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Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Amber Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
Copper coloured. Slightly roasty, crystal malt flavour. Dry and drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (11831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2000
Lots of crystal malt dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Golden beer, no head. The aroma is nicely spicy. A bit of apricot and some light spiciness. There is a touch of clove and fruit. Light body, low bitterness. A pretty balanced brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
Brown sugar and yeast…Some caramel malt and cereal…Somewhat of a void…

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
Pours a hazy dark amber. Aroma is yeasty with citrusy notes. A dry finish after sweet malt and yeast in the flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Milky cloddy amber, medium size dense head. Strong fresh citric, spicy yeasty aroma. Clean body with good bitter frontal. Orange peel and hops. Very refreshing ale. Pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours an opaque cloudy golden amber with a rather short lived head. Aroma reminds me of baked apples, including the expected spiciness such a description implies. Lively palate with fine carbonation, fruity yeast and spices, wheaty esters (I know the label says barley malt). Quick finish, zesty. An unusual take on an amber ale, but a welcome one that I enjoyed.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 Copper robe, malt and caramel bouquet. It's dry and short in mouth. Without being agressive, the roasted flavor from that beer is not appealing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
341 ml bottle. As RJ № 926. Montréal, QC.
Hazy golden colour. No head. Sweet caramel malt in weak aroma. Sweet caramel, mild yeast and malt in flavour. Thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - 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.


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