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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap at CBC 2015. Pours a hazy light amber. Sweet with a light bitterness. Citric hops aromas with hints of barnyard. Also aromas of cask wood. Medium to full bodied. Long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours tiny hazy golden with a small offwhite head that leaves some small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and slightly funky with bread, caramel, lemon juice, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, sour, malty and slightly funky. Mouthfeel is round, tart, tiny dry and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with buttered dark bread, caramel, biscuits, lemon juice, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, banryard and lemon zest. Decent but a bit too buttery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Deep reddish amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, tropical fruit, caramel, light tart, light acetic and some bready toffee notes. Taste is fruity, sweet, acetic, slight lactic, dark fruit and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24919) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3286) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Very good malty, biscuity, wood(?). Good shit. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (863) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (582) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6773) - 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.


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