Claire Fontaine | Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France

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Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
3.6/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: The pour put a pale yellow, lightly hazed ale in my tulip with a nice compact frothy cap. Lively effervescence. Nose is of buttery caramel and apricots. Light bodied ale has a spritzy moth to it...mild bready taste puncuated by musty nut tones ( almonds) finish is tangy, fruity and clean...a savory thirst buster.

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Photo of talbotjf99
2.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.33/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle bought from a mix six pack: Poured a golden yellow color ale with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of sweet malt is quite weak. Taste is sweet malt without any noticeable hops and a light body. Not bad just incredibly bland tasting.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a fairly large fizzy white head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing, and there is some pretty decent lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes before it dissipated.

Smell - pale malts, a grassiness, citrus zest, corn, bread/grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a fairly nice mouth feel; not a whole lot of carbonation, but it leaves the beer feeling nice and velvety. There is a strong bread/grain flavour mixed with a hint of citrus zest. It also has some corn and light hop flavour. It finishes with a slightly bitter and grainy aftertaste.

Drink - An average beer, not sure I'd seek it out again, but I wouldn't turn it away if offered one..

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Photo of JOaikido
2.72/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Bottle from a variety pack purchased at the brewery's new location in St-Alexis-des-Monts.

A- rapidly decreasing head. Few bubbles in the beer. Clear golden colour. Beer looks dead after a few minutes.

S- Sweet. Rice beer. Noticeable ethanol scent.

T- Watery. A bit of hops bitterness. Reminiscent of Budweiser.

MF- A bit watery, thin. Refreshing though. leaves a dry feeling in the mouth.

D- Very easy to drink and a definite thirst quencher. If you but the variety pack, give this to your macro drinking friends and keep the Ambrée au Sarasin and the Blonde d'Épeautre for yourself.

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Photo of bird_soul
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodenbach99
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml.

belle couleur blonde-blé très claire. la mousse est fugace et disparait rapidement. nez axé sur le malt, pas de houblon en vue, en bouche elle est légère, petit goût de malt. l'étiquette prédit cette légèreté. rien d'une grande bière.

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Photo of 4ster
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Claire Fontaine from Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
2.9 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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