Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings!

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

1608 | Ferme Brasserie Schoune

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
16081608
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ferme Brasserie Schoune
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 10-29-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
20.2%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by Molson2000:
Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +14%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium to deep brown color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Taste of light caramel malt with some well balance sweetness. Body is about average with some creamy characteristics. Overall, I thought this was a well crafted session ale with limited hops presence.

 313 characters

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of spinrsx
3.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just bought this today, and it has a recent freshness date on the box.. so it isn't retired as the listing states...

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a clear red brown colour with a small off white fizzy head. The colour resembles a glass of ice tea. There appears to be an average amount of carbonation. There isn't much lacing, and the head was gone fairly quickly.

Smell - The beer has a slightly metallic scent, also some caramel and malts. It also has some a lemony sweet scent.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low to average amount of carbonation, but it still has a pleasing mouth feel. Right off the bat there is a metallic flavor, and then the caramel and malts kick in. The beer finished with a lemony sweetness that is slightly bitter but refreshing.

Drink - An above average beer that I would drink again, but would not make a note of seeking out. Worth a try due to its distinctive flavor.

 939 characters

Photo of smcolw
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice head that dies to a single level bubbles--good lace though. Neutral amber with a slight chill haze.

Strong malt aroma. There's an element of brandy in the smell--sweet with a level of warming alcohol.

There are some interesting elements of crystal and chocolate malts. Again, I detect a brandy-like background. The body is thinner than I prefer. This is an unusual beer without being extreme.

 399 characters

Photo of oldp0rt
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of mrliberfarb
4.13/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very drinkable beer. Not a typical Amber, tastes very "grainy". Like all of the Schoune's, this one contains alot of yeast. I know I am terrible at reviews but I think some of the reviews are absurd and I wanted to balance it out.

Also, aren't we supposed to be only reviewing in English?

 300 characters

Photo of shamus
2.29/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Looks nice, very pretty hazy orange colour with a steady head and a lot of carbonation. Smells like stale peach cobbler. The taste is really a let down, almost like burnt chalk if that's even possible, with a dirt-like aftertaste. I've never had a beer quite it--I don't want to be prejudiced, perhaps someone out there will love this beer and give it a good home, but it ain't welcome here. Time to take this puppy to the pound.

 429 characters

Photo of rodenbach99
2.49/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Brown bottle of 341ml from the same mixed six pack

Appearance: nice copper-orange colour, this beer has a nice tick head. It's white and last for a long time. The nose has an almost agressing of yeast, caramel, and some grain. In the mouth the beer is dry, too much yeast. I don't like this.

 292 characters

1608 from Ferme Brasserie Schoune
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe