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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (523) - 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 (151) - 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 (5691) - 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 (20000) - 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 (2978) - 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 (13131) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1250) - - JUL 22, 2015
Draft. Pours a brownish amber color. Aroma and taste are tart with fruit, some caramel, and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5801) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light caramel, cola, fruit, and a touch of toasted nuts. It’s a mostly transparent dark orangish-brown with a small off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. There is some spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts light caramel and cola flavors. There is some light sour cherry and toasted nuts in finish. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (594) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2015
I respect this beer, but it's not really my cup of tea. Has tons of dark fruit, caramel, and Belgian like yeast notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Draft at fireworks Arlington. Pours golden with a thin white head. Doesn't leave much lacing. Has a bit of a fruity note on the nose. A bit of sweetness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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