KATY VS. SASHA: L’assoiffé 12 by Brasseurs du Monde

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Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting L'assoiffé 12 by Brasseurs du Monde.

Katy:

As much as you may think my life revolves around beer; that I sit in a room surrounded by bottles writing witty beer tweets as my job. I don't. I actually work rotating shifts which is why sometimes you'll see me having a beer at 7:00am (after shift) or posting cat videos on Facebook at 1:00am (staying awake).

I've noticed depending on when I come off shift determines the type of beer I want. When I'm in the middle of a string of shifts I want something straight forward without much complication and a low ABV. When I'm off for a "weekend" I want indulgence, lots of flavour and I'm willing to go higher in alcohol.

L'assoiffé 12 is a weekend beer. At 11.5% ABV this beer is loaded with complications and flavours that'll have you parked on the couch trying to figure out what's going on in your glass. Flavour-wise I picked out sweet flavours of plum, fig; spices like nutmeg, clove and a little cinnamon and a pleasant warm finish.

The downside is that the beer seems a little out of balance with the sweetness level being fairly high and spice level right up there. If Brasseurs du Monde were able to strike a balance between the two this would be a solid Belgian Quad. 

 

3 out of 5 bottle caps

 

Sasha:

On a cold winter day sometimes you want to be warmed up with a nice 11% ABV ABT from Brasseurs du Monde's L'assoiffé 12.

With  aromas of sweet spiced cake, this dark amber dubbel has a thick beige colored head which clung to my glass long after it was poured.
 
The flavours reminded me of a boozy version of my grandmothers date squares – molasses notes with raisins and dates and hint of spice. 
 
Overall a great beer for sharing or slowly sipping while watching Netflix 🙂

3.5 out of 4 bottle caps

 

 L'assoiffé 12 is available at Bières Du Monde (181 Rue Principal Aylmer, QC and Bières du Monde department in the Outaouais Fruterie in Les Galeries de Hull) - lesbieresdumonde.com


A selection of Quebec craft beers can be found at Bières du Monde

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