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Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Fruit Beer
St Eustache, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Patiemment au froid depuis plus de 14 mois, nous l’avons laissé atteindre sa maturité en laissant le temps aux saveurs de fraterniser et de former un ensemble puissamment harmonieux. D’une personnalité hybride bière/tawny/cognac, la S offre une palette de saveurs illimitées; fruits confits, cerises, dattes, caramels, le tout présenté avec équilibre et chaleur. Une gâterie à partager avec l’être cher.

Note from the brewer: this is not made to be an American Strong Ale or anything else. It’s made to be a kind of barley-based port-like brew with very little carbonation, just enough to protect it against oxydation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Flip top bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Cherries, dark fruits, chocolate, and some earthy / woodiness. Light alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8397) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
500 ml. from St. Hubert. Sour fruit, overall not too sour because of the malting, also smoke and peat . Lacey, with a spore looking head on a brown body. A strong brown meets a scotch meets a fruit beer. Fruit in the finish: cherries, dates, caramel. Fairly full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Cherries, black grapes and figs uplift this sipper’s chocolate and wooden smoke, sculpting a refined, balanced expérience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the purple-laced dark brown.
-The finish is rather short and forgettable.
-Carbonation makes this easy to drink despite the potency.
-Alcohol is very well hidden.
-This is not as sweet as expected.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6373) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma sweet front with fruity elements. Mellow character behind. Drier finish.
Appearance dark brown going into black. Base creamy with mid top. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mineral with slight metallic hints. Mild sweet berry mid. Some following tartness. Mellow finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
500ml swing-top bottle shared with garthicus for his 2000th rating. Thin looking ruby-black with an average diminishing head. Smells fruity, oily, roasty, with hints of fruitcake, molasses and alcohol. Taste follows, but sweeter. Slightly thin body, a bit boozy, quite sticky .... I liked it, but tgis would never be a "pint please!" brew for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5970) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
My 4600th rating! Bottle [500ml] courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size quick-diminishing fizzy off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, some sourness, wood, light smoke and more. Smooth (for the abv) flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, slightly sour dark fruit, wood, light brown sugar and caramel. Alcohol is there in the aroma but it’s pretty well hidden in the flavour. Average to medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. It’s quite good, with lots going on, but it’a not as good as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
In short: A liquorish fruity dark sipper. Decent.
How: Swing-top 500ml bottle, consumed many months after purchase.
The look: Dark burgundy body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: The medium intensity nose is malty and a tiny bit smoky and I noted dark fruits, raisin pie and other fruity desserts. In mouth the beer has a thick body with a liquorish texture and a low carbonation, adequate sipper mouthfeel. Taste is raisins wrapped in caramel, dates covered with chocolate, dark cherries pie, other stuff that make you fat. High sweetness sensation and medium alcohol presence. Overall it is not all that fruity for a beer classified as a Fruit Beer on ratebeer. Sweet sippers is not exactly my type of beer but this one was ok. A beer simply named after the 19th letter in the alphabet, and I’m still amazed at how convenient it is that our abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz alphabet was created already sorted in alphabetical order.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml, avec bouchon de céramique, achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de cerises et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises et de figues avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4111)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of dry fruits and residual sugar is interesting though not as sweet as expected. Taste is also a nice mix between some dry fruits, with light residual sugar and some dry port wine notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation. This is a good sipper though not something I would drink everyday. Not as sweet as expected and no apparent alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4143) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a small cap, little retention. lots of cherries here, decent caramel, chocolate, dattes, woodiness. boozy - guess it’s normal here. soft carbonation, medium body, decent grassy hopping. lightly acidic and bitter finish. ok.


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