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Albion Réserve de Durin

Albion Réserve de Durin
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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale Albion
Style: Old Ale
Joliette, Canada

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2030) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
From cask at l’Albion [aged 1 year]. Pours deep hazy brown with amber reflects. Medium creamy beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, sugar, caramel, malt, chocolate, molasses, dates. Taste is of malt, hot alcohol, dark fruits, bitterness, some roast features. Chocolate. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Sticky. Overall: Heavy on alcohol. Lots of sugar/caramel. A good sipper. Slightly reminiscent of Thomas Hardy’s ale. A tad too boozy for me. Still pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3109) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Cask @ L’Albion (Joliette). Aged 1 year. Murky/dirty brown, but with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity with boozy notes, caramel/toffee, chocolate and wood. Taste is moderately sweet with fruits (dark & red), alcohol, toffee, caramel, chocolate, wood and spices. Full bodied. Low carbonation. A tad oily mouthfeel. Warming finish. Taste and quite complex, but balance isn’t perfect and the beer is a tad boozy. I would be curious to try it "young" and to try the red wine barrel-aged version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté à l’Hivernale des Brasseurs 2013 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’alcool et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4797)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
Sample, draught, tasted during Winter Warmer, savoured on February 22 2013; eye: dirty brown, opaque tiny ring of brown head; nose: woody, sourness, fruity, malt, light alcohol, light wild yeasts, caramel; mouth: woody, sourness, fruity, malt, alcohol, light wild yeasts, light astringency, caramel, woody finale with presence of sourness, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 22 février 2013; œil : brun sale, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun; nez : boisée, aigre, fruité, malt, léger alcool, léger levures sauvages, caramel; bouche : boisée, aigre, fruité, malt, alcool, léger levures sauvages, légère astringence, caramel, finale boisée avec présence d’aigreur, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
A clear brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice vinous malt with floral hops, licorice, pinot de charente, very nice. In mouth, a nice smooth barley wine with vinous malt, vanilla, pinot de charente, alcohol warmth, beautiful example! On tap at Hivernale, Feb. 23 2013.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (471) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Dark mahogany brown with a thin beige head. Nice fruity malts aromas with hints of caramel and a vinous note. Full bodied, low carbonation, great array of fruity malts, some aged bitterness, a touch vinous. Fantastic take on an old style of old ale. Would love to drink this again. On tap at l’Hivernale des Brasseurs, Montreal 2013

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Hivernale des brasseurs 2013 - Bière trouble dissimulée sous un col bien mousseux. Des arômes madérisés de raisins secs, de porto, de figues séchées. Bien amère avec quelques sucres résiduels. De corps plus que généreux, elle est veloutée, légèrement effervescente et se termine sur une finale aromatique et très légèrement astringente.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2553) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Beer #8 at the 2013 Winter Warmer Montreal, on February 23, 2013. Red brown, little head. Berry juice aroma with alcohol, a little barley. Taste of ripe fruit, very sweet with a good dosse of alcohol, not too bitter. They are too good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Tap (Hivernale): Clear deep amber ale with quite large foamy head. Aroma consists of dried fruit with some light plums notes. Wooden notes are quite subtle with some light residual sugar and no hops presences that can be distinguish. This beer is sweet but never overly so and the alcohol was really well hidden. This is a beer I would like to have on a regular basis and a brewpub I would like to visit someday.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lesifflebiere (1356) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Nez madérisé, boisé et sucré. Au goût, un côté oxydé de raisins ressort. Le boisé et des notes de beurre dominent. Pas vraiment intéressant, le tout semble bien différent du résultat final espéré. Possède néanmoins quelques qualités, malheureusement contrebalancés par de désagréables défauts.


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