Microbrasserie Archibald

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,586
Ranked #42,148
3.47 | pDev: 11.24%
Microbrasserie Archibald
Quebec, Canada
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 37 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of TrojanRB
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish amber with a good finger of thick head that doesn’t dissipate

Nose is caramel malt, taste is very much the same. Small floral hop notes.

Overall very clean and drinkable

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Photo of Boto
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught: This one pours a hazy amber color. There was some off white head and some lacing. The nose os OK. Some caramel malts and earthy hops. the taste is good. Caramel malts, some nuttiness and a light bitterness. Decent.

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Photo of mwrseeley
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fantastic looking beer (russet-coloured, firm head) in my new stange glass but a bit hoppy after a thirsty 13 marathon drive from Moncton. The taste is slightly sweet with a hoppy aftertaste (32 IBU). No discernible smell. The can artwork is excellent. I picked it up in a beautiful little town in Quebec between the NB border and Quebec City.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a red ale not a APA. Chipie is someone overly gossipy. Clear, slightly veiled, amber color with moderate activity. Slightly creamy beige 1-2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with average legs and good swirl reaction. Flavors of roasted barley, toffee, caramel, wheat, light walnuts, and herbal hops (hallertauer, magnum, cascade). Slick and smooth medium body with sharp crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, soft butterscotch, bready with a strong maillard effect and a moderately bitter hop leafiness. The body holds up well from the robust carbonation. More fresh than the usual red ale from an added yeast profile. Pretty good balance and well intensified. Probably the best this brewer can offer, my personal favorite. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper color and clear. Moderate but lasting head. Decent streaks on the glass.

Semisweet nose but there's an unusual smell which may have come from the server's hand. I get a sauerbraten smell. Otherwise, the aroma is mild, leaning to malt.

The flavor is more balanced with a definitive hop bittering touch. Like black pepper. Rich body for the style. Good carbonation. Lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From draft. Nice Amber color with a lasting head. Nice midway point between an amber beer and an IPA. Good flavor on the nose and palate, mostly caramel malt with a little hoppy finish. A good effort.

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Photo of Dakin
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Nice orange amber color. Soapy head.

Smell: Malts not alot else.

Taste: Pretty bland not alot going on. Average pale ale.

Feel: Light mouth feel.

Overall: Bought in a small French Canadian town. Really cool can, average​ beer. Oh well.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chipie from Microbrasserie Archibald got it in a beer festival.

Look: Amber color with 1 finger of white head.

Smell: Caramel and brown sugar.

Taste: Malt, caramel, brown sugar. nothing much more.

Feel: Medium body, goes down really easy. Nothing to wow on it.

So overall would I recommend it ? Sure, it's on the average side. I was not too impress for it.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in Montreal into a nonic pint glass.

Real nice copper red body on this, with large sticky lacing of white head, retaining a good amount. Lots of rising carbonation and seems fairly clear, nice looking brew.

Good nose of toasted grain, faint sticky toffee and sticky malt. Slightly fruity also. Real solid.

Taste is malt rich, with a nice dark toffee hiding in the aftertaste. A fruity somewhat finish, but mixes nicely with an almost bock and sticky malt sense.

Overall pretty solid brew, worth having again easily.

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Photo of korguy123
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tall boy into glass.

A- Copper pour with a finger width off white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Brown sugar, slight caramel and toffee. There is a bit of chocolate and char.

T- Brown sugar, caramel and coffee with a touch of chocolate.

M- Light bodied, prickly carbonation.

O- Quite good, didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of BigBry
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was unpacking some boxes and stumbled across a bunch of cans for my collection, and the corresponding reviews that I seem to have forgotten to enter.

Thanks Zorprime for the trade, we should do it again. Another can for the shelf.

Pours a light copper-orange color with an off-white head. Foam is creamy, with good retention and leaves thick, chunky lacing. The aroma has lots of fresh hops at first, as it warms the caramel malt sweetness comes out. The light hop bitterness accents the flavor. Grainy malt and caramel sweetness balance, then finishes with a clean hop aftertaste. Flavorful, earthy hops, solid malt character, medium body and mouthfeel. All around very good.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one a few times but just realized I had never reviewed it.

A- Clear chestnut. Big, very light-beige foam on top. Plenty of speckled lacing.

S- Dark honey. Chamomile. Smells good but not exactly appetizing.

T- Not as much honey or chamomile as the smell. A bit of a woody finish. Hops are a little green.

M- Big mouthfeel thanks to a medium body and high carbonation. Feels right.

O- An okay easy drinking beer. Nothing to actively seek out though. Fits in fine the mixed

Kind of reminds me of a cleaner, less honey tasting, Boréale Rousse. I like this series of beers. Not incredible tasting but reasonably priced (not cheap though), craft and canned. Keep it up Archibald.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a medium foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma of caramel malty with light sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some clean cereal with light sweet notes and some semi-dry caramel malt notes. Body is average with good carbonation. OK overall though nothing really special.

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Photo of JOaikido
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can.

A- Coppery red with amber highlights. Big pale beige head. Streams of little bubbles rising in the beer. Bubbles from the head cling to the glass.

S- Sweet caramel malt. Musty note reduces my enjoyment of the odour.

T- Well hopped for the style. Malty caramel notes. Good and well balanced overall, but nothing to get excited about.

MF- Good mouthfeel. Medium bodied, smooth. Greatly adds to drinkability.

D- Goes down quite nicely. A very approachable beer but not bland.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very drinkable beer.

Pour with a nice head that is very cloudy. Smell a little bit of hops, but not like the taste.

Color is amber and the beer is clear.

Very nice taste of malt. The taste is balance. A bitter finish just enough to make you want to have another sip right away.

Love it! Wish they had it in bottle!!

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Chipie from Microbrasserie Archibald
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 37 ratings