La Félix | Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan

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Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
Quebec, Canada

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium: Capped 9% version in a chalice.
Opacity: Almost opaque, slight copper hue.
Color: Dark brown, almost black.
Head: Creamy light brown half a finger.
Legs: Weak but good lacing.
Smell: Prunes/Toffee/Cinnamon.
Taste: Raisins/Liquorice/Herbal/Wood/Vanilla.
Feel: Esters/Desert/Spicy.
Body: Medium to light silky and creamy.
Carbonation: Soft crisp.
Overall: High quality, feels close to an Eisbock. Highly rich (sugary) and festive, makes a good appetizer. Quite warming with faint alcohol.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 8/10 - Sensations 8/10 - Balance 7/10 -
Freshness 3/10 - Intensity 8/10 - Complexity 8/10 - Appreciation 8/10

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Photo of Supergenou
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VbolieuV
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

*This is my first Eisbock ever, and I'm not sure what I,m getting into!

Nice dark amber/copper color with a creamy head that disappear quickly, no carbonation visible. Smell of sweet malts, candy, caramel. Really sweet beer, but it's not over the top, reminds me of a scotch ale almost. It's start with a caramel flavour and finishes with a more alcohol taste and a small and subtle bitterness from the hops, it stays in your mouth for so long, really nice finish.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of FlandersNed
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Rutager
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you, unibroue4ever!

Appearance. Pours a murky, deep red-brown with two fingers of onangey-tan head.

Smell. Dark fruits, sweet caramel, cherries, and a bit of coffee.

Taste. Sweet caramel, coffee, a little dark stone fruits and some fresh wood, and a lightly bitter, almost herbal finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, slightly sticky with below medium carbonation.

Overall. I must admit, I haven't had much from this style. Quite drinkable, especially given the high abv. An interesting brew.

Thanks again, unibroue4ever!

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Photo of unibroue4ever
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of kjyost
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle #188 - maybe b/c I traded w/ papat444 for it :)

Poured into my Duvel tulip, where it comes out brown and is nearly opaque until held to bright light where a reddish-brown hue comes through. Appears clear, with a nice 1cm+ tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Initially the nose is dominated by a sweetness and alcohol with some underlying fruit notes.

The beer itself initially comes off as somewhere between cloying and being very strong. It becomes less potent as time goes on, revealing notes of cherry? and a finish of brown sugar. Enjoyable, but potent and initially quite hard to drink. Maybe a little age would have done this beer good...

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Photo of papat444
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

***Bottle #187 of 1000 (though there was a lot less than that produced)***

Poured from a 500ml. bottle and split with my wife.

Appearance: Color of brown leather with next to no head, barely half a finger.

Smell: Very heady aroma of figs, wood, cherry and caramel. Boozy and sweet.

Taste: A veritable cornucopia of flavors. Dark fruits, woody, licorice, brown sugar and a candy-like feel to it also. There's also a noticeable bitterness that lingers near the end into the aftertaste. Hops or alcohol burn? Don't know but i like the taste. Not overly sweet though it tends to get a bit boozy.

Mouthfeel: Though it is thick, it's not as heavy as i would have thought. There's more carbonation than the lack of head lead me to believe. Very comfortable and smooth.

Drinkability: This is where this beer takes a hit. I struggled through half a bottle and didn't completely finish my glass. A major sipper for sure.

Overall: This is chock full of flavors that i love and the aroma was great but i found the intensity of this beer to make it a bit of a chore for me in the end. Seek it out but be warned.

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La Félix from Le Bilboquet, Brasseur Artisan
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 10 ratings