Frappabord | Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Krakpoff:
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with an average size foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with some residual sugars thought not as intense as I was expecting. Taste is also dominated by dry caramel malt with light grainy notes with limited toffee and dry fruits notes. Body is relatively full with good carbonation and alcohol not overly apparent. I was expecting a huge beer with quite a bit of residual sugars but this is a lot tamer then I had expected.

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Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of SebD
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep orangy/brown color to it. It has a nice thick light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet caramel, brown suguar, grassy hops and some dark fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet caramel, a strong grassy bitterness, some brown sugar, roasted malts and faint notes of dark fruit. I find the grassy bitterness to be a bit overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a overall balance and feel. Needs less hops and more malts. The bitterness overpowers the sweetness and it's about the only thing I'm tasting.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas. Not something I'll buy again.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of rarbring
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dusty dark amber, an off.white high head with good lacing and good curtains.

Smelling of lemon, grape-fruits and dried apricots.

Starting sweet, bitter orange marmalade, grape-fruit juice and peel. Drambuie.

Little carbonation, smooth and oily, nice dry finish.

A nice balanced and rewarding American Barley Wine.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bières Dépôt Au Vent du Nord.
Hazy tawny brown color with a huge tightly bubbled off white head that persists forever. Sweet caramel and dark fruity nose with bits of pine and citrus to counter. A of bit alcohol in the flavor occasionally gets oppressive. Somewhat dry finish with a lingering hop bitterness. Big beer, nice sipper.

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Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This beer poured a very murky brown color with very lively carbonation and 3 fingers of off white foamy head, It has been sitting in front of me for around 8 mins and theres still a finger and a half of frothy head there. Looks like a prime american barleywine.

Aroma - This is one sweet beer on the nose, I get sweet caramel almost immediately and it fills the nose. some lighter toffee underneath giving a light bitterness to the sweetness than you get grass and earthyness from the hops followed by some grainy toasted malts and some prune and fig.

Taste - The taste has the same flavors as the nose but in a different configuration, As it touches your tongue you get a mix of bitter grassy leafy hops and caramel, the hops are almost a bit to overwhelming here and I like bitter beers. they just arnt balancing with the sweetness as well as I would like. This is followed by more sweetness from brown sugar. The underlying toffee on the nose is even more deminished, I'm also getting toasty malts and some dark fruit on the finish although that's pretty light to. The back end is quite boozy even.

Feel - heavy, creamy body, almost chewy but not exactly to that point long lasting bitterness.

Overall - Yet another beer where the look and aroma fool me into thinking this is close to a world class beer only to be torn down by the flavors. The choices are right for the style but they arn't refined enough to make for an amazing drinking experience. also that bitterness is way to strong and almost tylenol like. Was it ok? yes, Was it great? no. Will I buy it again? probably not! Cheers!

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Photo of MatChar
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of elecnix
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Electros
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Abbott
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Alcohol taste not very present if not at all.

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Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aged 8 months old : Deep cloudy and murky brown caramel color with not much visible activity. Creamy and frothy beige 3-4 finger bubbling head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good legs and decent swirl reaction, some powerful lacing. Flavors of berries, plums, toffee, orange peels, slight cheese, wood, walnuts, barley and herbal hops. Slightly creamy, smooth silky, medium to full body with soft crisp. Strong strength finish, thick dark esters, pleasant caramel feel similar to maple, ends leafy and earthy on the tongue, a bit clovey with a hint of grapefruits. Superb balance and decent freshness from probably some Belgian yeast in there. The barley sensation is not too intense, it's still a robust one while strangely delicate. Slightly sour from the aged session, but it aged well with added complexity. Impressive intensity, the alcohol effect is moderate, very easy to drink while extremely warming. Overall excellent quality craft.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Frappabord from Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 24 ratings