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Bristol - Microbrasserie Le Corsaire

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 29.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Corsaire visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZorPrime on 07-13-2009)
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Reviews by MaliciousMatt:
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Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's about somebody decides to make beer in can here! It's a bit expensive tought, if I were to buy a six pack of those it would cost around 20$ according to unit price...mmm...

Anyway, I was really glad I tried this one.

A : Nice hazy ruby brown, poured a nice tight mayonaise colored head. Fades quickly, no lacing.

S : nice malt with a little tiny hint of black fruit

T: It does the job. You drink it and you say : yes. It does not blow your mind but it is still better then most stuff you can get in can usually here. Nice malt taste with juste a little sweetness that brings memories of caramal and again black fruit.

M : Good medium carbonation with fine bubles that brings a pleasant crispness. Medium moothfeel

D : Good it goes down easily.

So overall a beer I'm glad I tried but not quite sure I would buy some again because of the price. A must try, but not a go to beer.

Serving type: can

11-26-2009 05:52:20 | More by MaliciousMatt
More User Reviews:
Photo of VbolieuV

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +54.8%

03-14-2014 15:30:18 | More by VbolieuV
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

02-22-2013 13:45:51 | More by papat444
Photo of smcolw


3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark copper color. Little head that leaves some slippery lace on the glass.

Lots of caramel malt smell. Very little hop to the nose.

This is a malty ESB, but the hop makes a decent appearance, providing a peppery swallow. This is a rich beer with a low carbonation. The profile fits an American Amber.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 17:29:17 | More by smcolw
Photo of Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at the pub itself.

poured into a nice bock, color is amber, small white head.

smell, malt caramal,

taste is malty and notes of caramal are present, the taste itself is not bitter like I expected.
Pretty mellow taste. small body

mouthfeel was thin and a little bit watery

drinkability: a bit dissapointed, I was looking for a tastefull rousse, with bitter edge.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 03:01:40 | More by Otterburn
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Silver cas with a sticker-type label.
Claer liquid, amber color with a tan head, not a long retention, minimal lace.
Caramel malt sweet smell. Malt flavor, some sweetness, but not the hoppiness expected from a bitter. Slightly sour finish.
OK, but nothing special. Struggling to describe it more - Not disappointing, just average all around.

Serving type: can

10-09-2010 17:15:20 | More by BigBry
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2.73/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

J'aime les CANs! Je suis en le CANQuest! Oh, mais non, en Anglais, seulment! Quelle domage! Ou est ma fromage? Let's engage in some frottage, eh, ma cherie? I simply CANnot resist.

From the CAN: "Deep ruby in color with hints of toffee and dark fruits."

I loves me a beer that jumps out of its CAN at me! Good to meet you, too. It poured with a rocky finger of light-tan head with low retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was pungent with a caramel malty sweetness with a light perfume quality underlying. Mouthfeel was medium with a slight sourness accompanying the larger maple syrup sweetness on the tongue. I kind of liked the balance that the two contrasts struck, although it may be off-putting for others. Finish had a tang of metal along with the maple syrup and slight sourness noted previously. I CANnot say that I was a huge fan, but conversely, it was nowhere near as brutal as some CANned beers that have surfaced on the CANQuest. Nor, sadly, is it getting any cooler space at the beach this summer. There are too many better CANdidates for those positions. Color me eh.

Serving type: can

05-28-2010 02:36:24 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.38/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can: Poured a ruby colored ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of vegetable with a weird grassy chemicals finish - not very interesting. Taste is also a weird mix between some buttered vegetables with some metallic-like finish. Body is OK with good carbonation. Not sure if this was intended or not but really not to my liking overall.

Serving type: can

01-26-2010 03:52:57 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on July 12, 2009.

Well, I haven't had the chance to go there to drink their beers yet, but found out they have started canning their beers. Bought some to try it out.

The appearance is very dark amber color, very clear, with a nice head of fine bubbles.

The aroma is mainly malts with notes of dark fruit. Get some lightly hops smell in the background. Very faint 'tho.

In regards to the taste, caramel mainly with a crisp finish. This is a typical ESB from England I would say. I've seen more bitterness in other beers. I was a little disappointed first, but then I reminded myself that this is english type of beer. Corsaire is following english and german tradition in the beer styles. At least that is what they say on their website.

Mouthfeel is medium body and the beer feels very refreshing.

Drinkability is between average and good.

Not a bad beer, however I would expect more bitterness... and the beer looks a little too dark IMO.

Serving type: can

07-13-2009 00:48:43 | More by ZorPrime
Bristol from Microbrasserie Le Corsaire
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