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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14475) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of toasted grain, nuts, subtle smoke, grass, and maple. Flavor of toast grain, biere de garde yeast, grass, caramel, and light smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted smoked malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid balanced toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9997) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Maduro in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a hazy dark amber with a large creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, earthy notes, banana and a faint bit of smoke. The taste is toffee, spice, earth and smoke. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at the Shark Club in Howell, MI. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Buttered popcorn - could not get past the popcorn aroma and tastes. Maybe some caramel and nuttiness. Between the drummer and piano I had with this tonight, this was a distant 3rd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
On draught at Fourth Street Bar & Grill during the Bells Tap Takeover on 10/12/2011: Pours a murky amber-brown color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of peaty, smokey malt and ripe fruit. Medium creamy body with flavors of earthy malt, fruit and nuts. The finish is figgy and malty with a faint smokey aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8499) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
I think this one is super fruity and sweet. I didn’t get as much of the roasted character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Chocolate barley malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Chocolate malt flavor. Moderate alcoholic finish. Very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7799) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Plastic taster on tap at Party Town. Clear brown color. Thin khaki head. Good row of lace. Nice chocolatey, kind of nutty aroma. Medium-plus body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good mild sweet taste. Nice, robust biere de garde... First of the three I tried one after another, but this ended up being my favorite of the series

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Bell’s Eccentric Café, Kalamazoo, MI. 6.9%.
Dark copper colour with a small off-white head. Mild malt and sweetness in a very mild aroma. Sweet malt, mild hops and mild yeast in the flavour. It’s a bit unclear to me what this is supposed to be.

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