Death Valley | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jrenihan on 10-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Photo of MightBeADog
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful mixture of IPA and saison at an unusually fantastic price (if you are in Canada, that is).
Very underrated and underscored. Don't let that frighten you - try it!
As an aside, this is much better than Arrogant Bastard, without the arrogance.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured from a corks nod caged bottle into a Boneshaker snifter. Served just above fridge temperature and purchased for $5.60 CDN.

Appearance - very hazy copper and orange colorec beer. A nice finger and change of brilliant white head is poured, retention is good but less impressive than others in the style. Small amount of lacing clings to the glass.

Smell - plenty of funky yeast and a caramel sweetness dominate. Some floral and slightly leafy aspects also permeate the senses. Something else sweet lingers on the nose maybe treacle. Different but pretty good. Some candied fruit of prunes and apricot.

Taste - quite yeasty and rather sweet with apricot and candied pear shining through. Some slightly herbal leafy hops shine through too, but it's more like a slightly more hopped than usual Belgian pale ale. Maybe due to the combination with the yeast but I get a slight treacle finish as well.

Mouthfeel - smooth and well carbonated although not excessively. Medium body and juicy finish.

Overall - a different albeit extremely drinkable Belgian IPA that blurs the line between a strong ale and an IPA. Worth a shot especially for a reasonable price for a bomber. I can see myself picking up another bottle before this disappears.

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Photo of theDuck
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marie-Sophie
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $6.00 for a 750ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for a minute before filming out.

S- Lots of hops and malt. Has a bubble gum scent to it.

T- Like a Tripel/IPA mix. Pretty interesting to say the least. The tripel malt mixed with a pile of hops brings an unusual mix to this one

M- Try like a good Tripel or an IPA should be

O- Very enjoyable. Glad I bought two.

Food Pairing

This wonderful one went well with...... Roasted turkey!

Enjoy

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Photo of Electros
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robbieqsauce
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of zweird
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color with storming glass clinging activity. Frothy beige 3 finger head, lasting 10-15 minutes, creaming strong lacing. Flavors of lemony citrus and orange, roasted sweet grains, clove, coriander, caramel, yeast, floral and herbal spices. Nice bread feel with a high degree of sweetness, while very sharp and zesty. Smooth light body with champagne like carbonation. Strong finish of moderate length, ending with a crispy citrus feel, grassy noble spices, and faint banana yeast. Overall this is a very good quality craft. Tasty fruity flavors, pleasant malty feel and fresh grass. Well balanced and intensified, very fresh. A little strong on the spices, but calms down as it warms up.

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elecnix
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevofficiel
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Death Valley from les brasseur RJ. Got it on a 6 mix packs.

So the look of it: Orange with about 2 fingers of head.

The smell of it: Citrus, orange a touch of hops but very light.

The taste of it: Fruity with some citrus, orange. A touch of hops on the aftertaste but very light for an IPA. The mouthfeel is just a bit too much Alcohol burn to it. You feel it when it goes down. Nothing to offensive but just wanted to mention it.

So overall would I recommend it? For sure, this is a nice Belgian IPA. Les brasseurs RJ does make good Belgian Beer and this one is worth picking it up.

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Photo of yancot
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Death Valley from Brasseurs R.J.
3.62 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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