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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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85
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 06-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
85 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.