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Bells Le Contrebassiste

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy, dull amber color with a small off-white head that eventually settles into a ring. Tons of funk throughout this, with earth, brown sugar, faint smoke, plum, flowers, mild spice, sweet malts, and slightly sour berries. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, funky mouthfeel. Really unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 010515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3264) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at Ei8ht Ball in Cincy/Kentucky: copper pour with thin light tan head and minimal stick. aroma of faint vinegar tart, yeast, maybe a touch smokey. tastes are sweet caramel, nutty, roasty, smokey. clean, even. palate is little on weak side. good overall. grew on me. 7.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 2nd session. Amber-brown. Aroma of caramel, oak, fruitiness, pedio. Sourish-sweetish flavor with caramel, fruits, oak. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13707) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Tap @CBC2015
Ruby-brown color, good creamy off-white head. Strawberry fruity aroma, a bit cellary. Medium-bodied. Soft fruity beer, strawberries, some cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2405) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Amber orange colour with a thin, off-white head. Fruity aroma with toasted malts, light smoke, bread, caramel malts and a yeasty note. Taste is lightly sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture. Finishes dry and fruity with gentle smoke and yeasty notes. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, apples and dark fruit, figs, a slight tart character, mild roast, a hint of smoked wood, light spices, interesting combination of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Blue Session, København
Pours hazy amnber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, tart, fruits, red berries and hint of vinegar. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long fruity, funky, caramel and berry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, sweetness and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, blue session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Golden/orange beer with a decent head. Fruity sourish aroma, grassy, perfume, hay, floral notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, sourish, hay, floral, some dough. Quite nice.

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