La Vie De Château | Le Grimoire

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La Vie De ChâteauLa Vie De Château

Brewed by:
Le Grimoire
Quebec, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rodenbach99 on 03-08-2008

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 31
Photo of blaje
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 500ml bottle. Gift from a friend.
Dark copper with redish tones, first pour produced a nice offwhite creamy head, subsequent pouring produced nothing! No head at all even no lacing after that. Disapointing!
N - strong maple syrup, oak, vanilla, banana, extremelly sweet smell.
M & F - carbonation  is medium, beer is somewhat thin in mouth, a bit watery should I say. Bitternes is low.  Strong flavour of maple and vanilla, brown sugar, small notes of date and figues. After taste is not very long, sweet and dry.
Afterall, this beer is a bit of a deception. To thin and watery, needs more malt to support this massive sweetness. Reminicent of cream soda, too bad.

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Photo of JG_brew
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Very surprising. Powerful oak / vanilla aroma and taste. The appearance was quite flat, no head retention. Aroma is very apparent, vanilla, oak, banana. Taste is quite similar to aroma. Very foward. Vanilla comes fom rum and oak. Good winter spiced beer.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Broue HAHA.

A - Pours a dark orange or dark copper kinda colour with good carbonation. A nice pillowy white head sits on top. Bright. Half finger of retention with very little lacing.

S - Very interesting. Never smelled a beer like this. Sugary fruits and some rum maybe. Sugar and banana. Syrupy fruits. Very interesting. Smells sweet but different.

T - A little mild. Syrupy fruits with sugar and some rum notes with an odd finish of yeast.

M - Light carbonation with a medium body and a sweet finish that goes dry and clean in a second.

O/D - Not a bad beer. Interesting yet lacking to some degree. Could use some more diversity and richer flavour, but interesting nonetheless. More for the rum enthusiast.

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Photo of ZorPrime
2.09/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Color is dark orange with a nice creamy head. However the head disappear too fast. The aroma is simplistic... rum. I don't get any malts, caramel or hops at all... that is sad. The taste is similar. Rum... that's all. This is too one dimensional for me... and I'm sure it isn't in style too. No bitterness at all.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Mysterious/Interesting looking 500ml bottle poured into tulip.

L- Thin head and little lacing over hazy light brown.
S- Smells almost exactly like a liqueur-filled chocolate. Chocolate covered raisins. A little marshmallow. Maybe a little more cognac-y than rum.
T- Follows the smell
M- Too watery.
D- High for the type.

Interesting brew. Did not expect this kind of feel for a rhum beer.
I would not buy it again unless I found it on tap but I would suggest it to a friend.

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Photo of fireqc
4.42/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yeah! Another complex beer to taste! The bottle says, brew with rhum! So why not try it??

I'm not a fan of strong liquor but the curiosity force me to try.

The color, very dark but not as stout. The smell, interesting!! A small sip is enough to enjoy the mouthfeel, and about this, what a mouthfeel! Once swallow, the goosebumps come, for me it's a good indicator of pleasant taste!!!

If you have a chance to find it (a little bit rare) try without hesitation.

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Photo of Conrad
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has got to be the noisiest beer I have had in years. When I popped the cap, there was an audible whoosh of gas followed by the fizz of a super effervescent ginger ale. The beer formed a head in the bottle! No kidding. And the bottle was not shaken or agitated when I took it out of the fridge.
It poured a nice cloudy amber with a half inch head that dissipated within 20 seconds. The head left a thin collar that had good lacing and legs, considering the minimal amount of foam to work with.
The smell was new aromas for me. Up front, I got apple cider, almonds, sour white grapes or cane sugar without the cloying sweetness.
Taste was like fresh cider. Very subtle malt and hops. Like Capt Morgan Spiced Rum in beer form.
Mouthfeel was interesting. Big crisp effervescence that danced on the tongue. A long finish.
Drinkability: Not what I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised at the presentation. This will not be on my all time favourite list, but it has considerable merit for a good beer in its class.

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Photo of LeTonneau
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted this at Le Grimoire in Granby... Was really disapointed.

But then, ordered a pint at Le St-Bock. Boy, was that a different beer or what ?!!

Subtile flavors and a great finish. Almost like almonds to my taste buds. After a while tough, it gets on your stomach like cream soda would do. Do not abuse of this stuff.

Great one shot beer and it's different so give it a try.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light clear brown color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of light sweet rum notes which is definitely different then any beer I tried before. Taste is also dominated by some sweet caramel malt with some light rum notes. Average body with some medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not a great beer by any feat but quite pleasant and different then most beers on the market. Definitely better then what I was expecting.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

brown 500ml bottle

this is a amber ale with brown rhum

A: nice copper / dark amber coloeur, white thin head that didn't last
S: strong chocolate smell, nice brown rhum aroma, very nice indeed.
T: nice sugary taste, with a chocolaty- rhumy aftertaste
D: the best beer so far by this inconsistent brewer. I like this one

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La Vie De Château from Le Grimoire
3.48 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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