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Boréale Cuivrée - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale CuivréeBoréale Cuivrée

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: the42ndtourist on 10-29-2002)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle says its malty, the name is Belgian. A decent little beer here. Pours whitish like a wheat beer and big white head. Aroma is a tad fruity and spicey. Easy mouthfeel, comes to a bit of funky yeast in the finish. Well quaffable.Not too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 01:20:04 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Deep amber brew with a medium size head with more or less retention time. Alcohol is not subtle on the nose or on the tongue. The body is medium and this brew would have been better if the body had been stronger to support the higher alcohol taste. Another one in the so-so colum for Boréale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2003 13:38:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very clear amber topped by a thin lace of off-white head. Sweet, grainy malt aroma with some fruitiness, honey, and a bit of alcohol. Low bitterness with malt sweetness and a syrupy kind of sugary sweetness. A bit spicy, but this is quite subdued. Seems a little out of balance with too much sweetness. Very dry, slight grain astringency at the finish with just a hint of alcohol flavour and warmth. As it warms, a sugary stickiness appears in the finish as well. Carbonation is on the high side, but is well integrated as tiny bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 20:49:55 | More by DrJay
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An above average, Belgian-inspired blonde ale out of Canada. This was served to me @ McLeans, a nice pub in Downtown Montreal. It was a very nice dark blonde-gold colour with a small head that dissipated quickly. It smelled of spices and malts but there was no pronounced hop aroma in this beer. This tasted very good, as an all-malt brew should. This was very spicy and quite complex. The alcoholic strength of this brew was concealed very well and that was also nice. The mouthfeel on this beer was a bit thin and the drinkability was pretty nice.
A good beer indeed!
cheers!,
F.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2003 13:47:50 | More by francisweizen
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle shared courtesy of Josh. BB Apr '07.

Poured a medium to deeper golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of soem fruitiness, driied citrus rinds, and caramel. Tastes of caramel and lighter fruitiness.

Notes from 7/11/08.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 16:56:49 | More by hopdog
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2011 02:21:58 | More by oldp0rt
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thierrynantes

France

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (341 ml.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : amber color, with beige foamy head.
Smell : floral & spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malt and caramel flavors, with dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Extra Strong Bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 18:24:57 | More by thierrynantes
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albern

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Of the Boreale brand, this is the best offered. It is labeled as a strong Belgian, although that label is a bit of a stretch in my view.

This pours a clear amber with a white soapy head that dissipates quickly. There is little carbonation to this beer, it is a bit syrupy in consistency, and tastes a bit like a sweet bock.

There are sweet malts and warming alcohol in the nose. The taste is rum soaked sweet pineapple, there is some amberish tastes, slightly peaty as well. The beer takes on more Belgian characteristics as it settles where you will find more of a throaty sweet Belgian ale with a peppery finish. There is also some caramel in the taste.

Not a bad beer. I had this recently in Canada, and compared to most other brews up North, excluding of course Unibroue, this was one of the better brews off the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 09:58:52 | More by albern
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear copper, with a decent head. Recedes quickly barely leaving any lace. A touch too dark for a pale Belgian, IMO. Lively bubbles though, and not bottle refermented. Overall, looks inviting.

S - Strong sweet malt smell. A touch of grain and raisins.

T - Grainy, with a solid hop presence. Some toastiness too, but the bitterness is more hoppy than roasted. Not too sweet and some noticeable alcoholic flavours.

M - A little bit chewy. Kinda heavy actually.

D - Not a session brew. Tasty, probably good with a meal, but certainly a little on the heavy side.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2006 22:18:47 | More by allergictomacros
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Le Fripon.

Huge showing of hanging lacing all the way to the bottom. Color of the body is a troubled orange Dry hops, lingering tea-like bitterness, bit piney, lots of dry orange. Pleasantly surprised by this one. I`d session this for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 21:55:10 | More by papat444
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent but not revolutionary ESB. Pours a beautiful copper colour with reasonable head, and an unexpected oiliness that does not translate unpleasantly in the mouthfeel.

Malt-forward aroma appropriate for the style, with nice rounded caramel notes. The finish has a hint of bitterness that does not linger.

Well crafted and a beer that would appeal to a wider populace than many micros.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 23:12:52 | More by hopsolutely
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38%

05-26-2014 13:09:48 | More by Noelito76
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of caramel malt, ripe fruit and herbal hops. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, caramel malt and fruity esters combine on the palate. Long finish becomes dry through alcohol. Somewhat sweet, but nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 15:42:44 | More by mikeg67
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice copper colour to the body. The head is nice and fluffy, then dissipating into a foamy ring. Not much in the way of carbonation.

S - This is where this beer loses a few points. The smell is rather faint, with some maltiness, caramel and grains.

T - Malts, malts, malts. That's what this one is all about. Not much hops to speak of. Hints of caramel, toffee, orange, and a little tartness. Some slight bitterness.

M - Quite smooth and a bit dry. Medium body to it. Very moderate carbonation.

D - For a 6.9% beer this drinks easily. Pretty nice and smooth. The problem I've got with this beer is it's strangeness in terms of style. It doesn't taste unique either, though...

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 04:36:36 | More by NightINgale
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a hotel water cup.

A-off-white head-very thick, gem brown amber body

S-toffee and fruit, raisin like

T-sweet malt front for most part with a bitter orange aftertaste

M-medium

D-very drinkable. Nice flavor overall but not a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 18:54:50 | More by jneiswender
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-29-2012 00:32:59 | More by KalanM
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've always thought this to be my favorite Boreal. When I was first getting away from macro beers I used to drink their rousse all the time but ended up getting really sick of it. Their blonde is nothing special while their white and stout are terrible. So I'm going to start with cuivree, the Boreal with the best chance of getting a good review.

Not a bad looking beer at all. Cuivree translates to "coppered" in English and they've got the colour right on; a bright, clear copper. It started off with a decent, creamy looking head and now has a respectable layer of foam with some lacing.

Strong wild-flower honey smell along with some yeast and light roasted malt. Not a bad smelling beer at all, though it's a little sweet.

Tastes almost exactly like it smells. A bit too much on the sweet side for my taste, but there's a nice honey flavour there along with some roasted malt. Not particularly well balanced; all malty-sweetness with almost no bitterness and absolutely no hops present. At 6.9% ABV, it's just as smooth as any of their standard 5% beers and sold at the same price. Not amazing in any way but if you have to drink Boreal, I think this still gets my vote as their best. Tastier and more potent than their other offerings; at the same price this is the one to buy.

Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Maybe a bit too carbonated but not a bad feel.

Yeah, this is drinkable. I hold a prejudice against Boreal since they're kind of like Quebec's Sleemans but this beer is pretty alright. For the price it's not a bad deal, especially with the 2% extra ABV for free.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 03:21:57 | More by eat
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-16-2013 20:47:30 | More by wizo
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-17-2013 13:51:30 | More by Whatup14
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had this one in a while. Best before date was 3 days ago. I don't think it'll make a big difference.

A- Cuivrée is right. This is a very nice clear copper. Groups of bubbles come up regularly but the head let up very fast on both bottles I sampled.

S- Sweet malt and brewer's yeast. A little alcohol. Red licorice.

T- Like the smell. Very malty. Really reminds me of yeast food supplements. I remember the first time I had this (maybe 3 years ago) I thought the alcohol was so strong. Feels a lot smoother to me now. A little metallic in the end.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Far from dry.

D- Pretty good. 6.9% is well hidden.

The first time I had this I already liked it even though it was a little bit of a challenge for me to finish. Tasting it again, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Boréale beer. It's not as flavorful as I remeber it being though...maybe because of the bit of age on it.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 04:00:11 | More by Yoonisaykul
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 03:20:06 | More by rale
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2014 13:53:19 | More by Socialiste
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-03-2014 17:35:53 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is not a belgian style ale, get your facts right. This beer yells ESB.

Aroma of british malt, orange blossom honey and hints of pear. Flavor of pure malted barley with a firm
(but not overwhelmingly aromatic) bitter finish.

Think Fullers ESB when you try this one, its a awesome english styler strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 23:47:36 | More by bloberglawp
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A copper beer with medium carbonisation, that shown a promising white foamy head that unfortunately dissapeared after saying "hello".

Smell of honey, coriandre and some spices. A core smell is present in this beer, like copper making me wondering why the beer is name Boréale Cuivré (copperized).

Taste sweet, malt, the feeling of water is quite present a bit too much for my own taste. A copper taste is there, very drinkable, not a bad brew

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2005 05:25:21 | More by 3Vandoo
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Boréale Cuivrée from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
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