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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 06-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

cam477, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of 2_Shaynez
4/5  rDev +5.8%

This is a delicious pale ale, very much like an IPA but with a darker character, hazy amber color, sweeter malty taste, excellent hop taste and aroma but not as predominant as with a classic IPA

2_Shaynez, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Mattias, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Amber color but very hazy. Bits of yeast are visibly suspended within the beer. A finger of off slightly beige head.

S: A bit of what I would assume to be some kind of English hop but the bulk of the smell is malt. There's a definitive breadyness. Moderately strong cereal notes and you can detect the rye character as well.

T: A firm bitter backbone but not too much. Caramel malts come through more than what I was expecting. I also get a fair degree of the pepper from the rye. Some hops come through as well. I'm getting earthy, slightly citrusy, and maybe a bit spicey although that flavor could be melded with the rye notes.

M: Very slick and I was suprised instantly by how thin but yet creamy it was. Oily might not exactly be the right term as its not to that level of intensity but it is at least somewhat oily.

O: It was okay although the cloudiness and heavy sedimentary residue was somewhat displeasing. I could probably manage to brew something like this and it's not really worth the money IMO. Although it was useful in gaining some footing in my rye beer experience.

Haydn-Juby, May 22, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

boszormeny, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Boozecamel, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Whatup14, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of NDG07
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

NDG07, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of yossarian
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

yossarian, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

TheDoctor, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

IanSpindler, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Beelzebeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Beelzebeer, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Krakpoff, May 07, 2013
Photo of leaddog
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear amber/copper colour with two fingers of airy beige head.

Smell - Leafy hops, tropical fruits, light rye.

Taste - Leafy hops are very present, along with spicy rye and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - A well-crafted and flavourful rye beer. Hops are at the right level, not over the top and balances well with the rye.

leaddog, May 04, 2013
Photo of Muhly
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle says it was bottled July 27, 2012.

Poured into rounded beer glass.

A-amber with read highlights. Pours with a lot of white foam. Head retention is decent but not spectacular. Lacing is quite strong, starting in walls and degrading into lanes and webs on the glass.

S-sweet malts are prominent and forward. Hops are definitely there with a bit of piney bitterness., but hanging out in the background. Also getting some subdued spice or pepper.

T-unlike the aroma the hops are a bit more forward in the taste. Pine and grapefruit pith seem to be at the forefront. The malt is there but more subdued and of course a bit of spice from the rye.

M-coats the tongue a bit. Carbonation is low to medium. A bit of astringency from the hops, but the malts balance that a bit too.

O-a nicely balanced beer with some complexity from both the malt and hop bills.

Muhly, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

cbnz, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Molson2000, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +5.8%

kwjd, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jrempel, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

NightINgale, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

nquigley16, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Props to joemcgrath27 for yet another tasty treat, part of an early Christmas cross Canada trade.

A- Pours a nice amber colour with a deep red hue, thumb of fine bubbled beige head with incredible retention and thick sheeting lacing. Fantastic presentation.

S - An earthy pine and cedar hop profile, burnt sugar, caramel and pepper notes linger.

T - The earthy hop profile continues to dominate with the sweet caramel coming through on the finish, butter notes and peppery toasted bread linger alongside a sour citrus hop profile.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly going down, but finishes nice and wet.

O - Another great brew by Charlevoix, offering up a solid hop profile that was nicely balanced with a sweet malt profile. Definitely a worthy selection and super stoked I had the opportunity to try it out.

andrenaline, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Edgerrin32, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 25/10/12

A hazy reddish amber with a large three finger foam that has great retention slowly falling to an island, leaves just a thick single ring of lace that sticks out off the glass

S spicy fruity malt with a little caramel, strange yeast profile almost has a Belgian flair but I just can't place it, not the strongest nose but decent

T not far from the smell, could use a hop injection as the rye malt takes over a little, I'm still tasting Belgian yeast and I'm almost certain they don't use it with this beer, strange.

M has some body and could use a few more bubbles but nowhere near flat, spicy finish

O I'm not sure if I'd call this an IPA as the malts taking over more then the style allows, there's balance and then there's not enough hops.

It's OK but compared to other LVF series its lacking, its a three month old bottle but I can't imagine the hops dropped off entirely. I could have another don't get me wrong its decent beer but I was craving a Mad Cow Hop Bomb

wordemupg, Oct 26, 2012
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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.