Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Amber Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 85   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2004
12.21.04 341ml bottle thanks to Secret Santa. Hazed, glowing, brownish-golden pour with little head. Yeast and biscuit nose with apple and caramel and juicy hops. Flavor is malt laden and nutty but not too thick. A sort of grape and herb (coriander) taste is not what I expected, but it’s lively and crisp -- appleskin, parsley, celery(?). Interesting stuff, it smells like a grassy Belgian golden but tastes more like a wit of some sort. Thanks, Santa! That was fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
Pours a cloudy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of spices, malt and fruits. Peppery flavor with malt, yeast and fruits. Light body, soft carbonation. The spicy aroma and flavor was totally unexpected, this is a pretty average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with medium head with average retention. Aroma is comprised mostly of what I think is the Cheval Blanc yeast. Taste is also tainted with this yeast, which has a very particular small and taste but that I very much enjoy. Malt is also present. Overall, I guess this is an above average amber ale (which in my mind is far from the most innovative or complex style out there). Note, this was a freshly brewed bottle which always increase the quality of Cheval Blanc since there are not known to age very well. Re-rate 2008: Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of wheat with some light spices and some medium sweet malt. Taste is also dominated by some medium sweet malt with some light spices and some light yeasty finish. Not the greatest beer but still a lot better then what I had expected from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2004
Amber red colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy. Tastes malty with a light tinge of citrus. A hop bitter end makes this a very good amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2004
Hazy amber-red beer with a small white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Malty and yeasty taste. Hoppy bitterness. Very enjoyable !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Slightly hazy amber. God Carbonation. Slightly fizzy, light tan head. Light roasty aroma w/ some notes of spicy hops. Thin feel. Very bland, lightly malty flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Malt and fruit aromas, cloudy amber, and a small toffee head. Cider- like, thin bodied, fair. Thanks joey_capps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2004
Hazy light amber colour with a thin and mostly diminishing off-white head. Caramel, toffee, orange, lemon, and earthy aroma. Light acidity, moderate toffee, and light yeasty flavours, with a dry almond and possibly woody bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy yet prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
Malty, biscuity aroma, a touch phenolic but nice - almost like a scotch ale aroma. Copper coloured with white head that recedes to cover. Good carbonation. Malty, mildly spicy and yeasty flavour. Medium body with lively mouthfeel. Very drinkable though not exceptional. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3545) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2004
Very nice chestnut cloudy body topped with an honest beige head. Spicy nose with hints of citrus and herbs. The taste, dominated by spices and malt, also bears some hoppiness that gets more present in the final. I am pleasantly surprised by that one!

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