Simple Malt Altbier | Brasseurs Illimités

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada
brasseursillimites.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 09-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
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1
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5
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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

First Simple Malt from Brasseurs Illimites that has actually impressed me!

Altbier (Red German Ale) at 33 IBU

Poured into extended tulip as per bottle suggestion.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous hazy dark reddish brown, with a 1 finger off-white increasing head which dissipates into a small ring of foam around the edge fairly quickly. A few spots of lacing.

Nose: Major malt and hop aromas to start, smokey, dark fruit, apple juice, brown sugar, concord grape, prunes. Keep getting dried fruit with every sip. I highly recommend a tulip glass to get these incredible aromas.

Taste: More on the malty side, but bitter hops are present, especially for a red ale, this has good bitterness. A tad smokey, yet sweet

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Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

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Impressive rising beige head. Slow to recede; a bit lumpy. The color of the broth is deep, ruby amber (or light brown, if you prefer). Hard to tell, but there may be a bit of a haze--light passes easily through the center.

Caramel and crystal malt aromas.

More of a hop bite than I expected. Still this leans to the malty side. Full bodied and lowly carbonated makes for a rich beer. The aftertaste reminds me of smoke.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of 4ster
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange-Brown with a tinge of red in colour, clear, decent white head that dies pretty quickly, no real lacing, but nice micro carbonation bubbles. Smell is slightly fruity over a sweet malt backbone..Taste at the start is more sweet, various light fruit flavours of red stone fruit, cherries, etc.... light florals a bit, light roasted malts....unfortunately the end is a bit strange with a dirty, earthy, paper(cardboard as others have described it), malt - bitterness that leaves a not overly nice after taste. Body is pretty light, with light carbonation.... it's easy drinking but not overly refreshing.

Overall, much like so many others that try to do a Altbier, or Red Ales, it just falls somewhat short of the mark. A ok beer to have on a hot day, but it'd have a hard time finding a place amongst the regular go to's. As with most Illimites beers, it is well made though and a decent price if you're having a few buddies over that aren't picky beer drinkers but want to try something other than PBR....

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Red to copper. 2 finger white gorgeous head. Creamy and pillowy. Crystal clear and nicely carbonated. Lacing everywhere.

S: Big sugary malt, caramel, cola, no hop presence, some cream, German yeast. Lack of hop aromas.

T: Eww, odd as hell. It's the most mismatched oddity in flavor. Caramel, sweet, floral, dank hops that are odd and off flavored. Also a slight sourness is in the beer. Big sweet malt notes. Gross.

M: Overly sweet. Missed the styles need to be dry. The finish is sweet and almost wort like in flavor.

O: The appearance and aroma are great. The flavor profile and mouthfeel are terrible. Needs work.

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