Ambrée De Sarrasin | Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France

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Ambrée De SarrasinAmbrée De Sarrasin

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-14-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: puts an amber beer in my pint glass with a 1 finger frothy head that lasts and laces well. Wonderful nose to this brew...sweet spices, bready, hint of tangerine peel. Nicely crafted flavor profile: sweet bready malts toned with spicey tastes: cloves, pepper, cinnamon and vanilla....long smooth mouth feel...long finish with bready spices almost like a heffe weiss...a nice buckwheat concoction.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of buckwheat is actually noticeable (as opposed to a bunch of beer out there with so-called buckwheat in an so small quantity that it is impossible to distinguish and quite enjoyable. Taste is also noticeable by the light bitter buckwheat tasting with very little hops. Still a bit one-sided but probably one of the best beer from this brewery.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours an amber colour with a fairly large fizzy/foamy white head. (aggressive pour) There is a lot of carbonation showing. There is a fair amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks around for a few minutes.

Smell - The beer has corn syrup and yeast smell. Also some orange zest and some floral notes.

Taste & Mouth - the beer doesn't feel very carbonated in the mouth, which is strange considering its appearance. It comes across as slightly watery, but still decent. I can taste a honey dew melon like flavor that gives way to a slight hoppy dry finish. It has a pleasing refreshing taste that would be nice in the summer.

Drink - I'll rate this slightly above average, worth a try if you happen to come across it.

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Photo of JOaikido
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

A- Nice frothy head of small bubbles. Streams of small bubbles coming up through the beer. Dark amber, orange colour, very clear.

S- Grainy smell, buckwheat. Some caramel odours.

T- A little fruity sweetness. Hops bitterness well balanced. A bit of sourness that works well with the whole. Distinctive. I give it points for being different without going to extremes. Good buckwheat beer.

MF- Nicely carbonated. Slightly thin yet somehow not too watery. You know your drinking beer.

D- Good but not perfect.

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Photo of Shiredave
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very attractive golden amber color, steady carbonation and a tight white head of fine bubbles and spatters of lace.

Yeasty, sharp, belgianesque aromas fade quickly to lemon, wheat and cloves notes very much like a hefe weizen. Sweeter, honey aromas come forward as it warms.

Flavor is light as is the body - more hefe flavors of tart wheat ( buckwheat I guess from the label) and soft bready grains. Some malty sweetness adds some balance to the hop and grain dryness.

Finish is abruptly dry and clean. Mild lingering bitterness. A very quaffable warm weather session beer, tho it lacks depth to be called interesting or unique.

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Photo of Jaydee01
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kbub6f
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Marché du Boisé (boul. des Forges, T-R), 6/11/03, stored cool dark, 2600 miles in my trunk.

The smallish, coarse head is cream-colored. The beer is a clear, darkish amber. Smell is nutty, candy, sugar and a little fruit. The front is tangy and fruity, with malt really kicking in in the full middle. Cereals too. The finish is nutty and bitter. Nice. This is pretty good. Definitely better than Messagère. The buckwheat still imparts a strange, sour taste (for me), but it works better here.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bouteille brune de 341ml.

belle étiquette, cette bière a une belle couleur ambrée, elle a un nez discret mais agéable, on dirait une bière au malt fumé, comme un scotch-wiskey, goût léger et très agréable de sarrasin. la longueur est moyenne. la finale est agréable. bonne bière.

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Photo of Tim2000
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341 mL brown bottle, best before the end of the month.

Light copper brew with a thick, foamy white head.

Aroma is bready with some spicy and sour notes.

Sweet caramel malt blends well with a grainy tartness that I imagine must come from the unmalted buckwheat in the beer. Moderate bitterness comes through near the end to balance the sweet finish. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is average. Alcohol is barely present.

Nouvelle-France offers something a bit different from the standard pale ale, an interesting idea with lots of potential.

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Ambrée De Sarrasin from Microbrasserie Nouvelle-France
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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