Les Brasseurs du Temps Messe de Minuit

Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gatineau, Canada


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Following the trail of strong Belgium Christmas beer, this one is very similar to a five spice cake only liquid form. Seven delightful spices blend themselves to the alcohol and sugar, enabling a warming and joyful feeling for the festive season. Strong liquorice, orange and grape flavours create an explosion of creamy foam.. The lasting mouth feel is one of comforting alcohol, liquorice and orange.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Keg at Brasseur du Temps, Gatineau. Hazy mahogany colour, mid sized head. Caramelly nose with an array of spices. Mid sweet with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Ouzo, caramel, nutmeg and citrus dominates. Focused and harmonious. Mid bitter finish. A winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (350) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 On tap at Harricana Brewpub. Dark brown with red notes. Dence medium tan head that diminish to a thick cloud and a generous ring. Aroma is a blend of spices, star anise, black loquorise, pine... Taste is spicy, orange crust, anise and liquorise as well. Medium carbonation, medium drinckability and warmful. Nice long and warm spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stef73 (610) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2016
De couleur brun au reflets roux avec peu everfesssance. C est une avec malt caramlis et pic comme le clou de girofle . C est Biere qui respecte le style .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1560) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
To be honest, i dont love this style so my rating is maybe lower than it ought to be/ Murky brown, aroma of clove and licorice. Clove, gingerbread, spice and yeast. Ok

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (579) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
A Christmas classic in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. A thin tan head on a black body. The nose is a festival, featuring cloves, ginger, malt and a hint of nutmeg. The taste profile features rich seasonal tastes, including anise, ginger, cloves, orange peel and slightly roasted malt. The body is appropriately thick and rich but the taste is clean and not cloying. A great Belgian xmas offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
750ml bottle from La Trappe au Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Deep brown in colour with a large and long lasting beige head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of light spice, cake, some chocolate, light alcohol, liquorice. The flavour is sweet, warming, oranges and spice, cinnamon and liquorice, malty, noticable alcohol. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, warming and spicy. Very good stuff. An excellent winter/christmas beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Deep amber-brown pour. The aroma is nice and malty. A little bit of molasses and a bit of star anise flavour. There is a touch of warming character. Orange peel and dried fruit. Some special B malt and a cooling minty character as well. Lingering orangey finish. Lots of anise retronasally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
maximet (164) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark brown with a nice brown head. Nutmeg, liquorice, cinammon, dark fruit. Sweet taste, just a hint of bitterness. Full body, thick brew with a average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - DEC 14, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur brun caramel fonce, elle est coiffe d?une mousse moyenne de couleur moka d?une dure moyenne. Effervescence difficile valuer, mais semble quasi inexistante. Armes: Au nez, ce sont principalement des armes de dpices de Nol. Saveurs: En bouche, cest un corps ample. Au got, cest des saveurs dpices avec des notes de malt caramlis. De dure moyenne, il ny a aucune effervescence et idem pour lamertume. Fiche technique Style: Bire de Nol Format: 750 ml Taux d?alcool : 9% Temprature: 12C

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2014
2013 750ml bomber from a trade, served in a tulip. A dark brown which in the light gives some mahoganey accents that complement the head of beige foam. It has a fantastic fruity nose of cinammon plums, nutmeg, figs, rich dark chocolate malts - yum. The body is ok but a bit on the thin side while the carbonation is just a bit sharp. The taste is cocoa butter, spices and dark pitted fruits. Nice. once it warms up it has a more balanced/fruity flavor with fudge like cocoa... it definitely grows on you and it is amazing how fast this bottle disappeared!

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