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La Rousse - Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 18
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc visit their website

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BoitSansSoif on 05-14-2011

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 18
Photo of patra7
3.42/5  rDev -9%
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]

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Photo of matthiasbrau
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of Bruno74200
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Between an Irish red ale and a classic amber, this beer is worth a try but it's certainly not worth a gold medal as it was the case. Nevertheless it certainly is the best beer of this small brewery from Haute-Savoie

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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".

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Photo of bobWFMU
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark toffee brown and semi-transparent with a ruby tinge. Mostly clear without sediment, a few small rising bubbles move slowly towards the surface. Topped with 3 fingers of reddish brown tinged head that fades relatively fast.

Toffee, caramelized sugar, crème brulee, almost a barley wine like quality, sort of stinky foot.

Toffee, crème brulee, caramelized sugar, again the stinky foot is hinted in but balanced out immediately with a sweetness, then a smooth texture takes over. Plums, raisins, dark fruits.

Medium light body, light syrupy quality, and finally a moderate amount of foamy carbonation.

Really good brew. In the right category? Not sure. Its got the barley wine notes, and some Belgian dubbel and dark ale notes as well, but is light in comparison, and amazingly smooth. A real winner. Got in CNX, drank June 13, 2015.

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La Rousse from Brasserie Distillerie Du Mont Blanc
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.