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Vent D'Anges - Broadway Pub

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BA SCORE
88
very good

24 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Broadway Pub visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KickbacksSteve on 06-14-2010)
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Photo of deg
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured my 330 ml bottle into a chalice. Lots of head. The beer was quite foamy. I had to let it settle down a little in order to finish pouring it. The color was orange with lots of bubbles. It wasn't transparent, but that's probably because of all the bubbles. I could smell something fruity, but I couldn't identify it. I picked up strong citrus flavors when I tasted it: orange mainly. No grapefruit thankfully. The bottle said the beer was aged in oak barrels, and I note some other reviews mentioned oak and tannins. I picked up none of that. I noticed no alcohol burn. It was a pretty easy to drink beer. I liked the citrus flavor, but I wanted more to go with it, which the oak aging should have provided.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Full mouthfeel and slightly acidic. Very intense, and not getting the brett, too much wood. Dark bodied and lacey. Aroma is acidic. white vinegar, balsalm vinegar, boozy, lots of old port wine.Good but not great,needs balance. Unique. Liam's bottle.

Photo of seblp
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky little short and squat bottle with a long neck. Thanks Hoppypocket!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep yellow-gold with 1.5 fingers of white head.

Smell. Funky brett, pears and apples, maybe a little pineapple, and a little fruity Belgian yeast.

Taste. Brett, apples and pineapple, nice lowish level of sourness, a bit of light grains and belgian yeast. Very crisp and refreshing with no alcohol.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Enjoyed this one! Nice and light tasting with some great fruit and a little nice sourness and brett. From Canada too! :-)

Photo of ZorPrime
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a cheap bottle. Around 8$...

The beer is copper in color with some golden touch in there too. Quite effervescent too. The head is made of very huge bubbles. White and thin. The aroma shows some acidity with sourness, tannins with some fruits somewhere in there too. Complex aroma. Quite acidic... Too much maybe.

The taste is similar. Sourness. Not bad, but very acidic. Some funkiness. Full bodied. Complex. Delicious. Warmer. However a little too costly.

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Mondial beer festival. Poured into a Unibroue tulip by the brewer himself. Belgian tripel in style aged in oak red wine barrels. Golden in color with white head. Intense, zippy, fruity nose. Tart. Very, very tart. Don't taste any of the alcohol...remarkable. Tastes of grapes, cherries. Tart all over the place, delicious and amazing.

Photo of papat444
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hoppypocket for this one.

Poured from a 330ml. bottle, bottled May 2012.

Appearance: A very light gold, clear body with thick puffy foam that leaves spotted lacing and good retention.

Smell: Sweet a bit, banana, bit of funk though not really tart, mix of peach and melon and slices of fruit.

Taste: White grapes, musty, mixed with classic tripel flavors (pears and spices) with some dry crackers in the background.

Mouthfeel: Dry, sucks the saliva out almost and starts strong but finishes a bit weak.

Overall: I wouldn't really classify this as a wild ale personally though it's not a typical tripel. Good but for the price, i expected more.

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from ZorPrime, 330ml into a tulip. May 2012 bottling.

Clear gold with a big white head. Decent lace, and a thick layer of retention. Nose of oak barrle, a bit of funk, some vinous and acidic qualities, all hiding a very subtle tripel underneat. Taste has some red wine acidity, oak barrels, gentle vanilla and some red fruits/berries. A bit tannic with some Flanders Red ale character. Full feel, some acetic in the finish. Not much alcohol to be found. An interesting choice for barrelling a tripel, this worked out fairly nicely.

Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of John_M
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with good head retention and lacing. The wine aspect to this beer is very apparent on the nose, and it blends very well with the honey and spice. On the palate, this beer is very impressive. The wine flavor imparts a slight sour, almost funky flavor, that combines very well with the honey, melon and apricot. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long, slight sour, wine filled finish. Drinkability is surprisingly good, with the alcohol well integrated and barely noticeable.

Very nice, very intriguing.

Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Papat444 for this bottle. Bottled July 2013.

The beer is clear golden in colour, and a careful pour still results in a very large white head.

Smell is very good. Light fruits, oak and slightly funky yeast combine in roughly equal amounts. Fruits seem to include grape and some tropical notes. The red wine comes through.

Taste is also very nice. The red wine barrel has a tremendous impact, resulting in a big berry flavour and a significant astringency. Underneath Oak is strong as well. A rich maltiness underneath, bready and a bit sweet. Belgian yeast is evident, providing some more fruit. Finish is fairly dry, but the malt does provide some sweetness.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Astringent.

Overall, quite enjoyable. I wouldn't call it a wild ale, as if there are any wild yeasts in here (not sure there are), they don't seem to play a very prominent role. Barrel-aged tripel seems more apt - heavy on the barrel.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you for reviewing this, John. I'd never heard of these guys before, and if not for your review, I would have passed on this. On tap at Max's today. Also, I feel this is better labeled as an American Wild Ale.

Mildly hazy yellow orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring with a little lacing. The nose is excellent, and after all the Mikkeller stuff I've been drinking, a challenge to deconstruct. Spices, honey, wine, yeast and tartness are all present, along with candy, fruit (citrus as well as a little peach). As it warms up, some Brett does come out. This is beautiful stuff, almost a 5 in my book.

The palate opens mildly tart, rather fruity with a mild acidic bite with a blend of honey, sugar, ripe tangerines (this is quite citrusy, but clearly not from hops) Mildly vinous mid-palate, almost like a sweeter rose (this was aged in red wine barrels). Mild tannins on the finish, this beer is drying and mildly vinous too. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is delicate and elegant. The finish also has a lingering, mild tartness with a touch of fruit. An absolute joy to drink, this beer is awesome.

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml tear drop stubby poured into tulip 30/4/13 cheers Rutager for the want

A hazy orange liquid with lots of bubbles moving tiny particles around, massive three fingers of bone white foam has great retention slowly falling to a thick film leaving a single thick ring followed by random patches

S mild funk with some pear, apple, grape, candied pineapple, and some berries work well with some oak and vinous notes, smells pretty good

T more wine barrel and still some citric hops hiding in there, or maybe its just citrus, earthy with less fruity notes then the nose, it defers from the nose but the quality is still solid

M a little pucker and tannin, a little airy carbonation and a medium body, slightly sweet and sour with some cereal on the finish

O I rather liked this one, something different form an obscure source as I'd never heard of these guys until this one randomly popped up on the Canadian Top 100 (RIP)

makes me wonder what other little gems are hiding around Canada, well worth looking for and I hope its not really retired because I'd like to drink it again

Photo of tbeckett
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from hoppypocket in CanBIF Fall 2013.

A - Hazy golden pour with strong carbonation. Really fluffy three finger white head. Grety filmy rings of lace anf a full finger of retention.

S - Grape, lot's of lemon, grainy, Bretty.

T - Dusty lemons, Brett, not tart but definitely Bretty and barnyardy.

M - Strong carbonation, spoiled fruit/Bretty finish, medium creamy body.

O/D - You'd never know this was so strong. Tasty and interesting. A very straightforward Bretty, strong beer. Nice stuff out of this small brewpub.

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting "tripel" although that should be changed to something that indicates that is a truly wild ale.

Beer is yellow and slightly hazy with a thin head, low carbonation and no lacing.

The aroma is quite acetic and nicely sour. This is part where I get the wine barrel thing finally and move on with the tasting.

Beer is thin and has a nice tartness to it, oaky, woodsey, sour mostly acetic, lactic is light. It feels good on the palate and is quite drinkable. neat.

Photo of slowfade
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from papat444. I'd never heard of this beer or brewery to be honest. Shared with Jason, and served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace. Hazy blonde body.

S - Fruity brett with tropical flavors, oak, mildly smokey red wine notes, red fruit and caramel malts.

T - Taste has the same collection of flavors, but with more of the oak and malt flavors. Alcohol is well-hidden, and there's some mild acidity but more from the wine barrel than from souring bacteria - the wild character is more brett clausenii tropical fruits in nature.

M - Pleasant, active carbonation, smooth medium body, dry finish, no alcohol presence.

D - Pretty easy to drink and quite enjoyable. A nice wine barrel-aged tripel, but not super 'wild', funky or acidic - just balanced and complex.

Vent D'Anges from Broadway Pub
88 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.