L'Hermite Old Stock Ale (Maréchal Foch)

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Brewed by Microbrasserie l’Hermite
Style: Old Ale
Victoriaville, Canada

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Old Stock Ale à la mélasse. Vieillie 16 mois avec levures sauvages (Brett. Claussenii). 100% fût de chêne. Maréchal Foch.

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3.1
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2017
Tasting at SF, cork
Dark amber color. The aroma is deep, it blends dark amlt with delicate coffee and light barrel. The flavor is a bit too earthy, quite thin, which enhances the bozziness; dry finish.
Not very good, very unbalanced.

3.6
fiery1 (1587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
750ml bottle @ the office. Pours a dark brown with a light beige head. Nose is dark fruits, sour Brett, some funk, and barrel notes. Flavour has a strong barrel character, with a rather unsweetened molasses and brett mix going on. It seems rather light bodied for what it is, but then again it isn’t boozy though there is a bitter woody finish.

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Ferris (16303) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle - Dark woody notes and some toffee. Dark brown with a small beige head. Dark barrel and caramel notes with a thin body.

3.7
beerplace (1960) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Alex G.!) shared at Brian’s office. Pours a very dark brown with a weak tan head. Aroma is winey and slightly woody. Similar taste with caramel and woody notes. Quite good.

3.4
Oakes (18555) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2017
Medium brown with a golden-brown colour. There is a fair bit of barrel - strong woody - notes but also a lot of toffeeish malt notes. It picks up some fairly rough bitterness, definitely that rich toffee molasses note, but I’d say the brett c doesn’t show through that much. I’d argue it’s a touch thin, despite its sugars, but otherwise has it’s a nice old ale.

3.8
Boutip (6490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a quite large off-white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with fruity ester and oak presence is somewhat unique and enticing. Taste is a great mix of caramelized sugar notes with some fruity ester, light funky notes with some residual sugar notes and string oak presence. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. Lacking some balance overall but interesting though say the least.

3.4
GRM (4145) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2017
Brown bottle, 750 ml, purchased at Bières Dépôt Au Vent du Nord, savoured on July 19 2016; eye: dark brown, opaque, minuscule ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: woody, red wine, malt, light residual sugar; mouth: woody, red wine, malt, light residual sugar, tannin, semi-dry finale in red wine with presence of acridness, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, achetée chez Bières Dépôt Au Vent du Nord, savourée le 19 juillet 2016; œil : brun foncé, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse brune, très légère dentelle; nez : boisé, vin rouge, malt, léger sucre résiduel; bouche : boisé, vin rouge, malt, léger sucre résiduel, tanin, finale semi-sèche en vin rouge avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct

3.4
pushkinwow (2889) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at 2016 Big Deck Tasting. Dark copper with a light beige head. Very minerally with some sulphur and pistachios, wet wood, vinous, brett, earthy, bittersweet with moderate carbonation and body, unbalanced but interesting.

3.6
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium beige-ish head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of burnt sugar, alcohol (a little raw), wood and something that could be called red wine. Taste is of pretty intense wood and almost wood grain alcohol with more red white, caramel and toffee. I wouldn’t call it too sweet, almost perfect for such a sipper actually. The overall experience is a bit rought and unrefined, though, with just too much wood. Body is medium-full, carbonation very low and mouthfeel assuredly vinous. Way more palatable than their Cab barrel-aged Saison Multigrain but certainly not a homerun. A small glass would have been plenty, not sure what I’m going to do with the rest of this bottle...

3.5
czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 on tap at le projet, qc. unclear very dark brown with a small off-white cap offering minimal retention and lacing. maple, red wine, sweet red wine, chocolate-covered raisins, peppery and fruity bretts, doughy burnt berries, lots of spices - cinnamon mostly; almost cloying sweetness - cherry maple syrup. low carbonation, medium to full body - very oily; sweet woody finish. tasty and very vinous old ale - unique but very sweet.


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