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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Scottish Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
on tap at cactus, qc. clear brown, mahogany tint, with a small reviving and creamy light beige head, very nice lacing. fruity and nutty caramel, chewy maltiness - perfect level of residual sweetness to me - smoked caramel and burnt demerara, gently smoky, fairly woodsy if not woody, kind of astringent too, grass, white pepper. light carbonation, medium body - oily, sweet yet never sticky or cloying, lightly smoked-peppery-grassy finish. good and solid stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
draft, was not really a fan of this one, was a sweet sweet caramel candy bomb, i felt the diabeetus coming

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
En fût bien assis au Benelux. Version à 7,0% Bière orangée-cuivrée, sans mousse, ni collet, rien ! Nez de caramel, une touche de pomme verte. En bouche le liquide descend bien, goûte le malt fumé à la tourbe (peat malt je suppose) elle est sucrée, plus malté que houblonné, les malts écossais sont très présents, peu être trop. 5/10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
[on tap at brewpub] Potent caramel aroma that is slightly sherry-like with some nuts. Slightly foggy bronze with a white ring and wisps. Peat smoke flavour imbues a nice, sweet caramel and toffee malt. Medium bitterness is a good contrast to the sweet malt. Crisp feel and pretty clean finish except for a touch of peat smoke. Light to medium body, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2009
A reddish amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, fresh grains and caramel. In mouth, a good malty ale with nutty notes and british hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, March 27 2009.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe houblonnée et fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2307)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Hazy dark brown hue, with a small beige head, sweet toasted malt nose, with a raisiny, wildberry note, with a faint bitter chocolate accent, with a subtle liquorice aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet toasted malt, cookie dough character, with a nice raisiny, date fruity accent, with hint of nuttiness, a mild flowery hop note leading towards a good malty, fruity, hop bitterness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
In short: Well malted and fulfilling Scottish Ale. Solid.
How: Pint at brewpub, fresh batch
The look: Dark-ruby body with a small but long-lasting beige head
In long: A ton of caramelized malts in this baby. Taste is sweet thick caramel with some liquorice and distant red fruits (kind of cranberries?…). Rather sweet beer with presence of residual sugar although it could be because it was a very fresh batch. Leafy and slightly fruity hops add a desired dryness and I would I liked a bit more of those. Comfortable carbonation. Straight to the point and effective malt galore. Very filling and sweet, maybe even too much so to be considered a session beer. I drank myself a few of those and let me tell you that they were the most hard-hitting Chiefs since the Hansen brothers of Slap Shot.


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