D'Ham Noire Sur Lie | Les Brasseurs du Hameau

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D'Ham Noire Sur LieD'Ham Noire Sur Lie

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Les Brasseurs du Hameau
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JOaikido on 01-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by NoLiberty:
Photo of NoLiberty
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

App: Nice 750 ml bottle. The label is a little strange but has an interesting image. Also an interesting corking technique, with no cage. The beer pours DARK, black body, fluid, light, walnut chocolate edges and nice big chunky thick head.

Aroma: Meaty, chocolate, and some tinny metal. Not that pleasant.

Taste: Light in flavor and watery. Estringent, metallic, with some subtle chocolate and malt. Slight bitterness with tinny undertones.

Mouth: Very light bodied with subtle carbonation. Light all around with little significant mouthfeel.

Drink: Could drink more, but not good enough to. I finished my glass but sampling partner grassrootsvt made it a drain pour.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a porter, shwartbier, this noire is a particular classification I find in Quebec. Coffee grounds, sourness wih ruff edges. The aroma is malty and coffee grounds,roast and burnt parts but uneven, a great head on dark brown. An average beer with above average carbonation.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.72/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a huge foamy head and some good lacing. Aroma of weak roasted malt is slightly boring. Taste is also comprised of weak roasted malt notes with little to no hops and a watery body. I can’t really understand why this is rated so high unless a got a bad bottle but I don’t believe that is the case.

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Photo of Quej
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark pitch with a thick bubbly tan head.
S - Smells of coffee and dark cocoa with lots of bitter hops. Smells of alcohol and strong roasted barley malts.
T - Very dark burned malts give it the taste of espresso. There is a slight sting of alcohol and a good lingering bitterness.
M - Thin and alcoholic, yet quite covering and lingering.
D - Dangerously decent drinkability.

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Photo of jpagewatts
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- thick head that stays. the beer is a dark dark brown, but muddy. very muddy.

S- biscuits, caramel maltiness. the aroma has a muddiness like the appearance.

T- an exceptionally smooth body. malt give you the hint of cocoa powder. some spicy alcohol. subtle undertones of black cherry, currant.

M- there's a smoothness that goes with the stout style. the stout dryness is a little overstated here.

D- there's something about this beer that makes me want to have another.

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Photo of Derek
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We were definitely confused by the intended style of this one...

A: Hazy brown-black, tan head, some retention & lace.

S: Dark bread, cola, brown sugar.

T: Not a lot of flavour, mostly bready with some roasted grain. I thought they were going for a schwartzbier!

M: Light to moderate body, dry.

D: Perfectly drinkable, but not overly enticing.

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Photo of JOaikido
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle. A bottle conditioned black beer. The first I try from this tiny brewery.

A- Foamy beige head that clings to the glass leaving little patches of foam behind. Beer is black with faint red highlights and some brown at the edges.

S- Roast coffee and chocolate. Sour notes in the middle.

T- Roast coffee leading to a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Some alcohol and dried fruit (raisins). Tasty overall. Well balanced.The algohol leaves a warming feeling that is syrprising considering the abv.

MF- Carbonation high. Body good but lacking the thick creamy feel that I prefer in a stout. Leaves the mouth a touch pasty.

D- Decent, but more of a suipping beer even though not tha«t strong as far as abv goes. Enjoyable. A nice addition to the short list of stouts available in Quebec, though this one has very limited distribution.

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Photo of Viggo
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't remember if Harry or Paul brought this one, so thanks to both for opening lots of neat stuff that night.

Pours a clear black with red highlights, thick tan head, lace spots, settles to a thin layer. Smell is sweet, licorice, grains, caramel, some cherries, yeasty bread, touch of chocolate roast, simple but effective. Taste is chocolate and roast, yeast, licorice, coffee and cream, light sourness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer, nice character and easy to drink. Thanks!

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Photo of chunkylover53
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours about as black as black can be, with a big, foamy, white head. Lots of lacing.

Tastes like the barley has been roasted beyond belief. I detect some anise and an almond-like flavour. Slightly smoky. Mouthfeel is quite thick. I've had stouts that felt thinner than this (Not very good ones, mind you.)

Definitely a good winter beer. Too bad I'm writing this in the middle of June. I'll have to grab some more in a few months.

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Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.5%, "D'HAM Extra Malt - Noire Sur Lie", 750ml bottle.

A chalky gray head, fairly creamy and stays perfectly sturdy as it rocks back and forth in the glass. The body is opaque, even to the light, but does hold a modest, mahogany shine. The colour is essentially black, although lightens up along the sides and near the top. Attractive.

The aroma is downright awesome! An excellent yeast that seems to stay back, out of the fold but contributes greatly all the same. It carries with it a little Belgian style spice. I smell chocolate and anise, perhaps light coffee but nothing in the aroma is straightforward. A soft roast, light esters. Delicious.

A fairly carbonated body, making this a little more refreshing than standard for the style. It doesn't either carry the weight that American stouts tend to. There isn't much bitterness and no astringency. Enough to be keep it assertive but the body is fairly light.

The flavours aren't all that straightforward either. A light chocolate/coffee taste, this is designed for dessert I'm sure. This is mild, closer to an English Stout. It is highly drinkable, leaving a soft chocolaty aftertaste. This one's a winner! Greatly enjoyed, thank you Harry!

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bouteille brune de 341ml.

belle couleur ébène-charbon-rouge. la mousse est compacte, durable et belle, au nez tout se développe vers le chocolat, le malt rôtie, le nougat, en bouche tout est là, un peu sucré, petit goût de torréfaction. le tout est très agréable, sans être ma meilleur de ce brasseur.

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Photo of bobsy
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle comes with a little sticky white label proclaiming "Extra Malt"... well this is exciting. Very dark brown pour borders upon noir, but really stays in the brun. Creamy head laces well. Toasty aroma has a caramel edge and a faint whiff of smoke. Very bready flavour with a dose of regular coffee and cocoa followed up by a serving of blackberry. Interesting...I found it more flavourful than some of the reviewers, and I can't help but wonder if this is a result of the 'extra malt'. Smooth body with decent carbonation.

On purchase I believed this to be a stout, but I'd say it has a heck of a lot more in common with a schwarz. Quebecers often define their beer by colour rather than style, so what this truly is is anyone's guess. Its a decent beer regardless.

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D'Ham Noire Sur Lie from Les Brasseurs du Hameau
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 12 ratings