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Fin De Siècle | L'Amère à Boire

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Fin De SiècleFin De Siècle

Brewed by:
L'Amère à Boire
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by pezoids on 05-01-2003

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 17
Photo of PatandDavid
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this alongside the Drak, and it was slightly more interesting...especially if you take in the list of ingredients: Marris Otter and Crystal Malt, Golding, Saaz, Hallertau, and Tettnang.. Pour when served was a dark clear amber. I got a dark fruit aroma off it (think plums, etc). Nice mouthfeel. Taste was mild, with some smooth caramel notes. Compared to the drak, it was 'lighter' in taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A unique combination of English yeast and saaz, golding and other hops, munich malt. Complex taste. Dry bitter, acidic mouthfeel good with food. Medium mouthfeel, nicely hopped and nicely malted and nicely carbonated. I would be hoppy with this most nights.

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Photo of santa109
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper with a finger of thick looking foamy head. Leaves beautiful lacing on the pint.

S: Caramel malts with a bit of fruit from the hops. Clean smelling.

T: Well-balanced, bready malts, becomes a tad fruity before ending slightly bitter. Malts dominate mid-way through.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium-bodied. An average amount of carbonation suits this beer very well. Leaves a slightly drying feeling in the mouth.

D: An easy drinker, as with most of the beers at L'Amère à boire, seems to fit sunny afternoons perfectly.

Overall, a solid beer, enjoyable but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper caramel body with a white film. Aroma is flowery, caramelic with light fruit undertones (orange, pears). Palate is dry with mild spices and a sweet kiss of malt. Firm and crisp light-medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Solid dry finish of noble hops. Pleasant and quaffable.

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Photo of DrJay
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub.
The beer was hazy and reddish, capped by a thin, whitish cap that left some streaky lacing on the glass. Caramel and cereal malt aromas, fruity esters, spicy hops. Moderate to low bitterness with a spicy, candy sugar character. Notes of cereal grains and husks, light citrus and caramel, sort of a berry fruitiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and quite drinkable.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another very impressive Red Ale out of Quebec! This beer arrived a nice, dark red colour with a small, white head. The aromas were very malty, boozy, and spicy and the taste was the same thing. A very spicy, belgian inspired red-ale if you ask me...The mouthfeel was thick and almost chewy and the drinkability was great as well.
One of the best from this place!

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Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very cloudy hand-pulled beer. Solid amber color. Superb head. Surprisingly little lace on the glass.

Sweet caramel aroma with a bit of hop spice.

Good carbonation for a drawn beer. It's naturally rich. Not as sweet as you might think from the smell. A balanced bitter hop kick comes quickly, but it is subtle. Long, soft aftertaste.

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Photo of judyblueyes
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I liked this better than the Drak, probably because I prefer hoppy beers. Caramel color with white head. Smooth well-balanced beer, malty at first with nice hop finish. Goldings noticeable. A bit perfumy but good body and mouth feel. Clean and very drinkable.

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Photo of bobsy
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Copper body with a nice tight head. The nose yields a good fruity aroma of berries, cherry and spice lingering at the edges (saaz?). Really solid taste, with the spice coming to the fore, and playing against a background of caramel and light fruit. This is amplified by the robustness of the body, which is chewy and filling, with a lingering spicy finish. L'Amere a Boire certainly produces some fantastically drinkable beers.

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Photo of Van55
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have drunk quite a few bottles of this Canadian, but Belgian-style ale.

In the glass it is just a bit cloudy. It has a decent head and good effervescence.

The aroma is hoppy and yeasty.

The taste is on the sweet, side, reminiscent of Chimay.

The feel in the mouth is very nice.

This is a smooth, sweet, flavorsome ale with a significant alcohol content. It stays fresh on the palate and is not cloyingly sweet. Two bottles in a sitting gives a nice alcoholic buzz without causing drowsiness or drunkenness for me.

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Fin De Siècle from L'Amère à Boire
3.92 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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