Le Cheval Blanc Extra Special Bitter
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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Classy ESB brewed with Marris Otter malt and hopped to 39 IBU’s with Mount Rainier and Centennial hops. On tap and on cask (dry hopped with Centennial) at the brewpub. ESB classique, brassée avec du malt Marris Otter et les houblons Mount Rainier et Centennial. En fût et en cask (houblonnée à froid avec du centennial) au pub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Deep golden, with slight reddish hues, with a light, clingy lace. Shy hoppy smell at first, but as the pint went down and got a little warmer the piney, almost pot-like goldings started to shine through. Lip-smaking and bitter, with decent carbonation for the style and good body with a long cereal finish. An enjoyable session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
En fût. Verre de 20 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblon avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #2115)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, pleasant British hops, with caramel notes, orange pulp, very classy. In mouth, a good malt base with nice pinhey hops, grapefruit notes, pleasant and classy ESB. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 5 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Dark amber. Generously hoppy with loads of hay. Richly malty with filling mouthfeel and full body. Notes of caramel, lingering very bitter finish, Full flavoured but bold, Fuller’s style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2005
Light amber body topped with diminishing creamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with herbal and spicy notes. Well-balanced and relatively complex taste. Flavors of hops (Golding) with herbal and grapefruit hints. Mild texture. Long bitter finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Dark yellow with fast fading head. The aroma announced a bitterness invasion... which arrived as grapefruits and citrus aromas were felt. Interesting round palate. Good firm bitterness till the finish. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
Light herbal hop nose with decent underlying sweetness. Copper-amber coloured body with shy white head that diminishes to ring. Nicely balanced between hop bitterness and sweet malts with some caramel notes and gentle roastiness in the finish. Medium-light body. On tap at the brewpub with muzzlehatch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Pours creamy top, golden amber. Sweet fruity, soft hop character in the nose much like their IPA. Clean bodied with recognizable hop character. Smooth . Neat and clean . Good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
Une pinte sur place. 4,5% alcool. Le liquide surprend par la robe rousse foncée. La mousse est brune. Je m’attendais à une robe plus dorée. Le nez est malté, caramel et une belle présence houblonnée. En bouche la bière est corsée, le caramel domine les houblons qui se font sentir qu’avec une amertume agréable en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Clear golden color with a very thin head. Aroma of peppery hops with hints of caramel. Flavor of peppery hops with hints of caramel and a strong, lasting, bitter finish. Lacks a little something to be really good.

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