Rousse Forte Aux Fruits (8 Mois D'age) - La Barberie
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Reviews by crwills:
1.9/5 rDev -43.5%
Purchased quite a while ago in Gatineau, Quebec. Bottle dated 2006.
Pours a cloudy amber with hints of pink or red and a short-lived bubbly white head. First hints that this might be a bit "off" come in the aroma, which is very wheaty but has some fruity bubblegum flavours that don't seem quite right.
Taste is -- BLARGH. Watery, barely fruity, dull and mildly metallic. Nasty abrasive chemical flavours throughout, as well as some very green (inedible) fruit flavours. I didn't drink most of this, as I assume it was spoiled.
Not sure if I'll be able to get another bottle but I'll re-review if I do.
02-21-2008 00:52:34 | More by crwills
More User Reviews:
2/5 rDev -40.5%
Bottle: Poured a dark red/brown color ale with a big off-white foamy head with good retention. Aroma consists of fruitcake with some caramel malt with some warming alcohol. Taste is very sweet with a real fruitcake feel behind it, which is very interesting but the warm alcohol that hit you at the end just totally destroy this beer. I really cant understand how a 7.5% beer can have so much alcohol taste in it.
12-08-2006 18:57:40 | More by Phyl21ca
4.43/5 rDev +31.8%
Had the 2005 edition from a bottle served in a pint glass at 12-14 celcius. Bottle version has a lover ABV (7.5%)
Nice dark ruby red color, faint smell of wild berries. Taste of wild choke cherries and bitter hops. Does not linger as much as I wish it would... makes me go for another gulp.
Delicious offering, looking forward to trying others from la Barberie. Thank you dépanneur chez Gibb of Evain, Québec for keeping a exemplary stock of Québec's finest microbrewries!!!
03-25-2006 04:29:30 | More by bloberglawp
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +22%
Rousse Forte Aux Fruit 2006 (bottled Nov 2006), 7.5%. The label has some warriors that look like nut crackers.
This isn't a Flanders style. It's just a strong red with fruit. Perhaps a fruit beer and/or Winter Warmer? It is well-attenuated like Belgian, with a slight hint of tartness from the fruit though.
A: Deep amber-red, fluffy off-white/light-tan head, good retention & lace.
S: Quite fruity: cherries, raisins and even some berries. Fruit cake? (cake, brown sugar, candied fruit).
T: Fruit cake flavours as well (candied fruit, dark cake, brown sugar, sherry, hints of spice). Mild bitterness, sweetness is balanced with a slight hint of tartness. Alcohol is warming. Yeast sediment has a mineral/metallic flavour.
M: Moderate body is well-attenuated, with only a little residual sugar in the finish. Moderate carbonation.
D: Quite drinkable for its strength.
Christmas in July!
07-05-2007 01:25:19 | More by Derek
4.72/5 rDev +40.5%
Probably the best beer brewed by one of my new favorite breweries, La Barberie. Although many people told me that this co-op brewery was very hit or miss, especially in the bottle, I was apprehensive of their bottled beers and draught selections available at Le Mondial De La Biere 2004. Fortunately my first sip of Barberies beer made me a true believer that all of these people were wrong! Every beer (Tap *and* bottle) i've had from this brewery has been solid to mind blowing.
Anyway, this one is a nice dark red colour with a pink-tinged, off-white head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is awesome and consists of Belgian funk, a nice spiciness, a nice herbal hop bite, and some lovely fruit notes (cherries, berries, and more!). The taste is fruity up front with some very noticeable cherry notes and lsome ambic-like flanders red flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and the drinkaility is awesome. Wow, this is a very fruity, spicy, and damn complex flanders red!
06-27-2004 23:48:51 | More by francisweizen
4/5 rDev +19%
Enjoyed at the brewpub in downtown Quebec. Ruby coloured pour with a sparse filmy head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, including strawberries and raspberries. These are present in the flavour, along with caramel and a slight hoppy bitterness that prevents the beer from becoming too cloying. Warming alcohol finish. Nicely done!
02-11-2008 15:35:51 | More by bobsy
Rousse Forte Aux Fruits (8 Mois D'age) from La Barberie
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