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Montreal 375

No. 265 – Brasseurs du Monde’s Célébrante 375

I hear that the city of Montreal have spent, or will have spent about a billion dollars* on Montreal’s birthday celebrations by the end of the year.  I’ve spent $4.99. Of this, 25 cents will go to helping immigrants and refugees as Brasseurs du Monde are donating a little from each sale to PROMIS.  That’s a nice touch considering the history of immigrants in Montreal.

I should have maybe kept this beer for a while so that my 375th beer would have 375 in it’s name, fortunately there are other beers along the same theme so I’ll try to remember as the numbers tick by…

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Apparently this is a strong ale with champagne yeast, that may explain the way the head disappeared so quickly.  As promised by the description, there are light hints of citrus in the aroma and it gives a golden orange glow in the sun.

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For a beer at 7%, it tasted surprisingly light and didn’t last too long.  It tastes like a decent blond ale, with some hints of orange coming through nicely.  Not too heavy for those who likes light beers and not to light for those who prefer good beer!

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It’s getting a 6/11.  It is good, accurate, worth the price and I would recommend it, drink it again and possibly go out of my way to pick up a bottle.

*feel free to google this, I got the figure from CBC, or CTV

Glass half empty or half full? Nos. 97 – 99

Glass half empty or half full?

It’s an age-old question. Is the glass half empty or half full? It’s optimism against pessimism. It’s looking forwards against looking back.

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To me, it’s a bloody generic pint glass with no branding on it whatsoever.

I try beers in one of two situations, either in the comfort of my apartment where I can take photographs all I want, or in bars, where it’s a lottery for two reasons. The first is the pouring – you can get a badly poured pint that is either all head or completely flat.  The second is the glass – you can get a nice glass with the name of the beer on it or even a picture, you can get a blank standard pint glass or worse, you can get a beer in a glass with a different brand’s logo on it.  I’m getting more and more picky about this as the challenge goes on.

Anyway, I had three new beers at Pit Caribou in the Plateau this week.  The place is small but merits a visit.  I will be going back.

No. 97 – La Bonne Aventure Rousse

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Continuing my happy hour theme, I chose the cheapest three drinks in the bar (as far as I could see).  Putting my disappointment about getting a generic pint glass aside, I was looking forward to something good from this after having had two of the best beers I’ve tasted so far the night before at McKibbin’s.

This was a little disappointing.  Like the glass, this was a standard red beer with nothing special about it.  It was good, the price was cheap, the description was spot on and I think I’d probably drink it again but I wouldn’t seek it out specially.  That’s about it.  There are other reds which taste exactly like this.                                                                  4/11

No. 98 – La Blonde de l’Anse

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This blonde ale has something to it.  I’m not sure exactly what but from the first taste, I really liked it.  There’s a sweet aftertaste to it and it’s quite smooth for a blond ale.  I very much recommend trying this one out.  It gets a Yes for being good, a Yes for the price, a Yes for the description, a Yes for having that je ne sais quoi, a Yes for drinking again and a Yes for recommending it.  I’m also giving it a Yes for knowing that I will probably go out of my way to grab a pint or a bottle of this.   Plus the logo is on the glass!                                                                             7/11

 

No. 99 – La Blanche de Pratto

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A really good beer and an ok beer so far, so I didn’t know what to expect from the white beer.  It’s a nice colour and quite bubbly for a white.

Taste-wise, it’s fine, a decent white beer which may have been helped by a slice of orange.  This gets the standard Yes for being good (so far only two beers have failed on this one and there were circumstances for that), and also two Yeses for the price and description.  Yes, I would say give it a go and Yes I’d probably drink it again, however I would leave it at five yeses as it didn’t have that something special to make it a really good beer.                     5/11

 

Overall, this was a decent visit – any bar where I find a seven out of eleven must have something to it.  I will definitely be going back to try out a few of their other beers, in particular their stouts.