Les Brasseurs du Temps Mea Magna Culpa

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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Barley Wine
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Keg at Brasseur du Temps, Gatineau. Hazy mahogany colour, rich creamy head. Spicy tea aroma. Very sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Oolong tea and caramel, brown sugar and herbal bitter spices. Mildly warming finish with lingering herbal bitterness. Interesting, but feels too sweet and young at this point. I can imagine this beer is suitable for (barrel) aging.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1482) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Bouteille avec une date illisible. Robe rouge-ambre claire surmonte dun pais col de mousse. Armes de caramel, sucre dorge, pamplemousse rose, cacao, fraise, muscade. En bouche, sucre dorge, pamplemousse, malt grill, caramel, cacao. Texture huileuse et corps moyon. Vin dorge anglais dans la moyenne basse.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, butterscotch, and vinous. Flavor of caramel, butterscotch, bread, earth, and grain with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1645) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Aroma is clove, tart, caramel, toffee, and fresh bread. Taste is sweet malts, toffee , caramel, tart, and some yeast. Well balanced and complex. Definitely some bite. Appearance is a hazy amber with a medium off white head that retains fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
750 mL bottle from the brewpub. A bit of a boozy mess, really. Lacks complexity. No off flavours, but nothing to bring me back, either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yourilevesque (1702) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Dguste en compagnie de Ju-Lo et Dominique. Ouin. a ne se passe pas bien ici. Le liquide est dapparence honnte mais sans plus. Orang, trouble et mousseux. On a vu pire, on a vu mieux. Un nez de caramel sucr auquel sajoute un dplaisant ct de carton et de pomme au beurre. Les malts ont eu chaud et sentent un peu le vestiaire sportif. Saveurs de pommes au sucre trs dplaisantes qui se rsorbent en une drle de finale amre. Trs effervescente, cette bire ne me plat pas du tout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef73 (610) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
De rouge rouge- brun avec peu everfessance . On na des de pain grill , du malt caramliser et un les got butterscott . En bouche c est une mlange gens malt caramliser avec un got pain grill . C est une bire bien quilibr bien fait .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
750 ml bottle from BDT.

Appearance: Pours an opaque candy brown colour with a bit of tan head.

Aroma: Honey, dark malt.

Flavours: Honey, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, dark malt, moca, chocolate, molasses, figs.

Mouthfeel: Thick and coating with average carbonation.

Overall: A luscious Barley Wine with gobs of honey on the aroma and in the flavour. This shifts towards caramel and honey after it had been open a while. Overall, I would say this is a really nice well put together beer with a fair bit of complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5824) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml) at home. Bottled in 2011, so 4 years old. Split 3-ways.

>>> An oxidized and a bit harsh resinous and mineral forward Barley Wine that doesnt seem to be able to handle a few years of aging. I would be interested to try a younger version.

- Cloudy orangey brown with a small persistent tan head and little lacing.
- Resinous forward with strong earthy/mineral presence and ashed notes.
- Theres was some interesting fruity notes, but they were hidden by the main flavors.
- Oxidation (and cardboard flavor) is already quite present in this one and doesnt fit well in the flavor profile, unlike some Barley Wine that ages pretty well.
- Taste is rather sweet, but the sweetness is quickly set aside by the borderline harsh piney and earthy presence.
- Not too boozy, but the drinkinability is still pretty low.

Flavors: Resinous, minereal/earthy presence, caramel, toffee, red fruits, oxidation notes, a bit of cardboard.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Une robe brune penchant sur le rouge est peine surmonte dune mousse beige plutt mince. Des armes de sucre dorge explosent au nez, dominant les effluves de fruits confits et de fruits rouges mme. Lorsque la bire se rchauffe, lalcool prend plus de place au nez. Malgr sa lourdeur sucre vidente, la bire se boit quand mme bien. Du caramel brl, des dattes et des figues sont en vedette dans un corps bien rond et malt.


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