L’Amère à Boire Pale Ale
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Brewed by L’Amère à Boire
Style: English Pale Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
British pale ale, cask conditioned with dry hopping and served with a beer engine. 12o Plato. Marris Otter, Cristal and Carastan malt. Dry-hopped Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops. English yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40826) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From cask at the brewpub. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter and toasted malty, crisp hoppy. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Pale amber coloured. Dry and flowery with grapefruit aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
Draught, 5% at the brewpub. Mild dusty aroma. Low carbonation, perhaps served from cask. Almost clear copper colour. Small creamy tan head. Mild bready flavour, a bit strange. Clean bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at L’Amère à Boire, pours a clear orange amber with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is lightly fruity (berries and green apples), a bit of perfume and earthy dry hops. Flavour is very earthy and dry, with dry toasted bread, zero sweetness or fruitiness as detected in the nose. Soft mouthfeel, with a lingering dry breadiness that is almost a bit metallic. Decent pale ale. The bartender mentioned that this wasn’t the best batch of the pale ale, which is reportedly more hoppy and slightly fruitier. Would be happy to revisit it on a subsequent visit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
(cask) Clear amber with beige head. Aroma is faint grapefruit. Taste starts weak but finishes grapefruit/earthy hoppy. Watery medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12940) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Golden coloured beer with a thin head. Sweet malty nose with some caramel. Shapor matls, not sweet at all, and good sharp hops, almost dry. Medium bodied. Very honest pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11585) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
On tap at the Brew Pub. On Cask. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, tea, some fruitiness, and some floralness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
ad on cask so apparently more bitter. Pilsner-like purfumey aroma. Real ale bubbles in head, on orange tinge. English yeast, noble hops. Nice low carbonation. Drying finish. Maybe less acidic with food. Some caramel, not so balanced. Light mouthfeel. A nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Cask... Cloudy, golden ale with a small, whispy, white head. Great retention. I got absolutely nothing out of the nose... totally nondescript. Maybe a little smoke in there, but that’s probably due more to every patron smoking than the beer itself. Does anyone in Canada not smoke? Perfectly-balanced flavor, but flat and watery. Just a touch of bitterness. Light-bodied with almost no carbonation. Finishes watery and flat. This "real ale" sucks! If you’re going to serve "real ale", serve it from wood and make sure it’s a brew that naturally carbonates... otherwise, I’m not interested.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 2009-06-06. Orangey body with a modest off-white head, nice lace. (3+) Flavour has a pleasant hoppiness throughout, but it feels a bit muddled at times, and a bit dilute overall. (6+) Mild aroma, pleasant citrusy melange of hops, mild malt. (6+) Average to light palate is just a touch under carbonated even for a cask. Okay, pleasant but just a touch too dilute. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 On Cask, at the brewpub

October 2003. Amber orange colour. Slight floral and fruity notes in both the aroma and flavour. Bit watery on the mouth, with slight bitterness on the back of the tongue. Ok but unexceptional. 4/3/5/3/11 - 2.6On tap at the brewpub.

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