Brewed by Saint Arnould
Style: Specialty Grain
Mont-Tremblant/Saint-Jovite, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Rousse seigle et sarrasin. Rye and buckwheat red ale. Réserve spéciale du brasseur.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Bouteille 341 ml. 7.5%. Couleur brune, mousse TROP abondante, un défaut lassant...Arôme de poivre, seigle, agrumes. En bouche, trop effervescente, céréales, acide, grains (sarrazin j’imagine). Finale avec une légère amertume. Bonne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (3374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with a huge frothy off white head. Aroma is musty malt and straw rye with sour cherries. Taste is tart with cherry and spicy buckwheat malt. Really isn’t that very good. Had high expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Riminho (2) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
Very original taste, based on the choice of rye and barley. Classic rousse appearance. A bit expensive (4.99CAD).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13693) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
A reddish brown ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, a musty grainy malt, with light sour cherry notes. In mouth, a earthy malt with light cinnamon, sourish notes, a bit off, sweet nutty notes, earthy. This one is going off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
Rye and Buckwheat ale at Vices et Versa. Tart lightly sour and a hint lactic, beautiful feel, dry pale fruits Foggy orange-amber, aromas pale fruit, tart fruit. V good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
341 ml bottle via Lubiere, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Cloudy deep mahogany with a smallish tan head. Aroma: Sweet with a good hit of esters and brown sugar, with some molasses, peppery with some aggressive rye bread crust, a bit fruity – berries and vague jammy notes, some grain/cereal notes, but not in a bad way (like many pale lagers), fairly dark and full, pleasant. Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence for a fairly smooth overall impression. Flav.: Peppery and grainy, fruitier than the nose and the malts are more serious with deeper flavours and less of the playful esters and brown sugar, pepperiness comes through again, minerals, definite influences from the rye and buckwheat, I think; dry with minimal bitterness and a roasted cereal finish.

Interesting and a nice brew from a less-than-reputable brewer. I also think the dude on the front would make a good Halloween costume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (413) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Bière rousse forte de 7.5 % d’alcool. Bière à base de seigle et de sarrasin, on goûte bien l’aspect sucré de la céréale. Aucune amertume, léger col au versement. Aucun arrière goût également.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and not much lacing. Aroma of rye malt with light residual sweetness is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by rye malt with some light buckwheat notes and some balanced sweetness. Body is about average but has a creamy texture which is enjoyable with good carbonation. I must admit that this beer was better then anticipated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
Bière rousse dense, peu mousseuse et peu houblonné, mais très malté, avec sarrasin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle from Broue Ha ha. Aroma is buckwheat, molasses, spices, fruity notes, malt, bread, yeast. Flavor is buckwheat, toasted malt, spices, brown sugar, rye. Alcohol is very well hidden for a 7,5% abv. Body is a bit thin with moderate carbonation. Very good overall.

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