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London Ruby Anglaise - Brasseurs De Montréal

London Ruby AnglaiseLondon Ruby Anglaise

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BA SCORE
81
good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%


Brewed by:
Brasseurs De Montréal visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rodenbach99 on 02-21-2009)
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A ruby-red, copper body with a very thin head that barely holds on for a minute. Coats a little on the glass.

Smell: Crystal malt, caramel, some dry citrus fruit mixed with cranberries and plums.

Taste: Dry, dark fruits with a tea-like presence. Plums mostly with dried cranberries and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation with a full body for 4%. A bit thin at the end.

Overall: A very flavorful and tasty light beer. Malt rules here & is welcome.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 00:15:50 | More by papat444
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karait95

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber color, with a small head and a small layer on top, carbonation is not very rich and

S: An uncommon aroma on this beer, is not toasted but is kind of it.

T: It is a mild so th flavor is also mild, not very defined, maybe it should be like that but the style is not intense Hops are low but present and the toasted malts flavor are pretty mild.

M: balanced sensation, starts more sweet than bitter but the end is a little more bitter than should.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 03:05:02 | More by karait95
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from a mixed pack I picked up outside Mont Tremblant.

A - Pours a dark red colour with strong carbonation. Bright. Two finger creamy looking khaki head. Some ok rings of lacing and a film of retention.

S - Caramel and bread with some yeasty esters. Some caramel notes as well.

T - Bready again with a little bit of yeasty notes. Caramel is there but softer than the aroma. Some earthy hops there also with a touch of maple syrup.

M - Medium body and light to medium carbonation. Lingering bready, fruity notes on the tongue.

O/D - I'm slightly torn on this one. Certainly a light beer with character. Not bad. A malt cap gun instead of a bomb.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 22:54:21 | More by tbeckett
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle, an extra from tbeckett.

This beer pours a clear, dark amber hue, with one finger of fast-disappearing thin pale beige head, which leaves little beyond a few amoebic streaks of lace around the glass in its haste. It smells of sharp biscuity malt, a bit of ash, and earthy hops. The taste is more biscuity, nutty, slightly roasted malt, and bitter floral, somewhat pine-like hops. Boo-yah! The carbonation is there, but generally unobtrusive, the body medium weight, and totally smooth, save the lingering hop astringency. It finishes off-dry, but with the history still being written by the hops in this very short story.

It's red, and maybe London (England) influenced, but my, there is something else going here as well - hopped up just south of the proverbial nuts, yet in the Continental way - earthy, floral, but still bitter. Whatever, this a hell of a session bitter, and I'd love to be able to prove it right now.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 23:47:50 | More by biboergosum
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ReFill31

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. I wasn't sure at first since this one is a light beer. I gave it a try.

A : Ruby color, not much head and it goes quickly and leaves no lacing.

S : Light malts, a little bit of hops

T : Caramelized malt, light taste of torrefaction.

M : Watery texture, refreshing though. Nothing to expect much from a light beer.

D : Easy drinkin', refreshing.

I was surprised by this beer since it is light. I finally found a light beer with taste! ;)

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 01:29:11 | More by ReFill31
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Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby red with a finger of red tinged head. Head slowly settles down to a crown.

Scent is some light caramel malts, and a hint of something like raisins.

The first sip reminded me of a really dumbed down barleywine. Same kind of flavors, but muted and no alcohol taste. Further tastes give some smoother malts, an almost chocolatey flavor, some minor but not unpleasant sourness,

I believe this is my first Dark Mild Ale. If this is characteristic of the style it is fairly interesting. Interesting taste and feel and certainly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 22:43:41 | More by Seanstoppable
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is amber, very dark (some reddish notes) and clear. Practically no head. The aroma is caramel malts, not much hops. Maybe some fruits in the aroma, cherry? not sure... The aroma intensity is medium but for a light beer, it is intense. Taste shows caramel with a very subtly bitterness. Very tasty for a light beer. Thirst quenching too. Thin-bodied.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 23:27:05 | More by ZorPrime
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bily Kun. The 3.8% abv made me hesitate. Don't remember last time I had 3.8.

A- Very dark, yet clear brown. Half inch of head recedes to a thick tan layer. Lots of little bubbles all throughout. Looks good, tasty. Lacing looks like a Rorschach test.

S- Sour malt and yeast that smells more Belgian than English.

T- Pretty sour and malty. Hops remind me of lager. Not much to say here.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Same mouthfeel as lots of euro lagers.

D- Easy to drink, but doesn't really keep you wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2010 02:28:34 | More by Yoonisaykul
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sbe1

New York

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very tasty English Ale.

Appearance: Deep rusty red with a big foamy/frothy tan head that last nearly through to the end, leaving rings of lace around the glass as you drink it down.

Smell: Malt, a hint of cream, a hint of yeast, faint hop way in the background.

Taste: Creamy malt and a touch of grain, faint hop, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little creamy, mild to very low carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good. Would make a nice pub session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 19:15:01 | More by sbe1
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap and poured into a sample glass at the Mondial la Biere in Montreal. Review taken from notes.

A-red gem body and a nice fluffy white head.

S-spicy, cake like

T-spicy almost marshmallow malt flavor

M-medium, smooth

D-Really great beer. I would definitely drink this beer again. Awesome session beer. Just something you could hold onto all night.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2009 18:49:59 | More by jneiswender
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear ruby red with a hefty head of thick foam. Malty nose, with caramel and fruit and some floral hops. Slightly tart opening and a buttery and a bit nutty middle. Soft body and light carbonation. There's some caramel and light toastedness as well. Lightly hopped, mild finish. Nothing spectacular but pretty drinkable ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 22:39:35 | More by allergictomacros
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with some subtle floral notes. Taste is also dominated by some nice floral notes with well balanced caramel malt. Body is full enough for the style with great carbonation, Not overly complex but well done and easily quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 02:50:32 | More by Phyl21ca
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

brown 341 ml bottle, very nice label. new brewer on the bottled market.

A: dark brown-copper tone, light pale head
S: lots of caramel on the nose.
T: herbish, defect, some caramel.
M: light bodied, watery.
D: easy drinking ale, peceptible defect for a mild ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2009 17:51:02 | More by rodenbach99
London Ruby Anglaise from Brasseurs De Montréal
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.