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La Matante - Microbrasserie Archibald

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79
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Archibald visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JOaikido on 03-06-2010)
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Photo of Canada_Dan
2.71/5  rDev -17.4%

Canada_Dan, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

tom10101, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%

La Matante
473 ml can, coded "342 0265"

A pleasantly surprising blonde ale! The malt is softly sweet and grainy, yet delicate. It delivers flavor without having to have a lot of body behind it. It's light bodied and gently crisp across the palate, with the carbonation enhancing some of the delicate spiciness of the hops, which are otherwise lightly floral. I see it almost as a witbier without the spice or Belgian yeast.

NeroFiddled, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +22%

krome, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of VbolieuV
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

VbolieuV, May 23, 2014
Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Socialiste, May 13, 2014
Photo of wizo
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

wizo, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of 4ster
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

4ster, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Le Chic Shack. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance - Clear yellow. No head to speak of. Medium collar. A lonely island wisp.

Smell - Smells like a pilsner. Slight earthy and grassy hop nose. Lots of pilsner malt. Clean lagery aroma.

Taste - More of a sharp hop presence, but still mostly a tinge of earthy German hops. Dry crisp malt. Clean finish with a minimal hop bite.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light. Drinkable on a warm day. Almost too dry.

Overall - Listed as a pale ale on the menu. I find it difficult to believe an ale yeast produced this mild a flavor.

Alieniloquium, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of RefillMyglass
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

RefillMyglass, May 12, 2013
Photo of jrempel
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

jrempel, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in Montreal into a nonic pint glass. From notes.

Real nice dark gold and clear body, with slow rising carbonation crawling up. Bright white head, kind of creamy, real nice looking brew.

Nose is fruity with a sweet malt and mild honey. Dense and rich quite surprising.

Taste is full of flavor in the palate but not as bold from what is hinted in the nose. Seems lager like, with a good crispness. Nice mix of fruit and yeast like esters too.

Overall pretty solid, kind of funny how I sort of fall into these blonde ales once in awhile.

smakawhat, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Melomanemusher
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Melomanemusher, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit excited for this one but also readying myself for disappointment.

A- Using a tulip. Very, very slight haze makes the gold liquid look very, very slightly dull. Awesome looking, super white fluff of a head. Fine lacing and good retention. Looks very tasty and I can't wait to try it.

S- Honey from hops and American adjunct lager grain.

T- Hops are nice and subtle. Grassy and a little bit. A bit sour and woody in the finish. It's good but the sourness is kind of weird.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Not really dry.

D- Good. Easy to drink but it tastes a little off with the sourness and all.

Might be my least favorite Archibald can I've tasted yet. Still good though.

Yoonisaykul, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.63/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of cereal and unrefined grain is tolerable. Taste is also composed of a mix between some lightly sweet cereal and some unrefined grain. Body is about average with average carbonation. Probably one of the least interesting beer form this brewer.

Phyl21ca, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of JOaikido
2.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473 ml can.

A- Pale gold with OK white head. Nice bubbles rising. Very clear and pale.

S- Fresh lemony beer out of the can. Not a strong aroma. Touch of sweetness.

T- Watery up front with very little hops. Soda water carbonation flavour. A hint of grain and citrus in the finish and aftertaste. As it warms, a sour note in the middle intensifies.

MF- Light bodied. Watery.

D- The least interesting beer I've tried from this brewery. Blander than their Pilsener. Overall, this beer is too bland and its general character is slightly unpleasant and lacking balance.

JOaikido, Mar 06, 2010
La Matante from Microbrasserie Archibald
79 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.