Cerna Hora | L'Amère à Boire

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L'Amère à Boire
Quebec, Canada

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of nquigley16
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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 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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Photo of 3Vandoo
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer ever at this pub and I loved the Pilsner, funny story is that all my friends took something else first, they all tasted my Pilsner and they all ended up drinking pilsner for the rest of the night. What can I say, it tastes like a true pilsner should be. The aromas are typical of a good pilsner, the taste is bitter, not too muc. Not too strong, just perfect for a lager, I would drink it everyday.

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Photo of dbaker61
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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 juliendesrochers
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Andy
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An unusual offering: a true to style version of a Czech Pilsner, flavor and all. All about the Saaz hop, this beer pays homage to the style. The Saaz aroma is unmistakable and the beer offers a substantial body to back up its quality flavor.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of santa109
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Absolutely beautiful golden color with a finger of thick looking head, served in a pint. Leaves nice lacing throughout the session.

S: Floral hops, fairly clean smelling. A bit of grain and I also picked up on a very faint fruity character.

T: Starts off a bit bitter from the hops but it's hastily replaced with a grainy flavor. Ends with a lingering bitterness that just won't fade away.

M: Med-Light body with good carbonation that tingles on the tongue. A bit creamy and leaves a slight drying effect.

D: Goes down really easily, feels like on a weekend afternoon on the patio at l'Amère à boire. I could of had a few of these if their hadn't been others that I did want to try.

Overall, a superior pils. Recommended if you stop at this brewpub.

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Photo of vielma
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

A Pilsner Urquell clone - but better! Much smoother than PU with good malt body and noble hop character and aroma. Very clean, well-balanced and drinkable beer. Flavor improved after the beer warmed up.

Of the 5 Brewpubs I visited - this one had the best beers overall.

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