MacKroken Flower - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
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4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
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
05-23-2014 22:02:22 | More by TippedMixology
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
11-02-2013 23:14:16 | More by bcm75
2.29/5 rDev -41.3%
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.
11-02-2013 00:10:15 | More by seanlanefuller
4.09/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
10-11-2013 23:54:47 | More by chinchill
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
06-11-2013 16:00:50 | More by ssmack
4.25/5 rDev +9%
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.
05-27-2013 21:34:53 | More by cindyjeffsmith
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured a blackish body with tan head on top of a sweet caramel malt smell with hints of roasted and bitter chocolate and of course some honey and floral hops. Medium to thick bodied, passes smooth and creamy with a good balance of sweetness (honey, caramel, dark fruit?, then something akin to chocolate) and dry ,roasted malt, something like bread or toast and coffee and the alcohol kicks it up a notch and it's a slightly boozy but rewarding finish. Good balance and a very enjoyable sipper.
01-03-2013 22:51:50 | More by clayrock81
MacKroken Flower from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.