Titanic | Brasseurs R.J.

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
20%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Photo of biboergosum
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
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 Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty brown color ale with a large head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of solid malt notes with light caramel and some light fruity ester. Taste is better then expected with notes of a solid malt backbone with semi-sweet caramelized notes and some light fruity ester with a bready yeast strain. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and easily drinkable.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.38/5  rDev -2%
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 bylerteck
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
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 Whatup14
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Molson2000
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of cfalovo97
1/5  rDev -71%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of StormAles
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soto
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Bf_89
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aged for 6 months: Very dense reddish dark brown color, with a veil of copper, in the light I can see powerful activity. Creamy dark beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with poor legs, but decent lacing. Flavors of wild berries, plums, orange, soft chocolate and coffee, oak, light molasses and prunes, dark roasted malts and herbal hops. Bready caramel with sharp Belgian yeast. Milky full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, dry clove, lots of dark fruits, roasted barley, spicy, mellow porto like barrel aged feel. A bit earthy and leathery, just pleasant. Nicely balanced, subtly feels like a black IPA. Really fresh, tender, and delicious. Surprisingly accessible for the strength. Overall excellent quality craft.

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Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Niceroad77
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of eat
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
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 wizo
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duracell
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a amber color with a generous off-white creamy head which disappears rather quickly. Very limited lacing on the glass.

S - Very nice dark fruits aromas. Notes of malt are very present as well. I also pick out some yeast, dry apricot, and some hop. This makes a very good blend, quite spicy.

T - Very fruity taste with a malty sweetness, a good amount of yeast and some hop flavors. The bitterness is low, as I would expect from the style.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body. At finish, the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy with the alcohol adding a warming touch.

O - A good surprise from this brewer! I was not expecting something to style, but it is! Without having the complexity of some great Belgian Strong Dark Ale, this beer gives you some good flavors to enjoy! Definitely above the average!

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Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of theDuck
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.45 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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