Gros Mollet | Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

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Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rodenbach99 on 02-22-2009

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 16
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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks ok, some brown body with good foam and a white head. Creamy mouthfeel, malted brown, yeast comes into play later in the body. Some cloves, apple cider. Refeshes, slightly acidic, bit weak for style. Slightly above-average carbonation. Second time, several months later not as carbonated.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of strong malt notes with quite a lot of residual sugars. There are also some boiled vegetables notes which seem to emanate from the Frontenac malt which is not that pleasant. Taste is also dominated by the boiled vegetables notes with too much residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Unfortunately, there is too many notes of boiled vegetables from the Frontenac malt to truly enjoy this beer.

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Photo of unibroue4ever
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this beer in december 2008. Picked these at Monde des Bières as soon as they arrived.

First, this is one beer style that I'm having a hard time to like.

Appearance: is typical Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Almost black and can't see through the beer.

Smell: Mainly roasted and chocolate.

Taste: Strong taste of roasted malts. I can't get past that taste, it is strong and the length in the mouth is average.

Overall, an average beer that is probably good for those who like this style.

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Bobsy - thanks for letting us clear out your fridge!

Pours a light hazy brown with not much head to speak of, color seems just a touch too light, almost watery.

Some nice light malts and caramel play around in the mouth with a faint hop bite in the finish that almost feels "off"/vegetal.

Taste is heavy on the caramel, hints of licorice, toffee. Alcohol shows up in the finish, not hiding the alcohol all that well IMO. Still has the borderline solvent bite in the back that kind of throws me off a touch.

Bottle stated it was a strong brown ale which is probably more along the lines of what it tasted like rather than a Belgian. Not a bad brew but certainly not among my favorites. Thanks again Rob!

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Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought back from QC by Jason and Steve, 500ml bottle into some tulips.

Poured a reddish brown, with a light brown head. Moderate retention. Nose of spicy dark fruit, earthiness and some dirt. Taste is earthy, dirty and has a dubbel-like character. Subtle brown sugar notes, with some sweetness. Moderate mouthfeel, and some interesting drinkability. They're calling this a BSDA, although I kept thinking of this as an earthier, organic dubbel. Nonetheless, nothing I'd readily revisit here.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of duracell
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gros Mollet pours dark brown and is almost opaque, with an off-white head that has incredible retention but no lacing.

It smells ok, with malt being the biggest player, backed up by yeast and caramel.

The taste is comprised mainly of the same things. Its very malty and isn't balanced very well as a result. For the style, its not bad but its not that good either.

Gros Mollet is slightly oily and is very heavy. Overally, its just ok.

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Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nicely looking, brown in color with a beautiful 2 inches creamy head and lots of carbonation. Malty and boozy smell, not that pleasant. Tastes way better, nice caramel taste with dark fruits, I taste some maple syrup too in there. Nice sweet long finish, by the smell I thought I wouldn't like it, bu it's pretty decent.

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Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, thanks to Bobsy for opening.

Pours a slightly hazed brownish red, thin dark tan head forms, very fizzy, settles down to a thin ring, leaves a few lace spots on the glass. Smell is okay, caramel, quite malty, some grain, raisin, decently fruity, bit of toast, pretty pedestrian but nice malts. Taste is similar, sweet and fruity up front, raisin and toast, crackers, quite dry, some light floral, pretty neat. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, pretty interesting if a little simple. Thanks Rob!

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

NOTE: This is not a Belgian Strong Dark Ale but An American Brown Ale. As such that is how I will be rating it!.

Appearance - This beer pours a dark hazy brown, when placed it direct light it becomes a bautiful toffee brown around the edges . It poured with 3 fingers of off white head that faded to one finger and had remained there for a good while. This is a good looking brown ale!

Aroma - As far as smell is concerned this is extremely simple, It has roasted nuts, sweet caramel, and a light earthy hop in the back of the smell that is just noticable but its mostly malt.

Taste - I get Caramel, roasted nuts, coffee, and some earthy hops. The caramel and the nuts come together well but the coffee and hops seem to be out of place in this brew, It probably could have been blended better but it doesn't strike me like these should be there in the way that they are.

Feel - What it loses in taste this beer more than makes up for it in feel. It is on the full side of medium bodied and extremely smooth and creamy. the lack of bitterness makes this a very easy drinking beer for someone who likes sweet nutty drinks.

Overall - This beer has some good qualities to it and I see where they were going with it, however flavor is not one of those things. It just doesnt mesh well. However flavor is only half the drinking battle and it feels good in your mouth which makes it way more drinkable. If it didnt have a good mouthfeel I would have said forget it. Like this I would say go for it. It wont hurt to try! It definitely wont be a new favorite though!

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Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of pat2016
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of elecnix
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of bylerteck
2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pillowy tan head. Hazy dark red colour. Nice looking beer.

S - Lot's of malts. Mild booze in there as well as toffee and slight caramel.

T - Toffee, malts, not much else really. Sweet.

M - Full bodied and thick feeling.

D - Not my thing. Too sweet, but a decent beer.

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Photo of Ralphus
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended by the proprieter of Broue Ha Ha ( in Gatineau, QC. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I'm enjoying it all the same.

It pours an an opaque reddish brown. There's very little light coming through this beer. The head is offwhite and descends to a ring of foam fairly quickly.

The smell is light - raisins, spice and light chocolate flavours are present.

Taste is medium light and very well done. Milk chocolate, raisins, spice and fruit are here and the balance is sublime. It's not going to blow your mind by sheer volume but the interplay is great. Add in the fact that there's no alcohol present and you have a winner in my books.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy and the light volume of the beer aids drinkability. Enjoy!

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Photo of Abbott
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of stcules
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, beautiful beige foam.
In the smell, not too strong, dark malts, caramel, and a grassy hop in the end. Hazelnut.
Malty taste, light caramel, ad a gain a good hazelnut note.
Full taste, almost chewy, with a good balancing hop. And an intriguing note of red fruit.
Average body.
Caramel, red fruit (cranberries? Pomegranate?) in the aftertaste, with finishing hop. Somq liquorice and roots.

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Gros Mollet from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 30 ratings