Loch Ness | Brasseurs R.J.

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Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by francisweizen on 07-25-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kremlock
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep ruby colour with hints of orange. Poured a head that was 1/4 inch and then fell to nothing.

S: Caramel , hints of oak, a bit fruity but it's far in the background, toastiness present.

T: Caramel, hints of toast bread, nice bitterness that follows through.

M: Well carbonated, cleans up the palate. low to med bodied.

O: A great Wee Heavy by all standards.

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Photo of TheHammer
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with a single finger of head that produced mild lacing but didn't stick around. The body is a beautiful deep brown with dark crimson notes. Sadly though only the thinest and mildest carbonation is present in the body.

Smell: Whiskey spiciness as toasted oak, caramel malt and a hint of smoke dominate the nose. Lighter vanilla, hazelnut and honey backs up the experience. Warming helps bring out the smell, but it stands well enough while cool.

Taste: Starts with a mild caramel malt that quickly amps up into a more robust toffee, oak and I can't help but think of a touch of rye spiciness. Finisihes off with a slight smokey bitter tap of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: My biggest issue with this one is the carbonation is very, very low. The head disappeared and what little carbonation that is there doesn't seem to do much. It makes it kinda weird, because you don't really expect the level of potency being so high without the carbonation to help it. It strikes me as a bit of a fine line, but this isn't even approaching it. Transistioning is good though as is the toffee aftertaste that doesn't cling.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink and flavourful to stay interesting. The low carbonation makes it settle down very well and it's medium body makes it a solid offering.

Final Thoughts: A bit more carbonation is what keeps this beer from stepping it up to the next level. Apart from that, not a lot of complaints here. I actually thing this would go exceptionally well with haggis or any kind of organ meat which I actually wish I had with me after drinking this. Thumbs Up.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wax1480
3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOaikido
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

660 ml brown bottle.

A- Head only lasts a half second. Nice deep red colour with orange and amber higlights. A few streams of fine bubbles rising in the beer that keep a thin ring of bubbles going along the edge of the glass for a few minutes. Nice except for lack of head.

S- Malty caramel. Faint sour fruit. Touch of roasted grain.

T- Dark malt with a hint of fruit. Some roasted flavours. Could be more flavourful though. Slight sourness to finish with some bitterness towards the end. Mild. caramel increases as it warms and a hint of alcohol flavour also appears.

MF- A little thin for the style. But enjoyable nonetheless.

D- Pleasant, but a little ordinary.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lochness Scotch Ale from Brasseur R.J

I actually bought the mix pack with6 bottless in it. It got, Canon, Death Valley, and Lochness Scotch Ale for 10,49$ here in Montreal.

So the look of it: Nothing special Amber red and brown color. Light carbonation with no head in the glass

The smell of it: Spices, caramel and hops with a touch of vanilla

The taste of it: Not as much prononce on the smell.A bit watery, you got some roasted malt flavor, with a touch of caramel and on the aftertaste a touch of vanilla. Goes down really nicely not dry at all, feels again a bit watery. A bit disappointed on the taste. The smell was promising.

So overall would I recommend it ? Sure, this is not a terrible beer at all. Just there is nothing special about it.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep hazy dark brown color, with a copper hue, and a moderate amount of activity. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of molasses, burnt caramel, ester fruits, dark berries, walnuts, faint chocolate and coffee, herbal spices and slightly earthy. Dominating sugars, not excessive, with faint bitterness. Smooth medium to full body with very sharp prickly carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, lingering a little with a sugary molassy feel, a little barrel aged, and roasted malts. Overall this is a good quality craft. A little soft and too accessible, while the flavors are pretty good and well refreshing. Probably too much carbonation, but the finish is well balanced.

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Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GingerFan
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber with a white head that disappeared quickly. Very low carbonation, somewhat off-putting. Fruity smell and taste, somewhat sweet as well. Overall decent.

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Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Particularly in comparison to what was available from my Clear Out Cellar weekend. Some Scottish taste, much carmel malts, thin wattery, carbonation did not quite make it. An average craft beer. Some mid-sip fruit, but not the fruit I like, melon green grapes.

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Photo of rugene
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of wizo
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of EinWeizenbitte
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from a Summer trip to Mont Tremblant. Wasn't looking forward to this one but may as well give 'er a go.

A - Pours with a huge three or four finger, fizzy light brown head. The thing fizzes away faster than I thought was possible. Bright. Dark copper colour with strong carbonation. Slight lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Dark malts but not as fruity as I would have expected. Not a typical Scotch Ale. No boozy fruitcake or strong dark fruits. Mostly just the sweet grain, burnt coffee kinda aroma with badly toasted malt.

T - Slight dark fruits, but more poorly toasted malt and a big of sweet grain. Weird spoiled bread note. Something is off or just not that good.

M - Decent carbonation, medium body, and a sweetish finish.

O/D - Meh. Poorly put together. I wouldn't seek it out. Not to style and not overly tasty. Just too many off flavours. Aroma was alright but not overly interesting or flavourful.

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Photo of fostachild
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear, but fairly dark red color. lots of head that fades very quickly. smell was decent, bit fruity and malty. taste was almost like a floral/fruit type beer. fruity, watery, and really nothing like a scotch ale. also with little carbonation. overall was an okay beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of papat444
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this last night with some pasta.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: 4 fingers worth of light tan foam with an amber-red body. Retention is average as it dissipates within 1-2 minutes.

Smell: Toasted malt, caramel and a metallic twang. Some smoky ash also.

Taste: Caramel malt, some spiciness in the tail end and a hint of smokiness that as it warms turns into like an ashtray-like aspect. Mildly unpleasant though not pervasive.

Mouthfeel: Body feels a little thin but it's decent. Feels like a light scotch ale.

Overall: Seems kind of like an ashy vienna lager. Decent but nothing more.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3/5  rDev -12%

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