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Rousse Forte Aux Fruits (8 Mois D'age) - La Barberie

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: francisweizen on 06-27-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 9
Reviews by crwills:
Photo of crwills
1.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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. (606 characters)

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev n/a
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 can’t understand how a 7.5% beer can have so much alcohol taste in it. (414 characters)

Photo of bloberglawp
4.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!!! (483 characters)

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Derek
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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! (908 characters)

Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of EpicHobo1
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of francisweizen
4.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (975 characters)

Photo of bobsy
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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! (325 characters)

Rousse Forte Aux Fruits (8 Mois D'age) from La Barberie
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