Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Scotch Ale
St Eustache, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Une bière dense , opulente, pleinement savoureuse, une personnalité axée sur les multiples sucres caramélisés appuyées par quelques notes épicées. Type Wee Heavy écossaise. IBU 35.

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fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 341ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear medium to dark amber brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, roasted, caramel, smoke, berry notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, sweet smoke, candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...dark brown ...l thin tan lacing ... soft under attenuated malts nose... soft roast ... light sweet toffee malts ... not my thign at all

omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2017
Bottled, from Broue Ha Ha, Gatineau. Dark brown, mid sized head. Caramelly nose with milk and lemon. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Caramel and whipped cream, some milky tartness. Low bitterness in a metallic finish. Unclean.

MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle, 8.2%. Vinous aroma, some vanilla. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. The flavour is sweet and vinous. A bit too sweet, I guess, but attempted balanced by the alcohol. Quite roasted flavour also, and roasted finish.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
A dark amber mahoganny ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, loads of fruity esters over caramelized burned sugar, and light cinnamon notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with light toffee notes, a bit thin and grainy. On tap at St-Bock, Dec. 18 2010.

hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle… Hazy copper ale without much of a head. The aroma offers caramel and mocha with a trace of smoke. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with stinging carbonation. Lots of caramel and mocha sweetness with enough hop bitterness to keep the malts in check, but not so much as to infringe upon the delicate Scotch ale flavor. Bittersweet finish. Kudos to MartinT for providing the bottle!

phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Bottle bonused by biere_froide- thanks again, Yannick! Pours a not quite clear mahogany color with a small tan head. Aroma has a surprising amount of berry and apple notes on top of peat, caramel malts, spice, and a woody, earthy note. Flavor of caramel malts, peat, tobacco, brown sugar, and apple. Medium-bodied, with a peaty, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Tone down the overpowering fruit, and there’s something better here. Re-Rate: Crazy that this showed up again, but Italarican shared a bottle at Muckfest - thanks, Anthony! This was better the second time around. Slight upgrade.

DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, shard with Robbie. Reddish amber, off white head. Raisins and caramel, a tad boozy. Nice enough.

sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
Bouteille partagée avec Jdubfl. Couleur brune laissant quelques bulles. Arôme et palais ont tous les deux une bonne note de malt caramel laissant une pellicule de biscuit et de toffee sur le fini. Cela est accompagné de fruits noirs allant de la figue sur des notes résineuses et sucrées. Deuxième bière de cette brasserie qui ne déçoit pas.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This friendly Wee Heavy can satisfy the malt lover with its candied fruitiness and caramelized cereals, while discreetly peaty smoke and anise-like spiciness build a personality rarely tasted within this style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the burgundy.
-This could use some more caramelization to fit my tastes in the style. And the mouthfeel is not as "opulent" as the label says...
-Effervescence is soft enough to let the tastebuds enjoy the flavor profile and active enough to make this rather easygoing.
-Alcohol is not too apparent in the flavor profile.
-Licorice, star anise, vanilla are all sweet and spicy flavors that one can imagine to describe part of this Scotch Ale’s intricacies.
-Even though I can’t say I fell in love with it, this is another well executed beer from Simple Malt, one which can be a great introduction to the style for many drinkers on the path of discovery.


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