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Le Castor Wee Heavy Bourbon - Grande Réserve (futs de bourbon)

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Wee Heavy vieillie en futs de bourbon pour entre 4 a 8 mois. /// 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (213) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Au nez, c'est vanillé, sucré, tannique. En bouche, c'est fort, liquoreux, râpeux. La finale est quand même sèche, alcoolisée et bourbonée! Pas vilain ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Marshmallow bourbon caramel aroma. Taste is delicious; sweet caramel, vanilla, bourbon, with a long sticky finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1582) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours light brown with light head and some lacing. Nose is big vanilla and lots of sweet syrup and cheerios. Medium bitter and med/big sweet. Medium body with lively carbonation. Nice big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (129) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Wow. The burban flavors are really coming through in this one. If you were ever looking for a beer whisky hybrid it has arrived. Not for the faint of heart.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexd8 (50) - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Brun opaque aux reflets sucre d’orge. Faible col. Nez de banane et noix,sucre d’orge, caramel et érable, pruneaux, cannelle et muscade. Vanille, bourbon, une touche fumée, une pointe de Jerez, d’écorce d’orange et de canneberges...c’est superbement complexe. Ronde, une touche sucrée mais bien équilibrée, rétro de pruneaux... ça doit être génial avec un lapin aux lardons. pas trop de lourdeur, l’allonge est infinie. Une bière du Castor à boire en décembre... rien de mieux!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - 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 (345) - 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 (1062) - 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 (704) - 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.


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