Benelux Mild Mild Ouest
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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Mild Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
As the name suggests, a Mild Ale finished as a West Coast IPA. It should be around 4.5-4.8% alcohol. Perfect for those who love hops without the buzz of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
[on tap at Brewpub] Floral and citrusy aroma with a toffee accent. Almost clear dark red amber under a clingy, off-white flannel blanket. Prominent bitterness harmonizes with spicy toffee and grapefruit peel on the tongue. Medium body, moderate carbonation, Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
In short: A very nice toasted hoppy amber ale. Superior session beer
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose proposes a pleasant hop bouquet that is leafy, citrusy and a bit piney. Taste has crunchy toasted malts reminding me of toasted bread crust with a bit of caramel. Low-medium sweetness sensation. Smooth flavorful hoppy finish with the citrusy character of the hops coming out strong. Refreshing. Below 5%, but tasty and never watery. I loved that beer, many times. An underrated little beer that won’t get good scores on the bigger-is-better ratebeer, but I am not going to be condescending towards all those ratebeerians who cannot appreciate a low gravity session beer, I am way too busy thinking about other complex and important matters that these people cannot possibly begin to understand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
[3846-20110730] Tap. Lightly toasted lychee aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Toasty bitter grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
(@ brewpub, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the Brew Pub. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel and citrus. Thinner body. For a lower alcohol beer, had a decent aroma and taste to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
2011-07-30. Crisp amber body with a small white head. 3+ Pleasantly hoppy first sip, light citrus notes, mild resin throughout. Malty core, light caramel and toasty malt mid points. 7+ Modest hoppy aroma, resin, mild grass notes. 7+ Average plus bodied palate suits it. Not super assertive, quite drinkable though. Best beer of the night. On tap at the brewpub, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Glass on tap at Brewpub.
Appearance : Slightly hazy with a small white head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Great piny and citrusy hops. Fresh hops.
Taste : Citrusy and juicy hops with light malt. Citrusy finish, a bit resinous.
Overall : Easy drinking and packed with flavour. Not thin at all. Nice fruits. Great stuff. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy, resinous hops explode from this quencher’s suave caramelized and toasted cereals, before a wooden, resinous bitterness takes control of the palate.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces atop the rusty amber.
-The aroma is all hops. Luscious, citrusy hops.
-Residual sugars are slick and levelled with the salient hop character.
-This one is hard to categorize. New World Mild Ale? Hop-driven Amber Ale? West Coast Bitter? Mini India Red Ale? In any case, it is a delicious brew I hope they brew more often.
-This could be a tad drier, or perhaps with less caramel presence in the flavor profile to completely please me. Then again, that caramel might be necessary to balance out the outgoing hoppiness.
-There are more and more super drinkable, flavorful brews popping up around Montreal. It’s great to see!
-The small, prickly bubbles are a bit too insistent in my tastes.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub, on May 15, 2011. Reddish copper, thin head. Aroma of malted barley sweetness, slightly hoppy. Slightly hoppy taste, but very bitter, dry aftertaste. A very pleasant session beer!

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