Benedict Arnold | Frampton Brasse

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Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold

Brewed by:
Frampton Brasse
Quebec, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ZorPrime on 10-06-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by ZorPrime:
Photo of ZorPrime
2.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The color is copper. Extreme head sits on top of it. Very effervescent. Tenacious head too. Aroma is fruity with malts and some sugar notes. Tastewise, it's dull. Fruity. This doesn't even taste like an IPA. It's too effervescent to be good for the mouthfeel.

An ordinary beer in bottle. Review is based on the bottled version.

I've tasted it on tap, and its better... On tap, its more average than mediocre as the bottle version is.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.81/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an amber/copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry bitter English hops with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is a solid mix of dry bitter English hops with light floral notes with some dry caramel malt notes with hints of residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I am usually not a big fan of English style IPA but I thought this was a pretty good take on the style.

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Photo of roddenberry
3.07/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Quite an effervescent beer, with an overwhelming head, even if poured gently in a cold wet vessel. It has an intense alcohol flavor (6%), followed by roasted malt and a hint of hoppiness. Pleasant at best, but not remarkable. For a beer described as an India Pale Ale/Strong Beer, I felt it was a bit too sweet and not bitter enough to my taste. Would actually go well with a beef/pork meal.

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Photo of Max8787
2.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev +0.3%

More an American barleywine than English one. The smell of mineral water is the only English thing I found. Lack of flavors.

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Photo of Casterbridge
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Abbott
3.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Feel like carbonation is a bit strong, hence the poor rating on that front.

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Photo of Molson2000
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheDoctor
1.72/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours extremely "effervescent" (nicely way of saying 'violent explosion'). Slightly cloudy red-amber with an intense, airy off-white head that takes its time settling down. Great (almost too great) retention; and nice, ample, stringy lacing.

Bready with a malty character on the whole. Yeast, cereals, some semblance of hops, but mainly smells like dough.

Water that sat in a rusty pot for too long with a couple hops. Really hard to taste any hops at all, lots of gross burnt malt taste though. Aspirin at the end. Made me cringe.

Really light and really 'meh.' Dry and insanely carbonated (way too much so). Like drinking beer-flavored Alka-Seltzer.

Really bad. Not much that I can say beyond that. It serves 'em right for naming it after Benedict Arnold, I suppose. Most of the people I have met here are fascinated by Americans' hatred for him since a lot of people know about him since he ventured into Quebec. Well, if this beer doesn't make them come around to disliking the bastard, nothing will.
Would not get again. Don't even bother.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy copper color with moderate strength activity. Creamy orange beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs.

Strong aromas of caramel, sweet hops, and slightly floral. Flavors of citrus including orange and lemon, grapes and dark fruits, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Bready, grassy, a little roasted and syrupy. Well balanced sweetness and sharpness.

Creamy full body with perfect carbonation. Medium strength and length finish, ending with bitter fruit peels and clove with a touch of herbal spices. Not to rough.

Overall a good craft with decent flavors that are well balanced being not excessively bitter nor too sugary. Though missing some freshness and a little flat. With some tuning this could be an excellent IPA.

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Benedict Arnold from Frampton Brasse
2.99 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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