Tuesday, 28 August 2018

August 24, 2018

236/2457) Microbrasserie Le Grimoire Resto-Pub, Granby, Quebec:  La Vie de Château by Microbrasserie Le Grimoire of Quebec: ***; 7%, 20 ibu; an amber brewed with dark rum; nose is sweet caramel and rum; sweet malt and caramel, hint of berries, vanilla, nearly cream soda like sweet notes;  remarkable; one of the best beers I have ever tried;

237/2458) Microbrasserie Le Grimoire Resto-Pub: La Noire Soeur by Microbrasserie Le Grimoire of Quebec:  **1/2; 5%, 20 ibu black chocolate beer; espresso and sweet chocolate nose; roasted malt, chocolate and dark coffee;

Granby was the only place in Quebec's Eastern Townships where we saw unilingual English Stop signs.  Usually it is unilingual French which makes it even harder to understand how our waitress could claim not to speak English.  This sort of thing made the news, what with a provincial election going on when someone inadvertently asserted that English was an official language in Quebec.  It is not and Quebecers are inexplicably proud of this.

238/2459) Microbrasserie Le Grimoire Resto-Pub:  Le Malt Aimée by Microbrasserie Le Grimoire of Quebec: *; a 7.0%, 38 ibu IPA; very malty, floral, botanical;

239/2460) Les Brasseurs De Temps, Gatineaux, Québec:  Trois Portages by Les Brasseurs du Temps of Quebec:  **1/2; a 9% Tripel; nose of peaches and sweet orange; flavours remind me of Cointreau; an unusual tripel but very nice;

This has to be the next to best beer of this trip - I am not going to surpass La Vie de Château for some time.

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