Brewed by Brasseurs du Nord
Style: Amber Ale
Blainville, Canada


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
With its gleaming copper colour and caramel malt aromas, Boréale Rousse has a full, mellow taste with subtle bitter notes that give it a rich, distinctive character - an ale that grows on you with each sip.

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ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2005
2005 bottle at the Iguana Cafe in Montreal, 6/5/05 with Muzzlehatch and tiggmtl. Pour is a caramelly-auburn, dark beige tints on the sides, with a small off-white head that sits at cover, providing little to no lacing. Aroma has hazelnuts, toasted grains and light orange rind. Also some dry, plasticy/stale bread notes, slightly sourish. Flavor begins with a sweet caramel malt, hints of dry raisins and cherries from the yeast. Bits of astringency from the toasted grains. Problems include a stale bread flavor, hints of syrupy sugar and a body that is too light and carbonation too peppery to sustain much interest from yours truly.

Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Belgian ???? Clear light copper colour with thin rocky off white head. Strong carmel malt nose. Carmel malt taste.

hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Belgian Ale ??? wathever. Clear dark brown color with nice light brownish head with fair lacing, fully lasting. Malt and maybe leather aroma. Malt and nuts taste with a dry finish. Soft carbonation. Bière de couleur brun foncé avec un bon collet brun pâle qui perdure et qui colle bien au verre. Odeur de malt et de cuir ? ou quelque chose comme ça. Au goût, elle est plutot malté acev un petit goût de noix avec un fini sec et co2 assez faible.

collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Not a belgian ale at all. Who wrote that? I find this one un-impresive but acceptable. Pours a very pale copper red for a rousse {rousse is the quebec name for blond or pale ale that has been reddend with the adition of a little roasted barley in the malt} with a thin white head that quickly disapates and leaves no trace on the glass {unfourtonletly}. Aroma is of sweet malt, slight grassyness, slight caramel. Taste is very subtle smoth malt, slight roasted flavour, not enough hops to even regester with this "bitter" drinker. smoth low carbonated mouthfeel {a little strange for a red clear ale} leaving a slight caramel sweetness on the tounge and a grassy after bitter. I thing they use overly young hops witch would acound for all the grassy ness. kinda like a failed atempt to please both molson export and craft-brewed drinkers. but, If you like labat 50, you’ll love this one. cheers

Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
A Belgian???? Hardly !!! Sure is a lot like an amber to me. Amber with beige head. Light carmel malt nose. Malt profile with a few finishing hops

pootzboy (1784) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
on tap...pour saw a amber-chestnut colored ale with a smallish cap that laced moderately. Good fruity nose with soe hint of musty herb. Good caramel malt body, stiff shot of grassy hop near the clean finish....a nice draft ale for a meal...I had one with an Angus filet...excellent.

pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2005
TAP: Light pleasant nose, ruddy amber color, light cream biege head. A reserved malt base offers some caramel and nutty flavors balanced but a light, quick hop bitter (slightly grassy). Overall good balance. The kind of beer that goes well with food but is substantial enough to drink on its own.

Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
Looked really nice (copper colour) with a little ring of head. Quite enjoyed the abundance of malts. The beer had a very fruity taste, which wasn’t entirely unwelcome! Draught.

Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
Sampled on tap. Translucent and bronze red, with a light, off white head that turned into a shy ring of lace, which is sort of dissapointing, because I know it usually has more than that. Maybe the keg was getting a little old. Slightly grassy, but mostly a flowery, honey hop smell. Decent maltyness with a roasted touch and a lightly bitter finish. Carbonation feels soft coming down but also coated my tongue with tiny bubbles which I really liked. No wonder I spent the latter part of my University years drinking this.

Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours amber nothing for a head. Sugary malt aroma. Herbal. Cheap malt let down and some medicine hops. Tea. Sweet flavourless finish.

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