Formerly brewed at Brasserie Breughel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
St-Germain de Kamouraska, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 1.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Mart's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Mart (211) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 11, 2007
Bouteille. Couleur ambrée foncée, mousse généreuse et compacte, voilée. Arôme d’autolyse, d’alcool, de houblons, et de terre. Goût terreux, minéral, amertume présente en finale. Corps plein, mais savonneux, effervescence moyenne à faible. Ok next.

Beardbeerman (343) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle served around 12 degrees in a snifter glass: Pours an opaque brown robe showing a caramel spread color if held to the light. Airy tanned foam develops overhead with a good retention capability and large spotted lacing. The nose is subtle, sweet and inviting with notes of caramel, dattes and coriander. On the tongue, you’re first hit by a fruity/floral hoppy attack delivering an aggressive bitterness that rams to the back of the palate. The brew finishes dry with very little aftertaste. It feels full-bodied but also very acidic. The malts seem to get lost with all that grassy hop forefront so you end wondering if you’re drinking a weird IPA or a strong ale. Overall this dark ale disappointed me in a sense because the list of ingredients shows the same ones (and in the same order) than their Christmas Ale. This lack of originality shows in the taste since the hoppy bitterness is quite similar and therefore makes you wonder if you’re dealing with a diluted version of the Christmas Ale. It is very bitter and not so satisfying.

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune et voilée. Nez de levures épicées (poivre) aux notes terreuses et fruitées (agrumes sûres), léger de malt rappelant le caramel brûlé et de caoutchouc brûlé avec quelques notes de sucre. Moyenne-mince en bouche et très pétillante avec une texture savonneuse. Goût très légèrement sûr de levures fruitées (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche rapidement suivi d’un goût astringent de levures au goût de caoutchouc brûlé avec quelques notes de caramel brûlé puis un léger regain en force du goût amer de levures en finale avec un léger goût minéral et d es notes d’alcool. Post-goût assez long et sec, légèrement amer et astringent de levures, de brûlé et d’alcool doux ainsi que quelques notes de zest d’agrumes.

czar (9615) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
on tap at brewpub. as per previous ratings, no defect in this brew - probably a bottling process problem. cloudy medium dark brown with a decent light beige head, little retention, no lacing. caramel malts, some yeast and spices, fruitiness, some light grassiness. average carbonation, light body - some oilyness, short finish. not very good brew but clearly better than bottled version.

sseb69 (1980) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 Bouteille 500 ml. 7.5%. Couleur brune opaque, mousse ABONDANTE, crémeuse beige. Arôme de malt, herbes. En bouche, un peu sûre, malt, levure, fruits. Pas top...brasserie douteuse.

belandzio (20) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Au départ, cela s’annonçait bien. Belle couleur brune, opaque, brumeuse, avec un joli col. Nez pas si mal, un peu fruité, mais un petit quelque chose étrange... C’est en y goûtant que cela se gâte. Elle est âcre, acide et avec un goût pas agréable du tout. Dommage pour cette brasserie artisanale du coin de Kamouraska qui expérimente des bières plus naturelles.

JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Huge rocky head. Gushy. Deep amber pour underneath the never-ending head. Lots of dried fruit, fruit leather and plums. Figgy and slight spicy as well. Rye and a touch of yeastiness as well. A little bit of light metallic flavour that isn’t all that good. Starts to take on a funky sourness as it starts to warm up - it’s not the worst thing I’ve had from Breughel - but that’s faint praise.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2010
Very lively beer when poured. Beware of the overflow. Rich aroma of berries and syrup. Cloudy brown appearance with a big frothy white head. Looks promising but unfortunately is a let down. Sour flavour. Not much body. Metallic texture. Sour ale.

robinvboyer (4814) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Wow there guys brewsome awful beers! This one is a sour, funk filled mess. There Are some decent fruit notes but the odd lactic sourness is overpowering. And it finishes with a very strong and very unpleasant bitterness. Wow this is a train wreck!

Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
Un peu mieux que le Grand Cru mais quand meme tres mauvais Breughel devrait accrocher ses bouteilles et penser a son apres carriere

MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle shared by my friends Erin and Chris- Thanks to the both of you! A deep chestnut liquid poured from the bottle. A dense fluffy cap of beige froth sat atop. The aroma was malty,funky fruit which was not all that unpleasant. Also in the nose, some caramel paired up with an off-putting lactic milky note. Tasted of sweet dark pit fruits alongside caramel malts, with an earthy sour funk and lactose. Sweet, drawn out sour finish. Not nearly as bad as some others have mentioned, so I suspect we got a "good" bottle.

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