La Gaillarde – Unibroue (Canada)

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  • My Rating: C+

La Gaillarde – Unibroue, 5% ABV – 341ml, (Chambly, Quebec, Canada)

On the front label:

“La Gaillarde is a beer on lees, bottle refermented, resulting from the marriage of cereals and aromatics. It is brewed according to an ancient medieval recipe developed by the hardy women of the Middle Ages. Gaillarde is a mild and slightly spice golden ale with a malty nose.”

  • Style: (Traditional) Ale
  • Taste Profile: lemon citrus/dry/creamy -> coriander/orange/wheat -> dry/burpy/light malt finish
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $23/12pack mixed, December 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours cloudy yellow-orange-amber, with a massive creamy head, good retention, some lacing, very active streams. Big citrus aromas up front with a slight sourness and mild barnyard.

Attack: tingly lemon citrus, 2/10-sweetness (dry), creamy mouthfeel

Mid-palate: coriander, lemon, orange, wheat/yeasty, light wheat malt

Finish: cuts dry, tangy, mild burpy, light malty non-bitter finish

Generally refreshing and a decent session/meal beer.