Houblon Libre - Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
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3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: It has a nice very dark brown color to it. It has a nice thick tan head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some pine resins,
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee and a nice piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2013 21:54:31 | More by SebD
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft: Poured a dark black color ale with a generous foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of piney and citrusy hops with a deep roasted malt profile. Taste is also a great mix between some citrusy and piney hoppy notes with some deep roasted malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice hops profile and great porter base beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2014 20:05:08 | More by Phyl21ca
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Almost black in colour. Large mocha head that hangs around for a long time. There is still a good half centimetre as I am finishing up. Lacing all the way down the sides. A truly beautiful beer.
S: Coffee and chocolate dominate. There are some other roasty notes and a faint smell of piney hops. This aroma leans pretty heavily to the dark side for a black IPA in my opinion.
T: More coffee and chocolate, and a definite bitterness. Surprisingly smooth finish with only a light bitter aftertaste. The 7.7% alcohol is hidden pretty darn well.
M: I'm not so good at judging mouthfeel, but it seems pretty medium-bodied to me.
O: I would drink this again if I could get it! Calling it a black IPA might be slightly misleading - I think the hop flavour and aroma is a little bit low for that title. However, there is no date on the bottle so part of that might be freshness.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 00:52:40 | More by lgmol
Houblon Libre from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.