Blonde De L'Anse
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

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Style:
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #376
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 14.98%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
From:
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  7
SCORE
78
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Reviews by Yoonisaykul:
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Yoonisaykul from Canada (QC)

2.49/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I think this is my first time tasting anything from this brewery.

A- Dull gold which stil manages to look appealing. Loose off-white head which stayed for a while before receding to an even layer. First pour had even coverage lacing and second was speckled.

S- Smells a lot like my first Mr. Beer Homebrew (an APA). Slightly spicy, lemony hop, brewer's yeast and a hint of fermented pineapple juice.

T- Strange. A bit like it doesn't really have a taste but tons of after-taste. A bitter, medicinal, hand-lotion, ear-wax like after-taste. Some earthy hop and yeast in there too.

M-Full. Medium, enjoyable carbonation. Dry finish. It would all be great if it didn't leave a weird film in your mouth. Or maybe it's just the hand lotion taste messing with my senses.

D- I want to say whatever but it seems a tad bit arrogant. I'll say it's refreshing but just doesn't taste good enough to want to drink if you have a choice.

Nov 12, 2010
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 06, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear medium yellow blonde color ale with average carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt is quite simplistic and boring. Taste is also a tad too sweet with no layer of complexity - no floral notes or hops or any interesting ester. Body is about average with average carbonation. A bit disappointed by this one - not even sure it qualifies as middle of the road.

Nov 05, 2010
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3Vandoo from Canada (QC)

4.15/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To be honest, I was alway kind of suspicious of Pit-Caribou because two years ago the founder was jumping on beer forums asking how to brew beer with a very poor grammar. Then today while reading the previous reviews, I am wondering if it is the same beer we had.

Appearance, a normal blondish beer, with a good beer head that left a present lace.

smell was of cereal, shy hoppy and florals flavors with a hint of spices in between hops, malt and yeast.

Taste was nothing out of the ordinary but well balanced, well made, well rounded, with a sharp hop finish, a bit of floral flavors in mouth, followed by a shy malt and caramel presence.

not so bad

Feb 27, 2011
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drinkininthewood from Canada (ON)

3.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml bottle into a Nonic pint glass

A- clear golden/yellow color. Bone white head of somewhat explosive foam rises and settle within a minute, reducing to a thin layer.

S- the aroma is malty, with cereal grains and a touch of wheat. Fresh white bread. with a touch of lemon and a light dusting of some grassy hops.

T- Malty with flavors of fresh bread crusts and a touch of honey with some fruity undertones of mainly pear and lemon. Some faint grassy hops in the finish which is clean with little aftertaste.

M- great carbonation in this beer which is perfect for the style. Body is light.

D- This beer would be quite sessionable. I wish i had more than one :(

Overall this is a great example of a blond ale and one that i will seek out in the future. Love the look, aroma, and flavor profile... i like everything that this beer has to offer. ( why is this beer classed as an EPA? )

Aug 07, 2013
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Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +22.3%

Sep 13, 2012
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, hops, lemons, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with lemons and a bit of hop bitterness. There are also some floral notes and an underlying maltiness. The beer finishes with a wheat and lemon aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – Nothing groundbreaking here but it is a decent drinkable beer that would work well with the warmer weather. I wouldn't buy it again but I drank it quite quickly.

Sep 06, 2011
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nquigley16 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7%

Feb 17, 2013
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Will12 from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

Feb 10, 2014
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lgmol from Canada (NS)

2.59/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nothing really interesting going on here. Some malty sweetness is about all that I get.

Jan 28, 2015
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yancot from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 02, 2017
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Krakpoff from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

Apr 01, 2013
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Socialiste from Canada (QC)

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 25, 2014
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Urik from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev -8.3%

Sep 21, 2014
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CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a nice clear gold with 2 fingers white head, film left when head reseeds.

Aroma - Bread hits my nose followed by cereal malts and some lemon.

Taste - Cereal malts followed by some fresh bread, fresh cut grass and lemon.

Mouth feel - light body with a very nice amount of prickly carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty standard golden ale, it tastes fine and looks good. On a nice hot day I would really enjoy this beer. I probably wont buy it again though. unless the price is right. its just not standout enough.

Oct 12, 2015
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fortyfield from Canada (ON)

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 28, 2016
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale gold with a light off whie head that dissipares quickly leaving very little lacing, Aroma is light hints of bready malt. Flavour - bready, cereal (wheatabix) with toffe notes not much hop distinctiveness - just enough to balance

Aug 28, 2017
Blonde De L'Anse from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 17 ratings