Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Barbar | Brasseurs R.J.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BarbarBarbar
BA SCORE
3.51/5
Good
38 Ratings
BarbarBarbar
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Barraclou on 01-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,285
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
38
pDev:
15.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
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

 257 characters

Photo of jlindros
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fizzy fluffy head rises over 2 fingers and and fades at a medium pace with tons of lacing and a fluffy Belgian messy head, over clear slightly hazy golden watery pale colored beer.

Nose loaded with Belgian malts, fruits, etc, a light Belgian malt aroma, lots of fruits from the Belgian yeast, apple, pear, orange peel, spices bringing light coriander, citrus, etc.

Taste starts with plenty more Belgian flavors, plenty of light Belgian malts, semi sweet, little creamy malt, plenty of fruits again with apple, pear, orange peel, apricot, etc, then some light spices coriander, bitter orange peel, zest, etc, it mentions honey but I don't really get any other than a dry finish. There's a decent booze feel even for 7.8%, a bit tingly and warming. The finishes dries quite a bit, also some lingering fruits plenty of apple, little sticky feel, malts, orange, etc.

Mouth is med to slightly heavier bodied for a light beer, warming and tingly booze, and good carbonation.

Overall pretty good, I was expecting a very light beer but it had a nice bite to it, booze, malts, and spices all blended.

 1,099 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

 959 characters

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter) best before L20110910 13:42
A- This beer has a crystal clear apricot body with a billowy off-white head and a sea of microbubbles swirling to the surface. S- The full honey aroma has a shampoo quality, but in a nice way. There is a fruity quality with a softer yeasty note to follow. The finish is pears with a calendula flower aroma.
T- The dry circus peanut fruity yeast flavor has a softer wheat malt note and some fresh honey flavors. There is a soft tang of hop bitterness with a dry hop flavor in the finish aswell.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a light fizzy cleaning finish.
D- The great smooth fruity yeast and honey flavors blend together nicely and hide the 8%abv nicely. The sweet flavors are supported nicely by the hops so that it doesn't turn cloying.

 823 characters

Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Whatup14
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of StormAles
4.37/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldp0rt
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of dstc
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange-brown color with tan head. Head falls quick to nothing. Not much lace. Downright ugly color actually.

Smells of spice and heavy on the yeast. Smells like a typical Belgian but a mess of a Belgian.

Taste is of Belgian yeast, spice, citrus and a touch of coriander. Alcohol is present as well. Bit strong but tastes better than it looks or smells.

Medium bodied and a bit burning in the tongue.

Seems messy but it's not bad. Will most likely have again.

 479 characters

Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of lmaduells
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of roblowther
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

 466 characters

Photo of Digimaika2
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

 723 characters

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

 495 characters

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeiiVP
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JOaikido
3.51/5  rDev 0%
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.

 721 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Barbar from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 38 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.