La Vie De Château - Le Grimoire

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La Vie De ChâteauLa Vie De Château

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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 28
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rodenbach99 on 03-08-2008

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 28
Reviews by Molson2000:
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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Photo of blaje
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 500ml bottle. Gift from a friend.
Dark copper with redish tones, first pour produced a nice offwhite creamy head, subsequent pouring produced nothing! No head at all even no lacing after that. Disapointing!
N - strong maple syrup, oak, vanilla, banana, extremelly sweet smell.
M & F - carbonation  is medium, beer is somewhat thin in mouth, a bit watery should I say. Bitternes is low.  Strong flavour of maple and vanilla, brown sugar, small notes of date and figues. After taste is not very long, sweet and dry.
Afterall, this beer is a bit of a deception. To thin and watery, needs more malt to support this massive sweetness. Reminicent of cream soda, too bad. (678 characters)

Photo of cnagle28
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A little thin on the mouthfeel, but taste and smell are exceptional (67 characters)

Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Mysterious/Interesting looking 500ml bottle poured into tulip.

L- Thin head and little lacing over hazy light brown.
S- Smells almost exactly like a liqueur-filled chocolate. Chocolate covered raisins. A little marshmallow. Maybe a little more cognac-y than rum.
T- Follows the smell
M- Too watery.
D- High for the type.

Interesting brew. Did not expect this kind of feel for a rhum beer.
I would not buy it again unless I found it on tap but I would suggest it to a friend. (477 characters)

Photo of Malenkimol
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light clear brown color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of light sweet rum notes which is definitely different then any beer I tried before. Taste is also dominated by some sweet caramel malt with some light rum notes. Average body with some medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not a great beer by any feat but quite pleasant and different then most beers on the market. Definitely better then what I was expecting. (481 characters)

Photo of ZorPrime
2.09/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Color is dark orange with a nice creamy head. However the head disappear too fast. The aroma is simplistic... rum. I don't get any malts, caramel or hops at all... that is sad. The taste is similar. Rum... that's all. This is too one dimensional for me... and I'm sure it isn't in style too. No bitterness at all. (313 characters)

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Max8787
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewb
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of fireqc
4.42/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yeah! Another complex beer to taste! The bottle says, brew with rhum! So why not try it??

I'm not a fan of strong liquor but the curiosity force me to try.

The color, very dark but not as stout. The smell, interesting!! A small sip is enough to enjoy the mouthfeel, and about this, what a mouthfeel! Once swallow, the goosebumps come, for me it's a good indicator of pleasant taste!!!

If you have a chance to find it (a little bit rare) try without hesitation. (464 characters)

Photo of Krakpoff
1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of spiritus93
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of wax1480
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of EpicHobo1
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeckett
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Broue HAHA.

A - Pours a dark orange or dark copper kinda colour with good carbonation. A nice pillowy white head sits on top. Bright. Half finger of retention with very little lacing.

S - Very interesting. Never smelled a beer like this. Sugary fruits and some rum maybe. Sugar and banana. Syrupy fruits. Very interesting. Smells sweet but different.

T - A little mild. Syrupy fruits with sugar and some rum notes with an odd finish of yeast.

M - Light carbonation with a medium body and a sweet finish that goes dry and clean in a second.

O/D - Not a bad beer. Interesting yet lacking to some degree. Could use some more diversity and richer flavour, but interesting nonetheless. More for the rum enthusiast. (726 characters)

Photo of Conrad
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has got to be the noisiest beer I have had in years. When I popped the cap, there was an audible whoosh of gas followed by the fizz of a super effervescent ginger ale. The beer formed a head in the bottle! No kidding. And the bottle was not shaken or agitated when I took it out of the fridge.
It poured a nice cloudy amber with a half inch head that dissipated within 20 seconds. The head left a thin collar that had good lacing and legs, considering the minimal amount of foam to work with.
The smell was new aromas for me. Up front, I got apple cider, almonds, sour white grapes or cane sugar without the cloying sweetness.
Taste was like fresh cider. Very subtle malt and hops. Like Capt Morgan Spiced Rum in beer form.
Mouthfeel was interesting. Big crisp effervescence that danced on the tongue. A long finish.
Drinkability: Not what I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised at the presentation. This will not be on my all time favourite list, but it has considerable merit for a good beer in its class. (1,020 characters)

Photo of groleau
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JG_brew
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Very surprising. Powerful oak / vanilla aroma and taste. The appearance was quite flat, no head retention. Aroma is very apparent, vanilla, oak, banana. Taste is quite similar to aroma. Very foward. Vanilla comes fom rum and oak. Good winter spiced beer. (282 characters)

Photo of Rosiscroix
1/5  rDev -71.8%

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La Vie De Château from Le Grimoire
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