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Nouvelle France Rouge | Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France

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Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JOaikido on 07-18-2007

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by spinrsx:
Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a clear red brown colour with a small off white fizzy head. The carbonation doesn't show very much at all. Just a few bubbles rising to top. There is some decent lacing and the head was gone fairly quickly.

Smell - The beer has a fresh clean sweet smell. Biscuits and brown sugar, also some malts and some hops. It also has slight medicine like taste, found in beer like fin du monde.

Taste & Mouth - The beer doesn't have much carbonation, but it still feels decent in the mouth. The malty sweetness hits first, then a coffee flavor, followed by a slightly bitter finish.

Drink - An above average beer that I would drink again but wouldn't go out of my way to seek out.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.69/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear dark amber color ale with a small foamy head that disappeared way too quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and overcooked vegetables is not really pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some gross overcooked vegetables with a dry malt finish which doesn’t really work. Body is flat and lifeless with some oily texture. What a mess from a brewery who use to produce half decent beers not so long ago.

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Photo of JOaikido
2.37/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

341 ml brown bottle. A new beer from the brewery, which is now located in St-Alexis-des-Monts and that I drive by on the way to my family's chalet.

A- Medium beige head that dissappears right away. Dark reddish amber, a very nice colour actually. Decent bubles.

S- Roast and slight burnt aroma. Background of cranberry.

T- Sweet water with touch of caramel. Mild burnt flavour. Off aftertaste of melon and aspartame, though this is faint. Lacking hops.

MF- Watery. Slightly drying. Lackluster overall, kind of like a soft drink.

D- Dissappointing beer from the local brewery. They have better, but need to work on their average. This beer won't help.

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Photo of cielpeinture
3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I saw this cheap and thought, what the hell, maybe it's basically a Boréale Rousse?

It turns out to be a Boréale Rousse that's a little more watery, a little more bland, with a little less head than the real thing. The Rousse is good enough that there's room to fall, so this "Rouge" is still respectable, and quite drinkable. (Obviously, if you don't like the Rousse I can't imagine you'd like this.) In the great Québec brewing tradition, you get a silly story on the label.

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Photo of Will12
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of LeTonneau
3.47/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reddish liquid with a little foam head. My glass is frozen so I can't say if that has an effect on the foam but it does not last long.

At first, there is the sweet aroma of butterscotch but it disappears after a while.

Taste is sweet and a bit of caramel in the back... Not much hops. Almost no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is ok, you don't feel the urge to breath fire after a sip.

Not the most complex beer you'll ever taste but it's a fine drink on a hot sunny day.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml.

belle couleur cuivrée, claire, mousse jaunâtre. petites bulles belles à l'œil, nez malté caramélisé, bouche tout en caramel, agréable. bière légère qu'on aurait préféré avec un peu plus de poigne, de houblon et de corps. produit ordinaire.

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Nouvelle France Rouge from Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
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