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La Rousse - Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc

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BA SCORE
83
good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

BoitSansSoif, May 14, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of bobWFMU
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A really nice version of a style which is kind of ambiguous style. This rousse has a solid malt backbone, a slight roasty note, with plenty of hop character to compliment the malt component. Though they say it's brewed with glacial water, I'm not sure if that's discernible. Very easy to drink.

bobWFMU, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of matthiasbrau
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap 7/16/2012 at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC.

Reddish amber in color; malty but only slightly sweet on the finish; reminds me of a stripped-down Unibroue Maudite. Surprised to learn that the abv was over 7%.

Overall, I’d say the draft version is just average, but I’ll reserve final judgment for when I try the bottled version.

matthiasbrau, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

metter98, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of madebylaw
4/5  rDev +10.5%

madebylaw, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Drknight, Friday at 08:37 PM
Photo of patra7
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

[consumed almost two months after BBD]

patra7, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jmtpi, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of davejavou
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

davejavou, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of bpierre
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bpierre, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (75 cl.), Bières & Chopes tasting session nov. 3 2012.

Appearance : amber brown color, with white foamy head.
Smell : slightly roasted caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : light toasted malty with beautiful fruity flavours.
Drinkability : a good beer in the French style "Bière de garde".

thierrynantes, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of tootsMcGee
3/5  rDev -17.1%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
Photo of GRUUMSH
3/5  rDev -17.1%

GRUUMSH, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Chepe
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Chepe, Feb 19, 2013
La Rousse from Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.