Brew Review 22 // Death Valley by Brasseurs RJ


Welcome back to another review. This is a beer I reviewed last year, I'm finally sorting through my older pictures and tasting notes. Hailing from Quebec, this beer is by Brasseurs RJ and is called Death Valley. The label really inspires images of Death Valley and has a creepy ass Vulture taking center stage. I fear this vulture is about to leap off the branch and eat my liver. I also like the theater of this beer with it's caged cork. 

Details

Name: Death Valley
Style: Imperial IPA
Brewery: Brasseurs RJ
Country: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Price: $5.60 CAD 750ml
ABV: 8%

Commercial Fluff:
"Hop lovers, rejoice! Here is Death Valley, an unfiltered dry-hopped ale with three varieties of hops: Bravo, Saaz and Amarillo. A celebration for your taste buds!"

Own Opinion

Sight: Pours a cloudy golden yellow in colour. Settling with a thick looking white head.
Aroma: Good bold citrus aroma hit you straight away, followed by spicy pepper notes which I can only assume is from the Saaz hops.
Taste: A strong bitter orange strikes straight away. There is also a slight peppery sting-heat on the tongue. The bitterness does linger afterwards.
Would I buy it again? Most likely no. It was easy and fun drinking but it lacked a come back draw for me. Having shared it with @nonabakes we both agreed it was a great representation of an Imperial IPA. The Saaz really brings some character to this beer, reminding me of some German/Czech beers I've have tried over the years.

So have you tried this? Would love to hear your thoughts on this beer, so drop me a comment below. Thanks!

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