Flacatoune - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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86
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ZorPrime on 09-20-2009)
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on 5/1/14
purchased at L' Duchesse in Quebec City in June and in the fridge since then


A: Crystal clear, golden color with a huge, almost perfectly white head, a massive amount of lace. I was thinking big blonde beer based on the label, but I immediately thought "pours like a Belgian" when I saw the carbonation and the head.
S: Then I got a hint of the spicy Belgian style yeast and realized that this was definitely not an American style blonde.
T: Belgian spice and a little bit of fruit, makes me think of a spicier version of Duvel, very nice.
M: Crisp, but not dry, lots of carbonation and a little bit of malty roundness.
O: This is a kickass beer, I don't know how much I paid, but I would happily buy it again. It goes down way too easy for a 7% beer, I could happily drink a liter and then reach for more, but I would almost certainly regret the decision in the morning. Delicious and highly recommended.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, cloves, a touch of pepper, some breadiness and floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast, cloves, banana, faint pepper, some bread and floral hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a nice cloudy chamomile color with tons of fluffy, white head with nice lacing and perfect retention. So "beery" looking it almost looks cartoonish.

S:
Smells lightly floral with some hints of grass and a touch of yeasty sweetness.

T:
Tastes unoffensive and lightly citrusy, generally crisp and refreshing. Bit of hops, bit of floral flavors, some tea.

M:
Not a very impressive mouthfeel but crisp and bubbly with a little bit of sweetness and a clean finish.

O:
Very good beer. A little like a saison and quite enjoyable on the whole. I would definitely drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A suggestion from my uncle on a recent trip to Montreal.

A - Pours a nice clear golden colour, solid thumb of fine bubbled head with solid retention and nice chunky lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by sweet floral hops, a solid clove and nutmeg scent alongside a sour citrus finish.

T - The cloves dominate alongside sweet citrus hop notes, bananas, hints of nutmeg, and a grassy finish. A sour citrus flavour lingers alongside the cloves and sweet yeast esthers.

M - Lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes surprisingly dry.

O - Overall a tasty example of the style, well worth procuring and I'm glad it was recommended to me. Would love to try this stuff on tap right from the brewery.

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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled December 14, 2011.

Beer is a light golden with a very large, snow white head. Head is thick and solid looking. Great retention. Good lacing.

Smell is nice. A bit reminiscent of Charlevoix's Blanche, there appears to be chamomile in the beer. Sweet malt, some spicy notes (coriander), lemon, Belgian yeast.

Taste follows the nose. Creamy, sweet malt, Belgian yeast, lemon, coriander. Again, has a lot of similarities to the Blanche, but with a different malt base. Spices come out particularly in the finish.

Medium bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright light golden color with a fluffy, long-lived head that leaves gobs of lacing on the glass. Very pretty.

Full aroma dominated by lemon and coriander. Flavor is tart and crisp with lemon and fruity esters balanced by a dry finish. Leafy herbal hops balance out the profile.

Light to medium body with a fine carbonation that works with the dry finish to cleanse the palate and plead for another sip.

Very drinkable, balanced and tasty. I would rank it as a fine saison and recommend it any time. Drinks more like a 4.5% abv beer.

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Flacatoune from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.