Laval Beer Festival, part deux
I reviewed the Brasseurs Illimités (Simple Malt) and Le Trefle Noir beers together in part 1 as I tried three of each. Here are the other beers I tried, each one from a different brewery…
No. 236 – Saint Bock’s Réincarnation
This is a white infused with green tea and was my first attempt at something different. It has a sourness to it that I liked a lot more than other similar beers but otherwise the taste didn’t do much for me. I wish that I’d made more notes on this one…
4.5/11 – it’s not bad, worth the price, different and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes this style or is willing to try something a little different.
No. 237 – Microbrasserie Charlevoix’s Hibernus
I’ve a had a few beers from Microbrasserie Charlevoix before and they weren’t bad at all. This is a dark ale, with a nice caramel aroma and ruby colour. Taste-wise it was ok, a little bland but not bad. Another case of not taking enough notes!
It gets 5/11 for being good, for the price, for the description, drink-again-ability and recommend-ability.
No. 238 – Dunham’s Le Quench du Soif
I had to try this because of the name – I love the French in Québec and ‘Le Quench’ and ‘Quencher’ will be words I will now be using. It is a pretty good IPA, with a citrus aroma and taste. Not as refreshing as some other IPAs I’ve tried but still decent.
6/11 for being good, for the price, for the description, for drink-again-ability, for recommend-ability and an extra Yes for luck.
No. 239 – Brou Pub Brouhaha Coup de Soleil
A fruity light beer that had a little raspberry and cranberry flavour to it. It’s easy to drink – like drinking lemonade but with a little alcohol and fruit in it. Not bad but a little weak.
4/11 for being ok, for the price, description and being a little different.
No. 240 – Lagabière’s La St Jean
A good follow up to Coup de Soleil, chosen so that I could tell a friend that there’s a beer with her name on it.
This was another light fruity fizzy beer that was very easy to drink but which lacked a kick that I would want in a good beer.
4/11 just like the Coup de Soleil.
No. 243 – Les 2 Frères Porter Baltique
After some searching around online, I was able to confirm that I had in fact tried Les 2 Frères Baltic Porter – the confusion had arisen as I could not find the beer on the beer list when double checking my information. In any case, this gets a good 7/11, it’s a very good porter with everything that you would expect – ie, chocolate.
And so, that is the Laval beer festival done for another year. Next, it’s Quebec City in August for Festibière…
Oh, and before I forget – Cheers to Moussa for holding the drinks while I took the pictures.