El Lapino | Microbrasserie du Lièvre

El LapinoEl Lapino
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El LapinoEl Lapino

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie du Lièvre
Quebec, Canada

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Tim2000 on 09-15-2006

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Quej:
Photo of Quej
1.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - light slightly hazy blonde, with no head and tons of carbonation. Complete with a jalepeno pepper.
S - Smells quite peppery, but not unpleasant. No other smells I can detect.
T - A slight bit of sweet maltiness starts, but is quickly overpowered by severe burning sensations. That is all.
M - 'Burning' is the only word that can describe.
D - None. I had to throw it out after a few sips. I was getting indigestion.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev +108.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of blaje
1.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Before opening, you'l be intrigue by the nice big chili pepper inside the bottle and floating ontop of the beer. Once opened, this is another story...

Poured golden coloured, this beer revealed itself without any head whatsoever. Looks flat to me.

Nose: Pils with a strong nose of green pepper. Spicy chili pepper comes second to me.

Mouth: A regular pils with STRONG chili pepper notes. This dominates everything else. Not balanced at all. Carbonation is nearly absent.Taste like spicy chili flavoured chips!

Aftertaste: Chili again. Never ending spicy taste.

Overall: Have a good dose of courage to finish this beer. if you're a kind of drinker that likes to experiment, then go for it, otherwise, avoid.

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Photo of Tommy9898
1/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.11/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

341ml bottle poured into a Charles Wells mini pint. I remember having one about a year ago and having a hard time finishing it so I'm kind of scared to take my first sip.

L-Hyperactive head died down to nothing incredibly quickly - like a chemical reaction. Hazy pale yellow. Lots of bubbles.
S- Jalapeno pepper. Sweet malt.
T- Strong jalapeno pepper but not too spicy. A little malt.
M- Okay mouthfeel.
D- I don't want to take another sip. Ever.

Man. This is terrible. Kudos for doing it. But they could've made it drinkable.

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Photo of thagr81us
1.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Big thanks goes out to oldp0rt for sending me this one as an extra in a recent trade! Attached note to bottle said, “Why the f**k would you have this in your wants? Enjoy I guess. I dare you to drink half to yourself and eat the pepper!” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! Served from bottle into La Fin Du Monde tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a huge massively fizzy sounding off-white that exploded once hitting the glass but settled to none very quickly. Oh yeah, there was a pepper floating around in it too. Can’t forget that. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, corn, and pepper (obviously). The flavor was of sweet malt, corn, wheat, spice, and very spicy pepper on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty bad brew. HOLY SHIT! This thing is spicy! I really went into this one not expecting it to be too bad as I usually eat jalapeños and there isn’t really much heat when I do so. The flavor is definitely there but the way it comes on it kind of intense. Maybe I need to start eating spicy food all the time again??? Granted this isn’t a good substitute by any means as the flavors going on really aren’t the appealing even to a spicy food lover. Worth trying to say that you have done, but definitely an even better trick to play on an unsuspecting victim. If you do try this, don’t expect to like it however. You have been warned AND informed. Knowing is half the battle!

Also, once again I ate the pepper. Why do I do this to myself!? This pepper actually still had some heat left to it. A lot was gone and replaced with a huge earthy note. Do not eat the pepper. Trust me.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured an orangey/yellowish ale with absolutely no carbonation. Aroma of hot jalapeno is completely dominant. Taste is way too hot for my taste bud with what can only be describe as liquid hot jalapenos. Complete drain pour and again I see no point in drinking this again.

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Photo of papat444
2.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 2014.10.28, Exp 2015.10.28

Pours a murky light brown, like muddy water with no head. Obviously, the jalapeno pepper falls out. Aroma is only jalapeno and they do nail it though it lacks subtlety. The jalapeno flavor kicks in a few seconds after the sip and serves a long burn. No nuances or other flavors. I like eating a few jalapeno peppers but then i want to move on to others foods. This doesn't offer anything else and it becomes a chore to drink. Drank 1/3 and drain poured the rest.

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Photo of Caudalie
1/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of liamt07
2.19/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mrmanning
1.18/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle from HogtownHarry! Thanks Harry! This one is a deep gold beer, with a fizzy tiny bubbled head with decent length. Smells of a jelapeo peppers, cayenne even, with some malts. SHIT, this is spicy! Harry, what are you trying to do to me? Undrinlably spicy and prppery flavours mixed in with corn water. FInishes poorly, spicing up my mouth. I sipped this for an hour, and still had 3/4 of a bottle left, then two other people tried it, and there was still half a bottle left.Argh.

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Photo of IggysPop
1.09/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

We were just having a discussion in the office about the worst beers that we’ve ever had, and at least three of us all agreed that this was it. One of my co-workers had grabbed a bottle of this atrocity while in Montreal and brought in it to work to share during our Friday "Beer O’clock" drinking hour.

For some reason, we all still talk to him.

Fearing that it would be as awful as we expected we all sampled this in small plastic shot glasses. Now, while this may have somehow contributed to the brutally awful taste, I seriously doubt that it had any impact on our enjoyment, or lack thereof.

Look: In all honesty, I'm not sure I was able to get a very close look at it due to:
a) The cup choice.
b) It burned my nose and eyes getting close to it.

Smell: Smelled just as you would expect. I did not even detect a hint of beer, only the jalapeno. Perhaps a little fear… and piss.

Taste: This was the worst thing I've ever ingested... ever. I ate a lot of awful shit in school and in the Army, but this takes the urinal cake.

Feel: Burning, with a gag reflex.

Overall: The reviews are pretty on point for this. If you're planning to drink this for a "beer" experience, DON'T FUCKING DO IT!!! If you want to drink a brewed Tabasco-esque concoction, then by all means punish you senses (and digestive system) and give it a shot.

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Photo of PJT
4.2/5  rDev +133.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Krakpoff
1.25/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
1.06/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Alright where to begin. Saw this beer at the store and like probably everyone else who saw and bought this thought it would be cool to try a jalapeno beer. That was the first mistake.

Poured the bottle into three even glasses, the beer was amber in color (with a pepper that came out of it) So one of us was lucky enough to have a pepper in the glass.

Next would be the smell, usually beers have nice smells that make you want to take that first sip. Not this one! All you can smell as soon as you uncap this one is a powerful aroma of jalapeno and nothing else.

As you get your nose closer and closer to the cup for that first sip, you begin to feel sick to your stomach. The first sip feels hot on your lips and your throat as you swallow it. The beer pretty much burns all the way down. Tried to go for a second sip but the smell made me want to vomit. This is where it ended for me. Not many beers get dumped but this one didn't even deserve to be tasted in the first place.

Final thoughts - Avoid this beer! All the reviews say it and it's true. I don't even know why they still sell this one but one thing's for sure, I'm never buying this one again.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.59/5  rDev +99.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Standard blonde in color without a head and some carbonation. There's a small Jalapeno pepper in the beer. I can only smell the jalapeno, nothing else. Damn it's hot! It's my first chile beer, while I like spicy food I didn't think it would be this hot.

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Photo of chefelf
1/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of CanadianBacon
2.2/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance - Poured into a few glasses than a friend ate the popper lol, pours a clear gold with very little head. you can see abit of carbonation.

Aroma - Jalapeno pepper. thats it ...

Taste - jalepeno peppers... its way hotter than I thought it would be. tbh at first you dont feel it as much then once you swallow it starts to burn you entire throat.

Feel - Light bodied and spicy hot.

Overall - Im guessing that for a chile beer this must hit the mark however for me and all my friends who tried it it just didnt cut it. glad we only had a little each.

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Photo of Samallison
1.51/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Socialiste
5/5  rDev +177.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I generally don't give a good note to such beer, but in that case, if you understand what this beer is all about, you'll probably change your mind. Many people see this beer as a serious beer which is supposed to taste like beer. It's quite the opposite. It's pretty much the beer you challenge someone to drink because it's so spicy. Imagine what it would be like to drink a bottle of tabasco, but as a beer. Now, try this beer again. It's really perfect in this context. Otherwise, don't drink it.

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Photo of Triat00
1/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
1.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

So much pepper; I couldn't get through the bottle. It's interesting to see the pepper inside the bottle (a la tequila worm), but these likely sit on the shelves a long time and only get hotter. Yikes!

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Photo of jrempel
2/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of groleau
1/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of rodenbach99
1.12/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

341ml brown bottle

beer with a jalapeno chile inside.

A: blonde color with some hue, no head at all, so no head retention.
S: strong chile smell,
T: awfull taste of jalapeno juice, it burns the tongue and the stomach.
M: liquid,
D: no interest, we were 5 on the same bottle and we didn't finished it

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El Lapino from Microbrasserie du Lièvre
Beer rating: 9.7% out of 100 with 31 ratings
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