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Flacatoune | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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3.81/5
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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ZorPrime on 09-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,209
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachary80
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent light Belgian Pale Ale. Extremely surprised by a 7% ABV - was expecting it to be more in line with session beers. Crisp, light refreshing. BPA qualities are there - some spiciness and ester from the yeast. Overall, its very satisfying and manages to stay on the light side without seeming watered-down.

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Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat2016
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark straw, almost golden color, with storming activity and floating yeast. Thick creamy and frothy beige 4 finger island head, lasting around 15 minutes, with thick legs. Flavors of sweet grains, caramel, barley, lemon, apples, apricot, Belgian yeast, floral spices. Dense bready malts, a good level of fruity sweetness, balanced with lots of zest and a sharp citrusy feel. Slick and smooth medium body with almost champagne like carbonation, highly crispy. Medium strength finish, sharp lemony yeast, a bit dry, hints of clove and banana, with a soft butterscotch feel and flowery hops. I find it almost like a cross between a pale ale and saison. The taste is very nice, weel balanced and intensified, with the proper highly fresh Belgian sensation. Overall excellent quality craft, while I find it lacks the complexity of a closer Belgian interpretation, like the Raftman.

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Photo of Abbott
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Manque d'effervescence , beaucoup trop de mousse au versage

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Photo of Powers30
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRikal
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a large head, but it settles very quickly leaving virtually no lace (just a couple of spots). Strong haze on the dirty gold color.

Smells like warmed milk (lactose?) with a bit of Belgian yeast in the background.

Very Belgian in every way. It starts off with a pale malt. I note the very high carbonation immediately. The hop is subtle, hiding behind the yeast and sour flavors in the swallow. Moderate aftertaste of the same.

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Photo of rugene
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a snifter, This beer pours a clear gold with 3 fingers head, even after the head fades it leaves a very nice film over the top of this beer, Carbonation seems to be quite lively.

Aroma - This beer smells delicious I love belgians and this hits the mark, I get orange peel, leafy floral hops, pear, spices and fresh bread from the yeast.

Taste - The nose is definitely more appealing than the flavor here, not too say its bad but the aroma had me expecting a much cleaner belgian taste. I'm getting pepper, a Medicinal phenol taste,orange peel, some orangy citrus fruits, pear and fresh naked bread.

Feel - This beer is Light bodied with a watery texture. The Carbonation is extremely prickly probably causing the overly spicey feeling on the tongue. Again its not that I dont like it, its very drinkable but it just feels average compared to beers of a similar style.

Overall - At first glance I feel in love, As I took in her amazing Belgian fragrance, I was ready to propose. By the time I tasted her average flavors, the marriage became to real and after feeling her lumps which far outnumbered her silky smooth areas, I was ready to divorce.

I like this beer and given it I would definitely drink it again but for me my problem is the belgians I've tried have been stellar, the charlevoix brews I;ve tried have been stellar and this is just a "meh its good" kind of beer. Cheers!

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Photo of Jaydee01
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LanceH
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VbolieuV
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice blonde/yellow color with a thick two-fingers head with a lot of lacing. You can see lots of carbonation. Really pleasant smell, it reminds me of a tripel (especially La Fin du Monde). The taste is really really good, I taste lots of apple. Really well-rounded not really bitter not too malty and you wouldn't guess it's a 7% ABV. Nice carbonation in the mouth. Really good beer overall . Will definitely buy it again.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatChar
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of northof60hops
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elecnix
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

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Flacatoune from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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