pink/brown with some head and some lacing. Nose is tart fruit almost cherry. Flavours are tart cranberry, some yeast, some lemon. Taste light sweet med/light tart. Medium body lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a veiled pinkish orange with a short lived beige head. Aroma is tart, lemon, herbs. Flavor is cranberry, sweetbread. Finish is lemon, sour, strong bitterness and herbs. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (958) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2015
Pours a nice big frothy pinkish head and has a somewhat murky ruby appearance. Extremely thick dirty lacing. Aromas are malty and wheaty with strong notes of the cranberry coming through. Flavours are mostly of the wheat and malt family. Belgian yeast definitely noticeable. Has some tarty sour notes in the finish. The cranberries are fairy apparent in this one and not too offensive as well. Good balance if sweets and bitterness. Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (579) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
A very successful but way out there take on the Belgian blonde fruit beer. The nose reveals only some of the elements that dominate the taste profile -- cranberries, malt and a touch of sourness. The taste profile hits you with sourness first, followed by blending elements of tartness, cranberry, a touch of Belgian yeast, a spritz of citrus hops and some residual fruit sweetness. A solid, clean and dry finish ends off a real taste-bud adventure. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (610) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
De couleur de rose avec peu everfessance . Le fruit domine mais pas trop juste bien on le sens très bien avec un côté agrume . En bouche c est très rafraîchissant en bouche la canneberge Ave. Un léger goût d agrume citron font bon mélange . C est très bon comme bière

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (902) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Bière rouge-orangée, parfaitement voilée, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col blanc pas tellement large, mais très dense, très mousseux, collant et persistant. Arômes de petits fruits surets, de la canneberge certes, mais également de la framboise, de la cerise, voire du raisin vert, avec des effluves d’un malt plutôt céréalier (pain frais, foin et grain…) et une certaine trame de fond d’herbe et de conifère. Nez correctement agréable, complexité et intensité plutôt moyennes. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, onctuosité intéressante au palais, c’est moelleux et velouté. Au goût, pain frais, foin et grain avec une bonne acidité fruité (canneberge, framboise, citron, pomme verte…) et un alcool tout de même passablement présent. On note peut-être un petit houblon herbacé en fin de bouche, mais la finale se veut principalement acidulée et alcoolisée, l’amertume étant minimal. Goût correct, intégration correcte des différentes saveurs, l’alcool étant un peu trop mal caché à mon goût, complexité plutôt faible, mais intensité bien adéquate en bouche. Il s’agit tout de même d’une bonne bière, mais elle ne tombe pas vraiment dans mes cordes…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1482) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Robe rouge-orangée voilée, pratiquement aucun col de mousse. Arôme de levures belges, canneberges sucrées, un peu de citron. En bouche, goût de canneberges. Par contre, aucunement suret ou amer. Les canneberges sont bien dosées, saveurs juste assez fruitées. Le côté belge est bien présent. Texture plutôt agréable, juste assez onctueuse. Corps moyennement rond. Une bière parfaite pour les apres-midi au soleil.


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