Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Day 5 - Beer 8 - Brasseurs Du Monde Le Trinqueur
In celebration of my celebrations, I decided on a beer with a bagpiper playing the pipes and drinking beer on the same label. What more could you possibly want from a Scotch Ale. Brasseurs du Monde believe the answer to that question is a dump truck of Coriander and spices.
Le Trinqueur, (which, according to two French speakers, the mass knowledge Google can provide and an uneducated guess in the dark, translates to Old Guy You Drink With), is an excellent Scotch Ale. It manages to hide the high alcohol rating extremely well, though I prefer to have that fuelish bite to my drinks. It's extremely smooth, with a candy-sweet finish, but more licorice and spicy than sugary sweet. Then the coriander hits, a spicy bomb that seems altogether unnecessary.
Imagine eating a few licorice candies. They're pretty good, if you like licorice, and then all of a sudden someone enters the room and slaps you in the face. Maybe you like licorice. Maybe you like slaps in the face. Le Trinqueur is a beer that could have been a great example of a Scotch Ale, but like some old drinkers you may share a beer with, they ruin everything by adding too much coriander to your meal.
(Okay, I did that once making walnut tacos, but in my defense...this isn't about me, this is about beer. Cheers!)
Brasseurs Du Monde Le Trinqueur, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Alcohol Rating: 9.0%
Class: Scotch Ale
Rating: 4.5 out of 10
Quote: "Coriander is made from cilantro, right? And cilantro is tiny devil lettuce."