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Biere Au Nougat - Brasserie Bourganel

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 10-03-2007)
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New York

1/5  rDev -66%

12-29-2011 15:53:24 | More by htrae2014
Photo of gregmurer


1.3/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

impossible to finish the glass, this is certainly not a beer, and this shall not be called beer by anyone that ever drunk a beer...
it's appearance is like usual, without head, but it's not the most important...
It smell nougat... not beer... it taste like nougat... not beer... The mouthfeel is totally inexistant, and the drinkability is awful.

Is it a mistake from the brewer?

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 15:25:04 | More by gregmurer
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1.45/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a one finger head, dissipates quickly. Gold color.

No mistaking what's in this one. Smells of toffee, almonds, cream, eggnog, rum. Very strong aroma.

Taste is unsettling, from sweetness? Although it's not especially sweet. There is some almond toffee taste, but not in a good way. It tastes like some foods that were never meant to go together all mashed up. Like peas, almonds, and apple juice. Not much bitterness, lingering sweetness in the finish.

There is not much carbonation in the mouthfeel. It's difficult to separate the mouthfeel, since the taste is so offputting.

This one didn't hit the spot for me. The rest is going down the drain, alas.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 11:21:42 | More by brc


1.63/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Bright golden color. White, brief, head. Intense fruity nougat to the nose, slightly yeasty/bready aroma. All flavors are dominated by nougat with a cloying sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Even for a sweet-toothed the overall is fat, bland & flat. I´ve felt like drinking a Pale Lager with a fudge ice-cream ball inside.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 18:28:57 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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1.8/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Skip this beer.

Smells like it is going to something really interesting, but doesn't taste like much. Doesn't really taste like a beer...more like it is an artificially flavored malt beverage.

Hardy any carbonation, weak head.

Has about as much mouth feel as a Coors light.

I got 2 of these...don't know what I will do with the other. I don't want it, but I can't pass it off to someone else because it sucks.

I poured half of this beer down the sink....~$7.50 that I threw out....it was that bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:54:27 | More by Hex92
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2/5  rDev -32%

07-11-2014 13:50:59 | More by MikeB_
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -32%

01-19-2012 02:10:55 | More by deesfrank
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32%

12-17-2011 03:18:01 | More by djrn2
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2.13/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: A slightly cloudy, pale golden pour. Decent slightly offwhite head. A little bit of lacing is present.

S: Smells like old cigars at first. Inhaling deeply I can pick up the nougat, smells like it's been burnt though. Smells very sweet and like marshmellaws that you let burn over the fire when making s'mores. No sign of hops or malt. While not completely unpleasant (only mostly), I'm afraid to try tasting it.

T: The taste is pretty much exactly as it smells. Like charred marshmallows. And not in a pleasant way. I get a little bit of melted plastic in there too. Please don't make me drink any more of this.

M: Thin, watery, low carbonation.

O: I will say that I appreciate attempts at unique beers. This is a unique beer, by a long shot. Never had anything even close to resembling this (thankfully). It's lacking almost all normal beer characteristics and even worse, it's just not a very good drink regardless. It's not horrible enough to give it 1s or anything, but it's not pleasant enough for me to drink. I'll open something else.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 04:37:12 | More by Dope
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-26-2014 06:42:49 | More by BARFLYB
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2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass,

pale yellow to straw with thin white head

the aroma is of eggnog, unbaked cherry pie, toffee, and a little nutty. I really liked the smell but still not sure if it should have been coming off of a beer.

a little nutty and iron comes to mind, with a residual sweetness that sits in the back of the mouth.

drinks very thin no real body to speak of

I was very excited for this beer after opening and getting the first touch of the aroma, this subsided and got board with the beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 00:15:38 | More by Roeters
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New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear, medium pale gold, with a half-finger head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Whoa… I feel like I just opened a box of Christmas candies. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Almonds, honey… I can’t get much else.

Taste: Well, it’s certainly interesting and unusual. The almond and honey sweetness combination continues to dominate, augmented by a big blast of vanilla. I can’t identify any hop presence at all.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, and despite the sweetness, it finishes surprisingly clean.

Drinkability: It’s more drinkable than I would expect due to the mouthfeel, but if you’re not in the mood for a candy bar masquerading as a beer, you might struggle with this one. I appreciate the brewer’s creativity, but unless you’re looking for something to address a very specific beer need (maybe the last beer at a Christmas party), this might not be what you’re looking for.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 01:08:32 | More by rdickey
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

03-06-2012 23:41:00 | More by Arborescence
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

01-23-2012 12:30:15 | More by mnixon86
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

02-14-2012 00:17:56 | More by joshwalt
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear, pale yellow with just a hint of white bubbly head that quickly recedes.
S: A quick half-second whiff of hops followed quickly by loads and loads of nougat. Not a heck of a lot of complexity here.
T: Watery, citrus hops mixed ackwardly with nougat. Nut and vanilla notes.
M: Watery and thin. Light body with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste (flat nougat and mildly sour grains).
D: If you love--and I mean LOVE--nougat, then you might like this beer. Otherwise don't waste your time. DP.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 04:51:40 | More by mwilbur
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2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

I am now one step closer to my homemade Cuvee de Snickers... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper topped by a half-finger of off-cream-white foam. The nose is a blast of straight nougat. Nothing else. Nougat, nougat, and more nougat. Death by nougat. Damn. I like it... The taste seems to literally water things down, the nougat still coming through but in a haze of mineral water. Not nearly as good as the smell would have me believe. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, an interesting beer to say the least. I now kinda wish there had been some variation, some boldness on the tongue, just for the sake of it, but for what it is it's a lot better than you'd prolly think...

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 08:00:54 | More by TMoney2591
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2.98/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to ChrisPro for this obscure Euro-tick. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Half-finger of white foam settles to wispy patches, thick collar, and a few small splotches of lace. Clear bronze body.

S - Wow! It smells like nougat. Very convincing, with honey, toffee, and other sweet things. This is actually pretty good.

T - Unfortunately the flavor isn't as convincing. The nougat is there, but further in the periphery. It's been overwhelmed with generic malt flavors and actually comes off watery.

M - Watery, medium-light body, smooth texture, with light stickiness in the finish. Minimal carbonation.

D - Well, the aroma was promising. A bit bland, but thankfully there aren't any off-flavors. The watery flavor and low carbonation makes it pretty easy to drink, but it's not all that rewarding.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 22:06:46 | More by MasterSki
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3/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2011 17:28:13 | More by kmwilson76
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3/5  rDev +2%

07-01-2013 23:18:20 | More by JamLand
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3/5  rDev +2%

01-30-2012 22:38:22 | More by ystazi
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3/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2012 01:09:51 | More by jaidenjb
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New York

3/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2013 02:56:55 | More by sneaks2210
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3/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2012 05:39:04 | More by Swervine44
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3.18/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Chris(Pro). Poured into tulip.

A - Pours golden yellow, cream-colored head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Pretty high level of sweetness, which I attribute to the nougat (obviously), some vanilla, and molasses. It's not overly sweet, but I would get tired of this rather quickly.

T - Similar to the nose. Huge nougat, caramel, and vanilla notes. The sweetness is really in-your-face to enjoy a large amount of this beer, but in a smaller dose, I like it. Finish is sweet, sweet, with some more sweetness.

M - Light, good carbonation, sweet finish.

O - Well, it lives up to its name...lots of nougat, which is cool. That said, it's hard to drink much of this stuff and my pour was plenty. This would be an excellent beer to pair with some kind of dessert.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 17:17:51 | More by Sean9689
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Biere Au Nougat from Brasserie Bourganel
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