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Benelux Grande Armada Réserve

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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: American Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Soutirée à même le fût de whiskey qui l’a hébergée durant 6 mois. Nez d’alcool de Bourbon, vanilla, tanins et houblons herbacés en amertume.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Perhaps unfairly rating this as it’s 3 years old. Low carb, not still brown beer with a short head. Aroma of fruits and cardboard, some whisky as well. Taste is dark fruits, vanilla, oak, booze. Still very boozy and very sweet. Not too bad though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Embouteillé en 2011. Brune. Nez: très boisé. Vanille. Chêne. Whisky à fond. Cerise. Banane. Caramel au beurre salé. Bouche: respectueuse du nez. très riche. Très sucré. Vanillé. Caramel au beurre salé. Résineuse. Fruité. Cerise noire. Banane très mûre. J'adore.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Évaluation no. 112 Août 2011. Au nez, les malts sont très présents avec beaucoup de caramel. La couleur est brune et la mousse est faible. En bouche, le whisky est très présent, avec le caramel qui explose. Le bois de chêne vient rajouter en finale. Très bonne complexité des saveurs. Le whisky et l’alcool sont cependant trop présents.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 2011 vintage. Pours a dark brown with not much head except for a small white ring that leave some light lacing. Aroma of caramel, booze and not much else. This is a lot tamer than when it was fresh, though. Taste is not cloyingly sweet but still packs quite a bunch. Flavors of caramel again, butter and slight oxidation. Bourbon is a lot less "in your face" than it used to be. Warming alcohol. Body is medium-full, carbonation just fine. Not bad at all but I believe it will be going downhill and definitely past its prime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3898) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
This was their big beer of the night but wasn’t super balls-out. Really just their brown with barrel aging or something, but it doesn’t quite work like the regular armada. Pours cloudy red with ok lacing and little head. Aroma of oak, booze and tangy malt. Some fruit on nose. Finishes tangy sour. Een some florals in finish. Some barrel astringency and some sweet finish. Improves as it goes down and warms up, however. On tap at brewpub.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3e année de la grande armada pour moi (2013) bel arome de fut de bourbon mais la biere est, a mon gout, trop acide et limpide pour profiter du baril. La premiere version etait plus Bold, j’ai l’impression que le.bourbon se perd dans l’acidité. Pas mauvais mais certainement pas reussit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Big thanks to tommy for the bottle. Had the 2012 last week, right away I noticed that this one pours a little darker. The 012 had a metallic smell to it mixed in with the bourbon, this one is all smooth vanilla bourbon goodness, smells great. The taste is very rich, up front there is nice hits of vanilla and butterscotch, finishes with a hint of oak. The 12 was cloying and this is Anything but. Can’t believe how much better this is than the 12.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (791) - - FEB 22, 2013
Brown pour, minimal head with lots of specs of lace. Aroma of bourbon, wood, slight booze. Bourbon and raisin up front, mild vanilla, cola, hints of vanilla . Alcohol has died down with age. Lower carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
5th anniversary bottle. Deep brown pour with beige lacing. Big bourbon nose with some spruce notes. Flavours are reminiscent of a Jack n coke with some strong vanilla aftertaste. Thanks Johnsense

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4629-20120729] Bottle. Toasted fruity caramel malt aroma. Murky, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Lots of roasted caramel cream and heavy malt in the flavour with a long aftertaste. Full body. Quite rich and interesting. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(w/ jercraigs)


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