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Bells Le Contrebassiste

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
As the final & boldest in the series, Le Contrebassiste blends roasted & lightly smoked malts and is fermented with a special French ale yeast which lends its own distinctive aromatic notes. The beer’s namesake, The Double Bass is reflected in the deep, rich flavors that resonate in this unique offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23655) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Draught@CBC2015 (blue session). Amber colour, small white head. aroma is fruity, floral, some wooden and mildly herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, some tobacco and mild toffeeish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC, Blue session.
Dark amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and berries with toffee, raspberries, hints of banana, some spicy yeasty notes, earthy and citrus. Taste is smooth, ligth ot medium sweet, soft bitter, hints of berry and citrus tartness. FInish is sweet berries and toffee, light earthy, herbal notes and hints of citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Quite good and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Very good malty, biscuity, wood(?). Good shit. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Light purpley reddish, light tan head. Sweet vinous, lightly tart raspberry. Slightest bit of earthy spice. Some oak. Pleasantly tart, sweet. Finishes substantially more dry, longish, clean. Medium body. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (611) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Aroma is sweet, tropical fruit, turns to vinegar and sour. Appearance is dark rust, off white head. Taste is fruity, sweet, dark fruit, not as sour as I’d like. Mouthfeel is thin, light carbonation. Overall, a little disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pours a light purplish color with a thin tan ring. Aroma is somewhat faint with a tart fruitiness. Taste is semi-tart fruit but not as sour as the "Wild One" This is much smoother with a nice smoky earthy undertones surrounding the fruit. Very enjoyable but could have been a bit more sour or fruity to be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap at Bells on 8/7/15. Pours clear red with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with some butter and fruity sourness. Malt and butter flavor giving way to sour fruit before a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak floral aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak bretty flavor. Has a fruity spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours mostly clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is a bit dirty from the Brett with light funk and sweet malts and tea. Flavor has the light tartness with some sweet tea as well on a lighter but full body for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
CBC. Hazy brown with off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, yeast, spices and a little toasted. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, yeast, toasted, wood, hop and medium sweet.

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