Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePACharlevoix Vache Folle RyePA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
59 Ratings
Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePACharlevoix Vache Folle RyePA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 06-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,502
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark amber caramel color with extreme activity. Foam explosion, really thick chalky high mesa light brown head of 5 fingers, lasting around 20-30 minutes, with extremely beautiful legs. Flavors of toffee, burnt sugar, roasted grains, grapefruits, clove, ginger, nutmeg, Belgian yeast, herbal spices. Rich feel of sugar and malts, with sharp yeasty spicy bitterness, reminiscent of ginger bread. Silky smooth milky medium body with crispy carbonation. Quite long medium to strong strength finish, lingering sharp roasted rye and barley malts, leafy hops, fresh yeast, fruity esters, with hints of wood and nuts. Good balance because it feels bold but quite fresh, even for a 3 year old bottle. Feels like a cross between a Belgian and Amber Ale. Complex with excellent flavors and a quality caramel feel. Overall superb quality craft.

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Photo of -chii-
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerhunter13
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - this beer pours a deep hazy amber with brown tones depending on light, it pours a foamy 2 finger off white head that thins to a film.

Aroma -Caramel, fresh bread,cereal malts, floral hops .

Taste - Bitterness hits first and sits throughout but it definitely is not overwhelming,floral flavors in the background, fresh bread rye sourness, Caramel and some cereal malts.

Mouth feel - This feels very light bodied to me but creamy and smooth all at the same time. The feel is something special here.

Overall - I like this beer quite abit, It is rather complex and trying to figure it out is a really fun experience.

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Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VbolieuV
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rale
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of talbotjf99
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DannyBaldoni
2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too "hoppy" for my taste...bitter. Not bad if you like that sort of thing, but not my cup of tea.

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Photo of elecnix
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4/5  rDev +6.1%

This is a delicious pale ale, very much like an IPA but with a darker character, hazy amber color, sweeter malty taste, excellent hop taste and aroma but not as predominant as with a classic IPA

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Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Amber color but very hazy. Bits of yeast are visibly suspended within the beer. A finger of off slightly beige head.

S: A bit of what I would assume to be some kind of English hop but the bulk of the smell is malt. There's a definitive breadyness. Moderately strong cereal notes and you can detect the rye character as well.

T: A firm bitter backbone but not too much. Caramel malts come through more than what I was expecting. I also get a fair degree of the pepper from the rye. Some hops come through as well. I'm getting earthy, slightly citrusy, and maybe a bit spicey although that flavor could be melded with the rye notes.

M: Very slick and I was suprised instantly by how thin but yet creamy it was. Oily might not exactly be the right term as its not to that level of intensity but it is at least somewhat oily.

O: It was okay although the cloudiness and heavy sedimentary residue was somewhat displeasing. I could probably manage to brew something like this and it's not really worth the money IMO. Although it was useful in gaining some footing in my rye beer experience.

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Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NDG07
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of yossarian
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Charlevoix Vache Folle RyePA from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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