Beta #5 | Brasseurs Illimités

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Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by papat444 on 07-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by flipper2gv:
Photo of flipper2gv
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy pale yellow straw color. HUGE fluffy pure white head. Solid retention and lacing.

S: Lemon, coriander, cloves and pepper. A touch of candi sugar and wheat-like bread qualities. Some banana

T: It really doesn't taste much, at all. Light lemon like flavors but subtle banana, coriander and cloves, but that's much it. Very light tasting.

M: Very light and fizzy.

O: Well this is quite ordinary. Not sure at all about the american blonde ale, because it feels to me more like a witbier.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of wheat malt with notes of lightly spice yeast is quite interesting. Taste is also a mix between some wheat malt with light banana ester and a good spicy yeast profile with light herb notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I quite like that one even though I am not sure what I am drinking.

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Photo of papat444
3.06/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: 4-5 fingers worth of foam that sticks around a bit. The body looks pale yellow but with a certain haze.

Smell: Citrus mostly, zesty but with a hint of adjuncts maybe.

Taste: Kind of oddball. Lemon upfront with a hint of spices, pepper? But then, it also tastes like a macro.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with good carbonation but the body just doesn't lift the beer up really.

Overall: This is supposedly an experiment of some sort but i'm not sure what he's aiming for. I could swear it tastes like a very mild saison and a macro at the same time. Not sure what that means but it's average at best.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.73/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone. There are also some small particles floating around the beer.

Smell - Lemons, coriander/cloves, wheat

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an high amount of carbonation. I can taste wheat mixed with lemons and a hint of banana. There is also a honey sweetness and some spices (cloves/coriander). I could also pick up on a bit of a medicine like taste. The beer finishes with a wheat/spice slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Not undrinkable.. but definitely nothing is a must try. Perhaps they will be able to improve on this beer through the feedback system they've set up.

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Beta #5 from Brasseurs Illimités
3.01 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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