La Cervoise | Brasserie Mélusine

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La CervoiseLa Cervoise

Brewed by:
Brasserie Mélusine

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 03-29-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a quickly fading head.
Sweet aroma of bready malt, golden syrup, soft spicy notes. The malt is very enticing.
Surprising flavours, a lot lighter than the aroma suggests. Still some bready malt remains, and a hint of the golden syrup, but also some ginger or nutmeg or something???
Needs a lot more carbonation.

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3.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at the Dram, a nice little offie in Sheffield. 330ml thin brown bottle, bottle-conditioned. BB 03/2008, served lightly-chilled in a goblet.

A: murky, dark amber in colour; the off-white foam dissipates pretty fast, on top of initial lively fizziness that gradually loses the force.
S: thin-bodied, mildly caramely malts surrounded by an abundant flow of phenol, lively lemon flavouring and a sharp edge of prunes+ginger+menthol+cinnamon+other dried root herbs and spices. Quite different, and the yeasty esters bring quite a lot of spiciness to the mix.
T: spritzy-textured upfront--a light-bodied amber maltiness comes with a light touch of pickled citrus peels, gradually followed by a lively wave of fresh leafy herbs, a touch of brown sugar, and prune-jam in the end. A more assertive flow of semi-powdery and dryish herbal bitterness gradually rubs the rear of the tongue, compensating for the slightly lack of flavour and complexity.
M&D: spritzy at first and then the carbonation just dissipates a bit too quickly, somehow compromising the balanced palate. Overall this is still a quite interesting take on Belgian pale ale, but the bottle-conditioning efforts seem to be insufficient.

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La Cervoise from Brasserie Mélusine
3.28 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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