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Brewed by Microbrasserie Pit-Caribou
Style: Brown Ale
L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Canada

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bière brune au goût de noisette, cette «Brown Ale» américaine présente un léger goût de café, enrichie de généreux houblons américains.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Unique brown ale, fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. Pours mid-brown color with lots of retained head, and leaving a lace sheet.Happy and woody aroma. Lots of roast, tobacco finish, a little cascade hop. Sediment is citrus concentrated hops. This is somewhat of a black IPA reborn in a wood barreled ale.Lots going on.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins and hazelnut caramel gel from aroma to aftertaste in this healthy, harmonious American-style Brown Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tenacious head of foam covers the deep mahogany-hued brown.
-Malts also offer roasted touches. as well as some rye-like angles (Cararye?).
-Hops share citrusy tips before adding more earthiness.
-Body is not thin, not heavy. A beautifully rendered mouthfeel.
-Drinkability is quite high for a 7% brew.
-There are so few world-class Brown Ales out there that this one came as a surprise. A very tasty one at that!

Bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Clearish chestnut ale wearing an irregular, rather heterogeneous light beige foam. Frank, hop forward nose combining vigorous citrus fruits and toasty as well as roasted grains venturing into both chocolate and coffee spheres. The roast and acidity manage to keep away from each other’s throats and no flavour clash occurs there between those two sensitive partners. The hop/roast alliance rather reorients toward earthy, nutty, leafy, tobacco flavour currents. Fairly straightforward, but efficient, packed with flavors and bright, clean aromas. Very strong, impactful bitterness though so it’s really a hophead brown ale, but not a gimmicky one where malt is completely neglected. Perhaps a bit weaker in the texture department if anywhere; its carbo nation feeling a bit forced and accentuating the acidity where it was not necessary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
In short: A very hoppy nutty brown ale, cranked-up the American way. Excellent.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed fresh one week after purchase.
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is roasted hazelnuts, fresh tobacco leafs, pecan pie, notes of hashish resin. Taste is rich nutty malts (hazelnuts and pecans swimming in caramel), a strong toasted sensation, peanut butter cookies, a generous hopping, a spicy-peppery edge to the hops. Bitterness sensation is medium and with a mild resinous character. A beer that could have been excellent but unfortunately the carbonation was excessive and made the beer less tasty than it really was. I loved that beer, and honestly I’m not sure I would be comfortable doing what I do to beer bottles I love if “bière” in french wasn’t a feminine word.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5922) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Veux-tu une Bière? (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avce une pointe d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrrière goût. (Rating #4940)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4818) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep opaque brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of light coffee with roasted malt notes, light nuts and some earthy hoppy notes are also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some light nutty flavours, with some dry bitter coffee notes which are well balanced against some earthy hoppy notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed for the style with loads of complexity while retaining some good drinkability level.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
pours hazy brown with a very nice light beige head, excellent retention and lacing. piney, sprucey, spicy and nutty malts, dry caramel malts, herbal-grassy, leafy green and citrus, earty, peppery, grainy. soft carbonation, medium body, nice grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. hoppy browns are not my favs - not that refreshing of a brew, but very nicely done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Good, well-balanced brown with a little citrus hoppiness and some roast malt aroma. Pours dark brown/maroon with huge foamy head and good lacing. Medium bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3269) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Une couleur à chemin entre le brun et le rouge. Une tête mousseuse qui s’installe avec aisance. Un nez agréablement malté avec, principalement, des parfums de caffè mocha. Des houblons en aiguilles de pin et la présence tempérée d’une résine. Un goût qui tient ses promesses. Des papilles caressées par l’harmonieuse fougue des cultivars. Des malts chocolatés et des pointes de café comme des seconds orateurs. Une bouche assez légère et bien piquée par des bulles au comportement vif. Une finale assez intense et longue sur des notes amères vertes et résineuses.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3241) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml. Brun-rouge avec une superbe mousse crémeuse beige, près de la crème fouetté. Très odorant, les effluves se répandent lors du versement. Il y a du chocolat, des cerises, café. La bouche est ferme, elle parle fort, l’amertume se fait sentir. La texture est correcte. Les saveurs sont franches de chocolat et de houblons. La finale est sur les houblons amers.


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