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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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - a nice copper-gold colour with 1-inch disappearing head, reduced to surface bubbles with a little lacing.

Smell - sweet barley scent with obvious honey aromas. A whiff of baked sweetbread over the maltiness.

Taste - I was worried that this would be too sweet but was pleasantly surprised. Starts with a mild sweetness that continues as the main grainy malt comes in. I really like the aftertaste with its persistent grainy quality.

Mouthfeel - reasonable balance, the right amount of carbonation. Not bad at all.

Drinkability - it does get progressively sweeter so I would likely stop after 2 of these. Just my taste, but definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3/5  rDev -4.2%
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 JohnnyBarman
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
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 DaveBar
3.99/5  rDev +27.5%
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 Phyl21ca
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a nice golden american pale ale with a nice head that does not disapear too quickly. Little taste of honey and sweetness but no real aftertaste. This beer will not make history but still better then a lot of american pale ale. IN line with other product from Boreale

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Photo of bloberglawp
2.97/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a delicate amber, huge head and awesome lacing, a good looking beer. Light carbonation.

Aroma is very tight. A hint of mellow sweetness there, no hop aroma, a little spring tree bark. Flavor is pretty simple, a regulat blond ale flavor with a hint of fruity esters, light bittering hops nothing exeptional and certainly not the hop presence you would expect in a APA.

I think this beer is not in the right category, it taste more like a english blond ale (like fullers summer ale)

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Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of PartyHatjo
2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: very yellow, with a half-inch head that stays till the beer's about half gone.

Smell: little hop in the aroma, slight malt and a hint of honey

Taste: It has a Japanese lager type flavor (think Sapporo), only there's a honey flavor that tastes like a cough drop I used to have as a kid (I can't remember the name of the cough drop, but it was slightly chewy). I've had much better tasting honey beers.

Mouthfeel: Very light body; it tends to be a little watery. Carbonation is pretty good, though.

Drinkability: It goes down like water, and the slight problems with the taste do not make it undrinkable.

Overall, it's the best Canadian beer I've had, not called Unibroue

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Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of TheRowan
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Amber, light copper in color. Very little carbonation with almost no head.
S: Sweet and Rich. Toasted leaf and slight citrus.
T: Sweet, cold crisp, Flat. Nothing to overpowering or risk about this beer! I thought it would taste like homey but it just tasted slightly sweeter then average.
M: Has a bit of a bit on the tongue. Very light and thin.
D: Easy to drink but not a real pleaser. Ya i would drink it outside in the summer but i will probably not buy it again.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Arrived a nice golden yellow in colour, a little murky with thin carbonation and a very light crown to fill in the picture.
The body is a medium.
The nose is to the grains with a honey back.
The taste has a nice barley like taste to start mixed with a nice blend of honey. The only hoppiness is detected to end the taste.
A lingering sweetness continues making the mouthfeel a less than average expierience.

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Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of RunDWP
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this rather enjoyable. Poured a amber orange in the glass with a foamy persistant head and lacing on the glass. Slight malty and floral aroma. Taste is a lightly toasted malt, slight honey sweetness, maybe some caramel, and a bit of a floral character. A little fizzy and tingly on the tongue, which was all right by me. Will have another one next time I'm in Quebec.

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Photo of theDuck
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
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 kabritz
2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Petitetouale
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JOaikido
3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before date of 21 December 2006, notched.

A- Famy head that settles quickly. Golden colour, pale amber. Not quite bubbly enough.

S- Sweet aroma dominated by malt. Some floral hops.

T- Malt predominates. Sweet. Hint of honey. These balanced out by hops. A very mild beer, but the flavours are good.

MF- Smooth and light but not watery.

D- Very smooth and easy drinker. One of my first choices when I am in the mood for something mild.

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Photo of OnThenIn
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A quickly dissipating white head that was initially two fingers big. A lighter copper that I am not really in love with.

Smell: A sweet malty smell with some honey aroma, and a tiny bit of a bready scent.

Taste: It is rather mild, but the hops in there do not seem to flow with the malt profile in my opinion. There is definitely malt sweetness and some honey action going on, but I just don't love it at all.

Mouthfeel: A little crispy that is probably due to the higher carbonation than I would like. The carbonation really fills out the body making it a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: There is nothing in this beer that would really hinder drinkability other than the carbonation. I really wouldn't purchase this again. It really wasn't an enjoyable drink, but nowhere close to a drain pour.

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Photo of Barraclou
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 341ml bottle, 4,8% ABV

Appearance: Golden colour with a good carbonation

Smell: A sweet mix of malt, honey and hops.

Taste: Sweet and light. A good choice for hot summer drinking.

Mouthfeel: No strong aftertaste, but offer a better quality rather than most of the domestic beers.

Drinkability: Its smoothness and sweetness is good way to avoid for non-traditionnal beer drinkers to avoid malternatives. A decent product.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Boréale Doree from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 44 ratings