Gabariers (Cognac L & L)
Brewed at Bercloux

Style: Bière de Garde
Cognac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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Created from an harmonious blend of beer and French Cognac, X.O. Beer reveals a variety of genuine and elegant sensations.

Ingredients: water, malt barley, hops, barley, X.O. Cognac.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de cognac (alcool), fruité sucré (petits fruits confits) et de malt léger (caramel doux). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort. Goût légèrement fruité assez sucré (petits fruits confits) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de caramel sucré et de sucre brun très légèrement rôti puis finalement un goût franc de cognac (alcool) qui donne une légère amertume et une douce chaleur. Arrière-goût moyen sec, légèrement amer et sucré distinct de cognac avec une aigreur fruité (moût de cerise). [notes 2006]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1490) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
It is very strange to mix beer and spirits together. You can then easily store a beer on Cognac barrels and get something good out of it, but the direct mixing beer and Cognac together sounds like a thorough attempt to destroy both. The rich foam and flavor of dried fruit does that the result is not crazy anyway. The taste is as an excellent barley wine, clear notes of prune and raisin, warming from alcohol and so little of Cognac with hint of light caramel and a hint of cherry. Towards the end it carries the acidity to a semi-dry end. I think still that it’s a bit absurd shape to produce such a beer drink, but when the brewery (or rather blendery) does not provide information about the beer and the Cognac used, then you do not know whether the two drinks just tastes best mixed together or separately. But I must admit that it tastes good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
De couleur cuivrée avec un col respectable. Aromes assez complexe de caramel, alcool, raisins, cognac. C’est unique et respectable, c’est sous-évaluer selon moi sans etre un très grand succes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stef73 (613) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
biere cuivre on ressent tout un effet de cognac c est present mais pas trop mais ca goute c est melange assez onctueux je trouve que c est bien réussit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (920) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
330 mL bottle at Sin & Redemption. Copper to brown pour with a finger of light tan head. Aroma was more fruity than I expected, raspberry peach, caramel malt as well. Taste was caramel, light spirits, hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml. Dégustée le 13 décembre 2009 (snifter). Bière brune trouble. Mousse assez, col off-white, mince et crémeux. Très effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur de céréales, de levure et d’alcool. Très douce, très très sucrée, peu amère. Goût de cognac bien présent, de bois, d’orange brûlée (Cointreau). Goût de cognac ressort juste assez. Meilleur mariage que bien des bières au miel, etc. Peut-être un petit peu trop sucrée ce qui la rend un peu lourde et sirupeuse. À boire en digestif plutôt qu’avec repas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3872) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a medium clear copper with a weak offwhite head that fades into a small rim and doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of caramel, brown sugar and vague spirits. A lot less intense than I remember it being. Taste is lightly sweet, carries brown sugar and caramel for the most part. Finish is pretty soft and lightly woody, again far from what I remember (last time I had it it wasn’t pleasant at all). Body is medium, carbonation medium-high. I see no date on the bottle but I’m pretty sure it is old. Or maybe my palate evolved? Anyway, pretty average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
No, ugh and eeew. Tastes alcohol and cheap cognac with carbonic acid. It was poured into the sink after a few sips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazy_cat_lady (509) - - FEB 3, 2014
January 29, 2014. 330mL bottle at beerbistro. Apricots on the nose. Lovely caramel colour. Started off pretty well, but by the end of the beer I didn’t really want to finish it due to the aftertaste. Poor choice on my part, but I was curious. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (903) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle@ home: Pours cobber/amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma/taste with hints of apples. Sweet long lasting malty flavor.

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