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P'tit Train Du Nord | Micro-brasserie Saint-Arnould

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Brewed by:
Micro-brasserie Saint-Arnould
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by francisweizen on 09-17-2004

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by spinrsx:
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3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

I'm not sure if they have improved this beer.. The bottle I have has a different label then the one on this site. And some people reviewing it called it 'lifeless' - my bottle poured a massive head and had great lacing...

Appearance - pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow colour with a massive foamy/fizzy white head. There appears to be lots of carbonation, and some fantastic amount of lacing. The head sticks around for a while.

Smell - First off is the hops, then a corn syrup like sweetness. There are also notes of breads/grains and barley.

Taste & Mouth - Lots of carbonation here to start, then some hops. I would say it has an above average amount of hop taste, not overpowering at all. The middle of the drink brings a faint sweetness before a dry hop finish and aftertaste.

Drink - I think this is a very well balanced beer that I would gladly drink again. Decent for those who are just starting to experiment with hoppy beers. Give this one a try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.84/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a golden colored ale with a below standard head with almost no retention. Carbonation is very weak and body is average. Aroma is pleasant with floral hops easily distinguishable. Taste is very deceiving with limited hops, lacking sweetness and almost no aftertaste. Overall, this is very uninspiring stuff and probably brewed to satisfy the macro drinkers.

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Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.39/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(Says on the bottle that it's an American Pale Ale but I guess it's more of a blond ale. Definitely not an Adjunct Lager though)

Looks like a lager though, see-through blond beer with a really thin white head.

In the nose the malts/cereals comes through with a little bit of hops.

Interesting notes of caramel in the mouth, pretty surprising. There's also cereals flavors, not enough hops.

Pretty easy to drink, far for excellent but not bad either. From the reviews I expected worse.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.73/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

English pale-ale style brew. Little train of the North? or not, Je suis desolee, Je ne parl pas francais. This beer pours poorly, if you'll pardon the pun and the alliteration. Looks lifeless after the two-second fizzy head goes away. I was worried about an infection, but no other signs were present and it was well within the date code. Not bottle-conditioned. A golden-yellow that is very watery on top and no real bubbles coming up. Aroma is very attractive to me - I always like pale ales where I can still detect malt and esters with the hops. Smells buttery but bright and alive. Fresh and strawberry-like. Like a sweat tea. Very light hopping. Medium-bodied, sort of elixir-like with thoughts of tea again, especially because of the low carbonation. Finishes sweet and watery, but alive, and really not bad - just different. Herbal with just enough bitterness to feel on the teeth but not on the tongue. This strikes me as very cask-like, which is a great thing. Very drinkable. I would probably be less impressed with this if there were more decent examples of the style around me, but I really do like these and cannot find many good ones. This is a good one.

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Photo of pootz
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3


Pours a Glistening light-golden ale in my flute with a rocky 2 finger cap that lasts well and laces the glass. Lively carbonation makes this a bit spritzy in looks and character.

Aroma is pleasant, not unlike a mild pale ale; grains, succulent fruits, a tad musty.

-mildly malted - light-thin bodied - mild soapy mouth feel.

Starts rather thin, then the malts are detected just in time to have them neutralized by a rush of citrus-piney hopping which leaves you with a sharp unsweetened cider decernment. Finishes clean but abruptly with a light growing bittering.

Pleasant enough and not a bad little pale for quaffing on hot days...just a tad thin and under-malted for me.

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Photo of nquigley16
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of ReFill31
3.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured in a Saint-Arnould glass.

A : Nice golden color with a nice head but unfortulately do not stay long enough. Leaaves a nice ring though.

S : Some grainy smell with some spices around it. I can distinguish some rice smell also...

T : Not too impressed but still good. Some bitterness with hops.

M : Feels good

D : Could drink another one but not too much. Easy-drinking.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

P'tit Train Du Nord from Micro-brasserie Saint-Arnould
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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