Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Scotch Ale
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Made with peat-smoked malt.
Formerly 6.6% ABV. Known in Europe as a Scotch Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2006
Aroma of peat was what I first noted in this beer but then you could pick up the alcohol then smoke. Dull burnished copper coloured body with an average size lasting white head. Better than expected mouthfeel, caramel at first then a big hit of smoke characters similar to a rauchbier, thin body, sweet, lasting soft carbonation and a dry almost cloying finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 5, 2006
interesting brew at first glance, but its really nothing when the glance turned into a stare / aroma of smoke, cereal/grains, alcohol; smoke, whiskey, citrus flavor, some farmhouse ale elements; flat, dead; this is more like a bad scotch on a half-assed attempt of carbonation than any sort of blonde ale made with whiskey malt; meh, not that good, and almost a drainpour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (10072) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
Tawny brown, clear, large tan head leaving nice lace. Soft smoky aroma with caramel malt. There is some peaty character here too, but nowhere near that which is present in the Belhaven Scottish ale. Smoky, woody, toasty palate that is disappointingly thin despite its 6.6% alcohol. Interesting though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Way too sweet for me - I remember a story of a friend of mind who once told me that the first time she drank beer (When she was 13), she didnt like the taste of it so she mixed it with Kool-Aid - This must be what it tasted like...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 19, 2005
Interesting! A beer to drink once in a while and not more than one per day. Definitive whiskey aroma and flavour, but Id say a cheap scotch or maybe one of those foul-tasting American whiskeys. Colour is a bit weird. Not the average drinkable beer, but nice to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (10458) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle: Copper coloured; thin but lasting head; smoky, brandy-like nose, traces of caramel and burnt malts; initial sweet, (smoked-) malty taste; sweetish flavour; short sweet finish with traces of charcoal and some bitterness coming really very late. Too sweet and kind of "artificial"..................

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Copper colour with a white head. Sweet malty, whisky, light smoked aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
50 cl can. No yeast in bottom. Amber clear colour with a fizzy fast head. Just little aroma of sweet malt. Big mouthfeel with a smooth whisky flavour, some speciel and different.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
Deep amber colour with a fairly big off white head. malty aroma with a clear smokyness. Flavor also has some smoke, but also a light sweetness with woody notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MusicalBox (1) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2005 does not count
A hybrid without a soul. Clear, anonymous color topped by a rather inconsistent layer of foam. Malty aroma and excessively sweet taste, no wonder some occasional drinkers find it nauseating. A long, reiterated and somehow difficult approach is needed before being able to rate this beer as drinkable.

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