L’Ambiguë – La Voie Maltée

Bitter Anglaise, 4.5%, de Jonquière, Québec.

English Bitter, 4.5%, from Jonquière, Québec.
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75 = 3.61/5

Slightly hazy copper color with no activity and a very fine mist of yeast. Slightly creamy llight brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor legs, and average lacing. Flavors of caramel, brown sugar, light molasses, berries, apricot, nutmeg, honey or maple syrup, and herbal spices. Liquid toffee, bready, with earthy herbal spices. Slick and light creamy full body with soft prickly carbonation, ending with a crisp. Medium strength finish, soft eater fruits, roasted barley, some toffee and liquorice, red ale spices, thick leafy hop. The bitterness is a little high, but not coarse nor too « wet ». Lacks a bit of complex walnut flavor. Pleasant body, accessible, with a nice smell. Good taste and freshness. The English feel is proper. Decent balance. Overall high quality craft.