Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
Quebec, Canada
Herb and Spice Beer
3.78 | pDev: 9.52%
Dec 18, 2021
Dec 10, 2009
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Reviewed by kyrk

3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Nice caramel flavours but not really too many different flavours to me. The smell seems very mild. Does not taste of alcohol even though it has a fairly hight alcohol content. I had the canned version. Not sure about freshness. I got it in St-Etienne du Bolton in December and it had been brewed in march so its possible this one sat for a bit too long. Not much carbonation and I like that.
Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by ShoeIn-BrewWin from England

4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A fantastic beer! Absolutely fantastic brown-red, cloudy pour. The mouthfeel is fantastic as well. But the taste reigns supreme: bursting with ginger, pepper, honey, and prunes! This is one of my favorite Quebec beers.
Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Dec 15, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by -chii- from Canada (QC)

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by MrDell from Switzerland

May 04, 2016
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Reviewed by CanadianBacon from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - This beer pours a light brown/dark amber in color with 1 finger of off white foamy head which faded fairly quickly. I see a few specs in the glass also and im not sure if its yeast or protein. Carbonation look lively!

Aroma - Bread and honey up front followed by plum, some light caramel. coriander, peppery spices.

Taste - Coriander and peppery spices tickle the tongue first followed by honey on white bread, plum and finishing off with a spicy bitterness.

Feel -Lighter end of medium body with tingly fresh carbonation sweet up front with a dry finish.

Overall - This is one of those rare beers that gets the same rating across the board. It's a fairly decent beer but could have been executed better in my opinion, At times it feels to spicey and other moments the honey seems to dominate. I want one flavor to take control here and the other one to be submissive and light but otherwise a very interesting beer. Cheers!
May 01, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by mademers from Canada (QC)

Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A- Golden color with coppery undertones, and slightly yeast hazed, this is a mellow looking beer! Mild carbonation lumbers to the top of the brew, and the head is thin but sticks around....it is caramel colored. The lacing is modest, with patchy spots that stick to the side of the glass.

S- Dry, biscuit like aromas, that lean almost slightly tart or spicy, and a hint of honey blended in....wild honey! Slightly bitter finish with the hop presence...this smells like a well balanced!

T- Well balanced in flavors for sure....there is an initial malty, honey like sweetness that gives way to Earthy spice....floral, woody, soil, grassy....nothing that I can put my finger on, but it's all with a malty undertone. There is also a small citrus grapefruit rind flavor happening....the finish is rather clean....

M/O- Medium/Heavy bodied, and reasonably smooth in carbonation, this would be a good meal beer....I could drink this all night though but would probably get full soon after. I think it's decent but not quite what I expected, but nothing bad about this brew! I would probably get this again and think it's worth a try!
Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Max8787 from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by BrunoPettipas from Canada (QC)

Apr 01, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a murky ice tea brown color; a rather limited head forms and then fades quickly; just a few spots of foam stick to the side of the glass

Smell: Bread slathered with honey; plum, pear and coriander tones round out the aroma

Taste: Bread and honey, up front, with the plum and pear tones developing; after the swallow, the subtle impact of the coriander emerges though the finish is very sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is an interesting beer that I wish was a bit less sweet; there are a lot of flavor elements but, ultimately, the sweetness wears out the palate before they all can be contemplated
Mar 24, 2015
Rated: 3 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Nov 21, 2014
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Reviewed by Gmolleur from Canada (QC)

4.5/5  rDev +19%
Poured quite cold, around 6-8 C. 29/10/2014

Smell : Floral ! roses, marguerite, orange and grapefruit, fresh hop and caramel malt.

Taste: floral hop comes first to me, citrus, primary grapefruit juice and orange skin flavour, then some raspberry touches and spices, mostly fresh ground pepper and pink berries in the end. Caramel and sweet malt along with some fresh bitterness at the end.

Feel : Very fizzy and acidic at the beginning, followed by sweetness, then bitterness and at the finale some alcohol warmth. Very balanced from the beginning to the end.
Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

May 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 29, 2013
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Reviewed by spense727 from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Cloudy and copper colored. This beer looks like a dirty penny, but only a slightly dirty one.
Smell- This beer smells like a barleywine. Hints of brown sugar, molasses, and raisins.
Taste- There are an array of flavors here - apricot, raisins, pepper.
Mouthfeel- Very lightly carbonated. It coats the mouth well without being overpowering.
Overall- Many spiced beers are overpowering and don't mix the spices well. This is smooth and light, not overpowering. It's the best Canadian beer I've had.
Dec 18, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by GABrew from Georgia

Jul 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Jordantb313 from Colorado

Jun 11, 2013
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