Boréale Doree - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
3.53/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
04-26-2009 21:15:33 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
3.18/5 rDev +1.3%
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!
03-28-2011 18:01:15 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.03/5 rDev -3.5%
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
07-18-2003 13:02:33 | More by Phyl21ca
2.98/5 rDev -5.1%
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)
08-31-2009 02:52:10 | More by bloberglawp
2.78/5 rDev -11.5%
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
04-02-2004 03:16:31 | More by PartyHatjo
3.03/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
09-02-2010 15:06:17 | More by spinrsx
3.05/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
05-24-2009 23:32:36 | More by TheRowan
3.08/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
01-09-2006 00:05:20 | More by Shiloh
3.4/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
11-21-2008 02:00:21 | More by RunDWP
3.7/5 rDev +17.8%
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.
10-08-2006 11:59:53 | More by JOaikido
2.75/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
07-18-2009 00:18:33 | More by OnThenIn
3.5/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
03-07-2005 20:40:06 | More by Barraclou
2.63/5 rDev -16.2%
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.
12-31-2010 01:53:50 | More by Matt1516
3.48/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
03-07-2010 16:42:58 | More by ReFill31
3/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
08-19-2005 23:57:08 | More by DrJay
Boréale Doree from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.