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…
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.
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!
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
No. 214 – Brasseurs du Monde’s L’Écurieux
I see what they’ve done with this one – nuts and squirrels and there’s a nice play on words in French too. I like things that make me feel smart…
The only nut brown ale that I had previously tried was Brutopia’s many years ago. Indeed, it was one of those beers that got me away from lager, which in retrospect was a great thing.
This one may be better, though I still have to have Brutopia’s nut brown ale this year. It’s a very deep brown colour as you would expect and the aroma is a little sweet and brings out roasted nuts, a hint of chocolate and some caramel. It feels somewhat light, and seems to hit the back of the mouth more, with a nice bitter flavour coming through in the aftertaste. The sweetness promised by the aroma is not as apparent but for a nut brown ale, I would want it to be.
It gets 7/11 for being good, for the price (2 for $7), for the description, for drink-again-ability and recommend-ability. I would also go out of my way for this and maybe even out in a snowstorm or a heat wave, depending on the season.
No. 207 – Brasseurs du Monde Nectareüs
As mentioned before, somewhere and possibly a few times, Brutopia’s Honey Brown was one of the first beers I tried that wasn’t lager, stout or red ale. This being the case, I’m always on the lookout for others…
This may be my favourite honey brown type beer so far. It looks good, quite dark, with a foamy head that doesn’t last too long. Taste-wise, it’s well balanced, smooth and easy to drink. It leaves a nice taste on the tongue, a little bitter and a little sweet. There are hints of caramel too, which I always like.
Yes, this is good. Yes, it’s worth the price ($4 at Métro on offer). Yes, it’s accurate. Yes, I’d drink it again and Yes, I’d recommend it. Finally, I’d give it another Yes for going out of my way for it. 6/11
I also like the background info on this…