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Bière De Noël - Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 20.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 12-26-2010)
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Reviews by Molson2000:
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev +3.4%

My bottle had a green label and was 8% not 9%, so maybe mine was a year old. Didn't taste off, but didn't taste good either, so who knows. Purchased at Peluso in Feb. 2011.

Aroma and taste to me seem to be of a candy cane and not much else. It goes down easy, I don't get the alcohol bite that others have mentioned, but I don't get anything but sweetness. Had a Hopfenstark Ostalgia Blonde before this, maybe that is dominating this but I think it is probably that this beer is not that good.

03-14-2011 22:00:22 | More by Molson2000
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Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.68/5  rDev -28.2%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of brown sugar with some dry fruit ester and loads of alcohol. Taste is also dominated by a solid malt backbone with notes of brown sugar but unfortunately this whole mix is dominated by hot cloying alcohol notes. Body is a full with limited filtration and good carbonation. I think this beer could have been at least somewhat drinkable were it not for the cloying alcohol.

01-17-2011 18:36:39 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber/orange colour with a very large size creamy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due to the murkiness of the beer and there is a decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - malts, banana, cherries, hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a lot of carbonation and feels very lively on the tongue. Most of taste is made up of bananas, malts and a cherry sweetness. The alcohol is not well hidden and there is a strong medicine like taste. Almost like an aspirin pill has been dissolved in the beer. The beer finishes with a sweet medicine like aftertaste.

Drink - This beer had potential but it is way too harsh. The alcohol and medicine flavour make it almost undrinkable.

01-04-2011 14:01:51 | More by spinrsx
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +28.2%

A - Pours into my Chimay goblet with a good two finger head that's tan in colour and has staying power. Cloudy, dark blonde colour, with orange notes. Medium carbonation there too.

S - Earthiness and veggie qualities. Significant amount of spice with some gentle hops and toasted grain.

T - Sweet spice with some fruitiness and toasted grain. Alcohol in the finish is unpleasant and not warming as I would like it to be.

M - Nice carbonation. Alcohol fills the mouth with it's harshness. Creamy finish. Not something I ejoyed keeping around.

D - Nice to try but not my thing. Alcohol is too harsh and it lacks development of the flavours that pulled through in the aroma. This brewery has significant problems.

12-26-2010 00:42:55 | More by tbeckett
Bière De Noël from Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie
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