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Messe De Minuit - Les Brasseurs Du Temps

Messe De MinuitMesse De Minuit

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 24.04%


Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs Du Temps visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 02-06-2011)
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I love Brasseurs Du temps Beer, so like always, exciting to try something I've never had by them.

Poured a nice, dark yet crystal clear with moderate head. Smells. Star Anise. STRONG star anise. Taste...Ouch, More star Anise. There must be a shortage of Star Anise in the world after drinking this one, its sweet with really no flavor apart from Star and Hops.

Undrinkable. I can't finish this nor can the 5 beer drinkers trying this with me. The really need to cut back on the malt and star anise.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 00:31:27 | More by jbonapar
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

750mL bottle picked up from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Bottled 11/25/13.

Poured into a tulip, as per the bottle's request. Caramel charcoal in colour, with an offwhite head of about a half inch that settles into a fine ring. Some lacing.

Bought this expecting more of a classic winter warmer (actually, more for the label than anything, to be honest), something malty, cinnamon, nutmeg, or perhaps some other spices. Nose is pure black licorice, or star anise, which is not a flavor I typically go for, but there it is. Bold anise, sweetness, bit of caramel lingering in there.

Four words for this brew - too. much. star. anise. The bottle describes the "seven spices weaving through", but all I get is star anise and my word is it overpowering. Bit of dryness and some hops to the finish, but other than that this is a licorice bomb that, as someone who really can't get into black licorice, is a chore to finish.

If you love star anise, perhaps this is the brew for you. As for me, I'll get through it, but it's a real struggle. Really needed more spiced balance; a little subtlety goes a long way.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:32:31 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.3%

01-03-2013 20:05:03 | More by Yoozeo
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

De minuit from notes

A- deep deep dark redish brown. Almost black. Four finger light tan mousse like head. Lacing is excellent.

S- Huge licorice, brown sugar, vanilla with cinnamon and cherry.

T- Coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, licorice and figs with cloves and cinnamon.

M- medium bodied, subtle carbonation. Sticky on the lips.

O- I love winter warmers but this one had so much licorice in it that I couldn't get through the whole bottle. If they leaned back on the licorice it would have been fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 18:41:31 | More by korguy123
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-12-2012 15:45:17 | More by oldp0rt
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. One of the better ones, and showing how they took it up a notch this is the x-mas beer kept on because of demand. Sour aromas, cuvee, a workout for the nose. Above-average mouthfeel, very lacey dark colour. The taste comes through even when it was cold. Aggressively carbonated. Anise, lciorice, cinammon, corriander, orange peel, nutmeg and cloves. Sourish and most drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 03:39:41 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap: Poured a deep dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and lacing. Aroma of spices (maybe some liquorice, anis and some other s that are to distinguish in the mix). Taste is quite refreshing with loads of spices flavor though not overwhelming with some sweet Belgian style malt. Body is bit lighter then I was expecting with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting take on there style but fuller body would have provided even more enjoyment out of that one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 16:49:11 | More by Phyl21ca
Messe De Minuit from Les Brasseurs Du Temps
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