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Boris (Le Flacon D'Alsace) - Brasserie de Saverne

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Boris (Le Flacon D'Alsace)Boris (Le Flacon D'Alsace)

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BA SCORE
63
poor

84 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 23.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Saverne
France

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the standard 5.5% Boris that comes in bottle and can; white label.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-29-2004)
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SeanChouffe

New Mexico

3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Some kinda socialist beverage!
Probably not, just Narcissistic.
Pours a light golden color with a nice full soapy head. Nicely carbonated with a sticky lace. Aroma is quite pilsneresque and a little skunky; a light sweetness with a crisp hop presence. Flavor is surprisingly sweet with very little hop in the finish (shows up late). The palate is light and creamy with a lively effervescence and a lingering bitterness. I found it a fair brew, but nothing special. It appears to be more about form than content.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2004 21:58:35 | More by SeanChouffe
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2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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New York

2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

06-15-2013 13:08:26 | More by Noelito76
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +27%

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Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -31.6%

02-07-2013 02:51:51 | More by Ammon
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +27%

12-17-2012 17:04:07 | More by epicd3
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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

12-17-2012 15:00:45 | More by stereosforgeeks
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +17.2%

11-11-2012 00:30:25 | More by cfalovo97
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mrskunk

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -21.9%

05-10-2012 15:31:45 | More by mrskunk
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -31.6%

05-06-2012 09:39:58 | More by Wordslinger
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blinktwice

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

02-13-2012 06:57:30 | More by blinktwice
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -21.9%

01-17-2012 16:07:03 | More by irishkyle21
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rab53

Washington

1/5  rDev -60.9%

12-05-2011 04:56:37 | More by rab53
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

11-24-2011 02:24:38 | More by oldp0rt
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is possibly the most commonly available French beer where I live. I kind of like the tiny 250mL bottles too!

This beer has a nice deep golden colour to it. It's slightly cloudy, with a thin creamy layer on top.

The aroma is fairly standard. Malty with a slight creaminess. There is also some faint alcohol smell.

The flavour is slightly watery. There is a little bit of creamy malt flavour too. Towards the end, it gets a bit strange. There is some hoppy bitterness, but it isn't right. It becomes sort of metallic tasting.

Overall, this is nothing special. Drinkable, but I wouldn't seek it out ever again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 08:52:56 | More by evlu1441
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Matt1516

Quebec (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good packaging is what motivated my wife to pick up this intriguing-looking euro.

Pale appearance, unimpressive head and rice smell. Medium carbonation.

Taste is fairly bland, very macro-esque, lots of corn-grain vibe.

It's what my wife calls a "soda-pop" beer: It's fizzy, comes with alcohol and it's sweet and doesn't have a strong enough malted grain taste to offend the wine-cooler and party-drink crowd.

Keeps you drinking without thinking. Not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 03:07:51 | More by Matt1516
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

250ml bottle, quite reminiscent of Euro-Cokes, but un flacon? Je ne sais pas...

This beer pours a clear medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly foamy, bubbly, and soapy dirty white head, which flees rather hastily, leaving some sparse blobs of cob-webbed lace around the glass.

It smells of semi-sweet cereal malt, a bit of wet cardboard, rice husks, a bit of astringent apple skin, and weedy, musty hay-like hops. The taste is lightly biscuity, bready malt, of the corn-fed variety, a sort of plastic, metallic character that I'm assuming comes from the underlying alcohol, and wet grassy, floral, weedy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, but also a wee bit sharp at times, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth enough, I suppose. It finishes with a weird warming sweetness, and a more than off-setting solvent stink, to no-one's surprise.

I couldn't sense much of a typical Euro-skank wafting from the glass, initially, but it slowly builds as things progress, the booze seeping in. Not a particularly pleasant experience, as the adequate graininess just gets lost in the musty mire.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 00:31:40 | More by biboergosum
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MikeInIowa

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: Pale golden in color, transparent and with a little bit of white foam crown that does not lace much.

Nose: grainy aroma

Taste: Grainy / rice-like notes predominate without any bitterness to finish.

Mouth: Thin or watery mouthfeel

Drink: The beer has a relatively favorful appeal, and is, therefore, easily drinkable (if un-skunked, that is). But it does not dazzle or possess the entirely subjective Wow!-factor, and thus, it can only excel so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 08:21:28 | More by MikeInIowa
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can looks great but beer in glass does not look good.

A- Darkish gold. Head dies down in a matter of seconds. Unappetizing patching and ring remain. Good number of bubbles rising.

S- Corn syrup. Lightest malt. Strong brewer's yeast.

T- Brewer's yeast all the way. Vitamin D pills. The brewer's yeast taste is definitely interesting yet borderline disgusting. I guess you could learn to appreciate it but I think the flavor should be finer or show more complexity to become interesting and ideally appreciated.

M- Ordinary macro mouthfeel tending toward watery. Seems viscous and dry at the same time which is strange and not particularly enjoyable.

D- Not high for me since I don't like the taste.Goes down kind of easy though.

Bad beer. Interesting because it's different though. I'd like to try a good beer with this ''brewer's yeast profile'' flavor if it exists.

Serving type: can

02-09-2010 02:53:09 | More by Yoonisaykul
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sample- 250 ml bottle- Very faint aromas here....not sure what they are. Herbs maybe? Taste is ok....mild hops, and I'm getting herbs here too. Maybe it is just me..haha. Light golden body that looks like a lot of other pilsners. Decent pils though....I like it. Thanks for this one Doug!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 15:56:06 | More by mrmanning
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Boris (Le Flacon D'Alsace) from Brasserie de Saverne
63 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.