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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by jbonapar:
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Without a doubt the most underrated brewery in Quebec. Whenever i see a new one of their beers, i have to try it. I've never been a huge fan of ryes, i find they a bit too "over-bodied" so to speak. This, pours a wonderful mahogany red with a crazy thick head. Taste is woody, hoppy, piney. Flavor is superb I'm actually kind of shocked by it. So many flavors, so complex. Hops, candy, surgar-cane, honey, pine, oak...velvety smoothness. Its pretty amazing for a Rye.

In my opinion, the best rye I've had. beats Dieu di Ciel's as far as Quebec goes. Superb and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 03:03:27 | More by jbonapar
More User Reviews:
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 20:19:44 | More by Haydn-Juby
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-06-2014 19:21:02 | More by boszormeny
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-21-2014 02:20:10 | More by Boozecamel
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-09-2013 12:52:55 | More by Whatup14
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NDG07

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-28-2013 03:15:51 | More by NDG07
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yossarian

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-15-2013 23:10:16 | More by yossarian
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2013 01:34:27 | More by TheDoctor
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-16-2013 22:27:16 | More by IanSpindler
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Beelzebeer

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-22-2013 01:01:06 | More by Beelzebeer
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2013 20:29:49 | More by Krakpoff
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:28:38 | More by leaddog
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Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 02:32:04 | More by Muhly
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-11-2013 03:12:11 | More by cbnz
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-06-2013 05:21:34 | More by Molson2000
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 01:25:15 | More by kwjd
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-19-2013 02:50:12 | More by jrempel
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-28-2013 03:17:42 | More by NightINgale
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-20-2013 23:43:16 | More by nquigley16
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-29-2012 01:30:08 | More by KalanM
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:23:54 | More by andrenaline
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-12-2012 02:12:24 | More by Edgerrin32
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 07:00:02 | More by wordemupg
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled July 27, 2012. Thanks to Papat444 for this one.

Amber in colour with a very large white head. Head is very solid and just sits there, unmoving. Excellent retention.

Spicy rye in the nose. Not much else to me. Fairly faint smell.

Taste contains a spicy rye flavour, bready malt, some caramel and grassy hops. Malt flavours dominate the hops.

Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall, a disappointing beer from a brewery I really like. Certainly not bad but not up to their usual standards.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 01:32:40 | More by jrenihan
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear copper, tower of tan head wasn't going anywhere with plenty of carbonation rising from the depths
S - mandarin and pineapple, strong grains, hints of herbs and grass
T - big pineapple hops and rye grain up front, mild caramel malt, herbs and light pine to finish
M - medium body, starts juicy then moves to a medium hop bitter with a thinning finish
O - i found the fruity aspect of this very surprising and tasty, there is definitely a big rye grain impact, but still balanced enough to keep it very drinkable, well done

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 02:23:45 | More by joemcgrath27
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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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