Boutefeu | Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rodenbach99 on 02-20-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by wizo:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml to pint. Cool label.

L- Cloudy dark orange-brown with pretty small bubble constantly rising. Aggressive pour creates monster head and with time leaves one finger of dirty-white head. Lacing is present but weak.

S- Light smell of hops, malt and green apple

T- Starts with a tiny bit of citrus. Hops. Overall roasted malts flavour. Not that much taste. Went to cook up some food, came back 35 min later and it still tasted the same at room temperature only with less carbonation.

M- Pleasant carbonation but a little watery and seltzer-like.

D- The power of the roasted malt flavor compared to the rest leaves me uncertain . It feels like a good session beer... but I'd just have to session it to make sure.

Still one of the better red ales I've had.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of deep caramel malt with light dry finish. Taste is also dominated by rich caramel taste with dry finish which provides great balance. Body is quite full for style with great carbonation. Very well brewed for style with good caramel malt base though with limited complexity.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on April 26th, 2009.

Appearance: Dark amber, almost brownish color. Actually, I think it is even more brown than amber.
Smell: Malts!
Taste: I get some smoke?! malts... interesting. Actually, it is more like a malt and then I get some smokiness... The aftertaste is smoky.
Drinkability: Easy to drink. The beer is round with a medium body.

Very harmonious and thirst quenching! I like it! Not a bad beer.

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Photo of madmax48
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MatChar
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elecnix
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodenbach99
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown bottle, 4,89$ another very nice label, Boutefeu is a worker in a dynamite-demolition.

A: very cloudy, dark copper, nice thick head.
S: some citrus, yeasty and grainy with vegetal
T: some sourness, some yeast and grain
M: round,
D: i'll like this beer with a better balance of malt and hops.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep murky brown color with a pronounced copper hue. Creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of toffee, berries, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, light chocolate and nuts, dark grains and herbal hops. Light creamy and oily medium to full body with a light crisp. Strong strength finish, bready, sugary brown caramel, with typical red ale spices, soft oysters, ends densely leafy and coarse on the tongue. Light brown ale toasty feel in there, lots of English personality. A little dull and lacks freshness. The maillard effect is too burned. Decent taste and feel, quite bold, hits the accessibility. Overall good quality craft.

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Boutefeu from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 14 ratings