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Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Yoonisaykul on 03-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of oldp0rt
1/5  rDev -64.3%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.8/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is brown with some reddish notes in there. The head is good looking but disappear quickly. Carbonation is present in the looks. Very bubbly. Aroma of maple, burnt sugar too. The maple is present in the taste but only slightly which is good. I would say this is very balanced. Slightly bitter. What I find very good is the maple notes that lingers in the mouth. Nice! I usually don't like maple it is too sugary. However, here it is just perfect. So easy to drink. Medium body. The burnt sugar is what makes this beer excellent. I like it!

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Photo of eat
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opaque mahogany body with a sparse off-white head. Retention and lacing are pretty poor.

Weak smelling, though I can pick out some roasty malt, cracker, a bit of caramel, touch of smoky maple and earthy hops.

This one is weak in the same way I found with their Double Porter, though it's probably more pronounced here. There's just not enough malt body to back everything up and it ends up tasting watery. Bits of smoky roasted malt, earthy hops, cocoa and maple. In buying a maple beer I was mainly worried that the maple could be overdone but here I would actually argue for the opposite; I bet some people wouldn't even notice it was there if it didn't say so on the label. Maybe the form of maple added was maple water and not maple syrup? To finish on a positive note, this stuff is quite smooth for 6.9% ABV.

The feel follows the flavour: watery light body and a light-moderate carbonation.

This doesn't taste bad, everything here is just so weak. Where's the maple? Where's anything? It's drinkable I guess but this isn't something I'll be buying again. If you catch this review before buying it, don't bother.

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Photo of papat444
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A collaboration beer with La Famille Constantin, a sugar shack in the vicinity of the brewery. Billed as an ale eustachoise.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: 3 fingers worth of light tan head that reduces itself more quickly than i would have liked to barely a finger. Body is a dark amber hue.

Smell: At first, faint maple with some nuttiness. Warming up, i get some boiling in a pot maple but it's still way to low key.

Taste: Grainy, not much maple at first. Malty than a bit aggressive bitterness-wise than as it nears room temperature it becomes quite mellow. The maple is too much of a minor player to register.

Mouthfeel: Some bitterness that smooths out. Carbonation is average to low.

Overall: Definitely let this one warm up as it gets mildly better. Still, there's not much to differentiate this from any other amber ale. Not worth revisiting for me.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

15 IBU according to the label.

A- Seems like a true beige head on top of a clear, deep cherrywood. Retention doesn't seem awesome.

S- Quite interesting. Apple/strawberry candy. Artificial maple syrup (although I'm not saying there's anything artificial in here) Some Barleywine qualities to it. Some chocolate. Gentle alcohol.

T- Hey this actually tastes like maple syrup. Pretty sweet but far from cloying. A bit of cardboard and metal. Alcohol is hard to find. Bitter cardboardy after-taste which ruins it for me.

M- Quite crisp and dry especially considering how sweet it is. Medium body.

O- So it basically has a nice maple syrup flavor but the rest of the beer ain't all that. Kind of reminds me of U rousse with lots of maple. Extra points because so many beers labeled as maple beers have so little of the flavor.

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Sèv from Brasseurs Illimités
2.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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