La Corte Real
Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,083
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,834
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.57%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
35
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Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 35
Reviews by eberesford:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw yellow with light head and good lacing. Aroma slightly sweet with a hint of grapefruit. In the mouth the bitterness is reminiscent of grapefruit rind with some honeyish sweetness and pepper.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5$ - listed as 5.6% - brewed in August

Appearance - Clear copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grassy hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, grass, and caramel/toffee. There is also some candied grapefruit and a sugary sweetness. There is something slightly astringent and a pretty hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Probably shouldn't be listed as an American Pale ale.. It's more of an English version if anything. I definitely expected more from this one based on previous reviews, it tastes a little bit like a home brew ESB.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear amber colour with two fingers of creamy white head. Good retention which slowly recedes to an attractive creamy blanket, and good retention down the glass.

S: Pine, floral notes, hints of citrus, some bread, and a slight nut aroma. Pleasingly fragrant with quite an overall earthy aroma that's given off from this.

T: Pine and herbal (and floral) notes abound upfront with a very light and faint malt presence. Refreshing flashes of citrus zest and hints of nut follow. Loads of bitterness with a solidly dry and tart herbal (almost metallic zinc) taste. Overall a decent taste but a bit too herbal and metallic in my opinion.

M: Light body with a moderate-high carbonation. A slightly thicker, more oily body would add quite a bit to this.

O: A decent American Pale Ale but not something I would likely revisit. I really like this brewery but not a huge fan of this offering due to the strong herbal and metallic qualities.

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Photo of Matt1516
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on December 09/2010. Purchased from Fromagerie Atwater. Poured into a pint glass.

Golden colour. Thick fluffy head that lasts about 3 minutes. Grassy smell.

Really nice hoppiness--pops in your mouth with the carbonation. A nice bitter aftertaste and finishes VERY dry.

I noticed from some previous reviews there was a concern about "sudsiness"--my untrained tastebuds don't notice it so perhaps with this new batch they adressed those issues.

I could see pairing it with some spicy Thai or Tandoori.

I really like this brewery, and I'll be having this one again.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corte-Real is an impressive looking beer, with a light amber colour and a very creamy off-white head. It even sounded creamy while pouring.

The smell abounds with citrus, probably a result of the Centennial hops. No hint of the yeast, but a mild bready malt scent rounds it out.

Although the bottle says 40 IBU, I'm inclined to think its more than that. This beer is quite bitter, spalshed with citrus and floral notes from the hops. Its very well balanced with the malts. Pretty much nothing missing here.

The mouthfeel is slightly oily, but very creamy and full-bodied. Its a pleasure to swish around your mouth in search of new flavours. Overall, this is a really good beer. Its not easy to find though, so when you do see one grab hold tight.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Caudalie
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a riedel magnum red wine glass

Centennial hop, 40 IBU

A: Nice orange/amber hue, with a white foam head, slowly fading.

S: Hoppy, slightly metallic, orange rinds, grains.

T: Nice fruity attack, with some controlled bitterness. Pretty easy to drink, but at the same time showing decent character.

O: I like this beer, it's a thirst quencher, pretty light pale ale. I find it filling the same role as a st-ambroise pale ale, good introduction to these hoppy beers, without being too radical. This one is more intense than St-Ambroise...

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jrempel
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of CurtisD
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NDG07
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DaveBar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Got on trade from Curtis. Thx Curtis! Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 3.5- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone fast. Filtered clear and medium gold

S- 3.5- Ok hops here. Good malt back bone

T- 3.75- Nice blend. Nothing overpowers which is a good sign of a good brewer. Light

M- 3.75- Nice and dry. Good aftertaste on the hops. Malt kicks in at the end

O- 3.66- This is what I wish I could give the beer. Nice refreshing but limited.

Food Pairing

This nice light pale ale went well with...... Roasted Turkey with the fixings

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Triat00
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
4.12/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TimWakimika
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap : Clear amber color with low activity. Slightly foamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of caramel, barley, faint gingerbread, sharp lemon, leafy and herbal spices. Balanced sweetness and sharpness. Creamy full body with thick prickly and crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, nicely spiced and well intensified, lingering peppercorn and hoppy spices, and pleasant caramel. Very tasty and highly refreshing. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of theDuck
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maxpower086
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Colour: sun burnt orange with nice thick head which dissipates quickly.

smell is subtle, hoppy, and fresh florals. some citrus of orange and lemon

The taste at first is nice and bitter; followed by what I like to call 'happy hops' (good hops and lots of it) there are some deep and underlying floral notes and some sweet orange. Not sure if I'm off but also a bit of fresh cut grass and maybe a dash of ginger?

Overall; a good refreshing one for a sunny Saturday afternoon!

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Photo of Beersignal
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see new craft breweries coming up in more remote regions of Quebec. When I go to these places I know I can get a good beer... and this is a good beer.

I pour this and think immediately pale ale. Decent whiteish foam, amber liquid and a steady but fine bead emerges from the glass. I immediately jump to the aromas, there isn't much more to say about the looks.

Quite bready up front with some malts and a generous splash of hops. Fairly clean fruitwise but some orchard fruit rises near the end. The dominant thread is a balance of malt and hops which is very satisfying.

Bracing mouthfeel from a combination of the carbonation and the structured malt profile. Hops do assert themselves mid to end and leave the drinker with spicy and citrucy bitter end. Very quenching and clean in the finish as there really is no fruitiness that I can detect.

This is a pale ale in every sense of the word, and easily one of my standard bearers for the style. Summers are cooled drinking this and winters are shortened as I think of the warm times coming when the hops in my back yard grow and I quaff this while the sun goes down.

Santé

SMD

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La Corte Real from Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings