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Coup De Grisou | Brasseurs R.J.

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3.64/5
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98 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada
brasseursrj.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 09-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,383
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
98
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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14
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Photo of Organdrew
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

341 mL bottle taken out of a sample 6-pack "Maitre Brasseur". Poured into a flute glass. Drank right after a Cheval Blanc Double Blanche high hop beer.

Look: Thinish, golden orange, virtually no head. Cloudy with little things floating throughout (wheat or spices?)

Smell: Sweet, a bit fruity. Perhaps malty.

Taste: As it hits the tongue, some spices become apparent, maybe some cinnamon, but definitely coriander. Some banana comes through after the initial spices and lingers. More on the sweet side.

Feel: More on the light side, low to mid carbonation, lager-like body but maybe a bit more. Leaves a slight coating in the mouth.

Overall: Something a little different than what I'm used to. Reminds me a bit of "La Fin du Monde", but could just be the coriander as the dominant spice. Not bad in any way. Spicy with hints of fruit. A bit on the lighter side, kind of like a juice beer in my opinion. Something I might buy again. Great for when you don't want a beer that's too forward, but does have a little something to it. After a hop-forward beer like cheval blanc, this is like juice.

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3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJT
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coup De Grisou literally translates as "gas blast" but, fortunately, prying off the cap didn't result in any lost digits or, for that matter, anything more dramatic than a muted 'hiss'. In fact, there's virtually no pressure in this beer; both bubbles and foam fall out almost immediately. The liquid has a summer sunset sort of hazy, suffocating golden complexion.

The aroma, on the other hand, is a little more explosive. That's maybe a generous term and certainly exaggerates the savory/spicy contribution of the coriander and the subtly sweet candied orange rind flavour. Nonetheless, I really like it. There's even an underlying hibiscus-like floral note that adds a potpourri-like element to it.

But something's a little off on the palate. I can't say for certain but, hazarding a guess, logically assume it's the use of buckwheat responsible for that slightly different taste. It's not as sweet or cereal-like as a conventional barley- or wheat-based beer. It lacks the typical maltiness and tastes far more like a seed than grain...

And that makes perfect sense given the buckwheat likely was not malted and technically is a seed, not a cereal grain. I've used green buckwheat groats in my homemade granola and switched to kasha (nuttier, toasted groats) to avoid that grassy, goat-y, hemp-like flavor that is presently becoming more and more noticeable with warmth.

And yet I don't mind it here. That earthiness is a really nice pairing with the more zestful coriander and fruity, farmhouse-y qualities of the yeast. Compared to (relatively few) experiences with spelt, amaranth and sorghum (to say nothing of rice or corn!) buckwheat may be my alternative grain of choice. Coup De Grisou is really interesting and unexpectedly good.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewnanny
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another super nice beer. The color is a powerfull and attractive nice orange. The smell is like other White Belgian I had. I love that smell. This buckwheat beer, will become easily one of the beer I buy often.... if I can find it.... near my hometown.

The taste is very nice and distinctive. These beer are among my favorite one.

The 341 ml bottle with a ABV of 5.0% came from a 12 pack Degustation box, from the brewer RJ of Montréal.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cycle69
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MathieuLefrancois
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marie-Sophie
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Coup de grisou Review

The look of it: yellow orange. Lots of carbonation with half of the finger of head.


The smell it: Some orange and some citrus flavour to it with a bit of a sweet malt.


The taste of it: It's like the smell, some orange with some citrus of the after taste. Sweet malt to it on the after taste. Very sweet not aggressive at all. A bit on the watery taste for the after taste.


So overall would I recommend it? For sure. I really did enjoy that beer during this winter. I find it much better that the Cheval blanc. But the price is a bit high. If you find it on special, go for it. It will worth the price.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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