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Brewed by Brasseurs du Nord
Style: English Strong Ale
Blainville, Canada

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in limited quantity, Brassin Festif is a specially crafted, full-bodied, flavourful winter ale will surprise you with aromas of plum, licorice and grapes that will surpirse you with its festive appeal. We take pride in offering you this celebratory brew - with its shimmering shades of ruby red - as we mark twenty years of our passion for brewing great authentic beers. Thank you for sharing all these years with u. Cheers!

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3.5
rederic (3340) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle shared with Marc Bélanger of the Brouhaha, merci Marc, dark mahogany hue, with a small beige head, sweet toffeeish, toasty, caramelized, fruity nose, of dried fruits of raisin, date, plum, fig, with a faint biscuity dough accent, a chocolatey, spiced fruitcake aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, faint roasty malt character, with some sweet dry fruits, and nutmeg, liquorice spiciness, some chocolatey, toffee, cookie accents, leading towards a sweet malty, spicy anise, clovey finish.

3.6
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur bourgogne et claire. Nez malté de caramel toffee aux notes rôties, moyennement fruité (raisins, léger de prunes et traces de dates) léger de chocolat, de noix et de houblon herbeux avec des petites notes de sucre brun et de réglisse noire. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légère-moyenne crémeuse. Goût moyennement fruité (raisins aux petites notes vineuses, léger de prunes, notes de dates, traces de pommes) accompagné d’un léger goût de réglisse noire et de traces d’épices (muscade) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût moyennement amer de malt du genre caramel léger-moyen rôti (faibles sensation de brûlé), léger de chocolat noir et de sucre brun ainsi qu’avec des traces de pain grillé et de biscuits puis en finale vient également se joindre une amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’un léger goût asséchant de noix et des traces d’épices (poivre). Post-goûr moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux, légèrement fruité (moût de raisins, pelures de prunes) et avec des notes de noix et de chocolat noir.

3.4
Quevillon (3143) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
Bouteille de 341 ml, acheté au IGA Extra Daigle (Boisbriand, Québec). Couleur ruby rouge, mini collet. Arome de fruits mure malté avec une touche de réglisse sucré. Goùt de fruits amère, alcool un peu présant, sensation de malte épicé un peu doux. C’est comme un vin d’orge atténuer, assez bien, bonne fête Brasseurs du Nord!

3.9
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
Aroma:good nutty-caramel aroma... Appearance:dark redish-brown,good head... Flavor:good nutty caramel flavor,fruity....

3.3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Blankboy. Ruby red/brown with very little head. Mild aroma of fruit, some spice and some nuttiness from the malt. Good taste - full flavoured, lots of dark fruit, surprisingly bitter, even a little malty with a caramel hint. Warming. Nothing extraordinary, just a solid English Strong Ale here, nice one...

3.4
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Deep mahogany in colour with a very quick to dissipate tan head, very light patchy lacing. Aroma is quite sweet, lots of chocolate, christmas cake, dark cherries, some molasses and corn syrup. Flavour is sweet, more christmas cake but this times its a little burnt, black cherries. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. FInishes with some black forest cake, long.

A couple of years old but this is still pretty much the same as it was fresh. Not bad at all.

341ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on April 11, 2010.
Vintage 2008.

3.3
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
341 mL bottle. Dark ruby brown with a small head - just a film in the middle. The aroma contains spices, peach, pear (sweet, ripe fruit, basically), and caramel. Black licorice stands out in the flavour, along with hops, wheat (?), and candied fruit. Quite bitter finish, and body is, on average, medium to full. A complex enough strong ale, but somehow lacking in subtlety.

3.6
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a veiled ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is prunes, spices, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, red licorice, pepper, spices. Finish is mint, black licorice, plum, some vanilla. Lingering fruits and chocolate. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

3.4
AlainG (2318) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Rousse tirant sur le rouge, elle est coiffée d’une mousse beige qui se résorbe rapidement. Les arômes sont sucrés, fruités et épicés de toutes sortes. Le goût se situe aussi du côté sucré, avec un effet, ou plutôt des saveurs de punch aux fruits avec une forte effervescence. Une douce texture soyeuse malgré tout. Plaisante sans être remarquable. M.A. 07 juin 2015 (1343-091214)

3.3
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a copper-red body with a soapy white head. Aroma has anise, sugar, dark bread, and butterscotch. The flavour is nutty with misc. spices and dark burnt toastiness. Finishes toasty with some light spice. Pretty good.


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