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Boréale Doree - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Reviews: 25
Hads: 42
Avg: 3.14
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 07-18-2003

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 42
Photo of CanadianBacon
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a clear deep gold with brown hues. big light head and what appears to be a decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma - Honey, Cereal malt, light hops.

Taste - First you get honey then base cereal malt then more honey sweetness and some light hops.

Mouth Feel - Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - If I was at a backyard bbq with friends and this was sent my way I'd happily drink it, that being said I would not buy it again myself. There is much better for a similar price.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boreale Doree

The look of it: Very light. Some orange golden color. Light carbonation with no head at all.

The smell of it: Some honey. Very sweet and very light.

The taste of it: Honey with roasted hop.

So overall would I recommend it: Sure this is better than the blonde one. Bur the cuivree taste much better. This one is still pretty light but the touch of the Honey makes it good overeall

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Photo of Kremlock
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw colour with hues of orange in it. Pours with a small ring of head that is white and frothy. Beer is very clear.

S: Honey right off with hints of base malt. Scent if one dimensional

T: Honey, hints of "honeydew" melon,

M: Thin and a bit watered down, carbonation is good. Sweetness comes in in the middle and rides to the end. A bit of dryness tries to come in at the end but is over shadowed by the sweetness.

O: Far from an APA. Lacks be bitterness for sure. It's a great session beer overall and the sweetness is not too strong as to deter you from going for an other.

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Photo of nickfl
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured with a small head of white foam on top ofa clear, dark golden body. The head fades quickly and leaves almost no lace.

S - honey and bread with just a hint of herbal hops.

T - dry malt and some toast up front. Some grainy notes in the middle and a finish with honey and more toast.

M - medium body, average carbonation and a dry finish.

D - not bad, pretty bland but inoffensive.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a sampler pack brought back from Quebec.

Poured into a nonic pint glass. Bright golden, left a nice fluffy head that receded into a fine ring. Some lacing, but not much.

Nose is honey, and malt. Very one dimensional, but certainly pleasant.

Doree tastes like a standard pale lager brewed with honey - no more, no less. In this regard, it has done very well for itself, and I can certainly see folks enjoying this in the summertime, especially those who enjoy 'honey browns'. Still, there isn't much to this. Honey beer, plain and simple.

Thin bodied, mild carbonation. Sweetness sticks on the tongue.

Not something I'd seek out, but certainly not something I'd turn down either. A decent-tasting beer brewed with honey. I really can't say much more!

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Photo of Matt1516
2.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden with lots of fluffy head.

Smells of honey and malt

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Tastes of honeycomb and a bit of malt. Little bit of corn as well. Sort of a sweet finish.

Nothing much to recommend it or differentiate it from macros who produce this style (e.g. Sleeman's Honey Brown). The sort of thing you could swig at a backyard barbecue without too much analysis.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a dark golden colour with large fizzy/foamy white head. There is an average amount carbonation showing. There is a fair amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks for a short while.

Smell - Right off the bat there is a honeycomb type scent. Also some faint hops and malts and some corn syrup.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. The most predominate taste in this beer is honey. Also some grassy notes and a spice mix. The beer finishes on a sweet note.

Drink - I really enjoyed this beer at first, but found myself getting tired of the honey taste after my 2nd bottle.. an average beer.

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Photo of ReFill31
3.46/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A : Nice dark golden color. Nice head but goes down fast. There is some lacing though. There is also a lot of carbonation.

S : Malt, some honey. The smell is not so strong.

T : There is an aftertaste of cereals, with some sweetness probably from the honey.

M : A lot of carbonation, really refreshing.

D : That would make a great session beer, as many of the other Boréale beers.

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Photo of Otterburn
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear,blond color,small head that disapeared after couple of minutes, Looks alive,medium carbonation

smell: malt,honey

Taste: a bit malty, quite a recognisable taste of honey, a bit bitter,sweet after taste

The honey makes it quite light, a bit more thick than the usual ale

The mix is interesting, its sweet and light
but tasty.

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Photo of decimator
3.36/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear golden orange colour with a creamy 1.5" head. Head quickly dissipated to a thin white cap. Pretty good lacing is left on the glass.

S - Malt sweetness and light fruity & herbal aromas.

T - Sweet malts which is followed by a grain/cereal flavour. There's a honey flavour throughout but it's not too prominent. Not much hops. Not much aftertaste either, just some sweetness covering the inside of my mouth.

M - Good carbonation. This one is creamy, tangy and crisp.

D - Easy to drink for sure. I've sessioned on these at the pub a few times.

Better then a macro for a similar price. A good choice for someone who doesn't like a bitter or hoppy beer.

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Photo of bloberglawp
2.97/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a delicate amber, huge head and awesome lacing, a good looking beer. Light carbonation.

Aroma is very tight. A hint of mellow sweetness there, no hop aroma, a little spring tree bark. Flavor is pretty simple, a regulat blond ale flavor with a hint of fruity esters, light bittering hops nothing exeptional and certainly not the hop presence you would expect in a APA.

I think this beer is not in the right category, it taste more like a english blond ale (like fullers summer ale)

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Photo of tdawgydog
2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up as part of a Boreale 12 pack sampler on a recent trip to Montreal. This is the first beer of the 12 pack that I have tried, I sure hope the other varieties are better than this one.

A- Pours slightly more golden than your typical American macro-brew. When I saw Honey Ale I was probably expecting something more along the line of Dundee's.
S- Nothing that stands out, smells like your typical swill ;-)
T - Again, I don't even taste the honey in this. It honestly tastes like your run of the mill american macro.
D - Goes down nice and easy and with a low 4.8% ABV this is something you could drink all night.
M - Seems a little on the gassy side. This was backed up by the incessent belching after drinking this beer.

Not the greatest stuff I've had. I really wouldn't drink this again if I had a choice in the matter.

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Photo of OnThenIn
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A quickly dissipating white head that was initially two fingers big. A lighter copper that I am not really in love with.

Smell: A sweet malty smell with some honey aroma, and a tiny bit of a bready scent.

Taste: It is rather mild, but the hops in there do not seem to flow with the malt profile in my opinion. There is definitely malt sweetness and some honey action going on, but I just don't love it at all.

Mouthfeel: A little crispy that is probably due to the higher carbonation than I would like. The carbonation really fills out the body making it a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: There is nothing in this beer that would really hinder drinkability other than the carbonation. I really wouldn't purchase this again. It really wasn't an enjoyable drink, but nowhere close to a drain pour.

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Photo of TheRowan
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Amber, light copper in color. Very little carbonation with almost no head.
S: Sweet and Rich. Toasted leaf and slight citrus.
T: Sweet, cold crisp, Flat. Nothing to overpowering or risk about this beer! I thought it would taste like homey but it just tasted slightly sweeter then average.
M: Has a bit of a bit on the tongue. Very light and thin.
D: Easy to drink but not a real pleaser. Ya i would drink it outside in the summer but i will probably not buy it again.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - a nice copper-gold colour with 1-inch disappearing head, reduced to surface bubbles with a little lacing.

Smell - sweet barley scent with obvious honey aromas. A whiff of baked sweetbread over the maltiness.

Taste - I was worried that this would be too sweet but was pleasantly surprised. Starts with a mild sweetness that continues as the main grainy malt comes in. I really like the aftertaste with its persistent grainy quality.

Mouthfeel - reasonable balance, the right amount of carbonation. Not bad at all.

Drinkability - it does get progressively sweeter so I would likely stop after 2 of these. Just my taste, but definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of RunDWP
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this rather enjoyable. Poured a amber orange in the glass with a foamy persistant head and lacing on the glass. Slight malty and floral aroma. Taste is a lightly toasted malt, slight honey sweetness, maybe some caramel, and a bit of a floral character. A little fizzy and tingly on the tongue, which was all right by me. Will have another one next time I'm in Quebec.

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Photo of rodenbach99
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml

belle couleur cuivrée-ambrée pale, avec une mousse blanche non compacte mais qui reste jusqu'à la fin, nez sucré de miel, en bouche la bière est agréable, facile, petit goût de miel, la sucrosité m'agresse un peu. la finale est un peu courte.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought from Quebec by some of my wifes family.

Served from a 341 ml twist off bottle into a pint glass.

A- Slightly murky golden color, with nice frothy head settling down and lacing.

S- Sweet and very malty in the nose with some citrus notes and hints of hops in the background.

T- Nice malty cereal/bread flavors up front with a hint of honey sweetening things up followed by slightly bitter floral hop finish. Nicely balanced.

M- Mouthfeel is sweet, smooth, and light bodied with carbonation on the low side of moderate.

D- Pretty good. A light easy drinking all natural honey beer. Perfect for summer quaffing.

Overall one of the best honey beers ive had to date.

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Photo of toddsschneider
3.76/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = darkstraw colour, small, white head, even carbonation, some lacing
S = mildly sweetish aroma, honeyish
T = sweet, not bitter, balanced, mild, good aftertaste, better than the commercial goliaths
M = light-bodied, not watery
D = recommended, smooth, good summer time choice, won't intimidate those looking for something non-mainstream, better then most American Pale Ales

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Photo of JOaikido
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 21 December 2006, notched.

A- Famy head that settles quickly. Golden colour, pale amber. Not quite bubbly enough.

S- Sweet aroma dominated by malt. Some floral hops.

T- Malt predominates. Sweet. Hint of honey. These balanced out by hops. A very mild beer, but the flavours are good.

MF- Smooth and light but not watery.

D- Very smooth and easy drinker. One of my first choices when I am in the mood for something mild.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Arrived a nice golden yellow in colour, a little murky with thin carbonation and a very light crown to fill in the picture.
The body is a medium.
The nose is to the grains with a honey back.
The taste has a nice barley like taste to start mixed with a nice blend of honey. The only hoppiness is detected to end the taste.
A lingering sweetness continues making the mouthfeel a less than average expierience.

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Photo of DrJay
2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, dark gold with a coarse, white head with some lacing. Foam receded quickly and was only supported by continual rising bubbles. The aroma is light in malt with a bit of honey and the hops seem a bit stale. Mild flavour, mostly sweet malt and honey. Low bitterness with a short, sweet finish. Light body, moderate carbonation that's a little rough, but a fair texture overall. It goes down easy, but it's not very interesting.

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Photo of Barraclou
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 341ml bottle, 4,8% ABV

Appearance: Golden colour with a good carbonation

Smell: A sweet mix of malt, honey and hops.

Taste: Sweet and light. A good choice for hot summer drinking.

Mouthfeel: No strong aftertaste, but offer a better quality rather than most of the domestic beers.

Drinkability: Its smoothness and sweetness is good way to avoid for non-traditionnal beer drinkers to avoid malternatives. A decent product.

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Photo of PartyHatjo
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: very yellow, with a half-inch head that stays till the beer's about half gone.

Smell: little hop in the aroma, slight malt and a hint of honey

Taste: It has a Japanese lager type flavor (think Sapporo), only there's a honey flavor that tastes like a cough drop I used to have as a kid (I can't remember the name of the cough drop, but it was slightly chewy). I've had much better tasting honey beers.

Mouthfeel: Very light body; it tends to be a little watery. Carbonation is pretty good, though.

Drinkability: It goes down like water, and the slight problems with the taste do not make it undrinkable.

Overall, it's the best Canadian beer I've had, not called Unibroue

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a nice golden american pale ale with a nice head that does not disapear too quickly. Little taste of honey and sweetness but no real aftertaste. This beer will not make history but still better then a lot of american pale ale. IN line with other product from Boreale

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Boréale Doree from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.