No. 411 – À l’Abri de la Tempête Bot’A Ouelle
Getting into a routine of trying a beer and writing about it before I forget – it’s just a shame that I’ve over two hundred to write about with only a selection of notes and blurry memories…
Yesterday, I decided to buy a beer from a new microbrewery, along with one from Le Trefle Noir and one from Le Bilboquet – tried and tested breweries with some fine beers.
I chose À l’Abri de la Tempête pretty much because it was cheap. It was a good choice.
This is a really good beer. It looks great in the glass, a golden yellow with a fine fizzy bubbly head that froths in the mouth and the aroma has a certain je ne sais quoi. It’s malty and smells like it will present a strong bitter taste. There is a hint of lemon that comes through as well oddly enough. Upon checking other reviews, I noticed that other fruits were mentioned, but I didn’t really get those. In any case, it was an enticing aroma.
For an 8% beer, this sure does not taste feel strong. In fact, it tastes great. It was light, almost fluffy and the maltyness created a fine creamy texture in the front of the mouth. There was only a little hoppy bitterness that came through, which to me was great – I prefer malt to hops. The taste is all front of the mouth and doesn’t really linger long afterwards. I get the impression I could drink several of these easily without getting tired of the texture and taste.
Yes, it’s good.
Yes, it’s well worth the price.
Yes, it’s accurate.
Yes, I’d drink it again.
Yes, I’d recommend it.
Yes, I’d go out of my way for it.
Yes, I’d go out in a snowstorm or a heatwave for it.
And Yes, I would fight a bear for it – I’d punch it right on the snout!
A very good 8/11.
I can’t wait to try their other beers.