The Découverte is a perfect symbiosis between the biting freshness of a good American IPA and the previously tasteless universe of non-alcoholic beers. Undoubtedly the best of both worlds. Think: dry and hoppy.
ABV: < 0.5%
This is one of the original Canadian craft near beers, form a well regarded Quebec brewery. I haven't had this one in quite a while and was curious to see how it stacked up compared to some of the other offerings that have become available since. Happy to report that this one still holds up very well. NOt a hop bomb like some, this is more in the vein of a session IPA with some citrus/fruit notes. Nice and dry, with a crisp, clean finish. The body is good, and nicely balanced overall. Well worth revisiting, and I don't think I'll wait as long for my next purchase of these!
Pours light golden. Slightly cloudy. Head relatively sticky and tight bubbles. Does not dissipate quickly. Citrus and a bit of pine on the nose. Nice mouthfeel and pretty tasty. Decent bitterness. Maybe slightly thin mouthfeel but not terribly problematic. I really like this beer and it's probably one of the better NA IPAs in Canada. Very much a west coast IPA.