20e Mondial de la bière
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05-29-2013, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Alright I'm back!
So the place looks real cool, it has more space than at the Place Bonaventure, so I doubt it gets over crowded like in past years during the week-end. The only downside imo is the outside space, it's a rather long walk away from the inside place, feels like they're not even related, unlike at the Gare Windsor.
Still, I enjoyed it and will most likely go back tomorrow.
Here's a sample of what I tried today :
Cerverjaria Boderbrown - Double Porigosa IIPA
(8 tix) : I started with this beer, even tho it's a 15% ABV beer that costs 8 tix. If you ever tried the 120 mins IPA from Dogfish head, don't bother trying it, it's a clone. A hop bomb that's like a barleywine. It really doesn't feel like it's 15% at all, but it's damn sweet. If you've never tried the 120 mins IPA from DFH and are willing to pay 8 tix, it could be a great opportunity!.
St-Feuillien - Grand Cru
(4 tix) : Available at the european pub outside, this is a blonde belgian that really feels light for a 9,5% beer. Nothing exceptional, but it was good.
Cervejaria Wäls - Wäls Petroleum
(6 tix) : This is another strong beer (most of the beers I wanted to try were strong anyways). Tasted like a Robust Porter with Molasse, porto-ish taste. Really something you shouldn't be drinking if you're a beer noob. If you have 6 tix left, it could be worth trying!
Dogfish head - Single Barrel Peche Myces
(4 tix I think) : This beer wasn't in the official beers listing, but it's damn worth trying. It's a flanders brown, a sour beer that tasted a bit like a Rodenbach but with a subtle peach finish. Loved it.
Stone - Oaked Arrogant ******* Ale
(4 tix) : Well for those of you who tried the original Arrogant ******* ale, I'd say it's pretty much the same. I couldn't taste the oak at all in it. It's good, it has a hoppy nose and a sweet/malty taste, but if you've ever tried the original OA Arrogant *******, I don't think it's worth trying.
St-Bock - Calice "Randall"
(5 tix) : for those of you who don't know what a Randall is, it's a homemade system in which you pass the beer trough a whole lot of fresh hops whilve serving it to give it a hops punch in its flavor and aroma. This definitely didn't disappoint. IIRC, the hops were Amarillo and Simcoe. It really felt like I was chewing the hops, my friend said it felt like a tea.
Succursale - Grätzer
(4 tix I think) : The guy told me Grätzer was an old style that got recently revived. It's basically a pale beer with smoked grain. If you wanted to drink something special, then you should try this one. Tasted like smoked sausages. I usually don't like smokey beers unless it's subtle, but this one was rather good!
I've tried a few other beers trough my friend samples but I don't think it's worth mentioning. One thing that REALLY disappointed me is how expensive some of the samples were. There's one I wanted to try from Italy (Birras Baladin - Xyauyu Barel) that was 10 freaking tickets... Are you kidding me? An Eisbock from Franc at 24% ABV was 12 tix... A sample is NEVER worth 12$.
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