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À l’Abri de la Tempête

À l’Abri de la Tempête

It feels somewhat apt that I woke up this morning to the first moderately big snowstorm of the season and opened my advent calendar to find a beer from À l’Abri de la Tempête.  I’ve already reviewed one of their beers here, so here are the other two I’ve tried…

No. 436 – Écumé
2017-12-12 - 436 - A l'Abri de la Tempête Écumé poured _500beers

This one looks great in the glass.  It’s a deep amber gold colour and the head, though a little flat looks very appealing when you swirl it around like a pro!  It has a nice aroma, with a little floral hint, and the taste is mildly sweet, without being too sweet.  It feels like a sweet pilsner, which is fine.  It’s a good beer but not great.  5/11.

No. 485 – Belle Saison
2017-12-12 - 485 - A l'Abri de la Tempête Belle Saison poured _500beers

I was very happy to see this beer in my advent calendar (day number 12) as I had looked at it a few times in the past but for whatever reason had not bought it.  It has a floral aroma and a great golden colour.  It’s very easy to drink at only 5.5% and has a floral fruity hint to it which comes through a little in the aftertaste.  It’s not too hoppy, not too bitter and quite refreshing.  Probably a good barbecue beer.  An easy 6/11.

The three beers I have tried from À l’Abri de la Tempête have all been good so it’s a little annoying that I did not discover them sooner, though maybe in 2018 I will try some of their other more expensive beers like Corps Mort.