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Millésime 2012 | Brasseur De Montréal

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Brewed by:
Brasseur De Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by charlesw on 01-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by wizo:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Dark with virtually no head. Slightly above average mouthfeel, with yeast. Coffee, with sour acidic edges.Its quaff able,its a cross between a Belgian brown and an American brown.The booze is covered up, but I was getting alcohol on the aftertaste.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a dark hazy brown color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of loads of residual sugar with light dry fruit s notes and light alcohol ester. Taste is dominated by sweet notes with light dry fruits components also detectable. Barrel-aging doesn’t provide a lot of additional complexity. Body is quite full with limited complexity and some light alcohol still detectable. Too sweet and unbalanced for my taste. Not something I would need to try again.

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Photo of charlesw
2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours nice and dark (that'd be brown, not black), not totally opaque, tiny beige bubbles happy to come to the top and hanging around for a while. Good carbonation, there, in coming up and holding a nice head - not too high!
Smells just like an English barleywine. Wha? Raisins, prunes, sweet viny resinous stuff... Are you sure this is Belgian?
Tastes exactly like it smells (all of those same terms). Belgian???
The mouthfeel is good for what it claims to be - a Belgian! If I were going to really enjoy this, however, I'd want it to be thick. Like the English barleywine it smells and tastes like.

If I weren't reviewing "to style" I'd still ding this because to me it tastes exactly like an English barleywine and the body is so wrong for that style that it isn't even funny. I just don't know what to do with this one! Someone who was less set in their ways, less stuck on those styles might be better able to appreciate it for what it is. I'm not really sure what _that_ is!

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Photo of jrenihan
2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer is very dark brown with reddish hints. Good-sized tan head. Moderate retention, good lacing.

Heavy bourbon scent in the nose, along with a bunch of oak and vanilla. A bit of dark fruit.

Taste is surprising, and not in a pleasant way. The strongest taste for me is unbelievably reminiscent of marmite. I actually like marmite, but I don't want it in my beer. Trying to get past this flavour is difficult, but there is a bunch of oak and vanilla, bourbon (the marmite and bourbon are intimately mixed), some prune and other dark fruit. Quite sweet. Take away the marmite description and it all sounds expected and pleasant- but it is not. Yuck.

Medium bodied, thinner than expected, moderate carbonation.

Overall, really unpleasant. Smell is good, but the taste is really unpalatable to me. Drainpour.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Broue HAHA. Review didn't work the first time and I don't feel like being as detailed as I was the first time.

A - Pours very dark ruby red, bright, good carbonation, one finger of light brown head. Good rings of lace with one finger of retention.

S - Raisins, dark breads, lot's of dark fruit and sweet candi sugar. Some vanilla too.

T - Lot's of raisins, plums, dark fruit, sweet malt. The sweet sugar notes sort of overpower the sweet malt but it works in a way.

M - Full body with decent carbonation, sweet finish.

O/D - The sweetness of the straight sugar elements sort of gets up on the sweet malt and dark fruit. To style, this doesn't work as a BSDA. It's more like a barleywine but lacking in some respects. It's good, but flawed, but still good. Tasty and drinkable. Can't really tell it's barrel aged at all, but who cares. It tastes good.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a shaker pint. No visible volume but it appears to be a standard many-times-recycled 341 ml twist-off. Vintage 2012 as per the name.

Look- Hazy amber-brown, chestnut, opaque. dense, frothy beige head lingers and transitions to a craggy cap over ten minutes or so, dense web of lace coats the glass.

Smell- Apparent as soon as the bottle is uncapped, stone fruits, vanilla, sherry, raisin, woody, pear, grapes, something sour in the background. Very, very jammy. Strawberry and blackcurrant.

Taste- Aggressive, very sweet, toasty grains and brandy-steeped dates. Strong raisin bread flavor. Candi sugar is obvious, but fruit and grains are much more akin to what I would expect in a barleywine. Impression is an English-y yeast strain, Ringwood or some such. Again, the fruitiness reminds me of strawberries, specifically preserved strawberries. Finishes with a touch of char and lingering blackberry.

Mouthfeel- Full, sluggish, moderate carbonation tickles the tongue. Heavy, a sipper at best. This one's thick. 12 oz would have been more than enough.

Overall- Sit on this one if you can, otherwise it's worth trying if you've got a hankering for a rich extra strong dark. I wouldn't mind having it again, but I probably wouldn't make an effort to find it.

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Millésime 2012 from Brasseur De Montréal
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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