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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale Albion
Style: Bitter
Joliette, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Une ale blonde foncée, avec un corps malté mielleux et d’une amertume plaisante et balancée, vous est offerte dans la plus pure tradition des bitters anglaises. Une bière légère en alcool (3.9%), mais pleine de saveur. Servie en fût (refermentation naturelle), elle sera aussi disponible parfois servie cask, c’est à dire directement du baril, par gravité et sans gaz ajouté. Seulement l’effervescence naturelle d’une bière servie à la température idéale de dégustation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3614) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Légère déception que cette bitter pas tant qu’elle est mauvaise mais après la superbe mild et l’incroyable blanche, la meilleure bitter (selon Ratebeer) se devait d’être tout simplement divine. Elle est bonne mais pas à ce point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Une bière dorée foncée avec sa mousse élégante. Son nez est fait de houblons épicés et floraux et de malts légèrement toastés avec une levure qui semble apporter un profil fruité. Les saveurs sont toutes en équilibre. Délicatesse est ici un mot clé. Il y a un petit piquant en fin de bouche. Encore une fois, le corps est impressionnant. Je m’attendais à quelque chose de fantastique : je ne suis aucunement déçu d’avoir bu une très bonne bière.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1254) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft @ pub A: bready, light citrusy, light caramel app: clear copper no head t/p: thin to med body with moderate long bitter finish soft carbonation. O: superb a taste of England. Everything is in place. Sessionable no doubt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Cask at the brewpub. First time being here, I must say that the look of the place is a pretty authentic setting for an english pub. Anyway, back to the beer. Pours a clear light copper with a medium and tenacious white head (thank god for the beer engine!) that leaves some of the nicest lacing I’ve ever had from a cask beer. Nose is of grass and light caramel. Pretty simple but this is intended here. Taste is of caramel as well, moderately bitter and ends on a earthy bitter finish. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate (higher than I ever expected). Overall a really nice and properly served bitter, I’d drink a lot more bitters if all were like that!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
on cask on the premises - dimpled mug. almost clear very pale golden with an eternal creamy eggshell white, sticky lacing. grainy cereals, lightly spicy, wort fruitiness - not really worty but oh-so-worthy, pepper and leafy grassiness, tasty active yeasy - dusty, peppery; tea leaves and soft earthy notes. light carbonation, light body - never watery, very smooth and balanced earthy-grassy-herbal finish.. this is not a homie-rating.. this bitter is a true masterpiece.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap and from cask at l’Albion. Pours amber with medium-high creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of malt, sugar, citrus, caramel, minerals, fruits. Some esters. Taste is of malt, english hops, slight caramel, some grain. Very slight maple sap. Palate: Light body. Overall: Very refreshing. Tasty, flawless, smooth. Easily the best bitter I ever had. Balance is awesome. This is art. You can’t taste anything "behind" the beer. [Cask: Also very good. The dry hop was a bit vegetal tough. Rating is for tap version]. I shall return.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (4020) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 On cask at L’Albion (Joliette). Hazy copper/amber with a medium fully lasting creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is fresh cereals, earthy notes, caramel, light citrus and leafy hops. Taste is also of fresh cereals kight citrus, caramel, honey notes and bitter finish. Medium body. Low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Clean finish. This beer is the epitome of drinkability. I’m really impressed. This beers alone is worth the trip to Joliette. I finished my pint in 6 sips. While it’s so drinkable, it’s damn tasty too. My new favorite session beer. I wish I had access to this everyday. Wow! Also had the tap version. The main difference are: The head is less creamy. The aroma is less hoppy (and there’s not the leafy/green presence). Body it not creamy. Carbonation is medium. Finish is a little dryer. Almost as drinkable. 8-4-8-4-16 = 4.0/5

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Si ça c’est le meilleur exemple de bitter disponible au Québec, je veux encore plus mettre un pied l’autre bord de l’Atlantique. Un beau breuvage céréalier à la buvabilité extraordinaire....mais je l’aime un peu plus avec 1/3 de old stock.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Belle bière dorée, limpide, à peine voilée et où flotte un fin col dense laissant une large dentelle au verre. Des arômes de pain grillé, de foin, de conifères et des notes de cuir. Moyennement amère avec une acidité soutenue et une légère minéralité. Bière à la texture lisse, de corps moyen, effervescence fine, elle se termine sur une amertume honnête et de légers arômes.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cacamasta (4) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
a true bitter ! so easy to drink its ridiculous. very respectful of the genre and on cask its heaven in a glass. bravo !


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