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Gros Mollet - Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

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BA SCORE
80
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rodenbach99 on 02-22-2009)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ralphus:
Photo of Ralphus
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended by the proprieter of Broue Ha Ha (http://www.brouehaha.com/) in Gatineau, QC. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I'm enjoying it all the same.

It pours an an opaque reddish brown. There's very little light coming through this beer. The head is offwhite and descends to a ring of foam fairly quickly.

The smell is light - raisins, spice and light chocolate flavours are present.

Taste is medium light and very well done. Milk chocolate, raisins, spice and fruit are here and the balance is sublime. It's not going to blow your mind by sheer volume but the interplay is great. Add in the fact that there's no alcohol present and you have a winner in my books.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy and the light volume of the beer aids drinkability. Enjoy!

Ralphus, Aug 14, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks ok, some brown body with good foam and a white head. Creamy mouthfeel, malted brown, yeast comes into play later in the body. Some cloves, apple cider. Refeshes, slightly acidic, bit weak for style. Slightly above-average carbonation. Second time, several months later not as carbonated.

Sammy, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of strong malt notes with quite a lot of residual sugars. There are also some boiled vegetables notes which seem to emanate from the Frontenac malt which is not that pleasant. Taste is also dominated by the boiled vegetables notes with too much residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Unfortunately, there is too many notes of boiled vegetables from the Frontenac malt to truly enjoy this beer.

Phyl21ca, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of unibroue4ever
4/5  rDev +16.6%

unibroue4ever, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this beer in december 2008. Picked these at Monde des Bières as soon as they arrived.

First, this is one beer style that I'm having a hard time to like.

Appearance: is typical Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Almost black and can't see through the beer.

Smell: Mainly roasted and chocolate.

Taste: Strong taste of roasted malts. I can't get past that taste, it is strong and the length in the mouth is average.

Overall, an average beer that is probably good for those who like this style.

ZorPrime, May 11, 2009
Photo of ritzkiss
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Bobsy - thanks for letting us clear out your fridge!

Pours a light hazy brown with not much head to speak of, color seems just a touch too light, almost watery.

Some nice light malts and caramel play around in the mouth with a faint hop bite in the finish that almost feels "off"/vegetal.

Taste is heavy on the caramel, hints of licorice, toffee. Alcohol shows up in the finish, not hiding the alcohol all that well IMO. Still has the borderline solvent bite in the back that kind of throws me off a touch.

Bottle stated it was a strong brown ale which is probably more along the lines of what it tasted like rather than a Belgian. Not a bad brew but certainly not among my favorites. Thanks again Rob!

ritzkiss, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought back from QC by Jason and Steve, 500ml bottle into some tulips.

Poured a reddish brown, with a light brown head. Moderate retention. Nose of spicy dark fruit, earthiness and some dirt. Taste is earthy, dirty and has a dubbel-like character. Subtle brown sugar notes, with some sweetness. Moderate mouthfeel, and some interesting drinkability. They're calling this a BSDA, although I kept thinking of this as an earthier, organic dubbel. Nonetheless, nothing I'd readily revisit here.

liamt07, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of Whatup14
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of duracell
3.5/5  rDev +2%

duracell, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Intrinsic
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gros Mollet pours dark brown and is almost opaque, with an off-white head that has incredible retention but no lacing.

It smells ok, with malt being the biggest player, backed up by yeast and caramel.

The taste is comprised mainly of the same things. Its very malty and isn't balanced very well as a result. For the style, its not bad but its not that good either.

Gros Mollet is slightly oily and is very heavy. Overally, its just ok.

Intrinsic, May 14, 2011
Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Krakpoff, May 07, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +16.6%

oldp0rt, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, thanks to Bobsy for opening.

Pours a slightly hazed brownish red, thin dark tan head forms, very fizzy, settles down to a thin ring, leaves a few lace spots on the glass. Smell is okay, caramel, quite malty, some grain, raisin, decently fruity, bit of toast, pretty pedestrian but nice malts. Taste is similar, sweet and fruity up front, raisin and toast, crackers, quite dry, some light floral, pretty neat. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, pretty interesting if a little simple. Thanks Rob!

Viggo, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Mack, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pillowy tan head. Hazy dark red colour. Nice looking beer.

S - Lot's of malts. Mild booze in there as well as toffee and slight caramel.

T - Toffee, malts, not much else really. Sweet.

M - Full bodied and thick feeling.

D - Not my thing. Too sweet, but a decent beer.

tbeckett, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of groleau
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

groleau, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of rodenbach99
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle with a very nice label.

A: reddish-brown-copper, nice head retention, beige colour.
S: some yeasty caracter, sweet nose.
T: very spicy, some hops, caramel.
M: round and medium-bodied
D: very drinkable, nice beer in the belgian tradition

rodenbach99, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of bobsy
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what its worth, I like the design of the label. Now the beer...

Pours a rich mahogany with a wispy beige head. Fruity, toasty nose, with elements of raisin, caramel and brown bread. The flavour seems more like a Belgian dark mixed with an english brown ale. A brown breadiness and slight nuttiness joins a rich dark fruitiness, with prunes, red grapes and raisin in the mix. Alcohol is well-hidden. Medium body and carbonation is appropriate for the style and works well here. This isn't a bad offering at all, and I've never heard of this brewery before. Thanks zorprime for the bottle.

bobsy, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of M-girard
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

M-girard, Nov 11, 2014
Gros Mollet from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.