Cerna Hora | L'Amère à Boire

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
L'Amère à Boire
Quebec, Canada
amereaboire.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,045
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
37
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of ER527
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a rich golden color, slightly hazy from chill.

The aroma offers biscuity malt sweet, grassy floral grains, slight butter. A touch fruity.

The flavor has grassy hops, grains, slightly bready, longing zesty bitterness. Lingering bitterness. Medium plus mouthfeel. Creamy soft mouthfeel.

A surprisingly well done traditional pilsner from Montreal.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks light copper in the glass with a decent-sized white head that eventually drops to a film with good pick up. Concentric rings of lacing, very pretty. In general this beer has a grassy European hop presence. The aroma is mainly this with some soapiness. The flavor is a tiny bit biting, but aside from that is easy-drinking, enjoyable and clean. The finish is the same, in fact the whole beer should get extra points just for being really true to what a lager should be. Tasty, simple, together, clean, drinkable. Great beer for a hot day or to have two or three of. Would have again.

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Photo of wizmasta
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Socialiste
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of prisdefer
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dbaker61
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of vielma
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head is off white and foamy. Settles slowly but finishes as a ring of bubbles. Ring lace and then it becomes spotty.

Mild aroma but it is well balanced. A bit of raw grain to the nose.

Very full bodied for the style. Good caramel start but the tale of this beer is the strong bitter hop finish. The aftertaste is more balanced. Smooth with the low carbonation.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RD1163
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of juliendesrochers
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of nquigley16
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of papat444
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the brewpub yesterday.

Appearance: An orange body with a creamy white head that drapes the glass all the way down. As the glass empties, love the layers of lacing all the way down.

Smell: Aroma of floral hops, crisp.

Taste: A nice spicy bitterness. The Saaz hops really shine here. Grassy a bit, some orange and a bit of sulfur.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, pleasing bitterness, creamy.

Overall: A very pleasing and satisfying beer. Worth the trip here.

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Photo of rarbring
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear deep brass colored, a white high head with loads of lacing.

Smelling of fresh fruits, pears, apples and grass.

Upfront a white bread sweetness, red apples and fresh cut grass.

Medium carbonation, medium sized bubbles, an almost coarse texture but very refreshing, a dry finish.

Well balanced, fresh and refreshing. A good Canadian Czech!

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pint at L'Amere a Boire on the Thursday night of Mondial week. Arrives a nice robust golden, a shade darker than the standard. Finger of head.

Nose is biscuity malt, hint of graininess, light grassy hopping, perhaps a dash of lemon.

A really round body for a pils, the malt really shines and gives it a much more robust feel. Clean, noble hopping, grassy with a hint of lemon. Would have loved a heavier hand on this area, doesn't stand up to even some local favorites such as King. Still, really nice quaff and perfect on this warm evening. Would love to go back and revisit.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Read some beerfly reviews which suggested this so I hope I'm not biased in any way.

A. Deep, almost copper gold with a white head that lasts long enough. Lots of goopy lacing.

S. Smells good. Hoppy. Fresh honey. As it warms up the honey becomes very strong. Smells great but its not my favorite smell for a pilsner.

T. Very good. There's nothing really "impressive" about the taste but it tastes right. Nothing to offend here. Honey and noble hops are still here but with a little sour note. Slight woodiness. Fresh Berry notes rise with the temperature. Smells like both fresh berry juice and candy. Very slight skunkiness which i kind of enjoy.

M. Medium, edging on high carbonation. Full feel. Moderately dry but very astringent.

D. Super. An all nighter.
I'd just finish up my night with a little something tougher

Good beer. I recommend it.

Enjoyed with both their accra plate and gravlax plate

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Photo of plaid75
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at L'amerie a boire, Montreal.

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a mixture of citrus and noble hops with doughy malts.

The taste consisted of a doughy malt and a lively hop. There was some citrus detected but for the most part the earthy, dry noble hops dominated.

The mouthfeel was average for the style.

Overall an easy drinking pils.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L'amère à boire is one of the only brewpub in montreal to brew lager beer. This beer is a good exemple of what l'amère à boire is able to do.

A good pint at the brewpub

A: nice golden colour, nice thick lasting head.
S: fresh hops smell.
T: crisp, fresh, refreshing, some malt, nice bitterness.
M: medium-bodied.
D: nice drinking beer,

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Cerna Hora from L'Amère à Boire
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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