Ale Brune Américaine – 9% – De Tingwick, Centre-du-Québec.
American Brown Ale – 9% – From Tingwick, Centre-du-Québec.
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75 = 2.68/5
Deep murky brown color with a copper hue but no visible activity. Slightly creamy beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with decent lacing, poor legs and swirl reaction. Flavors of caramel, light roasted grains, light berries and cherries, coffee, and herbal hops. Slick and oily medium to full body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, faint sugary feel of toffee with faint leafy hops and a hint of clove. Hard to and a point out some flavors, feels muffled and not well balanced with a tarnished finish (this is why you see lots of « light » and « faint » words in the review). I can’t understand what type of brew this is or what personality. At least the alcohol is well hidden and it’s easy to drink. Overall below average quality.
Brown Ale Américaine, 5.5%, de Petit-Paquetville. (NB Liquor)
American Brown Ale, 5.5%, from Petit-Paquetville, NB.
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25 = 4.08/5
Clear and slightly veiled, dark amber/copper color, with low activity. Light creamy 1 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of walnuts, caramel, light chocolate, apples, berries, soft clove/orange peels, dark malts and herbal hops. Smooth creamy full body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, filling butterscotch and barley, a bit beady and roasted, ending with balanced leafy floral hops. A good swirl with reveal an impressive walnut bouquet and taste. Quite tender with rich toffee sweetness. Not as bitter as a true English version, still the bitterness is well present and proper. Excellent balance between sweet and bitter, it’s delicate while effective on the tongue. Helps with the accessibility, and the and complexity is really nice. Overall excellent quality craft, pretty much as always, from this fine Acadie brewery.
Brown Ale Américaine avec une levure Belge, 7.8%, de Saint-Gédéon, QC.
American Brown Ale with Belgian yeast, 7.8%, de Saint-Gédéon, QC.
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5 = 3.44/5
Veiled copper color with lots of activity. Creamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with timid legs. Flavors of toffee, elderberries, soft walnuts, lemon, nutmeg, ginger, dark grains and herbal hops. Slick and oily medium body with a moderate sharp crisp. Medium to strong strength finish, a bit alcoholic, softly roasted and bready, slightly leafy and nutty. Has a deeper warming touch except a little fresher that most browns, although probably not as filling. Would have preferred a nuttier feel, and less boozy. Light Belgian yeast in the smell, following a hint of clove in the aftertaste. Tastes and feels alright, nothing excessive, and decently balanced. Overall good quality craft.