Ale De Hardy | Brasseurs Du Monde

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Ale De HardyAle De Hardy

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Monde
Quebec, Canada

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Phyl21ca on 02-04-2013

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Molson2000:
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brasseurs Du Monde "Ale de Hardy"
341 ml brown glass bottle, notched "14"
$3.49 Canadian @ Metro Plus, Quebec, QC on 4 Octobre 2014

Notes: Hazy deep russet/light mahogany brown body beneath a creamy, yellowed off-white head that drops quickly leaving behind only limited spotty lace. The alcohol is clear in the aroma. Caramel malt dominates, livened by fruitiness which includes raisin, plum, dried apricot, and apple. Moderate bitterness. No real hop presence, as expected. Quite pleasant except for the alcohol which really doesn't need to be so obvious at just 10.5% abv.

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Photo of rugene
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sugar with some dried fruit notes is quite enticing. Taste is a solid mix of caramelized malt with nice notes of toffee and a good amount of residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation and not apparent alcohol. Solid rendition of an English style barleywine with just enough residual sugar.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of montrealbcr89
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $4

Appearance – Murky brown colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the darkness of the beer and there is some okay lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, dark fruits, anise, leather

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some dates/raisins, anise, and some earthy notes.

Overall – Pretty solid stuff, reminds me a bit of the Dieu Du Ciel Solstice dHiver. I'll buy this one again if I see it in 6 packs.

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Photo of SebD
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice deep reddish/brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (grapes, raisins), sweet caramel, toffee and definite sugar.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a strong dark fruit sweetness, sweet caramel/toffee and some grassy hops giving it a nice counterbalancing bitterness.

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

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

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Photo of safaricook
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kabritz
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of simonsays2k9
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes: Fresh bread dough, bread crust, port, raisins, red candied fruits, cherry, cola, semi-sweet chocolate, medium roasted coffee, toffee, brown sugar, big bold malty nose with a good complexity as it warms up. Light earthy, herbal hop bitterness. Temperature is key for this beer. Don't drink this cold or you'll miss out. An awesome, rich, big sirupy and satisfying beer perfect for dessert. A big sipper that could be pair with a nice cigar or dark chocolate.

(Francais) Notes de pâte de pain fraîche, de pain cuit, de croûte de pain brun, de cassonade. Les notes de porto et de fruits rouge confits comme la prune, la cerise, les raisins sultana et les dattes sont bien en évidence. Des flashback de cola artisanal, de chocolat mi-amer et de café brun. Les notes de malt fusent de tout part. C'est gros, généreux et sirupeux et on aime ça. Cette bière doit être sortie du frigo un bon 20 minutes a l'avance le temps de tempéré un peu avant de la verser, car froide on passe tout droit sur pleins de saveurs. Une amertume terreuse, florale et herbacée discrète en finale, avec une bonne dose de sucre résiduel. Une bière de dégustation riche avec beaucoup de corps parfaite pour après le repas et qui peut accompagner a merveille le chocolat noir ou un cigar (ou même une pipe de tabac si c'est votre truc!). Elle vaut la peine d’être essayé. Est-ce que je vais en racheter? Ceci était ma troisième, alors oui!

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Photo of rale
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of amalburg
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orongo
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Mack
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Bruno74200
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice barleywine with a big ester presence alongside the caramel. The sweetness balances the bitterness but doesn't manage to minimize the booziness. Some aging might do some good stuff to this beer

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Photo of Jaydee01
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Allegue04
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bylerteck
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked this one up at Peluso in Montreal. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy deep red with good carbonation and a half finger of off white head that went really fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Sugar, dark fruits. Quite sugary.

T - Big boozy fruits, caramel, sugar. The flavour in the finish is a little off or maybe just too sugary. Not bad.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, sweet finish.

O/D - Not a bad barleywine. Less complex than I wanted. The flavour was alright, but nothing I would revisit most likely.

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Ale De Hardy from Brasseurs Du Monde
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