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Blonde De L'Anse - Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

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BA SCORE
78
okay

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 11-05-2010

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.49/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I think this is my first time tasting anything from this brewery.

A- Dull gold which stil manages to look appealing. Loose off-white head which stayed for a while before receding to an even layer. First pour had even coverage lacing and second was speckled.

S- Smells a lot like my first Mr. Beer Homebrew (an APA). Slightly spicy, lemony hop, brewer's yeast and a hint of fermented pineapple juice.

T- Strange. A bit like it doesn't really have a taste but tons of after-taste. A bitter, medicinal, hand-lotion, ear-wax like after-taste. Some earthy hop and yeast in there too.

M-Full. Medium, enjoyable carbonation. Dry finish. It would all be great if it didn't leave a weird film in your mouth. Or maybe it's just the hand lotion taste messing with my senses.

D- I want to say whatever but it seems a tad bit arrogant. I'll say it's refreshing but just doesn't taste good enough to want to drink if you have a choice.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear medium yellow blonde color ale with average carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt is quite simplistic and boring. Taste is also a tad too sweet with no layer of complexity - no floral notes or hops or any interesting ester. Body is about average with average carbonation. A bit disappointed by this one - not even sure it qualifies as middle of the road.

Photo of 3Vandoo
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To be honest, I was alway kind of suspicious of Pit-Caribou because two years ago the founder was jumping on beer forums asking how to brew beer with a very poor grammar. Then today while reading the previous reviews, I am wondering if it is the same beer we had.

Appearance, a normal blondish beer, with a good beer head that left a present lace.

smell was of cereal, shy hoppy and florals flavors with a hint of spices in between hops, malt and yeast.

Taste was nothing out of the ordinary but well balanced, well made, well rounded, with a sharp hop finish, a bit of floral flavors in mouth, followed by a shy malt and caramel presence.

not so bad

Photo of spinrsx
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, hops, lemons, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with lemons and a bit of hop bitterness. There are also some floral notes and an underlying maltiness. The beer finishes with a wheat and lemon aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – Nothing groundbreaking here but it is a decent drinkable beer that would work well with the warmer weather. I wouldn't buy it again but I drank it quite quickly.

Photo of lgmol
2.59/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nothing really interesting going on here. Some malty sweetness is about all that I get.

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.86/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml bottle into a Nonic pint glass

A- clear golden/yellow color. Bone white head of somewhat explosive foam rises and settle within a minute, reducing to a thin layer.

S- the aroma is malty, with cereal grains and a touch of wheat. Fresh white bread. with a touch of lemon and a light dusting of some grassy hops.

T- Malty with flavors of fresh bread crusts and a touch of honey with some fruity undertones of mainly pear and lemon. Some faint grassy hops in the finish which is clean with little aftertaste.

M- great carbonation in this beer which is perfect for the style. Body is light.

D- This beer would be quite sessionable. I wish i had more than one :(

Overall this is a great example of a blond ale and one that i will seek out in the future. Love the look, aroma, and flavor profile... i like everything that this beer has to offer. ( why is this beer classed as an EPA? )

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"Blonde of the Cove" Brewed by the sea near high capes.

Veiled, almost clear, dark straw color. Foamy white head for a minute for two.
Strong lacing. Pleasant but faint malty aroma with some sweetness, like caramel, and a touch of citrus and floral hops.

Balanced flavors but too faint. Nicely grainy and floral. Probably a little too much lemon for a pale ale. Good slick body with average carbonation. Pleasing mouth coat with a very balanced finish.

A fine beer overall, well crafted and fresh, but missing some intensity in flavors.

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Blonde De L'Anse from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.