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Fin De Siècle - L'Amère à Boire

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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
L'Amère à Boire visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-01-2003)
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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

A unique combination of English yeast and saaz, golding and other hops, munich malt. Complex taste. Dry bitter, acidic mouthfeel good with food. Medium mouthfeel, nicely hopped and nicely malted and nicely carbonated. I would be hoppy with this most nights.

Sammy, Nov 11, 2005
Photo of Rastacouere
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Copper caramel body with a white film. Aroma is flowery, caramelic with light fruit undertones (orange, pears). Palate is dry with mild spices and a sweet kiss of malt. Firm and crisp light-medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Solid dry finish of noble hops. Pleasant and quaffable.

Rastacouere, Jun 09, 2004
Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%

Very cloudy hand-pulled beer. Solid amber color. Superb head. Surprisingly little lace on the glass.

Sweet caramel aroma with a bit of hop spice.

Good carbonation for a drawn beer. It's naturally rich. Not as sweet as you might think from the smell. A balanced bitter hop kick comes quickly, but it is subtle. Long, soft aftertaste.

smcolw, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of judyblueyes
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

I liked this better than the Drak, probably because I prefer hoppy beers. Caramel color with white head. Smooth well-balanced beer, malty at first with nice hop finish. Goldings noticeable. A bit perfumy but good body and mouth feel. Clean and very drinkable.

judyblueyes, Nov 30, 2004
Photo of vielma
4/5  rDev +3.4%

vielma, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

evil_liver, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Mack, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Van55
4.8/5  rDev +24%

I have drunk quite a few bottles of this Canadian, but Belgian-style ale.

In the glass it is just a bit cloudy. It has a decent head and good effervescence.

The aroma is hoppy and yeasty.

The taste is on the sweet, side, reminiscent of Chimay.

The feel in the mouth is very nice.

This is a smooth, sweet, flavorsome ale with a significant alcohol content. It stays fresh on the palate and is not cloyingly sweet. Two bottles in a sitting gives a nice alcoholic buzz without causing drowsiness or drunkenness for me.

Van55, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of DrJay
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Enjoyed at the brewpub.
The beer was hazy and reddish, capped by a thin, whitish cap that left some streaky lacing on the glass. Caramel and cereal malt aromas, fruity esters, spicy hops. Moderate to low bitterness with a spicy, candy sugar character. Notes of cereal grains and husks, light citrus and caramel, sort of a berry fruitiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and quite drinkable.

DrJay, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of PatandDavid
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

I ordered this alongside the Drak, and it was slightly more interesting...especially if you take in the list of ingredients: Marris Otter and Crystal Malt, Golding, Saaz, Hallertau, and Tettnang.. Pour when served was a dark clear amber. I got a dark fruit aroma off it (think plums, etc). Nice mouthfeel. Taste was mild, with some smooth caramel notes. Compared to the drak, it was 'lighter' in taste and mouthfeel.

PatandDavid, Jun 05, 2004
Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Another very impressive Red Ale out of Quebec! This beer arrived a nice, dark red colour with a small, white head. The aromas were very malty, boozy, and spicy and the taste was the same thing. A very spicy, belgian inspired red-ale if you ask me...The mouthfeel was thick and almost chewy and the drinkability was great as well.
One of the best from this place!
-F

francisweizen, May 01, 2003
Photo of santa109
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

A: Copper with a finger of thick looking foamy head. Leaves beautiful lacing on the pint.

S: Caramel malts with a bit of fruit from the hops. Clean smelling.

T: Well-balanced, bready malts, becomes a tad fruity before ending slightly bitter. Malts dominate mid-way through.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium-bodied. An average amount of carbonation suits this beer very well. Leaves a slightly drying feeling in the mouth.

D: An easy drinker, as with most of the beers at L'Amère à boire, seems to fit sunny afternoons perfectly.

Overall, a solid beer, enjoyable but nothing spectacular.

santa109, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of bobsy
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

Copper body with a nice tight head. The nose yields a good fruity aroma of berries, cherry and spice lingering at the edges (saaz?). Really solid taste, with the spice coming to the fore, and playing against a background of caramel and light fruit. This is amplified by the robustness of the body, which is chewy and filling, with a lingering spicy finish. L'Amere a Boire certainly produces some fantastically drinkable beers.

bobsy, May 20, 2008
Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DaPan, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

tom10101, Aug 10, 2013
Fin De Siècle from L'Amère à Boire
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.