Vire-Capot | Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

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Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rodenbach99 on 02-20-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty blond color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice floral cereal with light sweet undertones. Taste is also dominated by some fresh floral cereal with a nice underlying sweetness and not much hops presence. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well done without being overly complex but very quaf

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in november 2008. Bought at Monde des Bières in Quebec.

Appearance: Pale yellow with some nice head. Good looking beer.
Smell: I smell some fruit? don't know which one. Also some yeast that might be responsible for the fruity smell?! Didn't expected that smell. Not bad.
Taste: Mainly malts with some yeast in the background. Fruity taste is not big and I'm having a hard time figuring what it is. Maybe apple...
Mouthfeel:The body is light and thin. This beer is very refreshing I would drink that during summer. Not a winter beer.

Will need to revisit this beer to complete the review.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Krakpoff
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ReFill31
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a Microbrasserie Lac-St-Jean pint glass.

A : Dark golden color, cloudy, with a great head. Foam stays a long time and leaves a good ring on the glass.
S : Some cereal, fruity also. Good smell, appealing.
T : Light taste, some light malts. I was disappointed because I thought this beer would a have a much stronger taste.
M : Watery, nothing really spectacular
D : Easy drinking. The price is a little bit high though (5.50$) but I can understand that the process of distribution outside their area can be pricey. I will buy other beers from this microbrewery. Just can't wait to go directly to the brewery for a tasting.

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Photo of elecnix
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark gold with a fluffy beige head with decent retention and some lacing.

Hops and malt (really prevalent hop smell) hints of citrus and fresh-baked bread.

Apple, grass and some hops. Not overly complicated but still with a lot going on.

Soft and round. Sweet and crisp up front, warming hoppiness underneath and a sweet, yeasty finish that is neither too lingering nor too abrupt.

Tasty beer. Quite a bit going on flavor-/body-wise I don't mind it, but it is kind of a roller coaster. Honestly it might be a good beer for someone learning to taste because it is sweet then bitter, hoppy then malty. I would prefer a more "unified" flavor but it is good. Good BBQing beer for sure.

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Photo of rodenbach99
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml brown bottle with a very nice label, 4,89$ a bit expensive for a new brewer-bottler.

A: hazy golden colour, thick light-beige head.
S: somewhat funky grainy odour.
T: special grainy taste, missing something some sweetness
M: round-beer
D: not very interesting, missing some hops.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maxlatruie
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Dense cloudy and veiled dark gold color with moderate activity. Slightly creamy light beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with dense legs, and moderate lace. Flavors of orange, sweet grains, grapefruits, lemon, peach, caramel, wheat, floral spices. Bready and zesty. Slick and smooth medium to full body with crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, soft clove, tropical fruits, sharp zesty yeast, citrusy and leafy hops. Pleasant floral and flowery dry hops. Good balance and well intensified. Solid pale ale, very fruity while clean, with not too much maillard effect. Highly hoppy close to an IPA, with a Belgian touch in the yeast. Very good taste and feel. Overall high quality craft.

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Vire-Capot from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 14 ratings