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MacKroken Flower - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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very good

84 Ratings

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 04-17-2009

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is brown, quite dark, in color. The head is creamy and light brown to beige. Effervescent. The beer smells is dominated by honey. Burnt caramel and sugar too. In the mouth, its intense. Very complex. Full body beer. Creamy. Burnt caramel with traces of honey. The hops are present in the finish. Warmth. Wow, superb. This is a true winter beer for cold days like today. Perfect!

The alcohol is well hidden but its presence is there by the warmth the beer provides in your belly. Love it.


Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Smell of porto barrel, red grapes, honey, alcohol and butterscotch. Taste of caramel, red berries with aromas of black liquorice. Nice final of nuts, honey and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, round. Medium carbonation and high abv is discrete. So well-balanced. Mild bitterness of honey and black chocolate. Great personnal interpretation of wee heavy style. One of the best i've drunk.

Photo of hube79
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of sebas642
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of sdm9465
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Urik
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Beercarrier
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TippedMixology
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavier ale, high alcohol content, but very tasty. Crisp notes coupled with a scotch up-front and more sour finish.

Appearance - dark brown and woody

Smell - Scotch, smoke, chocolate, and dark berries

Taste - Even without leaning too far towards either scotch or a crisp ale--somewhere in between a porter and a dark ale

Mouthfeel - Leaves you wanting another sip, possibly too much alcohol present, but coats the tongue nicely. Slightly thick.

Overall, very pleasant. Would share because of the ABV. Eat with a salty snack... possibly pretzels.

- Adam from Tipped Mixology

Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of maltyb
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bcm75
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle bought at random at a newly-opened bottle shop.

A - Quite nice. Minimal head but nice lacing. Caramel color.
S - Lots of sweetness and dried fuits here.
T - Almost cloyingly sweet. Raisins, prunes, caramel. Malt in the backend but it's having trouble coming through the sweetness.
M - slightly more thin than I would like for the style, but not bad.
O - Not bad for random choice off the shelf, but this brew doesn't quite make it.

Photo of seanlanefuller
2.29/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

My review may sound a bit like I am slamming this beer but I am trying my best to be truthful while at the same time having a bit of fun with a beer that truly disappointed me.

Carbonation is flat as hell. I even tried to enhance it by pouring from on high at the end. I think you could pour this stuff from a step ladder and not get any head. There is more fizz in a glass of water from the tap.

Mouth feel is watery and filmy at the same time. It has a bit of film that lingers for quite a while.

Too sweet. An overwhelming taste of watered down honey and maple syrup.

The smell is like somewhere between medicine and a melted Bunny Bread sack.

After taste is somewhere between lime and old whiskey barrel.

Overall, I would give it a score of about 60.

Will I drink it? Yes, but only because I spent $12 on it.

On second thought, I think I will dump it and drink a Lattitude 48 IPA from Samuel Adams.

Maybe I don’t understand what a Scotch Ale is.

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Honey Scotch Ale served in a small snifter.
Very dark reddish amber with a fairly good, durable, light brown head.
Wonderful aroma, suggestive of a fine Belgian dark ale. Very fruity, with dark ripe fruit including dates, figs, raisins. Only a light touch of peat smoke. A tad too sweet?

O: Very tasty and enjoyable. True to style? Not exactly; rather sweet for one thing and too fruity. But wonderfully fruity and not too sweet. Just leave your preconceptions behind.

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sbluerock
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ssmack
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle brought home from Gatineau.

A very dark brown with an inch and a half thick cappuccino-coloured head. The heavy lacing covered the glass from top to bottom.

A mild aroma of sweet cake with a whiff of flowery perfume.

Strong taste of cloying sweetness of malt and honey. A very heavy malty brew. There is an alcoholic after taste but it was not overwhelming. I was not impressed at first but the taste grew on me as I sipped.

A heavy oily feel.

Overall this ale is more sweet than it is malty. There is a lack of the bite of hops bitterness. Enjoyable. I will look for this flower again.

Photo of Drknight
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Very dark burgundy. Some ruby highlights. Thick tan head. Messy lacing that recedes pretty quickly. Handsome brew.
smell: Very nice nose. A rich buttery honey malt.
taste: The taste doesn't disappoint. Quite mellow. Honey and malt.
overall: Never had this before (or anything from this brewery I could never pronounce). Very nice surprise. Dangerously drinkable.

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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MacKroken Flower from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
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