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Death Valley - Brasseurs R.J.

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83
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrenihan on 10-20-2012

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Definitely picked this one up because of the artwork here.

Poured into a goblet. Nice pale amber - golden colour, bit of haze, some noticeable chunks of sediment that suspend throughout the glass. Something I've noticed in a few other RJ brews. Nice billowing head of foam, great retention.

Nose is quite hoppy with strong notes of resin and citrus, a bit of something noble. Checked the bottle and it lists Saaz, Bravo and Amarillo, so pretty close! A bit of spice, bubblegum and Belgian yeast. Classic Belgian IPA.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Nice hop character throughout, to counter the somewhat potent sweetness and yeast. Good citrus and resin. Only drawback is saw was a strong alcohol taste - quite noticeable.

Thicker bodied, mild carbonation, slight creaminess.

Not a bad Belgian IPA, maybe some aging might help the booziness. Good pick up.

Photo of djcreepshow
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright hay color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of floral hops with nice rustic malt profile. Taste is a great mix between some floral hops with some rustic malt notes and light lingering sweetness notes. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid mix between a Belgian ale and a IIPA though a touch more of hops would have provided further enjoyment.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is dark yellow, some orange color in there. The head is nice looking. Cloudy looking head, white. Very sticky. I would say that there is some copper color in there too.

The smell is belgian yeast with fruity hops. The yeast smells like their Hefeweizen. On the taste, its very fruity with a very dry finish. Bitter with some spiciness too. Very tasty for RJ. I love it. It drink quite easily. I dig this one. Its not the perfect beer, but its well done at a very affordable price. The distribution is heavy too... so its easy to find it.

If you want to try a belgian IPA, go for it. Its one of the good ones.

Cheers!

Photo of Ryry10
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 5.39$+tax

Appearance - Hazy dark gold colour with a large size fizzy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, yeast, apples, clove

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, apples, and yeast. There is also some dry hoppy notes and a touch of bubblegum/banana. It ends with a fairly dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Pretty good.. essentially what I expected from this brewer. An above average beer, but not something I'd rush out and stock up on. There is a little bit of a aspirin/astringent flavour that kind of ruins it. Worth a shot if you see it on the shelves.

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Whatup14
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok IPA but sugar takes too much place.

Photo of Lelampp
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of SSS
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden yellow with a pure white head
S- Hoppy, sweet smell
T- Unfortunately the alcohol taste is quite pronounced and overpowering
M- Nice carbonation
O- I wanted to like it more than I did, alcohol content too high, not enough flavor to back it up.

Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Robbieqsauce
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jrenihan
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated BB 090714

Beer is golden/amber in colour, with an enormous white head. Excellent retention- head just never goes away. Lots of lacing.

Smell is quite hoppy, with grass, light fruits and pine resin all present. Caramel malt and yeast are there as well. The scents all sort of mush up together, a bit messy.

Taste has lots of light fruits and notable hop bitterness. Pine resin and grassy flavours. Hops provide a bit of a spicy flavour. Yeast and some caramel malt. Booze is more noticeable than I would expect for an 8% brew. Not bad, but booze is too prominent and yeast flavours could be nicer.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Oily. Feels a bit limp.

Overall, not bad but not a beer I would seek out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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Photo of Electros
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Death Valley from Brasseurs R.J.
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.