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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1323) - 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 (1445) - 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 (3344) - 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 (3340) - 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 (2564) - 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 (4253) - 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 (1959) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2320) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Rich amber in colour with a large lasting beige head, good lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, malt, caramel, dark fruits, christmas cake. Flavour is sweet, some noticeable alcohol, moderate sweetness, lots of fruit, cake. Sweet and malty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, warming, sweet.

Not quite as good as the Bieropholie version, lots of alcohol in this.

500ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on July 1, 2010.
No date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (786) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Bouteille 500ml. Couleur brune foncée, presque opaque. Peu de mousse beige. Arôme de mélasse, de miel, de chocolat et d’un peu espresso. Goût de miel, mélasse, sucre brun, chocolat, café, avec une chaleur d’alcool en fin de bouche. Texture collante, un peu syrupeuse. Malgré un taux d’alcool élevé, il est bien camouflé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (696) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Bottle 500 ml. Outstanding beer, one of the best Scotch Ale from Quebec. Maybe a little strong on alcohol, but it is well hidden. Nice aroma of toffee, caramel, honey, with notes of porto. Sweet taste, well blanced. Medium bodied beer.

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