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La Ciboire - Microbrasserie Archibald

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La CiboireLa Ciboire

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 41
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 31.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Archibald visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZorPrime on 06-28-2009

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Reviews by JOaikido:
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3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

473 ml can.

A- Very nice dark amber/coppery colour with a good pale beige head. Very clear, no cloudyness.

S- Wine like alcohol out of the can. Malty sweet notes. Touch of vegetable like aroma in behind. Noticeable hops smell I have trouble describing. Smells like beer in that "my grandfather's ale" kind of way.

T- Well hopped. Strong bitter aftertaste which includes a touch of the grapefruit type bitterness. Malty, slightly sweet middle that is neutral, with less caramel type notes than the colour might suggest. That vegetable aroma is there again, in with the malt.

MF- Good body. A bit strongly carbonated, but this seems to go well with this beer.

D- A little lacking in balance with the bitter aftertaste and malty flavours son=mehow not quite right. Not one I would drink many of in a row. But still a decent beer, much better than the bland world of macros.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nfiorini513
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer in the Montreal airport, I liked it but it isn't anything specail for an IPA.

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Photo of Beer21
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real happy to see this at the dépanneur. A brewery I never heard of before... in a can! Told the owner of how happy I was to see another Quebec beer in a can. Just hope it's good.

I guess a Quebec beer had to have this name sooner or later. Actually, it's probably already happened.

Best before on bottom of can... I only see a black dot.

A- Deep clear copper topped by a great, creamy, very light beige head. Lacing is all sorts of patterns but there's plety of it. Looks great.

S- Nice sweet cream soda syrup. A little sour fruit which reminds me a bit of barf (which isn't too weird, I've found this in other hoppy beers.) Also slightly metallci but again cream soda is the main smell I get. Looks good.

T- Wooh. Not expecting this. Quite a fresh hop kick. I was expecting more of a sweet malt with maybe a bit of tropical flavour but this is much more piney, grapefruit rind bitter hop. Very good. I like it. Grapefruit rind bitter after-taste lingers for a long time. Honey and alcohol comes out as it warms up.

M- High, kind of aggressive, carbonation. Liquid is quite thin and very dry but mouthfeel is just light and perfect without being watery.

D- High. Bitterness lingers without much of a sweet backbone so it might tire some.

Yeh! A good new beer and possibly new brewery for me. I think the can had something to do with how good this tasted. I had it in the fridge for a week but don't know how long it was in the store. Still tasted very fresh.
I recommend it and am eager to try their other beers.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is also a mix between some light bitter hops with lightly sweet caramel malt. Body is way too light for style with good carbonation. Light body with almost no hops presence makes for a beer I won't be seeking again.

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Photo of Supergenou
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZorPrime
4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted June 9, 2009.

A: Nice copper color with a good head. Very sticky to the glass. Nice.
S: Very inviting smell, however light to medium in intensity. Hops with caramel.
T: Similar as the smell, however stronger in intensity. The hops are earthy, or is it smoky..., and the finish is more caramel than bitterness.
M: Round and medium body beer.
D: I could drink this all evening.

Very good beer, not the usual IPA. That's why I like it too!

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Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/toffee

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels slightly prickly on the tongue. I can taste malts, caramel/toffee and some hops. It really doesn't taste like an American IPA at all - it's more like an English one. It's still decent tasting though. It finishes with a malt and toffee aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – Probably not something I'd ever buy again, but it definitely wasn't a waste of money. Just don't expect to be getting a American IPA if you buy it.

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was unpacking some boxes and stumbled across a bunch of cans for my collection, and the corresponding reviews that I seem to have forgotten to enter.

Thanks Zorprime for the trade, we should do it again. Another can for the shelf.

Dark, copper color with a short, tight, white head. Good foam retention with thin, sticky lace trails. Smell is decent for the style, good combo of hop spice and caramel malt. Taste matches the smell, with a nice balance between hops and malt. Earthy or herbal (not grapefruit or pine) hop flavor. Bready, caramel sweetness to balance. Neither component takes over, a well rounded IPA.
Medium body and mouthfeel, neither too bitter or sweet. Not a super hopped up IPA, as is becoming the norm, flavorful and easy to drink.

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La Ciboire from Microbrasserie Archibald
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