Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Bitter
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed with wet Qubcois hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange body with a nice head (1-2 fingers) that lasts and lots of lacing on the glass. Smell: Even as she poured it, its all hops all the way. Granted, they are probably not as strong as last week. The waitress said the whole place smelled of hops when it was made. Not too bitter with a healthy dose of a floral and herbal aroma mixed with some mango. Taste: Man is it fresh! It has a week on it but you wouldnt know it by tasting it. Some grapefruit but the main act is the mango that is quite delicious. A good bitterness that isnt aggressive and lasts long after the sip. Mouthfeel: Smooth and effervescent with good carbonation. Solid body and very well balanced. Reviewed on: 09-28-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (4171) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
Hazy golden color with white foam head, lacing to glass. Bittersweet aroma with citrus present. Taste is bittersweet with citrus, citron. Good fresh aftertaste. (Montreal 201210)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
[on tap] Floral and citrusy hops aroma. Hazy copper under thin, white lace. Nice floral hops flavour with a touch of toffee and a nice bitter balance. Clean finish, moderate carbonation, good body for a low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
An amber ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, loads of fresh green hops. In mouth, a smooth hoppy ale with light grapefruits, biscuitty malts, quite nice (compared to other Qc Harvest Ales), medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 5 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4447) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
Une belle pinte style amricain sur place. Bire dore avec des reflets oranges. Belle mousse paisse. Les houblons transcendent le nez avec en plus une lgre sucrosite perceptible. En bouche la bire a une finale sucre, manque dattnuation. Elle gote le houblon frais, un peu herbeux et aussi les malt caramel. Agrable. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
En ft. Verre de 12 oz dgust directement la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur dhoublons. Apparence: La couleur est dore-orange. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got dhoublons et de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #3325)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (3008) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
Drank on tap (20 oz), at their brepub, on 10-10-10. Honey red, thin head. Very light hop aroma, slightly bitter. Green hop taste, light and dry, notes of vegetation aftertaste and not much bitterness. I heard that the first brew was better, but I cant get used to this style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
Verre de 10 oz, la brasserie. Armes trs frais de houblon herbac et de crales lgrement caramlises. Robe dun orange assez fonc et trouble, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblon prsente un ct trs frais, avec des notes inusites de menthol et de chlorophylle. La bire est relativement mince en bouche, prsentant de lgres crales caramlises et grilles. Finale lgrement amre et dlicate. Trs facile boire et la signature du houblon frais est vraiment originale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
In short: A uber-hoppy grassy/herbal/floral very sharp and very bitter beer of some kind. Intense, different and pretty damn good.
How: Tap at brewpub, very fresh the first day it was tapped
The look: Cloudy golden orange body topped by a small off-white head
In long: First, the concept of the beer is freshness. Made using local hops on the same day they were harvested. On to the beer: Nose is very grassy hoppy, like smelling hops and grass from very very close, to the point of having some stuck in your nostrils. Taste was very intense. With the concept of the beer I expected a soft juicy grassy bitter. Not the case. I dont know how this happened but this turned out as a very sharp bitter beer commanding respect. Huge grass juice flavour. Sucking on a hop pelett. Very grassy, herbal, floral. Bitter grapefruit with grapefruit acidicty. Bitter orange peels. Some kind of dryness that felt like yellow grass burnt by the sun. Some kiwis. Very sharp grassy and grapefruity astringency while the bitterness builds up like a crescendo. Every sips seem more bitter than the previous one. Very long finish. First half of my pint went down very quickly but I had to slow down for the second half to give my palette a little break. Too intense for a session beer. I know of people who had it with a few days of age and it was described to as very different than what I experienced mega-fresh the day of its release. This is not a traditional Bitter. We are in America. When the British call a beer a Bitter, it is really not that bitter. When they talk about a hot British, she is really not that hot. When they talk about nice British weather, it is really not that nice. Only when they talk about a bad British meal you can be certain it is really bad. Really really bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Harvest Ales engaging orangey, spicy and resinous hop perfume attracts the taster into a quenching flavor profile balanced by judiciously caramelized cereals. A lenient hop bitterness then concludes each sip, offering citrusy, earthy and leafy melodies.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam paints captivating circles of lacing atop the glowing golden amber as the pint is downed.
-Carbonation is smooth and the body is very supple, making for optimal drinkability.
-If more Amber Ales were of this ilk, this colour/style would be more enticing to craft beer lovers.
-This is not unlike Swan Lakes Amber Ale...
-The 30 IBUs are perfect in this case. I just love the idea of a very aromatic brew becoming levelled and diplomatic once tasted. Who says a nicely dry-hopped beer has to be intense in the flavor profile?
-I dont see this as an English Bitter per say, but thats whats written on the menu. That being said, it is not to any specific style that I know of.

On tap at the brewpub.

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