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Brewed by Brasseurs du Nord
Style: Amber Ale
Blainville, Canada

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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With its gleaming copper colour and caramel malt aromas, Boréale Rousse has a full, mellow taste with subtle bitter notes that give it a rich, distinctive character - an ale that grows on you with each sip.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Wood and malt nose, copper, with a small tan head. Malt flavoured with some woody notes. Good mouthfeel, nice dry nutty finish. Tasty, but doesn't fit the style. Thank You Radek.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
On tap in Quebec City. The mellowness and subtelty as described were accurate, but the finish was also tainted with a burned wood touch. Overall, quite average. Nothing belgian about the malts in this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Sweet burnt caramel malt aroma with a hint of hops. Amber-copper body with thin white head and marginal lacing. Bitterness throughout the flavour including some roasted malt notes in the finish. Caramel malts are shy but apparent. Body is thin and carbonation quite high. This is a decent everyday beer and is excellent on a hot summer evening... Good session beer - it's easy to drink many of these despite the high carbonation. If I have any complaint, it's only that the flavour is so short-lived. Don't know why this is categorized as a belgian ale - it's more like an English brown ale. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
Nice dark copper beer. The brew is OK but fades too quickly. Interesting caramel and scotch nose that unfortunately lacks some punch. Well bodied and balanced flavor. You can taste the bitterness from the beginning up to the end. Good and less expansive alternative to Bass or Newcastle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
341 ml bottle. Medium copper, smallish head. Faint malty aroma. Nice body, but very little character in the flavor. Some smoky bitterness towards the end, just a tad yeasty and bready... really not much there at all. Quite drinkable, quaffable, pleasant ... it's not bad when warmer, but I wouldn't make an effort to get it either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
Very nice malts, caramel, and lots of hops for this petite quebecoise of my youth. Light beige creamy head. Sweet malts and english hops come out distinctively in the mouth, with some citrus... I loved and still love this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Not a bad red colour with little head retention. Aroma and colour are not too bad but not really interesting, better than any easily and cheaply avaible beer in Quebec. Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
A decent quaffable red ale. Good aftertaste and mouthfeel. Good grain and hop balance throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
Reddish brown colour, with a small but persistent off white head. Bit of malt in the aroma. Falvour is interesting. Can't pick out the individual notes easily, but it is nicely malty with a healthy amount of hops. Leaves a powerful but nice aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
Probably the best "brasseurs du nord" beer. Nice amber colour, a sweet taste, a bit bitter in the end. Too bad you can't find it in France.


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