Thursday, February 7, 2013
Day 7 - Beer 10 - Brewers Unlimited IPA Classique
As a West Coast B&R (Born n' Raised), I have to adjust my tastebuds to the IPA's of the East, and prepare for a less-bitter, almost Belgian style to the beer. The Simple Malt IPA from Brasseurs Illimités (Brewers Unlimited) defines the English IPA style with a strong bitterness paired with that licorice-sweetness so common in many European beers.
I personally didn't care for it.
The flavor was a touch bland at times, and the bitter and sweet knocked against each other like two oafs through a tiny doorway. The third stooge was an earthy tap water taste that threw the entire beer out of whack. There was a constant battle of tastes in the beer, a bit of orange mixed with malt, perhaps a nutty taste combined with bitter hops. While bearing the "Simple Malt" moniker on the front, this beer couldn't make up its mind and the result is disappointing.
Brasseurs Illimités Simple Malt IPA Classique
Brewers Unlimited, St. Eustache, Quebec, Canada
Alcohol Rating: 6.4%
Class: East Coast India Pale Ale
Rating: 2 out of 10
Quote: "This beer reminds me of myself, scatterbrained, unusual and a bit terrible."