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Le Castor Wee Heavy Bourbon - Grande Réserve

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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First we brew a Wee Heavy - a strong Scottish ale, rich in chewy malt character. Then we age it in American bourbon barrels until the bourbon, malt & oak flavours are in perfect balance - Och Aye! An excellent digestif, this beer goes great with dessert (or your favourite chair on a cool night), and will surely awaken your inner Braveheart.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1452) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color with not much of a head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, wood and some green notes. The taste is toffee, caramel, big wood notes, booze, vanilla, Nilla wafers. Medium bodied, fairly hot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (132) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bourbon, syrup, oak. App: Brown/redish blurred, good carbonation. Taste is pretty good. Bourbon, vanilla, fruits... So good. Palate: not as thick as you would expect from a scotch ale due to oak aged. Overall: great beer, great balance but you can definitely taste the high abv but personally don?t mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (939) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Reddish brown beer with no real head, but tons of carbonation. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla. Sweet caramel, lots of bourbon barrel, vanilla. Good stuff

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AwaKe (65) - Laval, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bouteille de 660ml payée 11,95$ chez Saucisserie BDF. Arôme de bourbon, bois de chêne, sucre, vanille. Couleur brun très foncé avec reflet rougeâtre, autour de 30+ de SRM avec relativement opaque. Un délice au goût, vanille, caramel, avec un petit soupçon de scotch, équilibre parfait. Palais idéal aussi, rondeur superbe, lourd en bouche, effervescence très faible, très peu d’amertume. Une très bonne bière a mettre dans son cellier.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from my hipster neighbour -- thanks man! -- pours a bubbly bog water brown with a paper thin cap. Nose is pure bourbon, Jim Beam family (which includes Knob Creek among others). First sip reveals an odd truth: this tastes pretty close to a weak bourbon & coke. No really, it does. Sure, there’s a slight bitterness in the finish but that pure organic sugar cane leaves it mark on the flavour profile. It’s a interesting brew -- & at 11% a serious buzz enhancer -- but I think I’d just have my bourbon straight up with a couple of cubes. Mrs Tiki steals a sip & damn if that little beer hater don’t like this. This brew is one of a kind.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (92) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Clear orange/brown with a small brownish topping. Toffee and caramel with bourbon stint. Some smoked malt note. Mainly sweet taste, with a bitterness kick in the aftertaste. Nice round, thick mouthfeel, long sweet and warm finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef73 (261) - - AUG 25, 2014
de couleur ambre brun foncé on sens tout suite le bourbon qui est tres present et on na un coté carameliser en bouche c est tres costaud en bouche on na un cote de bourbon qui est tres present suivie d un cote carameliser on na un cote pas trop sucre a cause du cote du bourbon biere a siroter tranquilement exemple devant un feu

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2361) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle it is a deep reddish amber. The aroma is sweet caramel and malty bourbon. Med-full bodied with a round zesty feeling. The taste is light bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
A sipper to be shared. Very rich in flavour, smoke and bourbon both there and integrated. A good woodiness. Satisfying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentL (278) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Rouge ambré, odeur de scotch, peu d’amertume et un fort caramel, bourbon, chaud et rond, délicieux.


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