Coup De Grisou | Brasseurs R.J.

Coup De GrisouCoup De Grisou
BA SCORE
3.64/5
98 Ratings
Coup De GrisouCoup De Grisou
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 09-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,765
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
98
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mrmanning
2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle- Deep hazy orange/amber with a generous froth of white head. Nice lace too. The nose is all out spices, lots of corriander and cardamon?and floral with wheaty,fruity sweet malts, with a good dose of apricot. It's all pretty messy though. Taste is sweet apricot and wheaty, yeasty spices with corriander coming through in a big way. All about the corriander. Finish is creamy which WOULD leave this quite drinkable if not for the spices. This is too spicy and messy to be able to enjoy any more than 1 bottle.Dunkelweizen? Right.

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Photo of talbotjf99
2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of apintofknowledge
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Brought this one home from a recent trip to Montreal along with several others that I haven't seen in the States. It poured a cloudy golden orange hue with a thin white head. The aroma was fruity, spicy and mildly yeasty. The mouthfeel was like that of a weizen... highly carbonated with lots of tiny bubbles.

The taste, however, didn't match up to the nice aroma and mouthfeel. There were spicy, yeasty, peppery flavors with a slightly bitter finish. But the flavor was so short-lived in my mouth that it was hard to pick up all the flavor. There was no rich middle to this beer, and the finish faded quickly. Overall, it had the potential to have the spicy complexity of a Saison, but the flavor just didn't last long enough to truly enjoy it.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coup De Grisou poured a dark amber color, with a small head, and much sediment. The smell was offesniven and overall not very good. The taste however was a bit better, it was spicey and had many other flavors all mixed in. The beer wasnt very heavy, but I wouldnt want another after one. I thought this beer overall was okay, I just didnt have much of a taste for it.

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Photo of Lelampp
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

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

Photo of mdfb79
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Received as an extra from Phyl21ca; thanks Phil!

a - Pours a hazy brown-orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Tiny bit of sediment evident.

s - Smells of yeast, wheat, coriander, spices, orange peels, and something odd I can't put my finger on. It seems a little like sour/bready malts. Not bad, but seems a little odd with the other scents.

t - Tastes of wheat, sour fruit, citrus, spices, grain, and bready malts. Again, something slightly sour and odd in the taste, but a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. The body is very smooth and creamy; feels great.

d - Overall this was a decent beer. The mouthfeel was great, but something seemed a little off/sour in the smell and taste. If it wasn't for that it would have been a good beer. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of Matt1516
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at Boris Bistro in downtown Montreal. Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

Pours up copper orange with a thin head. Smells of wheat and coriander and citrusy.

Tastes like a Belgian wheat. Lots of orange flavour, a bit of carbonation and herbal notes.

An interesting fruit beer, definitely a summer quencher but not something that I'd want yearround.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from a store outside Mont Tremblant a while ago.

A - Cloudy pour with a light copper or orange body. Strong carbonation with a three finger, very losse white head. Initial head looked like it would fade fast but it settled into a nice full finger retention. No lacing.

S - Strong citrus, yeast, light grains, light spice. Sort of a bubblegum element with citrus soap? Strong orange.

T - Light grain. Citrusy orange. A little yeast and sweet spice but that orange is really strong. It's almost like shock top which I just tried and tastes alot like orange soda. It opens up towards the end of the bottle with more spice, yeast, and grain, but still has that orange cola character. The progress it makes, makes up for a part of the earlier flaws.

M - Strong carbonation and a medium creamy body. Lingering sweet finish which isn't exactly pleasant.

O/D - Drinks like a wheat beer. The more I drank it became more like an orange soda. I couldn't see myself drinking too much of this. Overly sweet and not exactly beer-like, until it opens up to more spice. Still not great.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange with lots of suspended chunks. Not a particularly appetizing look.

S - Spicy, citrus, cloves. I'd call this a wit-like style rather than fruit/vegetable.

T - Spicy (curry?). mild hop bitterness and some lemony notes. Yeast presence is there as well (as expected from the chunkies).

M - Slightly dry, light in both mouthfeel and carbonation.

D - Not my favorite. Drinkable, yes. A nice hot-weather session beer maybe, but not particularly flavourful.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 groleau
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of sstackho
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle purchased from Metro Joanette in Montreal. Pours a cloudy light straw. Nice yeasty, peppery aroma. First taste is on the thin side. A bit of yeast, but not much in the way of spices or fullness. The flavour doesn't seem to be improving as it goes on. I've had this in the past, but not for a while. I had thought I remembered this beer being better than this, but perhaps I'm confusing it with a different beer. But you'd think I'd remember a buckwheat beer... I will try to resample when I get the chance.

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

Photo of karait95
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: opaque orange color not to brilliant good big head that dissipates to fast.

S: wheat smell with some herbs inside somethin spicy but not identified is present also little sweetness can be smelt.

T: complex flavor full wheat but not sweet or citric most herbal. Little bitterness can be felt.

M: very refreshing beer but not too easy to drink, it is mostly neutral than bitter or sweet.

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Photo of markgugs
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz. bottle into tulip pint glass, courtesy of my buddy unitmonster in Montreal

A: Pours a VERY cloudy, murky orange, tons of yeast in this beer, looks very much like a hefeweizen. Nice-sized 2-finger off-white head, disappears rather quickly and doesn't leave too much lacing.

S: Bottle claims a "huge buckwheat aroma," though I don't really detect it; more of an extremely lemony citrus scent, a very rose-like floral smell, and coupled with some earthy yeast aromas.

T/M: Some very nice flavors in this beer, I initially thought "pleasant." The lemon citrus flavors are not as pronounced as the aroma would have you believe, and there is far more of a slight butterscotch malted flavor to balance it fairly well. Nice, creamy smooth mouthfeel too.

D: This would be an easy beer to session with, it's not offensive or robust, and it is well-made. Just not terribly exciting, but a good beer overall.

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3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle poured into a pint

A: Cloudy orange, a little bit of head that settles into suds, renubds me off fresh apple juice picked up at a farmers market...

S: definetly wheat, some coriander and citrusy tones are picked up as well

T: pretty weird actually (in a good way) starts off tasting like a wit yet kinda dissapates into a hoppy ending, definetly some spicy notes in it and some coriander undertones

M: very nice actually, good carbonation that kinda dissaperes very quickly to leave with a slightly bitter finish

D: decent, not really my style but if you're into these kinds of beers the taste and the abv % could make this a good beer to have alot of over the course of an evening

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

200th review!

Last of an RJ sample pack from Montreal.

Poured into a Leffe chalice. A light opaque orange brew, with a thin head that survives as a ring. Some flecks of lacing. I tried to keep the sediment out, but missed a bit, and I've got to say, the pieces are quite unattractive. Reminds me of that gross soda from the mid 90's with suspended jelly particles in it. Once they settled on the bottom, it wasn't too bad. Other than that, it looks like a Belgian pale to me.

Nose is spicy, with notes of yeast and tart citrus - lemon and orange, perhaps.

Taste is certainly spicy - cinnamon and coriander for the most part, perhaps a bit of clove. Yeast and a real 'country' flavor, which I'm guessing is the buckwheat. Citrus provides a mild presence in the back. Surprisingly dry. I suppose it tastes alright, but it just feels off balance to me. Never really got in to it.

Mouthfeel is slightly powdery, probably the sediment again. Mild carbonation, medium-thin body.

Not bad, but certainly not my favorite from RJ. There's just something about it that's not working for me.

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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