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RATINGS: 124   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.

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Sample at Boulevardia 2015. Comes a somewhat cloudy reddish brown with a decent eggshell head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, berries, yeast, and spice. Different in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Multiple ~3 oz sample at the Boulevardia Taps & Tastes in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a slight haze copper brown with a small off white head. The aroma is dough, semi sweet caramel, nutty and a hint of roast/toast. The taste is very much the nose, a pleasant balance of the dough, nut and caramel malt along with a pleasant yeast floral herbal. Bit of the roast and toast in the finish. The palate is medium bodied, softer carbonation and the yeast floral roast finish. Different and fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2033) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draught. This is a deep rich and tart BDG with a really well honed smokiness and refined nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Lightly hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is strawberry, tangy citric rind, berry fruit aroma, light spice. Taste comprises strawberry jam, raspberry pips, lemon rind, damp hay, light spice, faint tropical vibes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7498) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Arom and flavour of malt, fruit, hops, yeast and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a reddish brown with medium khaki head. Aroma has cherries and kiwi, some roasted malts and a bit of smoke. I ordered this in a restaurant, not knowing what style it might be, only that I didn’t like the sample of a beer named after a jazz organist, so I asked for the bass player instead. (Jimmy Smith made work tougher to find for bass players). Taste is fruity yet bitter, with some funky yeast. Body is medium with soft carbonation and an almost oily mouthfeel. I was looking for something different and unexpected and found it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (808) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Healthy brown pour with a healthy red hue, half inch khaki head. Sweet aroma of kiwi. Sweet aroma of kiwi, light tart cherry, honeydew, deep sweet malt and lactose is barely detectable. Soft carbonation, mouthfeel slightly acidic and thin, tingly dry finish. Flavor of funky brett, accompanied by caramel/woodsy/light chocolate, a bit of tart cherry, grape, leather too. New favorite form Bells, what I would imagine wild one would taste like with some age on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Bells Le Contrebassiste ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good to fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, moderate yeasty, saison yeast, butterscotch. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, caramel, yeasty - biere de garde - saison yeast - grain, tart notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3554) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - fuzzy amber with white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, caramel and some yeasty notes, grassy and floral.

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