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A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her.
- W.C. Fields

Strong Red Ale

(Chambly, Quebec, Canada)


Tasting Notes

Alcohol by volume: 8%

Appearance: The beer is a cloudy brown color with orange highlights when held to the light. On top sits a thick white, frothy foam head like that clings to the side of the glass and is slow to dissolve.

Aroma: A very spicy aroma is present above the glass. Coriander, cinnamon and apples are most noticeable and the smell reminds me of an apple pie.

Taste: This medium to full bodied beer is very smooth and should be sipped. Apple flavors are the first thing you notice on each taste. Soon coriander and other spices take over the flavor and a bitter taste with a carbonation tingle jumps in at the end. A spicy alcohol flavor remains in the mouth after every sip.  

Summary: This beer has a nice balance between the fruity and spicy flavors. The flavor reminds me of a dark belgian beer. It is bottled fermented and can be aged in a cellar for up to 5 years.  I did find it to be rather filling, so would not want more than one glass of this beer at a sitting. 

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