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Brewer's Art Le Canard - The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art Le CanardBrewer's Art Le Canard

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very good

88 Ratings

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 02-02-2005)
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The packaging for this beeer is a great way to enjoy the beer, a nice corked 750ml.

A- Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head.

S- Scent of Belgian yeast and esters.

T- Starts off kind of sweet, but finishes pretty balanced. Hints of ripe fruit and some pepper.

M- As a bottle-conditioned beer this is perfect, not too fizzy, but not flat either.

D- A very good example of the style, at 8.5% though, more than a couple may be too much of a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 01:21:12 | More by cichief
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to brewandbbq for the chance to try this neat beer!

A - cork comes off with an authoritative pop! I poured this in a glass big enough to 3/4ths of a 750 on most occaisons - full glass of foam. Eventually settles into a hazy copper colored brew. It took 4 pours to get through the 750 and even through the last pour it was almost entirely foam. Thankfully it did not overflow the bottle.

S - belgian esters, a funky note, honey, sweet malts and a peppery aspect.

T - similar to the aroma but with a grassy hop undernote.

M - medium bodied, overcarbonated, soft once settled down with a warming finish.

D - once it setteled down this drank quite nicely. Good character and pleasant finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 12:29:38 | More by barleywinebrewer
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewer's Art's latest bottling, "Le Canard", an ode to Kwak.

After disgorgement of a very toyt cork, a quick upswell of eager froth heads for the exit. With a quick slant of a tulip glass at the ready, a carefull pour unloads a massive three-inch head of eggshell.
Wowza. A sight to behold in a Duvel glass.
The rocky, whipped seafoam took a full five minutes to begin to fall. A cone of dense froth stood tall as the sides relinquished their grip. A rare display of extreme lacework. Ripped sheets and foam-ropes.

Aromatics lead off with a blast of peach skins, orange zest, citrus-laden bubblegum, and cracked coriander.
Extremely fresh and lively, and it reminds me of the first whiff of LaChouffe that blew me away, long ago.

Creamy and light mouthfeel. Quite soft and somewhat pillowy. The carbonation delivers plenty of liveliness.

Orange marmalade, fresh peaches, Indian coriander, and grassy overtones start the pallet. Hints of blossom honey, white pepper,
candied cloves, and zesty hops follow through.
Bitterness is firm and balancing, with residuals quite tame for a Belgian.
Alcohol is warming only as it finishes, along with lingering citrus zests, and tropical essence.

This beer blows away Kwak. Well crafted and pretty dry for the style.
Hard to find any faults in this one, but I suppose some time in a Brett-laden Chardonnay barrel (or Gerwertz), would put it over the top.

Big thanks to my buddy Mike for hooking me up..Proper.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 23:26:51 | More by brewandbbq
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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

“What is it again?”
“Canard. Carnard! It’s a new beer, just drink it already”
Some stranger behind the crowd mumbles, “I fart in your general direction, you stupid English kaniggit.”
We ignore him and move on
The goblet is filled to the rim with a very dark golden colored brew. My friend’s isn’t topped off and has a thick off-white head

Smells very sugary, with fruit and malts
Flavor was immediately malty. It was made more complex with Belgian yeasty flavors, a little pepper, and hard candy sugar. A light bit of hops on the end added some bitterness.
Smooth and drinkable, yet another fine concoction from the folks at Brewer’s Art

We sat by the window and people watched both inside and out

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2005 14:24:14 | More by Dithyramb
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canard, what a clever name for a very clever beer, and apparantly my first brew from the brewer's art as well! In case you did not know, Canard is the french word for duck. As this beer happnes to be a clone of Kwak, the name is very fitting. A dark copper coloured brew with a nice thick head of off-white. The aromas hit hard with some licorice notes right up front with some sweet Belgian esters, sugary molasses-like hints, and sweet malty goodness (caramel is in this mix as well). The taste is sweet and malty up front, and somewhat dry in the middle with just a twinge of herbal hops and a drying finish of licorice, spices, and Belgian yeast magic. Mouthfeel for this one is good, very smooth for such a strong brew. Drinkability remains very good as well, even when you have to slam the rest of your Canard, ASAP, to get in on some of the Burton Baton love. Nice stuff Brewer's Art. Nice stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2005 16:55:36 | More by francisweizen
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rendition of Kwak. Very drinkable. Poured at the Grey Lodge during Groundhog's Day festivities.

Pours with a nice head and a lace that stays throughout. Brownish color. Taste hits you with nice but not overpowering malt with a good bit of Belgian yeast esters, which don't take over the taste but remain.

Very good session beer if you are in the mood for a Belgian-style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2005 14:38:32 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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