Le Cheval Coup De Grisou | Le Cheval Blanc

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Le Cheval Coup De GrisouLe Cheval Coup De Grisou

Brewed by:
Le Cheval Blanc
Quebec, Canada

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 10-23-2002

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of rugene
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DawnOne
4.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Would rate it 5 on tap, still excellent though bottled. Unusual spicy buckwheat beer.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fostachild
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of THECPJ
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: hazy golden orange with 1 finger white head

smell: coriander, lemon peel, wheat

taste: corinder, lemon, wheat

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: crisp, clean refreshing wheat beer.


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Photo of Otterburn
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought the degustation pack, with 2 cheval blancs, 2 coup de grisou and 2 la chouffe with a glass in extra, for about 12 bucks.
Drank this one straigt to the bottle.
While I was preparing hamburger to celebrate the new appartment of my friend.

This is a good beer for BBQ summer.
The appearance is a bit hazy, with a medium head
color is orange,haze kind of non filtrate beer.

Smell's like bread or something
Taste very good, light but with body, well balanced hefeweizen here and a bit original too.

The mouthfeel is ok, going good with the taste of the brew.

Drinkability is good and also very refreshing
while getting busy with BBQ

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Photo of waughbrew
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle-conditioned bomber. Mentions Brasserie RJ, and I see *this* beer listed under that brewery too, so I am not sure where to review!

Hazy gold with creamy white foam that lasts and laces well. "Hello, my name is coriander and pepper" says the aroma in a pleasing fashion. Flavor has nice bite and then a lasting coriander flavor, rather simple. A sweet citrus also lingers. What does the buckwheat add, I wonder? Not much, I think. At least nothing that overcomes the strong coriander. Medium-heavy and slick when chilled, it gets fluffier as it sits and warms. A bit heavier and sweeter than I would like hurts its drinkability, but the great aroma and pleasant flavor make this a very nice beer.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Orange amberish color, my first glass it was clear and limpid then on my second class it was troubled(sediments I guess) A Good foamy head, that took its time to dissapeared and let itself slowly die on the glass.

Smells like cinnamon, ginger and some other spirces.

taste: Well cranberry juice takes the majority of the taste and it leave a sourness in this beer. Also the beer has some kind of bitterness so it is kind of weird to have sourness and bitterness followed. The spices are presents, especially ginger. Shy hops, and malt, not too great as the cranberry takes over all. My first glass was very drinkable then I got tired of that beer.

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Photo of pootz
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml twist crown bottle. A hard pour puts a cloudly orange-gold ale with a small but puffy cap in your wit glass. Natural abundant small-bubbled effervesense is lively in the glass. Aroma is a whallop of spicey corriander of dry buckwheat malts and a slight mustyness...attention grabbing aroma! front side has an hearty body and smooth mouth feel ...dominated by spice tones coming from the buckwheat husk, yeast and corriander....middle is malty-dry with some earthyness... finish is long with the spice nature returning and pummeling the tongue until the rye-like after tastes kick in...what a ride..great variation on a traditional style...me like varra mucha!

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Photo of mzwolinski
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange in color with a moderate, fairly persistent off-white head. Nice, spicy wheat tang aroma, a bit citric. Flavor starts with a pleasant acidic wheat tang, finishes a bit spicy, and leaves a big juicy orange flavor in the aftertaste. Light boded, tingly and invigorating. Really nice.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Coup de grisou" is a firedamp explosion (the explosive gases in mines). The 12oz bottle is marked "Brasseurs RJ" (the current brewers of all the Brasseurs GMT, Cheval Blanc and Brasseurs de l'Anse beers). But the bomber has no mention of Brasseurs RJ, it's still just Cheval Blanc all the way.

Bought at Marché du Boisé (boul. des Forges, T-R), 6/11/03, a couple of days in the fridge.

The big, off-white, dense head is very active and leaves some fine sticky lacing. The color is a hazy amber/orange. Carbonation is slow, with bubbles winding their way around the few floaties. Spice, candy, sugar and fruit stick out in the nose. Spice and fruit compete in the front, with the fruit winning out in the tangy middle. Butter shows up as the temperature rises. The finish is dry, with ample grains and bread. At temperature, this turns into a delicious bread and butter sandwich.

I really like this beer. It shows excellent balance and despite the sugary nose, the sweetness in taste is quite subtle.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coup de Grisou. Now, grisou is not a word I'm familiar with (and I can speak a fair bit of french), but my best guess is that "Coup de Grisou" translates roughly as "meteor strike". I get this from the label art, which depicts what is probably a meteor about to touch down and a farmer who is in shock. There was a small meteorite strike in a farmer's field in the Eastern Townships (east of Montreal, I think Chambly would be included in the area) a few years back, and I seem to remember hearing of a beer brewed to commemorate the event. Or maybe this was another meteorite strike back in colonial times.... I"ll have to look into it. The actual event wasn't much to talk about - there was a small hole in the field in the morning, and it spooked a few cows. So this would be that beer, I guess.

A 341mL bottle of "spicy buckwheat beer". If you do a more accurate translation than the one on the bottle, it would be spiced buckwheat beer. They use Coriander. Bottle conditioned, with lees that were well entrenched in the bottom. Easy to pour without getting any lees in the mug. The head was fairly short-lived, and left a few clumps around the edge of the beer. An interesting light reddish apricot colour in the body, no sediments after the pour. Nose is spicy, sweet. The flavour comes through primarily as buckwheat spice, with an exceptional level of coriander to combat it. I think overall, neither flavour wins, and the result is just a little disappointing. Just a tad too much coriander for my taste. It's fresh and lively in the mouth and on the tongue, with the carbonation of a carbonated rather than bottle conditioned beer. It's still softened a bit. Finishes quite dry, with just a lingering wetness at the back of the throat. In the end, I like the beer, but I had slightly higher hopes.

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Photo of Gusler
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour a well "Chill Hazed" orangish-amber color, the head munificent, creamy white in color, it disintegrates into velvet like sheets that cling to the glass. "Ah That Smell", earthy grains, citrus, hints of bubble gum, ripe fruit, malt, need I say more. Front is lightly sweet, the top skinny, the finish forcefully acidic, the hops apropos to this style, the aftertaste droughty and long lasting. Quite drinkable, not great but certainly a nice change of pace for me. Ranks a respectable #490 on my current 1000 beer master list.

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 14 ratings