L'Interdite - Brasseurs Du Monde
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
With respect to whoever added this beer, its not an American IPA despite what the label may say. This is an Imperial IPA. Not only that, but the label clearly says 6.5%, not 6%...
Anyhow, L'Interdite almost pours flat, which was a little disappointing. Almost no head to speak of, and whatever was there disappeared fast. Very nice colour (clear amber) and lacing though, so overall its about average in appearance.
Despite being super-hopped, its smells quite malty. There's a little bread and molasses in there too. Wasn't this beer dry-hopped? Weird.
Yes. 100 IBUs. Malty up-front, insanely hoppy going down. Not much complexity, but its really good. It has some single malt whiskey qualities that give some extra kick.
Again, a little flat, but very dry. Overall, this is a good beer. Quebecers should be proud of this one.
02-11-2012 00:28:11 | More by Intrinsic
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3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
341ml bottle. I like the Prohibition associations, especially for a Canadian brewery. Also where have I heard the term 'hopped for 90 minutes' before? Where o' where?
This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of fizzy, foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a nice array of fuzzy cloud ceiling lace around the glass as it steadily sinks out of sight.
It smells of warm caramel, kind of biscuity malt, quite weighty in its bearing, some sour, fruity vinegar notes, and weirdly shrouded citrus and piney hops. The taste is more warm, simmering caramel/toffee maltiness, a sour, expired dark fruitiness, some musty, earthy yeast notes, and stunned leafy, citrusy, and piney hops.
The carbonation is pretty laid back, but not out of it altogether, the body a sturdy medium weight, and a bit too astringent, from stale fruit juice and suppressed hops alike, to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes off-dry, the warming, sour biscuity caramel blend now the norm, after a more than subtle reassessment of expectations, and the bitter hops still pungent, I suppose, but inwardly wondering who usurped all their latent powers.
Hmmm. A rather sideways, and weird IPA, especially one that touts a nicely rounded 100 IBUS. The standout attribute here, ironically, isn't the bitterness, but the tart, sour character that I can't quite come to associate with hops. Maybe those tipped-over barrels got some sort of infection from the dirty feds who did the deed all those years ago. Anyways, drinkable enough, but not the typical hop-bomb you might be anticipating.
01-18-2013 03:23:45 | More by biboergosum
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
On tap at Mondiale 2011. West Coast IPA, good aromas, tangerine taste. Carbonation is right there, and rated 1000 IBU, this is a palate shready. Lacey, medium mouthfeel, decent drinkability. Fun though I wouldn't see it out again, it's worth a try.
06-15-2011 12:54:13 | More by Sammy
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
A - swampy orange brown with lots of suspended sediment, tall tan head, spotty lacing
S - some pepper and orange citrus, mild roasted malt, some earthy undertones
T - spicy and grassy hops dominate, some toasty maltiness, finishes with pepper and earth
M - relatively meaty body, spicy and full through the finish
O - a decent enough IPA, flavours are decent and the feel is full, not for the average beer drinker but a nicely full IPA
08-04-2013 03:25:10 | More by joemcgrath27
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
This was the best of the tasting of BDM's three first bottling efforts at Peluso. Hopped for 90 minutes, bottled 08/2011. I like the labels, lots of information: food pairings, temperature, recommended glassware and a good, fairly accurate description of the beer. Clear, filtered-looking copper body, on the dark side for an IPA. Good finger of cream-white head sticks around a while. Decent lacing. Good looking stuff.
Nice grapefruit on the nose. Good balance of caramel malt, pine and mixed tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, lychee); similar to Red Racer but considerably lighter. Solid.
Where on the nose there was a good balance, there could be more malt present here to back up the hops. Hops are alright though: more earthy pine than on the nose, soily bitterness toward the finish and grapefruit pith throughout. The tropical aspect isn't really here. Touch of alcohol. It needs more malt and would be nice with some of that tropical fruit in the nose as well. 100 IBU? Doesn't seem it at all, more like 70-80.
Decent medium body. Carbonation is maybe a little high. Not too bad.
Brewers in Quebec seem to be on the right track towards one of them brewing a truly great IPA but no one has done it yet (in my opinion). It is described as having a lightly-malted taste on the label, though I would say too much so. Still, this is fairly okay within the style and I'd probably order it on tap if I ran into it.
10-14-2011 02:38:28 | More by eat
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some resin and piney notes as well. Taste is a nice mix between some dry caramel malt with notes of bitter hops with a balance between some citrus and resin notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid offering while not straying too far from the style.
11-04-2011 19:06:58 | More by Phyl21ca
3.54/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured in to snifter.
A - Poured a medium hazy orange with one finger of off white head.
S - Dank and musky with pine and grapefruit aromas. A mild caramel/honey sweetness in the background.
T - A big pine profile with musky and light citrus notes. Some caramel malt sweetness in the background.
M - Light to medium. Somewhat sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.
08-10-2013 01:06:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
Presentation, short Weisen glass
Appearance: very very clear reddish amber, absolutely no hazing (enjoy a bit of haze in the beer), moderate lacing, carbonation is mid- and somewhat appropriate for the style - it could be finer and less harsh
Nose: low-quality dried hops, fruity-honey, malt, lime rind, passion fruit, iced tea, lemony, grassy.
Taste: sweet sappy resinous caramel flavour, iced tea, passionfruit, tea like
Overall: Not bad for a Canadian interpretation of an American IPA; however, not so good as to match an average american IPA; one could even say that it is its own style of an IPA which is special in its own way. Good effort and that is definitely worth some recognition. Very fruity character - almost Hawaiian-Tropical style
02-10-2012 05:09:15 | More by Kacid
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
** NOTE: The brewery lists this beer as an APA not an IPA (for what it’s worth) **
A: Golden copper color and a bit hazy. Pours to a massive light tan bubbly head. The head settles very slowly and thickens as it does leaving behind impressive amounts of lacing.
S: Very malt forward on the nose, a pleasant sweet caramel. The hops are still present though with a bit of tropical fruit (pineapple?), some nice spiciness and a touch of citrus.
T: As the nose predicted, it is malty from the start, sweet and bready and a touch earthy. There is very good balance from the hops though starting off spicy (pepper) but also lots of citrus. The bittering hops dry out the malt character for the finish which is long and dry.
M: Medium body and medium-hi carbonation; very smooth, round and creamy.
O: The great appearance and smell is delivered in the taste, definitely one of the best APA from Quebec! L'Intradite is not a palate-wrecker and some hopheads may find it not agressive enough, but this a great *balanced* beer, one that is underrated here.
08-22-2013 14:59:23 | More by mtomlins
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
Served in a spiegelau beer tasting glass. 100 IBU
A: Amber color, with rapidly fading head.
S: Hoppy, and also reminiscent of cinnamon, spices, and caramel.
T: Decently dry, even if the first impression is of a pretty rich, sweet malt. Hoppy, with a nice bitterness.
Overall, a pretty good 6-pack of IPA at a decent price from a quebec micro. Not outstanding, but still pretty good. My thirstquencher cheap beer, on equal standing with the American pale Ale from dunham.
01-18-2012 05:18:06 | More by Caudalie
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
Appearance – Clear dark copper colour with an average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 7 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, oranges, peaches
Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and it feels slightly flat on the tongue. I can taste malts, caramel, and a good amount of hops. There are also notes of oranges and peaches. It ends with a malty caramel sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.
Overall – It reminded me a little bit of the flying monkeys smashbomb.. with a little less flavour perhaps. This beer is definitely on the right track taste wise - I'd like to try it fresh on tap for a fair assessment.
10-17-2011 17:44:34 | More by spinrsx
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
A clouded red amber, an off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Smelling citric; Lemon, grape-fruit. And Pine.
Slightly sweet, mostly hoppy, grape-fruit juice, peel and seeds.
Medium high carbonation, soft, oily with a good body, a dry finish.
A very hoppy straight AIPA.
08-26-2012 15:16:22 | More by rarbring
L'Interdite from Brasseurs Du Monde
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