Thursday, December 29, 2011

Les 3 Brasseurs Bière de Noël

Les 3 Brasseurs Bière de Noël (7.2%): a strong amber ale from Canada. This is a seasonal brew available around Christmas time at Canadian locations of the French pub chain "Les 3 Brasseurs".

  • Pours a medium amber liquid.
  • Has a strong grape aroma.
  • Surprisingly: flavor is very thin. It's basically like drinking water. hum hum ...
  • Aftertaste has a slight touch of honey-like sweetness.
  • Weak buzz.
  • At least I got a cool beermat out of this! (see below). 

Verdict: this was quite disappointing. It won't kill you but I can't recommend this (way too thin, especially for the style).

Grade: C-

A cool beermat provided with this beer

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Harpoon IPA

Harpoon IPA (5.9%): an IPA from the US. Had this one on tap at a restaurant in Boston.

  • Pours a nice orange-gold liquid.
  • Aroma is fruity, a bit raspberry-like.
  • Flavor is also fruity with notes of peach, raspberry and citrus.
  • Aftertaste is fairly bitter with a touch of caramel.
  • Maybe I was tired ... but I had a mega buzz out of this.
  • I like the artsy, colorful label/bottle. 

Verdict: very solid American IPA. Recommended.