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Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Scotch Ale
St Eustache, Canada
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Une bière dense , opulente, pleinement savoureuse, une personnalité axée sur les multiples sucres caramélisés appuyées par quelques notes épicées. Type Wee Heavy écossaise. IBU 35.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 341ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear medium to dark amber brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, roasted, caramel, smoke, berry notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, sweet smoke, candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...dark brown ...l thin tan lacing ... soft under attenuated malts nose... soft roast ... light sweet toffee malts ... not my thign at all

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle, 8.2%. Vinous aroma, some vanilla. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. The flavour is sweet and vinous. A bit too sweet, I guess, but attempted balanced by the alcohol. Quite roasted flavour also, and roasted finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
A dark amber mahoganny ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, loads of fruity esters over caramelized burned sugar, and light cinnamon notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with light toffee notes, a bit thin and grainy. On tap at St-Bock, Dec. 18 2010.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle… Hazy copper ale without much of a head. The aroma offers caramel and mocha with a trace of smoke. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with stinging carbonation. Lots of caramel and mocha sweetness with enough hop bitterness to keep the malts in check, but not so much as to infringe upon the delicate Scotch ale flavor. Bittersweet finish. Kudos to MartinT for providing the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This friendly Wee Heavy can satisfy the malt lover with its candied fruitiness and caramelized cereals, while discreetly peaty smoke and anise-like spiciness build a personality rarely tasted within this style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the burgundy.
-This could use some more caramelization to fit my tastes in the style. And the mouthfeel is not as "opulent" as the label says...
-Effervescence is soft enough to let the tastebuds enjoy the flavor profile and active enough to make this rather easygoing.
-Alcohol is not too apparent in the flavor profile.
-Licorice, star anise, vanilla are all sweet and spicy flavors that one can imagine to describe part of this Scotch Ale’s intricacies.
-Even though I can’t say I fell in love with it, this is another well executed beer from Simple Malt, one which can be a great introduction to the style for many drinkers on the path of discovery.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear deep copper with thin tan head. The aroma is rich sweet prunes, rich cherry candy, molasses, some maple and some malts. The taste begins with a pleasing rich earthiness sweetened by thick layers of prunes, cherries and sugar stewed raisins as well as a mild amount of maple. Around the edges of those notes is a mild spicy hop flavor providing a faint bitterness. Nice rich brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
Bouteille partagée avec Jdubfl. Couleur brune laissant quelques bulles. Arôme et palais ont tous les deux une bonne note de malt caramel laissant une pellicule de biscuit et de toffee sur le fini. Cela est accompagné de fruits noirs allant de la figue sur des notes résineuses et sucrées. Deuxième bière de cette brasserie qui ne déçoit pas.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
Caramelized burgundy pour quickly loses its initial off-white cover. Despite its not so extravagant 8% ABV, the alcohol is more than obvious to the nose, jumping amidst barley sugar, candied fruits and caramel aromas. In mouth, its carbonation takes more place than I’m used to in scotch ales while its filtered body feels more slick than chewy. Sticky palate has an interesting vinous side. What I had capted as candied fruits from the nose takes the shape of a grapey/cherry liquor with a grenade twist. The bright side is that this gives a fruity acidity balancing counterpart to the straightforward sweetness, but the sadder side is that it makes me realize I prefer a scotch ale which reaches its equilibrium through a more fitting, silkier body and earthy/smokey/roasty hints. More alcohol sneaks in the lip-sticking finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
February 2010 - 341ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear deep amber with a tiny tan head. Sweet caramel aroma, lightly roasty, herbal and not at all boozy. Simple floral and sweet caramel taste, a bit pungent. Syrupy, slick and almost cloying sweet mouthfeel, with an appreciated herbal finish to it. Decent enough, a little to sweet.


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