Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Le Cheval Blanc, side-by-side with the cask version, both pour a hazy golden copper with a small white head. Regular version has an aroma of standard English hops and malts, perhaps with the hops slightly outdoing the malts, along with some bread presence. Flavour of English malts, dry caramel malts and bread - the hops come out on top, with a very gentle flavour profile. The cask version has an obviously softer mouthfeel, making it easier to drink. Decent session bitter, but quite boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4547) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
Une pinte provenant du cask et verre du ft. Les deux versions ont passablement la mme couleur orange mais la version cask a une couche de mousse crmeuse au sommet (presque cream ale). Le nez offre de joies armes de fruits exotiques tout comme une trace de levure. La bouche est moyenne mince, rafraichissante. Le malt et le houblon est bien quilibre. Heureusement le malt crystal ne domine pas cette bire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Dguste en ft sur place titrant 5,5% dalcool. De couleur ambre et voile. Nez de houblon herbeux (notes de foin) aux notes florales, moyen de pain avec des notes fruites (agrumes sucres, traces de pche) ainsi que des traces de grains de malt ple et de caramel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-bas et une texture lgrement crmeuse. Notes de levures fruites (agrumes sucres, traces dabricots) accompagn dune moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux (lger de gazon mouill) aux notes florales (une amertume prsente en arrire-got toute la gorge) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen got de pain aux faibles traces rties avec des notes de grains de malt sucrs et de petites traces de caramel puis en finale lamertume de houblon revient en avant-plan et prsente un caractre asschant et plus herbeux (notes de foin et de th) ainsi que de faibles notes de noix. Post-got long-moyen et lgrement sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux et lgrement floral avec des notes fruites (zest dagrumes). (printemps 2007)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
On cask in July, sorry Blankyboy! Clear dark gold with white firm cap. Aroma herbal and quite lemony. Taste is lemon, peaches, fruit, and grass.with unexpected hit of menthol to follow, finish is long dry and perfumey. it gets a pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Cask at Le Cheval Blanc. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber (I think, its so dark in here) with a large lasting foamy white head. Nice hoppy and bready aroma. Flavour: This totally hits the spot on such a warm day, resiny hops backed by bready malt and with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2116) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Floral hop aroma Clear dark orange color with a large white head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
On cask at the brewpub. Light amber with a huge frothy and lasting head. Very classy bitter nose, bready, nutty with some citrus in there too. Light to medium light body, nice smooth bitterness, nutty finale. Im glad they now have a hand pump at CB. Very nice session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4475) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Bready aroma with some burnt nuts, and some english hops. Flavor is much of the same. More bready malts, and nuts, with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2008
In short: Roasted nuts slightly caramelized and a lot of dry grassy hops. Good beer although atypical for a Bitter.
How: Tap at brewpub. January 2008 batch at 4.9%.
The look: Cloudy amber body with a small off-white head leaving good lacing
In long: Some toasted bread, a light caramel presence and quite a bit roasted nuts flavour followed by a a whole lot of dry grassy hops. Medium dry bitterness. I had this one back to back after their pilsner and I found a lot of similarities in the hopping of these two beers. This Bitter is definitely a lot more dry grassy saaz-ish than what Im used to from standard English Bitters. Like a nutty slightly caramelized Bohemian Pilsner. Im not complaining cause I think that it was pretty good. Heres to another after-noon spent sitting on my ass at this fine brewpub. It may look like Im wasting my time and not doing anything just sitting there but at the cellular level Im really quite busy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
Robe blonde voile surmonte dune mousse blanche mince. Armes lgers de houblon. Saveurs de houblon amrisant, de carton et de levures.

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