JimBeam1983's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Username:
    JimBeam1983
  • Name:
    Jimmy Doucet
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
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  • Brief Bio:
    I started seriously tasting and reviewing beer during fall of 2009 after tasting, about a year earlier, in november 2008, a Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood. This was a decisive moment because it was the first time I enjoyed a high quality beer and it triggered a long hidden passion.

    I have the chance to live in Qu├ębec, where the microbrewery industry is flourishing exponentially and I wish to use Beer Universe to promote our products and give people good reasons to travel over here and have a beer!

    I was fortunate enough to lay my hands on more than 350 labels from over 20 countries so far, and I keep discovering new products everytime I can. I have a preference for Abts, Belgian Strong Dark Ales and Imperial Russian Stouts but I also enjoy discovering new beers of any style from around the world.

    My ambition is to try out as many beers I can in the next 40 years.

    I also like pairing beer and foods or better yet, incorporate beer in any given recipe to boost up flavours in stews and casseroles.



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Beer Universe Information
  • Favorite Beers:
  • Favorite Beer Type:
    Quadrupel
  • Favorite Beer:
    Dominus Vobiscum Hibernus, Gouden Carolus Classic, St-Bernardus Abt 12, Terrible
  • Ratings Submitted:
  • Reviews Contributed:
    152
  • Added:
    126 Beers, 1 Bar, 19 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    1
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    1
  • Group Name:
    Microbrewery explorer
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Sep 25, 2011

    Orval Trappist Ale
    3.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    Subtle fraguant nose and a nice dark golden coat. Pour it slowly to prevent excess foaming because it has a massive coat that will be more enjoyable. Very balanced ale with an amazing balance between acidic, bitterness and dryness that really got me addicted. A nice crisp taste followed by a very little after taste that gives it a nice boost. Very nice product that I strongly recommend!
  • Sep 25, 2011

    Kronenbourg 1664
    2.1
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 2/5
    • 2.5/5
    • 2/5
    • 2/5
    Clear blond robe with a small amount of carbonation. Good head retention of a white creamy texture. The nose delivers clear malts and hops. As for the taste it is also clear and light with not so much sharpness and a slight bitterness on the back of the tongue. I thought it lacked a little body but overall the mouthfeel is pretty linear.
  • Sep 25, 2011

    Kostritzer Schwarzbier
    3.4
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    Dense pour of medium-high opacity with a creamy hazel head which shows a good retention at first with its thick body but eventually shrinks to a fine layer. Lacing is quite good and the structure of the head reminds one of a stout, only more roughly crafted. The nose is fresh, sweet and even to some extent fruity with a noticeable apricot aroma. The taste is light and balanced with the barley at the center stage. The mouthfeel is creamy, very lightly sharp and offers a little aftertaste. I thought this lager was overall more interesting than the average pale american diluted lager holding usually no surprise for the palate. Only bad part is that being a lager, this beer won't give that meaty, hearty side offered from a stout.
  • Sep 25, 2011

    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    4.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    Cloudy brown pour with nice mahogany highlights and a pretty good carbonation content. The substancial head is fluffy and creamy showing a light tan. It also develops great lacing and retains very well. The nose is complex, sweet and earthy, fruity and lightly smoky. I got caramel and dark fruits like figs paired with good yeasts. The taste is bold but subtle all at once. The earthy hops come along first closely followed by the yeasts and a very nice and balanced lightly bitter sharpness slowly invades the palate from the back of the tongue. The sweetness is again just right and gives a nice foundation to all of the other elements. The mouthfeel is olily, sharp and dense which from my stand point is right on target. This Abt is full-bodied, complex and overall a very enjoyable product
  • Sep 25, 2011

    Terrible
    4.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4.5/5
    • 5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    I'm so thrilled to have got the chance of grabbing a bottle of this refined brew after waiting for like 2 years! Very enjoyable pour of a deep brown shade of high opacity topped by a sustantial tanned head finely structured and letting guess a creamy feel. Retention is excellent and lacing is verry god, too. The nose is dense wih sweet banana, roasted malts, yeasts and a sweet/bitter spicy presence I couldn't identify. This ale is sweet, spicy and nutty with again candied banana and a great harmony between the hops and yeasts giving it lots of depth. I found the bitterness just right, giving kick to the taste but without overpowering anything. The mouthfeel can be described as dense, vapory and creamy bearing a slight sharpness at first hand. The downer is a mild aftertaste but no ale is perfect.This brew evolves as it heats so serve it cold and let it reach 10 - 12 degrees to release more boldness. Overall the best features of this ale (besides its name) were its depth, density and originality compared to other brews offered by Unibroue. Very happy I can say I tried it!
  • Sep 24, 2011

    La Chouffe
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    Pours a dark orange somewhat foggy coat serving a complex nose of mint, apples and pears. The taste is complex, fruity with a balanced bitterness. Can become overwhelming but a great product still.
  • Sep 24, 2011

    HOUBLON CHOUFFE Dobbelen IPA Tripel
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    Pours a pale and foggy orange robe with a vivid carbonation. The head is thick and creamy with an egg shell shade and develops very nice lacing. The nose is very nutty and fruity with strong notes of banana, orange spotted through the hops. A sweet yeastiness completes the nose very well. The taste is pretty powerful on the yeasts while being very grainy and just a bit nutty. I found the bitterness and acidity too powerful to be honest but the taste remains enjoyable. The mouthfeel is very oily, I never had such an oily beer before as a matter of fact. The acidity is perceptible through that oily layer still and just shows just how powerful it really is. Good but not awesome in the end.
  • Sep 24, 2011

    Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue)
    4.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4.5/5
    • 4/5
    Finally got my hands on it! Pours a rich brown pour with ruby highlights. You get a thick creamy hazel head with good retention. The nose is complex with a nice yeastiness paired with a hint of spice and caramelized cereals. The taste is hoppy with great depth and balance with a subtle yeasty sweeteness and light smoke.