Flambée ’64 – Loup Rouge

Rauchbier – 6.5% – De Sorel-Tracy, Montérégie-Est, QC.

Rauchbier – 6.5% – From Sorel-Tracy, Montérégie-Est, QC.
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75 = 3.68/5

Clear with a slight haze, dark amber/caramel color with moderate activity. Foamy and slightly creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with average legs. Flavors of smoke, bacon, barley, caramel, nutmeg, salt, raisins, and floral hops. Slick and soft oily medium body with prickly carbonation and a soft crisp. Medium strength finish, grainy and toffee feel, light coffee and leaves, with a moderately smoked effect that is more balanced as a Marzen or red lager so it makes a nice American interpretation. Some brown sugar and gingerbread, more sugary than usual. Notes of cheese as more yeast is poured. Decent freshness. Overall very good quality craft.