Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Amber Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This 100% barley malt beer is blended with roasted malts and hops to five it a spicy, crisp taste. Bottle refermentation imparts a yeast enriched flavour. Not to be confused with the different Ambree served at the Cheval Blanc brewpub.

Formerly known as Cheval Blanc Ambrée and then as Spéciale Ambrée. Recently changed to RJ No.926.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2927) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Une délicieuse saveur malte d’orge, légèrement épicé qui la donne une belle apparence et un arome enchanteur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of me. Pours a cloudy dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing white head. Nice enough aroma of malt, yeast, citrus and spices. Flavour is quite yeasty with some spices and malt. Kind of Saison-ish. Dry finish. It’s not great but it goes down easy and is fairly refreshing and that’s O.K..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (341ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, courtesy of blankboy. Poured cloudy orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of orange juice, spice, pepper, coriander, lemon - much like a generic belgian witbier, some sharp hops and a plethora of yeast. Taste is juicy, peppery and refreshing - more of a summer thing, really. Mouthfeel was astringent and light - overall simple and refreshing, but pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle, shared with hogtown harry and blankboy, courtesy of blankboy. Dark orange, small white head. Slightly yeast aroma with lemon and malt. Refreshing malt taste with a lot of yeast. A good lemon kick in there as well. Uninspiring but that sounds too harsh. This was a fresh bottle and very refreshing to drink, almost a palette cleanser near the end of a long solid night of tasting. Good but just a little bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
Hazy light amber colour with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and or toffee with some orange. Slightly roasty flavours. Dry finish. A simple but very enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
this is very nice. I would describe it as belgum yeast dancing with american hops. It’s just such a lovley blend of both worlds. Pours a cloudy amber rouge with a thin white head. No real laceings to speak of. Aroma is of mineral’s, boose and a tough of buble gumish hops. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy, and the flavour is of roasted nuts, sweet musky malt, bubblegum, yeast redidues and a lovley smash of bitter hop. Undertones of banana and grass round it out lovley. Aftertaste is a little smokey and a little sandy. Overall a wonderfull balance of old world and new. Very tasty. I dont normaly like RJ’s beer. Cheers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle. Clear amber color with bubbles and nice foamy white head, mostly lasting. Yeast and metal aroma. Taste is sugary (candy), yeast, malt, hops and metallic aftertaste. Bière de couleur ambré clair avec des bulles dans sarobe et un bon collet mousseux qui perdure. Odeur de levure et de métal. Au goût, elle est sucré (bonbon), levure, malt, houblon et un arrière goût métallique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2005
Bottled. Apple and herbal hops aroma. Cloudy, orange/brown color, yellow head, good lace. Sweet start but soon gets bitter, a fruit bitterness like grapefruit has, fruity, herbal, medium body. Didn’t like the bitterness much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
[bottle] Murky bronze, with a splotchy, white head. Surprisingly clovey aroma with some malt and some sourness and a little musty. Clovey and malty flavour with some sourness that I would swear comes from wheat malt...but it says 100% barley! Almost no perceptible hops except a faint bitterness at the end. Medium body with medium carbonation. A nice drink, but really not what I expect from an "amber".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
Poured a reddish amber colour with a small white head. The aroma, taste and mouthfeel remind me of a wheat beer. Some clove and sweetness in the nose and the same spice in the taste. This combines with a vaguely sweet maltiness, but the palate is smooth and soft. Decent Beer.

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