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Coup De Grisou - Brasseurs R.J.

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: guinness33 on 09-27-2003)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A full shot of decent yeast, lace in a light coloured haze. Refreshing though drying. Light mouthfeel. Above average carbonation. Taste that buckwheat.
Easy drink, no complaints. Average beer. Malt, slightly sweet countered by corriander, pepper and fresh ginger-like bite.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2004 03:24:36 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with generous head that goes away too quickly. Aroma is quite complex with definitely some buckwheat and a few spices (probably some coriander mix with something else) completed with Cheval Blanc usual yeast. Taste is quite complex with the roasted buckwheat hitting you right at the beginning and then coriander mixing quite nicely with the yeast. I waited a while until I could pick-up a fresh sample before rating this since I’ve noticed that it doesn’t aged very well.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 16:46:41 | More by Phyl21ca
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mdfb79

New York

3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Received as an extra from Phyl21ca; thanks Phil!

a - Pours a hazy brown-orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Tiny bit of sediment evident.

s - Smells of yeast, wheat, coriander, spices, orange peels, and something odd I can't put my finger on. It seems a little like sour/bready malts. Not bad, but seems a little odd with the other scents.

t - Tastes of wheat, sour fruit, citrus, spices, grain, and bready malts. Again, something slightly sour and odd in the taste, but a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. The body is very smooth and creamy; feels great.

d - Overall this was a decent beer. The mouthfeel was great, but something seemed a little off/sour in the smell and taste. If it wasn't for that it would have been a good beer. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 01:32:56 | More by mdfb79
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light orange beer topped by a thin, off-white head. Spicy aroma with plenty of grainy malt and a hint of pepper and grassiness. These characters carry over into the flavour, but the finish is a bit spicier (coriander perhaps) and lasts for quite a while. The buckwheat definitely makes its presence known. A bit slick with moderate carbonation. Interesting profile, quite tasty. One that I'd like to encounter on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2005 22:04:46 | More by DrJay
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Gusler

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer upon its debarking the 12-ounce brown bottle pours a well 'Chill Hazed' orange-amber color, the head munificent, creamy white in color, it disintegrates into velvet like sheets that cling to the glass. 'Ah That Smell', earthy grains, citrus, hints of bubble gum, ripe fruit, malt, need I say more. Front is lightly sweet, the top skinny, the finish forcefully acidic, the hops apropos to this style, the aftertaste droughty and long lasting, quite drinkable, not great but certainly a nice change of pace for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2004 21:02:22 | More by Gusler
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a cloudy, almost opaque orange-tan color with a frothy, low profile, white head. Aromas of pepper, basil, coriander, and some sweet, tart wine characteristics. Flavors of roasted wheat, citrus highlights, some berry sweetness, and a decent spice blending. Very balanced and mild overall. Interesting brew. The aftertaste is tangy and spicy, which becomes a bit muddled as you progress through the bottle. Quick, clean finish. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 03:49:39 | More by GarthDanielson
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light, very cloudy orange in color with a decent head that went down cleanly.

Smell – Similar to a Belgian Pale, this nose is sweet with a nice yeast backbone. The fruits are summery light. The winners here though are the spices. They are just beautifully done. I’m not sure what all they are, but I could smell this ale all day long.

Taste – The flavors here are light yet very distinctive. The juicy apricot is mixed with juicy tangerine and juicy peach, if you get my drift. The backbone is a subtle yeast, and I never would have noticed the faint buckwheat if I hadn’t known to look for it. The spices are wonderful at the tongue as well.

Mouthfeel – This one has a light, summertime mouthfeel with some nice carbonation and a pronounced spiciness at the finish.

Drinkability – This is a terrific seasonal from Quebec.

Comments – Big thanks to Rastacouere for putting together this monster trade (which I’ve been sampling for a month now) and for including this fine and very unique offering from Brasseur RJ.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2004 00:40:30 | More by RoyalT
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - amber orange colour, small white fizzy/foamy head, lots of carbonation

Smell - wheat, citrus peel, coriander, hops, yeast

Taste & Mouth - lots of taste going on here, almost like a beer flavor explosion. Perhaps if an Indian pale ale met a wheat beer. Good carbonation, wheat up front, then hops, and a bitter finish

Drink - I'm really happy I tried this beer, not like any beers I've had before, worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 00:18:20 | More by spinrsx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from a store outside Mont Tremblant a while ago.

A - Cloudy pour with a light copper or orange body. Strong carbonation with a three finger, very losse white head. Initial head looked like it would fade fast but it settled into a nice full finger retention. No lacing.

S - Strong citrus, yeast, light grains, light spice. Sort of a bubblegum element with citrus soap? Strong orange.

T - Light grain. Citrusy orange. A little yeast and sweet spice but that orange is really strong. It's almost like shock top which I just tried and tastes alot like orange soda. It opens up towards the end of the bottle with more spice, yeast, and grain, but still has that orange cola character. The progress it makes, makes up for a part of the earlier flaws.

M - Strong carbonation and a medium creamy body. Lingering sweet finish which isn't exactly pleasant.

O/D - Drinks like a wheat beer. The more I drank it became more like an orange soda. I couldn't see myself drinking too much of this. Overly sweet and not exactly beer-like, until it opens up to more spice. Still not great.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 00:05:55 | More by tbeckett
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my Montreal beer bud Troy for getting me this one during a late night poutine run!

A-Cloudy orangish-yellow with a medium off-white head that left spotty lacing.

S-Somewhat sour (in a good way) citrus scent and floral aromas. A bit musty as well with some graininess too.

T-Good flavours of lemon,caramel malt and a bready maltness. All blend well and are light overall.

M-Medium-light body with good crispness and a nice smoothness.

D-A light session beer WITH flavour. If I could get this more often this could easily become one of my "go to" beers of choice! Nothing crazy here....just good with a twist.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2008 11:04:11 | More by Deuane
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from JA Moisan in Quebec City. This is quite the wheat kick I'm on!

The beer pours a cloudy orange colour, with a medium white head, that quickly drops to a film and leaves a few lonely spots of lace behind. The smell is huge on spice, and coriander dominates against a sweet malt background. Its fairly straightforward, but also pleasing, and the spice seems well integrated.

Ah...this tastes good! Spices and wheat beers seem to mix very well. The coriander is prominent, but does not overpower the clean taste of the wheat, before making a comeback in a spicy sweet finish. All of this is cut by a light tanginess that prevents the beer from becoming too cloying. The body is kinda light, and the carbonation is medium, but that seems to fit this brew perfectly.

I could session this for sure, its nicely spiced, but doesn't punch you in the face with it like some offerings can. I'd definitely buy this again if I saw it.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 17:59:17 | More by bobsy
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-15-2012 13:46:03 | More by oldp0rt
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A coworker of mine brought me back a bottle of this from her trip home to Quebec recently, what a great surprise. Came in a 660 ml brown bottle. The label is a bit macabre, there is a man leaning backwards clutching his head in his hands like he is in torment (bad hangover?--it's only 5% buddy), while a boulder falls from the sky behind him. It's a great looking ale though, nice coppery/amber body, lots of suspended yeast particles, huge creamy off-white head that lingers a very long time. Wonderful nose to it, intense coriander, sweet banana, clove, quite grassy as well. Flavour is rich and citrusy sweet, there's a lemony bite in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel at first, but it goes oily on the finish. A very pleasing ale, I couldn't drink a lot of these in one sitting, but I'm sure going to enjoy finishing this particular glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 22:30:57 | More by IronDjinn
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HardTarget

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Inspection: Great art. I checked what the name means, it seems to refer to a mine explosion, which would explain the expression on the guy. Label notes coriander and buckwheat and yeast in the bottle (which was left behind on the pour). Brown twisty bottle.

Aroma: Smokey? Coriander Rules! I’m a fool for it though. Some other light spices, vanilla, nutmeg, orange peel. All in all, enchanting.

Appearance: Oddly, viewed from the side it showed significant hazy, but it was clear when viewed from the top. Holds a collar of white foam, but little to no lace.

Flavor: Cola flavors from the coriander, lemon, orange, wheat, but mostly coriander, and lots of it. Again, I love the stuff.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy carbonation, light body.

Overall Impression: Did I mention I love coriander? This gets high marks from me just based on that. It could use some more base to hold and support the spices though.

Hand carried back from Montreal.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 01:21:30 | More by HardTarget
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-22-2011 03:18:09 | More by ElGallo
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml twist crown bottle. A hard pour puts a cloudly orange-gold ale with a small but puffy cap in your wit glass. Natural abundant small-bubbled effervesense is lively in the glass. Aroma is a whallop of spicey corriander of dry buckwheat malts and a slight mustyness...attention grabbing aroma! front side has an hearty body and smooth mouth feel ...dominated by spice tones coming from the buckwheat husk, yeast and corriander....middle is malty-dry with some earthyness... finish is long with the spice nature returning and pummeling the tongue until the rye-like after tastes kick in...what a ride..great variation on a traditional style...me like varra mucha!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 22:54:35 | More by pootz
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz. bottle into tulip pint glass, courtesy of my buddy unitmonster in Montreal

A: Pours a VERY cloudy, murky orange, tons of yeast in this beer, looks very much like a hefeweizen. Nice-sized 2-finger off-white head, disappears rather quickly and doesn't leave too much lacing.

S: Bottle claims a "huge buckwheat aroma," though I don't really detect it; more of an extremely lemony citrus scent, a very rose-like floral smell, and coupled with some earthy yeast aromas.

T/M: Some very nice flavors in this beer, I initially thought "pleasant." The lemon citrus flavors are not as pronounced as the aroma would have you believe, and there is far more of a slight butterscotch malted flavor to balance it fairly well. Nice, creamy smooth mouthfeel too.

D: This would be an easy beer to session with, it's not offensive or robust, and it is well-made. Just not terribly exciting, but a good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 01:24:06 | More by markgugs
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange with lots of suspended chunks. Not a particularly appetizing look.

S - Spicy, citrus, cloves. I'd call this a wit-like style rather than fruit/vegetable.

T - Spicy (curry?). mild hop bitterness and some lemony notes. Yeast presence is there as well (as expected from the chunkies).

M - Slightly dry, light in both mouthfeel and carbonation.

D - Not my favorite. Drinkable, yes. A nice hot-weather session beer maybe, but not particularly flavourful.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 22:18:06 | More by allergictomacros
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UnionMade

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sabrina and Joel for the bottle!
The beer pours a cloudy peach, thick chunks of yeast dumping out of the bottle and setting up shop in the bottom of the glass. The head is initially thick, dropping quickly into an even, white coating. Random spots of lace. Good cloudiness, but the grayish chunks of yeast covering the bottom of the glass gross me out a little.
The aroma is sort of witbier-ish. Heavy on the coriander, with a soft maltiness. Some sourish wheat notes. Mild lemon and pear fruitiness, with some earthy tones.
The flavor starts out with a dry, brittle wheat flavor, coriander kicking in early. Lemon and doughy notes through the middle, with a spiced wheat sourness in the finish. Doughy yeast. A powdery, chalky mouthfeel with rather charged carbonation. Lightish medium bodied.
More or less in the vein of a wit. I'm not really sure what the buckwheat adds, but it feels a little wilder than your average witbier. Some added graininess and spice. All in all, a nice brew with a unique flair.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 04:40:13 | More by UnionMade
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to have tried this beer, but not a style I'd typically enjoy in the winter.

Murky golden straw colour with limited head and lacing. Mouthfeel and carbonation levels are pleasant, but nothing extraordinary.

Aroma is very wheat-forward, with hints of fruit. Flavour is more fruit focused, the wheat is evident but the fruit is the highlight. Not too sweet and a surprisingly multi-dimensional range of stone fruit and berries.

A pleasant surprise!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 00:39:25 | More by hopsolutely
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coup De Grisou poured a dark amber color, with a small head, and much sediment. The smell was offesniven and overall not very good. The taste however was a bit better, it was spicey and had many other flavors all mixed in. The beer wasnt very heavy, but I wouldnt want another after one. I thought this beer overall was okay, I just didnt have much of a taste for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 04:03:55 | More by vette2006c5r
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

200th review!

Last of an RJ sample pack from Montreal.

Poured into a Leffe chalice. A light opaque orange brew, with a thin head that survives as a ring. Some flecks of lacing. I tried to keep the sediment out, but missed a bit, and I've got to say, the pieces are quite unattractive. Reminds me of that gross soda from the mid 90's with suspended jelly particles in it. Once they settled on the bottom, it wasn't too bad. Other than that, it looks like a Belgian pale to me.

Nose is spicy, with notes of yeast and tart citrus - lemon and orange, perhaps.

Taste is certainly spicy - cinnamon and coriander for the most part, perhaps a bit of clove. Yeast and a real 'country' flavor, which I'm guessing is the buckwheat. Citrus provides a mild presence in the back. Surprisingly dry. I suppose it tastes alright, but it just feels off balance to me. Never really got in to it.

Mouthfeel is slightly powdery, probably the sediment again. Mild carbonation, medium-thin body.

Not bad, but certainly not my favorite from RJ. There's just something about it that's not working for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 03:51:46 | More by JohnnyBarman
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-30-2011 17:02:33 | More by kelvarnsen
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle- Deep hazy orange/amber with a generous froth of white head. Nice lace too. The nose is all out spices, lots of corriander and cardamon?and floral with wheaty,fruity sweet malts, with a good dose of apricot. It's all pretty messy though. Taste is sweet apricot and wheaty, yeasty spices with corriander coming through in a big way. All about the corriander. Finish is creamy which WOULD leave this quite drinkable if not for the spices. This is too spicy and messy to be able to enjoy any more than 1 bottle.Dunkelweizen? Right.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 13:53:55 | More by mrmanning
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scottum

Vermont

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy dirst blond amber with a white head. Fruity flavors are very much a part of this brew. The buckwheat stands out the most. There is solid balance and a good mouthfeel. The brew has a bit of a sweet finish, but not overbaringly sweet. Certainly a solid offering from RJ.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2004 02:55:12 | More by scottum
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Coup De Grisou from Brasseurs R.J.
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.