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Boréale Doree - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 07-18-2003

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Kremlock
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nickfl
3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

Photo of Matt1516
2.63/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of ReFill31
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of Otterburn
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Photo of decimator
3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of bloberglawp
2.97/5  rDev -4.8%
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)

Photo of tdawgydog
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Photo of OnThenIn
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
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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Boréale Doree from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
74 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.