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Biere Au Nougat - Brasserie Bourganel

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BA SCORE
72
okay

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Bourganel visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 10-03-2007)
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3.33/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, orange color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Does not fit the style of a Biere de Garde. It more closely resembles and Amber Ale with nougat. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla, hint of hop, and a hint of nut. Overall, weak appearance and aroma is muted, but the feel, blend, and body are good. I will have to give it a poor rating as it is currently classified as a Biere de Garde.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out of the bottle a standard amber color with a flash head and light amounts of lacing left behind on the glass. Smells of sweet toasted chestnuts, almond marzipan, and candy bar nougat. Has a sweet cream soda flavor, with even more candy-filled nougat. There are also minor nutella aspects once the glass warms up somewhat. Has a medium texture with light carbonation. It's essentially liquid high-end confectionary in a glass, for all the positives and negatives that brings. If you love cream soda and candy bar fillings, this is pretty much a beer version of that.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer intrigued me simply because it was brew with Nougat. Figured this would be a nice opportunity to see what this beer had going on in it. The pour was pretty simple, comes out looking like a lightly hazed yellowish gold color with a thin white head on top. The head fades just leaving a sporadic white film on top. The smell to me is impressive. I see this beer doesn't go over too well with some people but for me the nose is very very nice. The Nougat really shines through, the sweet nuttiness reminds me of hazelnut a little bit, it has no hop aroma at all. The taste of the beer isn't cloying in my opinion, I can see how people would say that but I think it's ok. The beer is a sweet brew, there isn't much bitterness to balance it out. I do like the sweet nutty flavors it has with the hidden vanilla notes in there too. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and doesn't feel syrupy even for the amount of sugars that are probably in it. The carbonation is minimal making this beer is bit on the flatter side. Overall I think this beer could be enjoyed best after a meal or as a night cap (like I'm doing now). I feel like I need to have this beer again and I wouldn't mind picking up a few more bottles in the near future.

Photo of kmo1030
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours an attractive brown tinged amber with moderate one finger head that fades to a film.
the aroma is like nutty(hazelnut, almond) maltball flowers. i think that about sums it up.
the taste has a lot of sweet flavored things going on. At every turn you think it's going to get cloying, but it never does somehow. there are notes of honey, vanilla, a few different kinds of nuttiness, light fruitiness (sort of like sam adams cherry wheat if you're familiar), kids breakfast cereal malted graininess. just a bit of bitterness really cleans up the finish.
the mouthfeel is a little slickly medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.
overall, one of the most unique beers i've ever had. in 750ml format it's a bit much for one person, and if you don't like nougat this beer will make you want to jump off a cliff, but it's well crafted ofr what it is and i'm glad i had the opportunity to try it.

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1.63/5  rDev -45.3%
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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a half finger tall white head. The head reduces to a very thin layer at the edges of the glass but never completely goes away. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Smells slightly like a liquid candy bar - the aroma of the nougat is very present and intense. Lots of sweetness present including honey, vanilla, and definitely some nuts. Very enticing and very inviting aroma.

T: Flavor is might lighter than expected from the aroma - very light in flavor and kind of refreshing. You get hints of vanilla, honey, and nuts along with the nougat flavor.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Much lighter than expected.

O: I did not expect to enjoy this beer but I found it to be one of the beers I really enjoyed. Glad I had the opportunity to share in this one with friends. One of the more interesting beers I have ever tried and definitely the only nougat beer I have ever heard about. Really enjoyed the lightness of the flavor. Not sure it is something anyone would want to session, but it is one I would sample at another time.

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: The smell has intense yet pleasant sweet aromas of nougat along with notes of notes.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of nougat and also has notes of sweetness, hazelnuts and vanilla along with hints of honey.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was a pleasant surprise and has an interesting taste. The smell is extremely strong but luckily the flavors in the taste were a little more subdued.

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Biere Au Nougat from Brasserie Bourganel
72 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.