Le Saint Graal Prima Nocte
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Brewed by Le Saint Graal
Style: Brown Ale
Saint-Thérèse, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
English brown ale, Le Saint Graal first beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maud (1) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
Lors de l’ouverture j’ai pu gouter 5 bières et ma favorite était celle brassée par le proprio, la saint-graal, elle est vraiment bonne. J’ai beaucoup aimé l’ambiance et je compte y aller aussi souvent que j’aurai une gardienne :) Félicitations les gars je vous souhaite toute le succès que vous méritez!!!! Je suis certaine que vous allez faire fureur!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mallaire (1) - Saint-Jerome, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010 does not count
Nice beer... The first official one for Le Saint Graal! Very typical and strong character!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, brown color, with a small beige head, nice toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted malt, fruity nose with some chocolatey coated raisin, fig, date notes, with a faint cocoa powder, molasses, cookie dough, nutty accent, within a light bran muffin aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, fruity character of dark dried raisins, dates and figs, with some cookie dough, chocolatey, light brownie flavours, with some chocolate coated nut undertones, with a hint of cappuccino, leading towards a fruity, datey, chocolatey, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2928) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
Drank on tap (20 oz) at their brewpub, on October 23, 2010, one day after their opening. Reddish brown, little head. Sweet aroma of malted barley, nuty sweetness. Taste of dry barley, slightly tart fruit, a little bitter aftertaste. Good brown ale, pleasant to drink, it’s a good start.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap at the pub. Dark brow-red (pretty clear) with a thick foamy off-white head, average retention and great lacing. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, floral hops and bread. Flavor is caramel, sugar, floral and earthy hops, nutty notes and a moderately bitter finish. Above average residual sugar for the style. Medium body with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Very good for a first offer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Fruity esters and caramelized malts benefit from a lean, silky mouthfeel, as earthy connotations add depth to this delicate English-style Brown Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam garnishes the light brown.
-Malts are well defined.
-Fruitiness is reminiscent of cherries at times.
-This is not a show-stopped, but it is a well conceived, traditional Brown Ale. It would probably express itself beautifully through a hand-pump...

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bière couleur de noisettes, limpide et coiffée d’une fine écume laissant au verre une large dentelle. Des notes de caramel, de noix grillées et de café brun. Elle est peu amère et légèrement acide. Elle est crémeuse, peu effervescente, de corps moyen et se termine sur une belle finale légèrement amère et très aromatique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (516) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
Tap at brewpub. A rather intense and earthy english brown ale, with a fresh and malty sweet aroma. Obvious flavors of hazelnut, dark chocolate and notes of coffee, with a light herbal hop presence. I hope that this new business will be profitable because this first beer clearly shows talent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
In short: A nutty cookie in a pint. Pleasant nourishing beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Opaque milk-chocolate color body topped by a very small beige head
In long: The malty nose is just that, very malty, milk chocolate notes. Taste has a lot of cookies, lots of cashews, some milk chocolate, some tree bark, walnuts, yeast, brownies, some caramel, leafy hops. Rich creamy body with a tickling carbonation. The beer is very muddy but it is pleasantly muddy and very nourishing. Nice walnuts after-taste. Overall sensation of drinking a nutty cookie. Nice even a tiny bit too sweet. This was my first visit to this new pub. I realized I was a excessive pub-crawler when every time I walk into a new brewpub I am greeted with a mysterious voice that says "we’ve been expecting you".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de noix grillés et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4727)

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