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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Tap @ eccentric café. Pours a hazy brown color. Aroma of banana, caramel. Taste is tart caramel malt, pretty bland. Would not look to do this again.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (399) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2015
Nice fruity aroma. Nice amber red color. Sweet fruit up front. Interesting oaky flavors and yeast funk. Refreshing carbonation and slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (493) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap...real nice vinous nose followed by complex sweet-tart and slightly sour taste. Very easy drinking and delicious. I would have liked this a little more sour to balance the sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Sour fruity nose, faint caramel. Hazy bronze with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, somewhat fruity, funky. Light bodied.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft in C-ville. Deep hazy ruby amber color, tan head. Nice aroma of overripe plums, port wine. Taste is very fruity, tons of dark fruit, prunes, raisins. Very vinous. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4867) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Good slightly citrusy biere de garde. Pours reddish amber with decent head and lacing. Tangy finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (748) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at Parlor City. Pours murky brown with no real head. Nose and taste is some caramel. Taste adds some sourness. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4392) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Backlog rating on 11-08-2012 at Club Soda in Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a small tan head that is mostly lasting, transparent reddish brown body, soft carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is light roasted malt, yeasty and smoky. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A good quaffable Brown Ale with a good flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2085) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Very interesting beer. Pours a nice chestnut brown. Aromas are funk, vegetation, and nuts. Lots of roasted malts smoke too. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (227) - - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Bell’s Brewery, pour was a reddish amber with a thin head. Aromas of fruity hops, vanilla, coffee, and slight smokyness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (870) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at Dan’s on January 24. The pour is thin, and brown. It’s pretty translucent as far as browns go, but it’s not completely clear. No head to be found. The aroma is has some malts, some nuttiness to it, and a light note of caramel. The flavors mimic the aromas perfectly. The mouth feel is really thin, to be expected for a brown, and the after taste doesn’t hang around. Not bad, but browns are a bit bland for me


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