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Bière De Noël | Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tbeckett on 12-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Molson2000:
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2.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.25/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.72/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

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Bière De Noël from Les Frères Houblon Microbrasserie
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