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Palabre De La Corne De Glace - À l’abri de la Tempête

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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À l’abri de la Tempête
Quebec, Canada | website

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy | 14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 04-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 7
Reviews by FrostBlast:
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4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-

APPEARANCE : Mahogany brown. Translucent. Almost no head to speak of, though what head there is is light brown mocha and quickly falls down to nothing.

SMELL : First nose is woody malts with some spice - cloves and nutmeg. Second nose brings out some herbs, faint and delicate, but definitely present. The wood also takes on a caramelized side (not quite burnt). Third nose blows the nutmeg up and melds it with the malts and caramels. No alcohol on the nose whatsoever - impressive for 13%.

TASTE : This is reminescent of some of the very good belgian dark ales I've had (prunes, figs, dates, dark malts, caramel, molasses, raisins, etc) but with a definite edge that is absent in the belgian style, usually. More herbs, I think is what creates this edge.

MOUTHFEEL : Very syrupy at first, frightiningly so, actually - made me afraid this brew would be aggressively cloying. Not at all. The edge which I mentioned earlier cuts into this syrup and doesn't let it overstay its welcome - because welcome it is, when well balanced, which it is, here. And the alcohol warmth is long, mellow, and deep down - noting in the mouth, nothing in the throat, it's all in the oesophagus and stomach. Warms your innards. Very pleased with this brew.

OVERALL : Impressive stuff. Pricy, but definitely worth it. One of the best local scotch ale/dark ale I've had. Looking forward to buying more of these and aging them for next autumn and winter.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark burgundy/brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of intense sweet caramelized malt with some residuals sugars notes is interesting but well over the top. Taste is an interesting and intense experience of caramelized malt with light toffee notes with some residual sugars notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation and some alcohol is easily perceptible. This one is not an everyday sipper and more likely to be filed under the once in a while extreme beer.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of JeanFLeclerc
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Palabre De La Corne De Glace from À l’abri de la Tempête
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