L'Étoile Du Brasseur Vin D'Orge
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #213
ABV:
9.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #21,808
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 12.15%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
From:
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
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VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle looks really nice but it's definitely hard to open without a wine bottle opener.

As for the beer, nice amber/copper see-through color with a beautiful 1 inch off white head.

Doesn't have a really present smell but it might be just me, I still smell some dark fruit, alcohol and some red wine aromas.

Nice taste though, roasted malts, dark fruits red wine flavors are perceivable as well as a touch of smokiness.

It's supposed to be 90 IBU but I don't find it that bitter. Overall definitely not bad but I expected more from this beer, nice warm feeling when you swallow.

Mar 27, 2016
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

2.46/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from a del in Gatineau. From notes.

A - Amber sorta colour with a bright body and two fingers of brown head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Dark fruit, rotten fruit, burnt malt, licorice.

T - Not tasty. Burnt, vinous, rotten.

M - Good carbonation, full body, dry finish that pretty much goes immediately.

O/D - Not the best. Not sure what's up with this guy, but this was a big mess that showed no Nelson Sauvin character and showed more burnt and rotten fruit notes than anything.

Feb 25, 2015
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Vintage: 2014

A:
Pours a crystal clear ruddy copper with a healthy one inch of soft beige head that settles to a decent film. Good retention; lots of majestic, varied lacing. (4)

S:
Warm malty cereals. Molasses, oats, pepper, rum. (4)

T:
Boozy malt nectar. Strong, spicy warming malt flavor layers with caramel, pepper and a woody whiskey character. A touch oxidized, but not bad as a result. (4)

M:
This feeling with a full body and a tingling, warming, finish with a healthy dose of booziness. (3.75)

O:
Good beer all around.
It was a tiny bit oxidized and I felt like it was really 'whiskey-ey' from what I remembered having it once before.
It pours very nice for such a strong beer and is all very rich, warm, and a touch sticky. It is big to drink alone and was pretty woody and alcoholic tasting the further I got through it.
Definitely worth a shot. Especially if you are a big fan of Barleywines. (3.75)

Feb 21, 2015
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M-girard from Canada (ON)

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The color is a nice golden orange with head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves substantial lacing.

Smell: At first, hoppy bitterness followed by melon-y funk and spices (cloves? nutmeg?) and something reminiscent of smoky hickory wood.

Taste: The hop character is much mellower then anticipated by the smell, but sticks to your palate for a long duration. Malty sweetness comes to balance the hops and round out the flavor with hints of fruitiness, dark berries and banana.

Mouthfeel: it has a low carbonation and leaves a film-like texture in your mouth.

Drinkability: Perfect for the cold of winter, siting by a warm fireplace. Drinkable indeed!

Nov 11, 2014
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SebD from Canada (ON)

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick creamy light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grassy/earthy hops, some pine, a slight smokiness, toasty malts, dark fruit, sweet caramel and some toffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a grassy bitterness, some pine resins, sweet toasty malts, dark fruit, caramel, toffee and a slight smokiness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

Nov 10, 2014
L'Étoile Du Brasseur Vin D'Orge from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 18 ratings