Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

L’Insoumise

L’Insoumise (5.2%): a pale ale from Canada. This is an English-style pale ale from the venerable Quebec brewery Archibald.


  • Pours a light amber liquid.
  • Smells bitter, nutty.
  • Very nice "English" bitterness with notes of raspberry and nuts.
  • Sweet aftertaste, quite honey-like.
  • Smooth buzz.
  • Modern yet classy can. You gotta love this stylized lady ^^.


Verdict: great ale. Highly recommended. 

Grade:A





Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quatre-Centième

Quatre-Centième (7.5%): a strong pale ale from Canada. This is a strong ale from the venerable Quebec brewery Unibroue (by now you should know I'm a big fan of theirs).


  • Pours a troubled light golden liquid.
  • Great citrus aroma with a touch of sugary grape.
  • Flavor is lemon-like with a subtle touch of spice.
  • After taste is fairly acid, citrus-like with notes of apricots.
  • Good buzz.
  • Bottle/label is a bit tame by Unibroue standards. 


Verdict: a great ale, highly recommended. 

Grade:A



Monday, February 6, 2012

LABATT BLUE DRY 8.1

Labatt Blue Dry 8.1 (8.1%): a malt liquor from Canada. For some reason I was pretty sure I had reviewed this already (see the review for the 6.1 % variant here). Anyways I was in the mood for a 40, .... yes I'm a gangsta.


  • Pours a fairly light golden liquid. Carbonation is pretty high.
  • Has a slight cereal aroma. 
  • Definitely has that Canadian "metal taste".
  • Sweat corn-like aftertaste (not disgusting I must say).
  • Mega buzz , but hey it's quite normal with such a high ABV.
  • I don't know about that bottle design/label. Looks okay I guess.


Verdict: better than the 6.1% variant. Decent for that particular style. 


Grade: B-