Vire-Capot – Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

Belgian Pale Ale, 5.5%
Flaveurs de grains caramel, blé, citron, un peu d’orange et de pêches. Sensation de pain, épices florales, avec un léger zeste de fruits tropicaux. Assez lourde et croquante. Facilement buvable, le houblon est bien présent mais ça reste agréable. Une Blonde Ale Américaine qui penche vers une IPA, avec des notes de levure Belges, incluant une bonne fraicheur. On peut l’acheter partout au Québec, c’est une micro respectable, et une très bonne bière pour les temps chauds.

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Dense cloudy and veiled dark gold color with moderate activity. Slightly creamy light beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with dense legs, and moderate lace. Flavors of orange, sweet grains, grapefruits, lemon, peach, caramel, wheat, floral spices. Bready and zesty. Slick and smooth medium to full body with crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, soft clove, tropical fruits, sharp zesty yeast, citrusy and leafy hops. Pleasant floral and flowery dry hops. Good balance and well intensified. Solid pale ale, very fruity while clean, with not too much maillard effect. Highly hoppy close to an IPA, with a Belgian touch in the yeast. Very good taste and feel. Overall high quality craft.

Orval Trappist Ale – Brasserie d’Orval

Belge d’Abbaye, 6.2%

Une ambré belge de la plus haute qualitée, je la considère l’exemple parfais d’une trappiste d’abbaye Belge authentique. Saveurs de fruits, levures sauvages (fromage) et un fort houblons.

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After 2 years in the cellar, I can now say it’s an impeccable beer, the only flaw being the accessibility, but let’s forget about it. Because this beer should not be changed for you to enjoy, you should be the one to change and train yourself enjoy it! Has a veiled amber, super foamy beige head. A good swirl heavily thickens the foam, providing an incredible smell of cheese. Super rich flavors of berries, apples, clove, wild yeast and floral hops. Silky full body with champagne like effect. The finish is strong, slightly vinous and dry, leaves an uplifting sharp funky fruity fresh feel, with a pleasant barrel aged effect. Quite unique in style, like a Saison/Pale Ale/IPA kinda thing. Incredible quality, it’s a masterpiece!