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MacKroken Flower - Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 04-17-2009)
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2013 06:29:26 | More by maltyb
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Beercarrier

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-14-2014 20:58:19 | More by Beercarrier
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-30-2014 19:26:00 | More by Socialiste
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-30-2014 18:11:08 | More by Latarnik
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TippedMixology

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 22:02:22 | More by TippedMixology
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-03-2014 16:24:17 | More by beerhunter13
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-01-2014 19:34:46 | More by khargro2
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bcm75

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:14:16 | More by bcm75
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seanlanefuller

Tennessee

2.29/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 00:10:15 | More by seanlanefuller
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:54:47 | More by chinchill
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2013 00:07:14 | More by kwjd
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sbluerock

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-05-2013 00:39:01 | More by sbluerock
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:00:50 | More by ssmack
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Drknight

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

05-28-2013 15:07:22 | More by Drknight
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 21:34:53 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2013 13:25:46 | More by Whatup14
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2013 22:28:56 | More by RedneckBeerz
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nafredet1

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-06-2013 01:23:29 | More by nafredet1
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JG_brew

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-10-2013 19:50:56 | More by JG_brew
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Colvil

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-09-2013 19:16:21 | More by Colvil
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JxExM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2013 02:28:31 | More by JxExM
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 22:51:50 | More by clayrock81
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2012 21:20:08 | More by Mack
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-29-2012 01:03:02 | More by KalanM
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-09-2012 19:20:38 | More by Melomanemusher
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MacKroken Flower from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.