Griffintown Montréalaise | Brasseur De Montréal

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Brewed by:
Brasseur De Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 05-26-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by ReFill31:
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2.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A : No head at all. Golden color, low carbonation.
S : Light malts ans hops. Not really interesting. Doesn't say much at all.
T : Very light taste. I tried to distinguish something but it was really difficult.
M : Watery feeling. Low carbonation.
D : Easy to drink but the taste is kind of absent.

Not my favourite of this brewery. They made a lot better ones.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic glass. A nice slightly hazy golden colour, with the pour leaving behind a thick ring of head and many icicles of lacing. A nice looking beer, I must say, though this is probably the lightest English pale ale I've ever seen.

Nose is malts, a bit of lemon, hops. Nothing much there.

Tastes like a malty Euro lager with some extra notes of apple and peach kicking around. Slight hop bitterness and metallic tangto the finish. Boring, but very easy to power through.

Thicker mouthfeel, good carbonation, slightly creamy.

Better than most Euro lagers and macros, but certainly nothing special, Montrealaise is a solid brew. Ridiculously easy to drink, certainly sessionable. Calling this an EPA is a stretch, but whatever it is, I can drink a lot of it.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nfoman
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear light golden color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and some small traces of lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet malt with no much else in terms of noticeable characteristics. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with no discernable adjunct and a thin watery finish with some light unrefined grain ester. Definitely not the best from this new brewery.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is pale yellow, almost golden looking beer. Very nice head made of small bubbles. The arome, and the taste, gives notes of florals hops and some fruits (light). Medium body beer. Very well balanced and refreshing. Nothing special but a good beer for the everyday people. I would say the beer is good, decent and well done. Nothing there to sip and be awe by the majesty of this beer, but still... when your are thirsty this beer will do the job and will be even better than those BMC beers.

Cheers all!

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.04/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This beer pours a clear dark gold with 1 finger of white head that faded almost immediately,

Aroma - Cracker malt, honey, cut grass and a very light spice.

Taste - Cracker malts, honey sweetness, even sweeter than the aroma, Grassy/herbal hops, light peppery taste

Feel - Light bodied, almost watery with sharp carbonation.

Overall - Overall they sort of hit what they were going for, It says on the bottle, Light and Crisp witch it is, Its sweet up front but dry on the finish. The issue here for me is if they were going for English Pale they hit more on the lines of a hybid english/belgian. Its still an ok crisp ale but there are better and if I was at the brewery I would take a docker IPA before this. Not everyone would agree with me there though.

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Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bylerteck
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from a mixed 12 pack from IGA outside Mont Tremblant.

A - Pours a golden/straw colour with a cap of white filmy head. Medium carbonation. Bright. No lacing and very little head retention.

S - Sweet malt and some honey. Grassy hops. Not a whole lot of English qualities going on.

T - Honey and floral notes with a sweet malt component and a little bit of grassy hops and medicinal qualities.

M - Mild carbonation and a light to medium body.
Slightly syrupy.

O/D - Doesn't seem to fit the style. More of a Blonde Ale. Seems to fall short as it's too sweet and most likely improperly hopped.

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Photo of Seanstoppable
2.51/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a gold color with two fingers of solid white head. Visible carbonation in the body. Most of the head quickly evaporates, but then stabilizes for a while. Good lacing left on the glass.

Smell consists of some sweet malts. Some other scent is also there, but I can't quite place it. A bit buttery perhaps?

Taste is sweet and grainy. Feels very watery. Grainy aftertaste as well. I felt like I was drinking a macro lager.

This got better after several sips, but not too much better. Overall, it is fairly bland. After one glass, I was more than ready to switch to something else.

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Photo of toddsschneider
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sbe1
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep gold color, creamy white head that faded pretty quickly. Decent looking beer.

Smell: Sweet malt, sweet bready aroma, hint of hops.

Taste: Sweet malt and grainy, some hop bite, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: light and refreshing, with a little creaminess, very little carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly good. Could make a pleasant session beer.

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Griffintown Montréalaise from Brasseur De Montréal
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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