8e Jour | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rastacouere on 02-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color with strong stormy activity. Thick frothy 4 finger head, lasting around 20 minutes, with strong legs. Flavors of citrus lemon, sweet grains, banana yeast, coriander, faint clove. Bready and fruity. Slick smooth full body with champagne like carbonation. Balanced finish that lingers with vinous yeast, citrus and bread. Overall an excellent quality tripel. Pleasant, perfectly filling and warming. Superb balance and intensity. Great freshness, but maybe a little too spicy. Well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle
No date (released Oct. of 2015)


A:
Pours a slightly hazy goldenrod with two fingers of airy white head that slowly settles to a complete film with a ring around the glass. OK retention; some lacing. (3.75)

S:
Floral and vaguely tart. Flowers, bread, champagne yeast comes through really clear, candi sugar, light phenols in the background. (4)

T:
Sugary flower champagne. Sweet floral notes followed by a sweet wave that is a bit doughy and almost chewy, little bite at the end. (4)

M:
Smooth with a medium body and light carbonation, there is a lot of alcohol here and it is well-hidden but not totally hidden. (4)

O:
This is a good take on a tripel.
It looks pretty good and both the taste and smell are both pretty straight forward and well put-together. Well-balanced yeast brings something a little different without tasting 'wacky' or anything. Lots of sweet floral aromas/flavors with a touch of alcohol.
Good solid tripel. (4)

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Photo of 4ster
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bugs318
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt notes with dry yeast notes is intriguing. Taste is also dominated by sweet malt notes with some dry yeast notes. Body is lighter than expected with great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. I’m not sure the Champagne yeast is a major improvement over their regular yeast since it appears to hide all of the interesting ester away.

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Photo of blaje
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing this beer after 5 years old notes that was found back!
Bought directly in Charlevoix, one litter swingtop bottle. Unusual for that time, and still is for today in Québec province. Deposit of 5$, makes you think twice for buying more then one...

Served pretty cold in a sniffer. Nice white head topping a cloudy orange liquid. Definitively bottled conditionned and my fealing is that it would have handle long cellaring. Unfortunatly, the swingtop cap prevent from this as my experience tought me that it is dificult to achieve a perfect seal from thos caps.

Mouthfull was good. Nice sharpness. Taste present a difinitive yeast and coriander tone, organic even earthy flavor comes up. Alcohol is well present in mouth and smell.Heads diseapered after a few sip leaving a small lacing.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 litre blue glass jug thanks to Goldorak. Champagne yeast works to make palatable the spices. sweet aroma. Foamy initial head. Very smooth and the 3 of us got this large serving of 10% down, though it was mostly me. Good carbonation and finishing bite.

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

1 liter swing-top thick blue glass bottle, quite fancy looking, but asking a 2.50$ deposit...

This pours a very cloudy classy witbier appearance with orange reflects, obviously, at this ABV, there's not much head retention, but what is there at first is dense and surprisingly well-laced. Attracting powerful aroma spread in the room. Very yeasty as most Charlevoix brews with serious orange tones. Very consistant, greatly spiced (coriander, curacao). This is a very impressive take on the tripel style. I must add here that this is actually brewed with Champagne yeast and it's pretty much the deluxe product from this small little brewery that I love.

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8e Jour from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
3.98 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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