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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunham, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra special bitter de seigle. Robe acajou, alliant la richesse épicée des malts de seigle, aux houblons américains. Caractéristiques : Amère, Sucrée, Houblonnée, ambrée, cuivrée.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
A nice orange amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a beautiful grassy and piney hops, rather green, caramel malt, light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with lingering piney hops, green in character, resinous, very nice. On tap at Vices et Versa, March 11, 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 very recent bottle from Veux-Tu. Not so bitter, but definite rye, sweetness, toasted malt. More hops in finish. Decently drinkable.Brown with lots of head, thick lace.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Toast and nuts aplenty surf this ESB’s lightly caramelized and honeyed sugars, leading to earthy, wooden hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the misty pale amber, lacing nicely.
-Mouthfeel is prickly but well rounded.
-This must be lovely on cask. Carbonation would be soft enough to let all subtleties express themselves.
-Rye is perfectly integrated to other malt flavors, adding a touch of personality, but nothing too flashy.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.
-When getting closer to room temperature, the malts really shine.

Bottles and on tap at Vices et Versa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. One of my favourite beers of the Festival. Slightly hazy burnt copper pour with a solid frothy off-white head. The aroma is intensely floral, pungent cereal grain body which might be on the sweet side, but the floral bitterness overpowers everything; vague alcohol and sweet potato/freshly turned sod notes too (in a good way). Taste - follows, even more massively, pungently, bitterly floral - as bitter a beer as I have had in ages; made me cough; earthy and bitter, like rye, old potato sacks and a marigold farm in full bloom - BIT-TER! Average body, insanely astringent, decent cask carbonation and a very, very long sharp floral bitter finish ... not for the faint of heart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2012. 5th beer of the fest. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with an average size long-lasting bubbly tan head. Lovely aroma of resiny hops, rye, some spice and caramel malt. Flavour of resiny hops, toasted malt, rye and a big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, I loved it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe d’houblons et de seigle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de seigle en arrière goût. (Rating #4526)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with notes of resinous hops and some dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some resinous hoppy notes with some dry caramel malt notes and some residual sugar notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Definitely a lot more hoppy then your standard ESB. Enjoyable though not necessarily memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4547) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear, caramel amber with some lacing, off white head. Nose of dried malt, cracker, bread flour. Like sticking your nose on a bag of crushed malt. Flavor is malty, lightly sweet, bready, orange, cracker, dried grain. Dry finish. Needs more bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
pours clear light brown, golden-orange with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. nuttiness, graininess, toasted and lightly roasted cereals, pine, grass. fruitiness and grassiness, spicy rye. average to soft carbonation, medium body, nice medium long grapefruity finish. overall: esb finish, but that’s about it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Chestnut brown. Clear with a dense headin tulip. Tangy malt aroma. Smooth, smooth. Toasted brown ale character. Lots of burnt sugars in the aroma and flavor. Slow burn hop bite at end. A little woody, nice bittering. A milky mouthfeel though somehow crisp at the same time. Really, really good and different. On tap, Angels Trumpet, Phoenix AZ.


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