Brewed by Le Bilboquet
Style: Scotch Ale
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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This one is different than the Bieropholie version as it has a different yeast and hops. It has also some difference through the fermentation process. The malts and the honey are not exactly the same. And, of course, this one has less alcohol. They have the same type of aromas, but some esters are really not the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml, robe brune, arôme de sucre caramélisé, en bouche c’est une explosion de caramel brulé!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Beautiful pour: dark brown with plenty of caramel-colored head. Aroma with honey, malts, and a bright, distinctly artificial fruit flavor that reminds me of Daiquiri Ice from Baskin Robbins. Odd. Kinda bland on the palate, honey fades and is quickly forgotten. Too boozy for its own good. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (261) - - NOV 25, 2012
elle a une tres belle couleur d un rouge ambre tu sens vraiment la presence de miel et de caramel au gout on aune tres belle complexité de vieux porto et miel qui rechauffe le palais et la fin un petit gout de caramel .elle est divine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Brune au reflets rougeâtres, une mousse volumineuse et dense et tenace flotte à sa surface. Ça sent le caramel et le malt, avec des effluves boisées et même de feuilles mortes. L’alcool nous rentre dedans dès la première gorgée, mais réussi à dompter le palais, accompagné d’un goût sucré par un miel foncé et de raisins secs. Toute la bouche est imprégnée d’un sucre résiduel, alors qu’une chaleur provoquée par l’alcool s’accumule et est ressentie à chaque fois qu’on s’y trempe les lèvres. Je trouve que c’est une bonne ale Écossaise, toute les particularités s’y retrouvent. Belle expérience. (L1293MK12) (429-301012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1514) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours a nice deep brown with a slight glow. Smell is alcohol, quite fitting for a scotch ale. There are also some burnt caramel notes. Body is full and this beer doesn’t produce much head. Sweet and not quite bitter, it does somehow mimick how a scotch feels. A bit too hot (alcohol) for my liking, I’ll have to revisit the Grande Réserve someday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3480) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Light gusher. Dark brown pour with creamy off white head. Aroma of cherries, grapes and chocolate, lots of chocolate actually, some light honey notes. Taste of dark fruits, cherries, plums, grapes, honey. Body is a bit watery but carbonation is fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Dark brown with a creamy fully coating tan head. Aroma is an earthy scotch ale. Nice deep malt. Smooth and velvety body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
deep brown pour nice thick tan head good lacing. A rich lightly spiced malty aroma hints of wheat, toffee, alcohol. Full well coated palate. Even roasty mellow slightly sweet touch of toffees a bit of carbonation on the tongue. Nice scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
The aroma is toasty with toffee, caramel, cream, and dark fruit. The appearance is dark red-brown with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle 500ml. Pours brown/mahogany with nice creamy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, tofee, spices, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, sweetness, malt, warming alcohol, honey. Palate: oily mouthfeel. Overall: Very good. On the sweet side. Not very easily drinkable unfortunately.

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