Malt Aimée | Le Grimoire

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Grimoire
Quebec, Canada
brasseriegrimoire.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 06-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
12.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by guezarka:
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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Photo of talbotjf99
2.51/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of blaje
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours llithly amber, thing white head.
N: faint citrus, brown sugar, raisins. Honey
M: think, watery, carbonation is on the low side.
T: sweet because of the strong malt backbone.. Honey. Brown sugar and raisins flavours. Hops are not dominant wich lacks dramaticaly for this IPA style (as labeled) beer.
Overall: ordinary IPA. Seems diluted for me.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.89/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I saw sketchy translations of this beer's name in some reviews so I just wanted to make a good one:
The name literally translates to ''Malt Loved'' and is a play on words - malt sounding like ''mal'' which in french means ''bad'' and ''aimé'', past tense of ''aimer'' which means ''like'' or ''love''.
''Mal-aimée'' is the feminization of an ''unpopular or unwanted person''. Hence the hobo on the label. Makes sense right?

I noticed this 500ml bottle on a few trips to the store but was never interested until I noticed it was an I.P.A.

A- Beautiful amber is slightly hazy (very hazy once you pour the sediment). A few bubbles rise. Fluffy dirty-white head. Interesting lacing reminds me of the series of tiny holes on a pancake.

S- Sweet grapefruit flavored candy. Chocolate milk malt.

T- Carmel chocolate. Unlike the smell, not much grapefruit. A bit more orange maybe. I like it. A little spiciness. Sweet alcohol (I find it has a bit of a porto character).

M- Medium body, a little syrupy. Low to medium carbonation.

D- Well chilled you could drink a few but as it gets warmer the malty alcohol taste gets to you.

Good beer. Not what I had in mind when I wanted an I.P.A. but I wasn't truely disappointed. Not sure if I'd buy it again or even suggest it... not saying no... just not sure.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a copper color ale with a medium head with not much retention. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops. Taste is rather bitter with some subtle citrus flavour also noticeable. Body is a bit thin and watery feeling is noticeable while drinking this beer. Average.

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Photo of ZorPrime
2.92/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted on January 25th, 2009.

Aroma: Citrus
Taste: Citrus
Mouthfeel: Water with heavy citrus note.

This is citrus juice. I like IPA with some citrus hops but this is not citrus taste from the hops. It is an added flavor... awful and I hope for them it was a bad batch! That was a bad batch.

Tried another one on July 30th, 2009 (thanks to a friend who bought one for me as a small gift).

Aroma: still some citrus note but less. More hoppy and grainy. Not bad but not great. A little bit below average.

Taste: Is quite better than the last time. Hoppy, more piny than citrus. Citrus is low. Taste is a little bit over average.

Mouthfeel: Quite good to average mouthfeel... more not impressed than anything else.

Drinkability: Not my go to IPA... drinkable 'tho.

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Photo of Derek
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7% now.

A: Bronze with a white head, some retention & lacing.

S: Earthy citrus, tropical fruit & rind.

T: Earthy mineral, orange, nectarine, nice fruityness (slightly tropical), solid bitterness, alcohol extremely well-hidden.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has an off-dry finish.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of Deuane
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Yellowish tinged amber with a medium, bright, off-white head. This reduced to a thin ring that left minimal lacing.

S-Caramel malt sweetness with sharp peppery spiciness , an earthy mustiness and a hint of biscuit.

T-Peppery spiciness with a subtle hint of lemon citrus.
Malt sweetness is present but not pronounced and is quite biscuity.

M-Medium-light body with a good smoothness. Decent lingering hop spicy bitterness.

D-A malt-forward IPA with a spicy hop character. A bit musty and flavours come off muted. Decent and drinkable but nothing I would go out of my way for.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The name translates to something like "malt lover" or "I love malt" and I think that admission can excuse the the fact that, if this is an IPA, it's an incredibly malty one. The label's a little creepy.

Pours a rich, dark amber color with ample head.

Smells VERY malty with some citrusy, grapefruit and dried pineapple.

Taste is a strong caramel malt with orange fruits, grapefruit and a nice underlying bitter pine hops, and a bit of musty pepperiness. Yeah. It's an insanely malt forward IPA and reminds me of an amped up Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale.

Medium-full bodied. It's a good beer, and I like it, but it's almost one I would go for if I was craving something malty like a Scottish ale, and not one I would reach for if I was craving a nice hoppy IPA.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams glass on 9/3/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing.

A - Hazy burnt orange body with one-finger creamy off-white head that receded into a thin ring of retention and left minimal lacing. Carbonation is light overall.

S - Heavy malty nose with a bit of earthy hops and musty overtones. There is also a peppery spiciness and stale bread character.

T - Flavor possesses a slight citrus quality with a lemon-lime aspect and a mild pepper spiciness or spiced fruit aspect. Malt is primarily bready with a slightly sweet caramel base. Finishes with a slightly sour character.

M - Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Mild hop bitterness on the tongue. Mouthfeel is a little watery overall.

D - Pretty malt-forward IPA with an earthy quality. Certainly very different from other IPAs I've had in the past.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"It smells like dried soybeans."

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Photo of TimWakimika
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Malt Aimée from Le Grimoire
3.29 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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