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Simple Malt Scotch Ale - Brasseurs Illimités

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Simple Malt Scotch AleSimple Malt Scotch Ale

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82
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rodenbach99 on 01-07-2010)
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Reviews by fostachild:
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-16-2012 01:58:00 | More by fostachild
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VbolieuV

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I forgot to let it reach the ideal serving temperature, I drank it directly out of the fridge, maybe I should try it again at a higher temperature. Nonetheless I was quite satisfied by this beer.

From a 341 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a really dark brown, almost black beer. With almost no head, it's probably my glass' fault because, according to other reviews there should be a ~3 inches head.

Smell: Oh my god the smell! A really sweet smell that smells like black licorice , you can also smell some caramel aromas in there.

Taste: A really sweet taste too, really "caramel-y". The finish is really sweet too, a little fruity also. No alcohol is detectable.

Mouthfeel: Really feels good, almost no carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good beer, as it is with other beers from this brewery. A solid scotch ale, not the best out there but pretty solid. I'll have to try it again at a higher temperature and with a well cleaned glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:28:13 | More by VbolieuV
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-17-2013 13:55:14 | More by Whatup14
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-01-2013 20:40:45 | More by wizo
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-23-2012 17:06:33 | More by Melomanemusher
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

11-30-2012 04:09:23 | More by KalanM
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Hoppypocket!

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with 3 fingers of light orangey-tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Caramel with raisins and dark fruits. Some booze and a slight musty smell.

Taste. Sweet caramel and brown sugar with some sweet plums and raisins and a little bit of chocolate in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Falls short of full bodied with below medium carbonation. A little bit sticky.

Overall. A sweet, but good tasting and easy drinking beer. Having no problem finishing this glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 02:28:39 | More by Rutager
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

09-20-2012 22:35:38 | More by Molson2000
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-02-2012 14:29:52 | More by beerhunter13
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-04-2012 02:07:03 | More by bsuedekum
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

05-21-2012 01:59:12 | More by oldp0rt
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clesius

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-10-2012 11:51:29 | More by clesius
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: A reddish-brown body with 2 fingers worth of foam that doesn't stick around long. Mild lacing.

Smell: Dash of smoke, spices, dates and spice bread.

Taste: Dried fruit with a sweet twinge. Wood, caramelized sugar and some herb bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, strong upfront but loses some in the finish.

Overall: A decent stab at the style. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:10:55 | More by papat444
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from my BA friend in Quebec so I feel very priledged to be the first U.S. BA'r to review this beer. THANKS, Patrick!

A - Pours a nice deep amber/mahogany/burgundy color into my snifter when held up to the light. When not held in the light, looks more like a dark chestnut color. Has no head at all and a very thin lacing ring around the top and very small, tight bubbled, mild carbonation. As the glass is swirled, it sticks to the sides like syrup and is viscous-like.

S - Has a roasted malt aroma that resembles toasted caramel. There's a slight booziness in the nose, it will be interesting to see how much of the ABV comes through on the palette. Also detect raisins, prunes, possibly some figs and definitely has some breadiness.

T - Has a big malt character (big surprise considering the style), raisins, some toffee caramel, and a touch of overripe cherry buried far beneath that's barely detectable.

M - Silky body, somewhat creamy on the tongue, lipsmacking stickiness coats the lips, medium body.

D - A little one dimensional and not overly bold in flavor.

I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to try this beer, it's right on for the style but would love to see more richness in aroma and taste. Overall, I still enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 20:42:45 | More by jzeilinger
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A: One of the most gorgeous color I've ever seen. Fully translucent with a dark red/orange color. Sadly, an aggressive pour didn't give much head and the retention was really bad. Also, only light lacing.

S: It's a scotch ale and it doesn't lie. Very sweet smell. There is a lot of caramel, molasses, licorice, brown sugar and maple syrup. Also a lot of biscuit malts and bread like malts. Dark fruits are present. A tiny bit of vanilla. Very straightforward.

T: Pretty much the same as the smell. Except it's more on the fruits side than on the malty side. And grape. Quite a good level of alcohol present.

F: Not there at all. Way too watery for a scotch ale and the carbonation is near non existant.

D: It's balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 20:57:30 | More by flipper2gv
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The whole thing poured almost silently into my tulip like some sort of syrup. Not a splash and very little head.

A- Seemed black but when held up to the light is much more of a dark brown with reddish highlights. Only a very thin ring around the glass as head.

S- Still a bit too cold so all I'm getting is dark dried fruit. Warming up allowed a bit of baker's chocolate to come through. Then butterscotch and alcohol.

T- Molasses and spices. Prune and raisin. Alcohol shows up as it warms but not much. A bit of dark chocolate with a black tea after-taste.

M- Thin yet a bit syrupy. Little carbonation.

D- Good but more body or carbonation could help.

I like it, but being only my third Scotch Ale to date, I'm sure there's much better out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 18:48:48 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Peluso.

Pours a clear dark reddish brown, some dark amber highlights, thin off white head forms and settles to a very thin ring around the glass, before disappearing completely, no lacing.

Smell is nice, some dark fruit and malts, caramel/toffee, some honey, bread, raisin, sherry, some wood, light vanilla, pretty plain.

Taste is similar, very malty and sweet, nice caramel notes, some vanilla, raisin and some dark fruit, biscuit and malty in the finish, some brown sugar, alcohol kicks in a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Drinkable but not a whole lot going on.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 01:01:32 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

12oz bottle. sampled march 14/2010.

pours crystal clear deep red that shows great ruby and garnet highlights when held to the light. a small fine light brown head forms, quickly dropping to a ring around the glass and leaving only a few spots of lace.

aroma is nice. caramel and toffee. hint of butterscotch. touch of smoke. rye bread and cracker. bit of biscuit. hint of alcohol. light earthy character.

taste is nice. light smoke. toffee and dark caramel. touch of alcohol. lightly toasted multi-grain bread. biscuit. bit of cracker. light earthy character. bit of dark fruit - date, raisin.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium body. medium-low carbonation level works well.

drinkability is great. great balance, hiding its alcohol quite well. nice depth and complexity. a tasty scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 00:13:31 | More by grub
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, first this brewer is my revelation for 2009. So far he has made some awesome beers. Now on with the review:

The beer pours dark brown color with some red notes in there. Very nice color. The head is well formed but disappear quickly. I say this often, maybe my glasses need better cleaning. I'll work on that.

The aroma shows some caramel notes. On the taste, lots of caramel. The mouthfeel shows that there is carbonation in this beer. The bitterness is light. Warm in the mouth. Nice beer to sip during a good evening with a good movie or a good book!

I liked this one a lot like I do of their other beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 02:04:06 | More by ZorPrime
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of medium sweet caramelized malt. Taste is somewhat one-dimensional with some caramelized malt and not much else to report. Body is above average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I thought this was pretty standard with not much characteristics. I will have to try that one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:29:39 | More by Phyl21ca
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Chestnut brown pour with very thin beige head. Not very aromatic, malty, some berries. Taste is quite malty and sticky, some roasted smokiness little of the usual caramel sweetness I find in scotch ales, lots of booze. A decent scotch without much depth.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 20:33:35 | More by Luk13
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a brown 341ml bottle at 2,99$ at Grand Duc.

This wee heavy has a nice dark copper colour, it doesn't really has a nice head, so we skip the head retention. On the nose it has a nice smouth maltiness, with some caramel. I like the taste of this scotch ale, no alcohol, some malt, some sugar too, no bitterness (35 IBU) good long aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 02:49:04 | More by rodenbach99
Simple Malt Scotch Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
82 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.