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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Pilsener
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 In short: A big body uber-hoppy pilsner that stands out from the crowd.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose of dry grass. A whole lot of cereals in this one. The attack is full of crisp yet chewy bread & hay with a light honey flavour. This is followed by a ton of tasty grassy resinous hops. Very long finish, very bitter and rather dry with a little sand-paper sensation. With such an hop avalanche the beer could have used a slightly sweeter malt profile. Something about the whole thing makes it something else than yet-another-good-pilsner but I cannot describe it. This tasty refreshing brew should be brewed regularly because I’m a big fan of Magnum P.I.lsner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Whoa first rating! Pours a very light golden with a nice carbonation- thin head and slight lace. Aroma is bready pils, doughy malts and a good amount of fresh euro hops- flora and herbal. Flavor- is even more legit- tons of fresh euro hops and tons of fresh bready malts. Finshes and mouthfeel are clean and refreshing. Awesome stuff. Dany says this is their first pils? Wtf? They sure know whatthey are doing. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Pilsener’s poignant herbal and resinous hoppiness bounces off cracking hay and straw, leading to a balanced, generous bitterness which compels you to drink bigger gulps.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy slice of foam decorates the clear golden.
-Carbonation is cushiony and the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing.
-The exclusive use of Magnum hops is perfect in giving this lager a personality which is distinct from most euro-brewed pilseners.
-I get the impression I will completely fall in love with this one when I get the chance to have a few pints of it in a row. Please brew this more often, Benoit!

On tap at the Mondial de la Bière.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de zeste de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #2446)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
Une pinte sur place. Cette bière est dorée translucide d’une pureté cristalline. Peu de mousse par contre. Le nez est très poignant avec du houblon à revendre, du magnum je l’espère. En bouche la bière est crisp comme disent les anglais, mordante avec beaucoup de caractère, le houblon fait son travail. Désaltérante et rafraichissante. 7/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Draft: Poured a clear light golden color pilsner with a small pure foamy head light lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet cereal notes with some light hoppy notes also discernable. Taste is also a well balance and refreshing mix between some lightly sweet cereal notes with a subtle dry hoppy finish with nice floral aroma. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed and refreshing. Something I would like to have more often.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
Draught at ’Mondial de la Biere 2009’, Montréal, QC. Pours a hazy orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma: I’m not a huge fan of Pilseners but this smells right on style to me: Bready along with grassy Euro hops, some hay, grains and cereal. Flavour’s bready with Euro hops along with cereal and some citrus -- again right on style. Long bitter finish. Medium bodied. As far as Pilseners go, this is one of the better ones for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
On tap at Benelux. Pours pale yellow. Aroma of hops with a slight skunk. Quite malty. Taste is hops with a crisp bitterness. Finish is a bit of malt. Very drinkable but a bit watery and shy.Nice crisp finish though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2503) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2010
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub on May 10, 2010. Straw yellow, a bit of head. Saaz hop aroma, with hints of herbs and lemon. Taste Saaz not too dry, a lots of herbs, not too bitter aftertaste. Verry nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
A golden lager with a thin white head. A nice German hops aroma with light biscuitty malt. In mouth, a crisp lager with german hops, herbal and grassy. On tap at Fête Bières et Saveurs, Sept. 7, 2009.


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