Nos. 139 – 142 – Le Cheval Blanc
Two swift pints after eleven hours at work turned into four…
Le Cheval Blanc is a bar that I’d only been to on one occasion before, and I don’t remember much about that particular evening. It’s in a pretty good location, seems to always be busy (from what I hear) and has cheap beers which are pretty good. Also, I like the way the bar is set up, it reminds me of a bar back home, which is always a bonus…
No. 139 – Stout
I started out with a stout as I have been drinking a lot of stouts and porters recently. This is pretty much Guinness. I don’t think that I could tell the two apart in a blind tasting. This is not a bad thing however, as it costs about $3 less than a pint of Guinness. Yes, it’s good. Yes, the price is good. Yes, it’s accurate (can’t really go too far wrong with the name Stout). Yes, I would drink it again and based on the price, Yes, I would recommend it. Yes, I’d go a few blocks out of my way for this, based on the price and the ambiance of the bar as well. 6/11
No. 140 – Cream Ale
This is a really nice beer and I wish that I had made a few notes at the time. From memory, the aroma was somewhat fruity, promising a refreshing ale with plenty of flavour and it did not disappoint. Yes, it is very good. Yes, it is more than worth the price. Yes, it matches it’s description. Yes, it has something different and interesting about it. Yes, I would drink it again and Yes I would recommend it. Yes, I would go out of my way for this as well. 7/11
No. 141 – Ambrée and No. 142 – Blanche
I maybe should have gone home after the first two beers, that is unfortunately usually very difficult to do. The Ambrée is fine, nothing special about it apart from the price being more than reasonable so it gets a decent 5/11 for being good, for the price, for accuracy of description, for drink-again and recommend-ability. The blanche was also fine, but I’m only giving it the 4/11 for being fine, cheap, accurate and for the fact that I may drink it again. There was nothing special to it, which was a little disappointing after the first two beers being pretty good.
I definitely recommend Le Cheval Blanc if you fancy a reasonably priced beer and a good atmosphere. Start with the cream ale!