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L'Ecossaise - Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sammy on 07-02-2004

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 20
Photo of markaberrant
2.26/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - dark orange colour, clear. Pours a big head with large soapy bubbles due to excessive carbonation, recedes to a thin tan cap with carbonation continually pushing through. No lacing.

S - sweet caramel, slightly earthy, overly phenolic. I got a bit of sour when I first opened the bottle, but it has mostly dissappeared.

T - Slightly sour, totally lacking in malt backbone, some uneven roast at the end. The aftertaste is surprisingly decent.

M - Totally overcarbonated, prickly, completely ruins any decent malt flavour from coming through. I'm also getting some warm alcohol, which seems out of place for a 5% beer... especially considering that I'm not exactly chuggin it.

D - Uh... no.

This beer reminds me of "bad homebrew"... it has all the characteristics of poor fermentation/sanitation/malt extract. Not even close in terms of style, and full of flaws.

Cripes... it's still fizzing away like mad... and I poured it 15 minutes ago.

Thanks to Jpagewatts for the bottle!

Photo of Viggo
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Metro Johanette while in Montreal for Mondial!

Pours a clear red/brown, very thick tan head, settles down to a thin layer, nice lacing, looks pretty good. Smell is very sweet, floral, almost perfumy, caramel notes, bit of roast, sugary sweet, very fruity. Taste is sweet and fruity too, caramel, floral, some toffee roast in the finish, lingering sweetness, almost cloying. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation, almost astringent in the mouthfeel, carbonation is a little high, and too sweet in the finish. Pretty drinkable though.

Photo of JOaikido
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle.

A- Good orange tinged head that slowly settles to a thin foam and some lacing. Good bubbliness. Nice dark coppery red colour with slight purple highlights. Very attractive beer.

S- Caramel and roasted malts. Butterscotch. Touch of fruit (raisin).

T- Malt dominates with caramel and some dried fruit. Could be stronger flavoured. Butterscotch starts to come through a bit as the beer warms.

MF- Good bodied malty ale. Carbonation a bit high.

D- Very easy to drink but would benefit from a stronger flavour. Good beer overall.

Photo of dherling
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a chocolate brown, murky, with tan lacing and head. The nose is big malt, with a bit of unexpected fruityness to it. the taste ismore like a brown ale to me. It's missing the big alcohol and ragin malt that I expect from a scotch ale. Mouthfeel is good, medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable, and an enjoyable beer, but it's wrong for the style.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a small off-white foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of nutty caramel malt is a bit weak. Taste of caramel and toffee malt is dominant but a bit weak for the style. Body is a bit watery and carbonation lively. Overall, this is not something that I would seek again and it is pretty mediocre for the style.

Photo of vanrassel
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in CANBIF 2006. Thanks, Matt!

An inviting beer from the start, pouring a nice deep brown with ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. Brown sugar and a nice bready malt aroma greeted my nose and I was looking forward to my first sip.

The taste built on what I smelled moments earlier. It started malty and caramel sweet but ended slighty — only slightly — bitter. It had nice carbonation and a medium-bodied feel.

I don't think this is strong enough to be Scotch ale as the label described it, but if we're calling it a Scottish Ale, it fits well. I could see myself putting back a few of these in a session.

Photo of bloberglawp
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 3 pistoles chalise at somewhere around 12-14 celcius.

Nice brew from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste. Light stottich caramel flavor. Fair aroma, not overwhelming. Good carbonisation. I hope my atemps to homebrewing this type of beer will yield similar results. Low ABV makes you want to keep another handy.

Photo of DrJay
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark, coppery-brown, quite clear, topped by an off-white head that thins quickly. Fair lacing. Straight-up grainy malt sweetness in the aroma with just a hint of earthy hops, along with a bit of toffee. Low bitterness, sweet caramel maltiness and a light roasted flavour. The finish has some hop character and the bitterness comes out a lot more. The body is on the thin side, but doesn't fall completely away. Overall, not a bad offering, just not much too bring me back again.

Photo of Goldorak
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this Beer in it's new format, 12oz regular bottles.

Appearance: Black Cherry cola red, with only a microfilm of white head.

Smell: Malty sweet, subdued alcohol overtone (not surprising as this one clocks in only at 5%ABV) with a dash of citrusy hop to close it off.

Taste: Nice round caramel malt flavor that really pops at first, it almost comes off as maple toffee. Pretty rich and round flavor, the aftertaste is chocolatey, it reminded me of Yoohoo or chocolate Ovaltine. I liked it! The bottle says scotch ale, but it's way too lightweight for that, but it certainly is a smooth and sessionable scottish ale.

Photo of waughbrew
4.77/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh, lord, this goes down way too easy. I could not get enough. This is beautiful. Clear auburn with a creme-colored head that is not big, but laces well. The smell is awesome and strong - molasses and all kinds of nuts and caramel and toffee and earthiness. Very appealing. Medium body comes across so smoothly with just a hint of slickness and sweetness. Again, very nutty in a wonderful way, but not weighed down with too much going on - remains open and bright without overhopping. Even a little alcohol comes across at 5%! This is awesome, and, for me, leads this style.

Photo of Sammy
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer slushie from this brewery. Interesting amber appearance with tons of foam that just won't quit. Initially a bit of stout taste and then nothing. Some sweetness. Taste like a weak watery beer you had in college from a big plastic cup. Fizzy. Dry sweet aftertaste.

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L'Ecossaise from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
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