Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Altbier
St Eustache, Canada


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Strong Altbier, with 33 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Murky amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is bitter caramel. Plain.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(341ml bottle) Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, dishwater, some whisky, grain, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/grain, some vegetal, light whisky. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from Marche Atwater. A nicely drinkable beer, although way strong carbonation. Pours soulfree brown (quotable) with a fancy creamy off-white head. Malty aroma, and rich malt in mouthfeel. Darn that carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
341 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grain, leafy hops, sawdust. Taste is bitter malts, smoke, nuttiness, caramel and a metallic finish. Some faintly bitter hop notes as well. Smooth, creamy, med-full bodied. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Deep amber pour. The nose is quite caramelly with a nice sweet maltiness. A little bit of peppery character with a sweet toasty flavour. A touch of light fruit but it’s quite clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Toasted malts and caramelized fruit thrive in this Altbier’s svelte body, leading to a levelled herbal hop finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam slowly dwindles to a veil atop the splendid orange-tinged clear burgundy.
-Strong butterscotch in the nose is bothering me. Smells like some Maine microbrews...
-This is as drinkable as any 5% Altbier out there.
-The fruit character is reminiscent of dried cherries.
-All flavors are cohesive and balanced.
-The carbonation is made up of soft, large bubbles.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid brown with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is earthy nutty caramel malt. Tastes a bit tart, with notes of nuts, earthy brown sugar, and figgy fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours a transparent amber mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt with a touch of light fruity tartness. Starts with light earthy caramel malts and strawberry fruity notes and some peppery spice before a drier, bittersweet finish. Not very true to style, and has some strange fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6858) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a dense, medium light golden head that shows admirable retention. Aroma of toffee and sour cherries, very intriguing. Flavours of woody toffee and tart, unripened cherry fruit that borders on sour. Very light and quenching despite the higher than average ABV. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma: rather sweet sugary nose for altbier , slight hop sided dryness behind. 6-
Appearance: very nice , proper shade of brown with tint of amber. Large beige creamy top. Sparse lace. 4-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: mid light bodied. Chocolate , nutty feel with sugary notes. Bitter leafy hints on side edges. Slight tart feel on top. Half of this brew is solid alt , the other half generic sloppy nut brown ale....

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