3 From Les Trois Brasseurs
A quick mention for Les Trois Brasseurs, or the Three Brewers if you’re in Ottawa.
I visited their St. Catherine/Crescent location on Saturday after a day at the Chambly Beer Festival (write up to follow). It’s s place I’ve been to on a few occasions in the past and always liked somewhat. This year so far, I had only visited the St. Denis location and tried their brown ale, so an opportunity to try others was hard to resist…
Nos. 326 – 328 – Les Trois Brasseurs Stout, Amber and Blonde
None of these live up to the Brown Ale that I tried earlier in the year at the St. Denis location, but having said that, they’re not bad.
The stout has a creamy thick head and is in effect very much a Guinness style beer. It’s pretty good if that’s what you’re after and I’m giving it a 6/11. If I really fancied this type of beer (a standard stout without those extra coffee flavours), I would probably just go and grab a good Guinness somewhere.
The Amber and the Blonde ale were both a little disappointing. Appearance wise they are not that different, which tells you more about the potential flavour of the amber ale than the blonde. It was a little weak, fine for drinking with a meal in that the flavours will not overwhelm anything, but only enough to get a 4/11. The blonde was a decent blonde ale, but lacked anything special that would give it a higher than average mark. Again, it’s probably fine for accompanying a meal, it’s not going to be overwhelming but if you’re just out to enjoy good beer, it won’t sate your thirst. Also a 4/11.
That’s four from Les Trois Brasseurs to date. It’s a fine place, but not special for tasting beers, which is disappointing on consideration of the Brown Ale. If I find myself there again this year trying a new beer it will be opportunism rather than choice.