Barbar | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Barraclou on 01-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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1/5  rDev -72%

Photo of Barraclou
2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: 660ml brown glass bottle, 7,8 ABV

Appearance: Golden and a good neck of foam. Maybe too dark for a pale ale.

Smell: Weird. I doubt about this mix smelled. Some hops smell too.

Taste: Sweet and bitter. Very instable. Strong presence of hops.

Mouthfeel: Really too metallic and bitter to say that it was ok.

Overall: If this is your style of beer, you may like it. Otherwise...

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Photo of Surfscience
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle contained a solid finger of yeast and was chunky. Poured in order to avoid chunks of yeast.

Pale gold to straw in color, and slightly murky.

Smelled of spice, yeast and faintly of citrus fruit with maybe a hint of apricot.

Taste started with flavours of bread, banana, and evolved with a hint of honey and finished slightly bitter.

The mouth feel wasn't quite chewy but definitely lingered in a somewhat unpleasant way.

Overall it was okay, the amount of yeast in the bottle really through me off. The yeast was chunky and wouldn't dissipate when agitated. Excluding the issue with the yeast it was quite average.

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Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oldp0rt
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The head of fine bubble, off-white, does not hold too long, it leaves a light film on the surface of the drink.
Very intense aroma, slightly fruity notes of apples and sweetness characteristic of honey. All this is quite delicate and not intrusive.
The taste is only honey, but in an amount moderate, not too sweet. Gentian negligible, such as with strong tea, with every sip at the finish is stronger.
Barbar generally not exaggerating in any way, well hidden alcohol, drink a little and happy.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled under license by the Cheval Blanc in Montreal. Light golden ale witha medium head that did not disapear too quickly. The honey taste is very discreet. I could recognize the usual taste of the yeast use by Cheval Blanc. Enjoyable but not exceptionnal

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Photo of roblowther
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Looks like mead. Hazy golden color, very little head & it doesn't last long. Smells good but WOW that honey comes on strong. Tastes of honey and flowers, lavender maybe? Good and very unique. Great up front, actually, but the flowery aftertaste is a bit overwhelming. Well-carbonated and oily on the tongue. Drinkability is limited by that flowery aftertaste. Just couldn't do more than one of these. Unique and worth a try but this one will never be a session beer.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(3.75) A: Clear amber coloured with a copper hue and pours with a sizeable and dense head.

(3.5) S: Cloves, wheat, pineapple, apple, honey, and hints of floral. Nice belgian yeast, fruits, and a noticeable honey sweetness present.

(3.25) T: Similar to aroma with pineapple and honey sweetness followed by a grain and floral bitterness. Theres a bit of an odd/off taste here and I can’t narrow it down – it may be the clove/floral combination or yeast as others have noted.

(3.5) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a creamy, oily mouthfeel.

(3.5) D: This is decent and it does get better after a glass or two, perhaps as it warms. There is a bit of an off taste though and the alcohol is noticeable.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Dando54
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of lmaduells
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jeiiVP
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dalecooper
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JOaikido
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

660 ml brown bottle.

A- Cloudy golden yellow. Big chunks of sediments at the bottom that I avoided pouring into my glass (at least at first). Almost no head.

S- Interesting yeasty, wheaty aroma. Some spice. Sweet, fruity notes.

T- Alcohol, yeast, spices. Very sweet honey middle. Very little bitterness, almost none in fact. Different. One of the few sweet beers I have actually enjoyed.

MF- Surprisingly crisp given the flavour. Catches slightly in the throat, which is a problem I've noticed before with RJ's yeasty beers.

D- Sweetness and the catching in the throat makes this a beer I wouldn't drink many of at a time. Mediocre drinkability, but I feel it,s passable because of the interesting flavour.

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Photo of rugene
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone. There was also lots of yeast floating around the beer.

Smell - Wheat, bananas, lemons, coriander/cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bananas mixed with some lemons and a coriander/cloves spiciness. I can also pick up on the alcohol and a touch of a honey sweetness. It ends with a lemon/banana tart aftertaste.. that also comes across as medicine like for some reason.

Overall – The scent was definitely the highlight of this beer, very pleasant. It had shades of a Unibroue beer but in the end it fails in comparison. The flavours just need a little bit of work to make this a truly great beer. I wouldn't buy this one again, but it wasn't a waste of money either.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Barbar from Brasseurs R.J.
3.57 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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