Albion X Ale
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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale Albion
Style: English Strong Ale
Joliette, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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La X Ale, c’est la première recréation historique de l’Albion. Une bière blonde foncée, intensément maltée et houblonnée; débordante de saveur. Brassée selon une recette datant de 1830, c’est en quelque sorte l’ancêtre de la Mild Ale moderne et elle fut à cette époque la bière de base de tout bon pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2396) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
On tap at l’Albion. Pours golden with low-medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, hops, green herbal stuff. Taste is of malt, vegetal stuff, herbs, sugar. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Enjoyable. Quite good. Tastes a bit like a stronger Albion Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3670) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
On tap @ L’Albion. Clear golden/amber with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of honeyed cereals, peaches/apricots, light sweetness and herbal/floral notes. Taste is of honey sweetness, fruits (peaches/apricots), herbal/floral notes and unlike most of their beers there’s some disturbing residual sugars here. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sugary finish. A bit cloying, though it’s tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2863) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Abricots confits, malts mielleux, pamplemousse, musculature herbacée sur un corps huileux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Superbe bière couleur de miel, légèrement voilée et où flotte une fine écume laissant au verre une légère dentelle durable. Des arômes solidement maltés de caramel, de conifères et de pamplemousse. Elle est bien amère, avec quelques sucres résiduels et quelques traces minérales. De corps solide, à la texture huileuse, douce effervescence, elle se termine sur une longue amertume et de profond arômes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Aroma: Very fruity hops aroma.. Appearance:Light hazy gold,creamy head.. Flavor:good fruity aroma and a candy-spicy flavor...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
A golden amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet cinnamon malt with fruity esters, apple pulp, pears, interesting and weizen like. In mouth, a nice sweet malt with loads of fruity esters, banana, sweet cloves, weizen like, nice and smooth, oily mouthfeel. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 26 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie lors du party 1er anniversaire. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée légèrement voilée. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4041)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Within honeyed cereals grow juicy peaches before leafy hop bitterness attempts to balance out this oily strong ale.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slim veil of foam skirts the hazy pale amber.
-The soft prickling makes the residual sugars feel heavier.
-Fruitiness also delves into orange-y territory.
-This must be more fun when hand-pulled/cask conditioned.
-The fruit character and important sugars became cloying halfway through the pint.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (721) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
On tap at Albion. The color is a hazy honey with a thin beige head. The taste is different in a good way,there are hops citrus fruits malt and the 7.5% alcohol is noticeable but does not take away anything from the taste.The aroma is also of hops and citrus fruits. Very special is this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at brewpub.
Appearance : Clear yellow with no head.
Aroma : Great fruity hops with nice malt and light passion fruits. Light honey.
Taste : Light pasion fruits with intense malt and nice fruity hops. Very fruity and malty finish. Sweet and bitter finish. Light honey. Nice soft carbonation.
Overall : Very interesting one. Quite hoppy compared to the other beers on the menu. Surprisingly fruity for an english ale. Hops felt more American than English.Very tasty and still quite drinkable.

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