Boréale Doree | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale DoreeBoréale Doree

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 07-18-2003

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Photo of DaveBar
3.99/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at a grocery store in Montreal as a mixed 12pk of 341ml bottles for $15.00 plus deposit and taxes. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for a minute before film out. Light to medium gold colour and filtered clear.

S- Nice sweetness a comin'

T- Honey. Lots of honey. Very nice mellow malts with some hops and a lot of honey. So enjoyable.

M- Creamy and smooth.

O- I like this brew. Has a wonderful balance and a honey base that I like a lot. Will buy on sight every time I find this brew.

Food Pairing

This wonderful brew went very well with........ Coffee cake! The bready goodness just melts with the honey taste of this brew.


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Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of theDuck
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a clear deep gold with brown hues. big light head and what appears to be a decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma - Honey, Cereal malt, light hops.

Taste - First you get honey then base cereal malt then more honey sweetness and some light hops.

Mouth Feel - Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - If I was at a backyard bbq with friends and this was sent my way I'd happily drink it, that being said I would not buy it again myself. There is much better for a similar price.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevofficiel
3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boreale Doree

The look of it: Very light. Some orange golden color. Light carbonation with no head at all.

The smell of it: Some honey. Very sweet and very light.

The taste of it: Honey with roasted hop.

So overall would I recommend it: Sure this is better than the blonde one. Bur the cuivree taste much better. This one is still pretty light but the touch of the Honey makes it good overeall

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Photo of fostachild
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of slowfade
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Petitetouale
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of kabritz
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kloug
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Kremlock
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw colour with hues of orange in it. Pours with a small ring of head that is white and frothy. Beer is very clear.

S: Honey right off with hints of base malt. Scent if one dimensional

T: Honey, hints of "honeydew" melon,

M: Thin and a bit watered down, carbonation is good. Sweetness comes in in the middle and rides to the end. A bit of dryness tries to come in at the end but is over shadowed by the sweetness.

O: Far from an APA. Lacks be bitterness for sure. It's a great session beer overall and the sweetness is not too strong as to deter you from going for an other.

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Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured with a small head of white foam on top ofa clear, dark golden body. The head fades quickly and leaves almost no lace.

S - honey and bread with just a hint of herbal hops.

T - dry malt and some toast up front. Some grainy notes in the middle and a finish with honey and more toast.

M - medium body, average carbonation and a dry finish.

D - not bad, pretty bland but inoffensive.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a sampler pack brought back from Quebec.

Poured into a nonic pint glass. Bright golden, left a nice fluffy head that receded into a fine ring. Some lacing, but not much.

Nose is honey, and malt. Very one dimensional, but certainly pleasant.

Doree tastes like a standard pale lager brewed with honey - no more, no less. In this regard, it has done very well for itself, and I can certainly see folks enjoying this in the summertime, especially those who enjoy 'honey browns'. Still, there isn't much to this. Honey beer, plain and simple.

Thin bodied, mild carbonation. Sweetness sticks on the tongue.

Not something I'd seek out, but certainly not something I'd turn down either. A decent-tasting beer brewed with honey. I really can't say much more!

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Photo of Matt1516
2.63/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden with lots of fluffy head.

Smells of honey and malt

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Tastes of honeycomb and a bit of malt. Little bit of corn as well. Sort of a sweet finish.

Nothing much to recommend it or differentiate it from macros who produce this style (e.g. Sleeman's Honey Brown). The sort of thing you could swig at a backyard barbecue without too much analysis.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a dark golden colour with large fizzy/foamy white head. There is an average amount carbonation showing. There is a fair amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks for a short while.

Smell - Right off the bat there is a honeycomb type scent. Also some faint hops and malts and some corn syrup.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. The most predominate taste in this beer is honey. Also some grassy notes and a spice mix. The beer finishes on a sweet note.

Drink - I really enjoyed this beer at first, but found myself getting tired of the honey taste after my 2nd bottle.. an average beer.

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Boréale Doree from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
3.16 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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