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Brewed by Brasseurs du Nord
Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed in limited quantity, Brassin Festif is a specially crafted, full-bodied, flavourful winter ale will surprise you with aromas of plum, licorice and grapes that will surpirse you with its festive appeal. We take pride in offering you this celebratory brew - with its shimmering shades of ruby red - as we mark twenty years of our passion for brewing great authentic beers. Thank you for sharing all these years with u. Cheers!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2008
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez Métro Joanette (Verdun, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est bourgogne avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petits fruits et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de raisins en arrière goût. (Rating #1443)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours deep amber with a fine, tan head. fair bit of lacing. Aroma is malty with a backing of hop. Flavor is chocolate and caramel flavors. Malty. Moderate mouth feel. Thanks to radiomgb for the beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & mds - courtesy of blankboy. Ruby-amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and dried fruit. Medium bodied. Flavour is quite sweet to start, with lots of brown sugar and raisins, and starts to dry out in the middle, with a fairly short and mildly spiced finish. Not too bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some notes of sweet toffee/caramel malt is very enticing. Taste is a nice mix between some dry fruits with note of toffee and caramel. Medium full body with a somewhat creamy texture and some average carbonation. Well done and something I am likely to buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur bourgogne et claire. Nez malté de caramel toffee aux notes rôties, moyennement fruité (raisins, léger de prunes et traces de dates) léger de chocolat, de noix et de houblon herbeux avec des petites notes de sucre brun et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légère-moyenne crémeuse. Goût moyennement fruité (raisins aux petites notes vineuses, léger de prunes, notes de dates, traces de pommes) accompagné d’un léger goût de réglisse noire et de traces d’épices (muscade) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût moyennement amer de malt du genre caramel léger-moyen rôti (faibles sensation de brûlé), léger de chocolat noir et de sucre brun ainsi qu’avec des traces de pain grillé et de biscuits puis en finale vient également se joindre une amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’un léger goût asséchant de noix et des traces d’épices (poivre). Post-goûr moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux, légèrement fruité (moût de raisins, pelures de prunes) et avec des notes de noix et de chocolat noir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
The pour reveals a reddish dark amber color with a thin tan head that leaves averages lacing on the glass. The aroma has a spicy and sweet feeling to it that reminds me of sucre d’orge and licorice, there’s also a toasted malt presence and plump fruity notes. The flavor is very interesting, very festive dare I say, plump, ripe fruits mingle with sucre d’orge and licorice on a bed of toasted malt, it feels like a fruit cake, but this fruit cake isn’t as good as the one my mom makes, sweetness lingers in the finish. The body is light and I would have liked it more full, the carbonation is moderate. Well, Boréale, you surprise me, I didn’t know what to expect from your anniversary beer, but you delivered a competent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
2008-02-01. Bottle. Very dark brown body with a modest tan head. (3+) Muted flavour, sweet malt with some toasty roasty accent hints. Light sugary notes in the finish linger. Similar aroma of sweet malt, dry toasty notes. Average palate. Not a show stopper but quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Amber color with a medium size head. Malty and sweet. Taste of caramel coffee and small fruits. Not really spicy. A little bit roasty. Nice - sort of dry- finish. That’s one of Boréale’s best ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle shared with Marc Bélanger of the Brouhaha, merci Marc, dark mahogany hue, with a small beige head, sweet toffeeish, toasty, caramelized, fruity nose, of dried fruits of raisin, date, plum, fig, with a faint biscuity dough accent, a chocolatey, spiced fruitcake aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, faint roasty malt character, with some sweet dry fruits, and nutmeg, liquorice spiciness, some chocolatey, toffee, cookie accents, leading towards a sweet malty, spicy anise, clovey finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle - 341ml. Dark copper body with average carbonation and a thick beige/rusty foamy head. Good malty aroma with hoppy, brown sugar, caramel, and fruity hints. Well balanced malty/hoppy taste with oaky notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Well done.


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