Coeur Brisé - Brasseurs De Montréal
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3/5 rDev -6.5%
Pale blush pink in colour with lots of visible carbonation. Thin white head dissipates quickly and doesn't lace. Mild raspberry and light toast in the aroma. Lightly tart with clean, natural raspberry flavour. Raspberry, actually, seems to be the only flavour present. I don't mind a one-note fruit beer, but this one just doesn't play loud enough. Thin and watery with spritzy carbonation, it feels seltzery. Likely meant to be served very cold as a summer refresher, since the flavour develops little as it warms. I like a fruit beer with loads of natural fruit flavour, and this one just doesn't deliver for me. One and done.
06-03-2011 00:49:06 | More by mintjellie
3.5/5 rDev +9%
Found this today I guess it's new since it's not listed on their website. Nice label
A- Looks like a fruit cooler. Cherry wood pink. Thin stable white head seems to feed of the many bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.
S- Very strong raspberry jam with some grain in the back.
T- Same as smell. Alcohol taste is fairly strong considering the content. Bitterness is weird, not very tasty.
M- Carbonation is maybe a bit higher than medium and mouthfeel is a closer to thin.
D- Anybody could drink this easily but I never want to again.
Raspberry flavor excellent and tastes like real fruit juice but the overall feels gimmicky. Great for the summer crowds but not really for someone who actually wants a beer.
03-20-2010 02:12:02 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.45/5 rDev +7.5%
A - poured a two finger head into a large wine glass - little retention with minimal lacing - - clear golden colour with a hint of pink
S - raspberrry but not strong - wheat malt - some floral notes
T - raspberry wheat with little hops backbone - some floral notes and pear
M - very light and smooth with little bitterness
O - a very easy to drink fruit beer which is not overly sweet - although I like a more aggressive fruit taste still a decent offering
08-17-2011 23:13:33 | More by Stocean1
3.1/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle: Poured a medium reddish color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light tart raspberry with some notes of caramel malt. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some tart raspberries with some medium caramel malt. Body is a bit thin with good carbonation. I would have preferred if the tartness had been more accentuated but still drinkable.
04-12-2010 19:47:10 | More by Phyl21ca
3.35/5 rDev +4.4%
12 oz bottle from the LCBO's summer release poured in to Unibroue tulip glass.
A - Light orange/amber colour with a reddish tinge and a very small amount of white head.
S - Raspberry is the predominant scent but is not overwhelming like many fruit beers can be. Some sweetness is evident as well, with caramel and some breadiness in the background.
T - Same as the nose. Raspberry dominates without being overpowering and is complimented by a sweet and bready malt backbone.
M -Light body. Moderate carbonation.
O - A decent effort for a fruit flavoured beer. These often fail with me due to cloying sweetness and/or overpowering fruit flavours, but this one was fairly balanced and makes a pretty good summer beer.
07-17-2011 19:50:14 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.03/5 rDev -5.6%
341 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a clear orange with a pinkish tinge. Half a finger of white head dissipates immediately. No lacing.
S: Smells of a bit of sweet raspberry (not overly authentic), malt.
T: Weak raspberry hits first followed by some sweet-ish malt.
M: Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Low carbonation.
D: People who like their fruit beers light on fruit may go for this; I much prefer the Samuel Smith approach though.
07-29-2011 02:06:07 | More by mrnobody
3.1/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: It has a nice pale yellow/golden color to it with some pink hues. It has a nice white head that dies down quickly and leaves minimal lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of wheaty malts with a sweet raspberry note and some grassy hops.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet raspberry character with some malts and some light grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavors and aromas.
01-03-2012 20:11:51 | More by SebD
3.63/5 rDev +13.1%
This stuff has been more than I've been willing to pay for a little bottle, but when I saw them on sale this week I picked up a couple.
A: pinky-amber and not perfectly clear. Thin head with a bit of lacing. Really pretty.
S: whoa raspberries! I can already tell this has more raspberry in it than one of my standard go-tos, KLB Raspberry Wheat.
T: tart with a lot of raspberry. Not a lot of beer flavour, just raspberry.
M: very light, refreshing, maybe a bit too fizzy.
O: I would buy this again if it went on sale again. I hope it's still around in the summer because it'll make a great not-too-pretentious backyard BBQ beer.
02-08-2012 00:23:54 | More by Antikythera
3.45/5 rDev +7.5%
Pours a light golden colour with a light peach pink hue in it. Foamy tan coloured head survives as a collar until the end of the glass. Very minor lacing.
It really does smell a lot like raspberry. Not drinking box grape juice or canned vegetables. Has a sort of wet hay backing to it. Starts to get musty as it warms up.
Tastes like a raspberry soda or raspberry ginger ale sweetened by honey. Not a heck of a lot of beer taste aside from a yeasty tone coming through, but its not too sweet or tart.
Surprisingly creamy, but light-bodied. Medium carbonation with a puckering sour bite on the finish. Not overly dry though.
This would be great with more of a malt backing, but is still a very serviceable flavoured beer. Most raspberry-flavoured beers I've tried have been too tart or too sweet. I could have a few of these on a patio with something grilled and a salad any time.
06-03-2011 21:35:21 | More by bryehn
3.2/5 rDev -0.3%
From my BlackBerry notes... Grabbed a bottle while visiting my folks in Ontario.
A - Pours a light pink colour, with a thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.
S - Natural raspberries and a touch of grassy malts.
T - Quite bready and wheaty, touch of grassy hops and the raspberries coming through on the finish. Comparable to Wild Rose's Wraspberry Ale, but its missing something that I can't quite pin-point.
M - Too much carbonation for my liking.
O - The mouthfeel was a bit of a drag and the flavours a bit bland. Worth a try and likely refreshing on a hot day, but I prefer Alberta's Wraspberry Ale.
07-02-2011 22:12:36 | More by andrenaline
3.28/5 rDev +2.2%
An inoffensive light fruit beer for a summer thirst quencher. I think it's a decent representative of the "raspberry beer" style, but not personally something I'd choose for more than a bottle.
Light golden colour with pink tinge. Carbonation level and mouthfeel are decent but nothing remarkable; however little head and no lacing from this bottle.
Aroma is predominantly raspberry syrup with the faintest of grain bills. Taste starts sweet, but ends with a pleasantly bitter finish, almost like a sour raspberry candy? Hops are clearly present, but I can't get beyond the raspberry for any malted barley. Glad to have tried it, but not a beer I’ll probably purchase again.
11-04-2011 22:51:09 | More by hopsolutely
3.08/5 rDev -4%
This just came to Ontario as part of a seasonal release. Pours a pinkish-orange colour with thick pink head that dissipates pretty quickly. No lacing on the glass. Smells of sweet raspberry. Flavour is a bit watery, some raspberry in the aftertaste and fairly sweet. This is just an ok beer.
05-28-2011 01:56:27 | More by kwjd
3.43/5 rDev +6.9%
You'd expect a raspberry beer to be red, not orange-ish, but little known fact real fruit in most cases actually lends little colour to a beer. (This is a good sign for those concerned at seeing 'natural flavour' on the ingredients list.) Berries will, however, impart a little bit of haze. And, often times, they can kill-off head retention; this one is hopelessly flat.
The aroma does smell of raspberry - no shit, Sherlock - but it also smells of many other fruits than that: a cider-like must combines with the scent of bruised pear and there is a wonderful memento of summer with the vivid and authentic scent of ripe strawberry. A whiff of Belgian yeast is conspicuously spotted too. Smells...interesting.
Coeur Brisé has a nice berry tartness and prominent fruity acidity, but it tastes very much like a simple Belgian pale ale. It has a clean, bready maltiness, with near toffee sweetness. Its most impressing flavour, however, is that of under ripened peach (or is it apricot?) that, due to low carbonation, presses the throat with a delicate but lightly prickly tartness.
If you are a more casual drinker, used to more commercial fruit beer offerings, you’ll might have wished the brewery used syrups. It's not terribly charismatic. For me, I’m happily surprised by the level of uniqueness and the fact that this beer brought something to the plate other than artificial fruit flavour. Still, I'll leave it at just the two bottles I bought.
It seems natural that a beer’s style be determined by its brewer – the ingredients used, the recipe followed – but that ignores the facts of nature. I'm not sure if this beer was meant to be more tart or more sweet, more fruity or more ale-y, but whatever the case, Mother Nature had her own plans in mind and they made for a decent, albeit not great, overall beer.
07-01-2011 00:50:23 | More by biegaman
3.18/5 rDev -0.9%
A - Pours with a Tim Horton's peach drink type colour. Intense carbonation and a soapy white, 2 finger head that runs away fast. Bright. Some small amounts of sediment are present also, leading to the slightest of hazes. Good retention with a full finger but no lacing.
S - Raspberry juice, wheat, sugar, other berry fruits.
T - Raspberry, wheat or lighter malts, raspberry juice. Slightly tart raspberry but lacking alot of complexity and acidic character.
M - Strong carbonation with a lighter body. Sweet raspberry finish.
O/D - This is sweeter than expected. More of a patio/summer gimick than a tasty fruit infused beer. Got this as a gift so I'm not complaining.
07-03-2011 02:31:03 | More by tbeckett
3.38/5 rDev +5.3%
A: Light peach colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Noticeable carbonation.
S: Light hints of tart raspberry jam, and picking up quite a bit of apple and orchard fruit qualities.
T: A sour and tart raspberry taste is present, but is quite lighter than I was expecting. Hops and malts seem balanced, but neither can really be fully tasted and appreciated, and it results in a bit of a lackluster fruit beer. Due to this, it comes across more as a sparkling water beverage, but still refreshing.
M: Above average carbonation with a very light and rather creamy mouthfeel.
D: Not quite sure what to think of this. Likely won't be buying this again, as it's quite flat flavour-wise. However, I do prefer this lighter fruit beer style to the overly sweet and syrupy style that is far too prevalent, making this nice as an outdoor summer fruit beer.
06-18-2011 23:05:00 | More by Digimaika2
3.33/5 rDev +3.7%
I tried this beer on June 11, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent pinkish-gold colour with absolutely no head. The aroma is tart raspberries. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is grainy malt, tart fruit, and some funk.
06-29-2011 22:13:58 | More by cyrenaica
2.6/5 rDev -19%
This one is just a lightweight novelty beer.
Pours a pink-hued golden colour, clear, with no head and leaving just a partial ring around the glass.
Aroma is mild raspberries with just a whiff of hops, only enough to let you know its a beer and not a soda.
Flavour is also mild raspberry with a hint of hops. Very light, gently sweet and just a touch of spritziness from carbonation.
Inoffensive, unremarkable, probably the kind of thing you could pound back a few of in the heat.
01-22-2012 03:06:53 | More by TerryW
3.2/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a clear golden colour with minimal head.
Smells very heavily of rassberry with a malty edge. Slightly bitter finish.
Rassberry hits you first....sour rassberry...very nice...but as was mentioned this does taste like a pop. Very little to ID this as a beer.
Feels like a lighter beer...but it is a lighter beer so....
Overall...nothing overwhelmingly awesome but good non the less. Def refreshing.
06-05-2011 04:14:27 | More by Mit
3.1/5 rDev -3.4%
Peach colour, one finger white head, little retention, no lace. Smell is of raspberry, biscuity malt, floral notes, caramel like, light sweetness. Light raspberry up front, malt comes in, biscuity, bready, lightly tart in finish, raspberry tea like aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, med carb, watery at times. Fairly pedestrian fruit beer, lightly refreshing but passing on this next time.
07-28-2011 21:31:43 | More by peensteen
Coeur Brisé from Brasseurs De Montréal
77 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.