Titanic | Brasseurs R.J.

TitanicTitanic
BA SCORE
3.31/5
39 Ratings
TitanicTitanic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada
brasseursrj.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,263
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
39
pDev:
20.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of Beersquad
1.1/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I usually love complex dark beers but this one fall short. The pour left little head and the colour was a merky brown, not appealing. The smell was kinda pungent and it didn't taste like a typical beer on lees - it was bitter, lacking depth with a lingering unwelcomed flat and bitter after taste. I won't finish the beer as it isn't work the calories! Seriously! Maybe I got a bad bottle or something. Another reviewer said it was 'thin' and I think that sums it up nicely. Doesn't compare to anything I've had from Unibroue. Very disappointing.

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Photo of Drunkidle
2.56/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of EinWeizenbitte
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Molson2000
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Whatup14
2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillAndSarah
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Will12
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of wax1480
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of nokes
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

This beer started great...nice pour into a chalice, deep brown with a reasonable head. Smell was nice if unobtrusive...caramel, malty, some ligjt dark fruit or molasses. The taste even started fine with some tartness among the yeasty belgium-y-ness...but the mouthfeel came off as too thin and the finish seemed weak and without any lasting interest. Hard to describe, but it just seemed to lack depth...like it had the veneer of belgium but was someplace less interesting underneath. Overall, fine. Just not sometging I will seek out again.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from IGA outside Mont Tremblant. From notes.

A - Poured with no head, a very dark copper colour, no visible carbonation, and a slightly hazy appearance.

S - Strong yeast and mild spice with a sturdy malt body with some dark fruits.

T - Quite fruity again with a yeast punch that is too strong and overpowering.

M - Medium to full bodied with mild carbonation.

O/D - Overly yeasty. Not alot going on. Good aroma with more complexity but the yeast just punches too high on the taste.

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Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Soto
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Niceroad77
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Otterburn
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New 750ml bottle with corkscew system.

poured into a maudite glass.

result a brown beer witl limited head foam,

medium carbonation.

smell like roasted cofee and chocolate, malt

taste is a bit thin i think for a strong brown beer. limited body.

mouthfeel was a bit thin too.

overall, i tought that this beer miss something, i would like it with for tasty flavors, for edge to it,

so, its ok, but im not impress with this
still worth a try if you are looking for a not too strong brown beer.

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Photo of rugene
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml, shiny metal foil capped bottle, thanks to tbeckett for the extra.

This beer pours a cloudy, dark orange-amber hue, with a momentary cap of fizzy off-white head, which lapses into a sub-surface bubbling witches' cauldron of ever-rising effervescence, and no lace of which to speak. It smells of yeasty, sweet dark biscuity malt, a bit of banana peel, and muddled earthy spice. The taste is more sweet dark, somewhat fruity malt, and strong yeast/banana esters. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, a tad fleshy, and too edgy to be really considered smooth. It finishes in kind - moderated malt sweetness, and an almost astringent dry fruity yeastiness.

Highly reminiscent of another Quebecois brewer renowned for producing Belgian-style strong ales, with big yeasty notes. A decent enough BSDA, but the reduced malt and focus on yeast isn't my particularly preferred strain of the style.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an above average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. It is too hazy to see the carbonation level and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, bananas, breads/grains/wheat, dark fruits, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an amount of carbonation and the most noticeable flavours are malts, raisins, bananas and some wheat. I can also taste some all spice and a bit of a medicine like flavour. It finishes with a malty all spice aftertaste.

Overall – The beer had a very nice appearance once poured and the the taste is well balanced. My one complaint was the odd medicine like taste.. or maybe it was the alcohol I was picking up on. Either way, this is a fairly solid brew and it with a few adjustments it could be really good.

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Photo of eat
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thin cream-white head doesn't take long to disappear. No lacing. Opaque, nutty-brown body with lots of sediment chunks.

Belgian yeast and sugary malt on the nose, with dark fruit, a little alcohol, a touch of coriander and nutmeg, bit roasty. Similar to their d'Achouffe Brune.

This pretty much tastes like d'Achouffe Brune but with more roast. Dark fruit, very yeasty, sugary malt, bread, light spices, a touch of herbal hops on finish. Not as complex as their other version. No alcohol present.

The body is a bit too light. Moderate carbonation.

I definitely prefer the d'Achouffe version, at the higher ABV and complexity. Why would they make a second beer so similar?

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Photo of Bf_89
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theDuck
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Titanic from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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