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La Rousse - Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc visit their website
France

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BoitSansSoif on 05-14-2011)
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BoitSansSoif

France

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Sold in 75 & 33 cL bottles. I opted for the big 'un, equipped w/the standard cap and one of those pop-top sealers if you aren't sharing and want to save some for breakfast. Pours a clear but dark reddish-amber with beige head, okay retention.

S-Almonds, nice toasty malt backbone, bits of red apple, tea, herbs and spices.

T-Same as aroma, slightly sweeter than I expected. A good drink throughout that would benefit from a touch more hops. The aftertaste is a bit like my mom's sun tea...light and just a touch of sweetness. The toasted malt is good, since oatmeal is on the list of ingredients, I imagine that is where the extra sweetness comes from.

M-Medium-bodied, and an interesting mouthfeel with the wheat and oatmeal in addition to malt. Moderate carbonation that could be amped up just a tad IMHO. Slight alcohol warmth. I scored this down a bit thinking that the addition of hops would provide for a more balanced drink...the sweetness is good, but a bit more hops could make for a great beer.

D-Damn fine beer that I will buy again. It's a combination of a red ale and barleywine with wheat. Goes down smoothly and easily.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 18:58:30 | More by BoitSansSoif
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Appearance: Amber red, with a beige head that faded away fairly fast.
Smell: Distinctly malty aroma with some hints of fruit, of the kind you'd encounter in a Belgian white.
Taste: Malty character with just a hint of sweetness (less so than other "bières ambrées" I've tasted, which I like).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Very enjoyable and highly drinkable.

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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber brown in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts and fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty with flavors of caramel and toasted malts, bits of sweetness and notes of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a maltier version of a bière de garde and is relatively easy to drink.

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Smell : slightly roasted caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : light toasted malty with beautiful fruity flavours.
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La Rousse from Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.