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Bourganel aux Marrons

Brewed by Bourganel
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vals-Les-Bains, France


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Lagered blonde beer with chestnut puree.
Ingredients: Malt, hops, chestnut puree, vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is fruity, grassy, taste is chestnut, grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma was some nutty notes, sweet malts. Flavor was light malts, sweet nutty cocoa powder. Some light chestnut notes, touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (3909) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Flavors of chestnuts. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear golden amber color. Aroma is nedicinal and herbal. Taste is cream soda, medicinal finish. Rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of hazelnut extract and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Wow, um...well...huh. In the mouth it’s kinda like drinking sugar water...not that it’s overly sweet exactly but...there just not much of any other flavor...no tartness and virtually zero bitterness. The aroma is about as simple as it gets, especially considering this has notable adjuncts. Definitely smells like some sort of nut extract, and the vanilla is certainly apparent, but other than those two additives and some generic caramel malt odor, there’s not much of anything else I can find. So it’s kinda like taking carbonated water, adding nut extract and candi sugar, and calling it a beer. Not terrible as much as inept and un-beery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludm25 (2) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Une bonne bière au goût de marrons qui n’est pas écoeurante car peu sucrée au goût. Un délice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5574) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2014
11.2oz bottle at The Bayou
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, toasted malts and vanilla. Taste of toasted malts, fruity and vanilla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8957) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Sample at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 12/04/2014. Pours a ruddy amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of mal, spices and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, fruit and subtle roasted nuts. The finish is sweet with a malt and mild vanilla aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Swing top 750ml. Clear rust red body with a lasting tan head. Aroma impression is raw malt grain husks, nutty in the way of crushed peanut shells with faint oxidation. The chestnuts are there but don’t integrate very well, and it smells more like amaretto given the boozy ethanol notes that should not be present in a 5% beer. It even smells somewhat like Grand Marnier, but then turns to something like hazelnut car freshener and perfume. Great. The carbonation stinks, very low leaving the mouth flabby. Sweet, nutty, syrupy, wort-y.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
33cl bottle. Oxidized nut notes in the aroma, flavor is sweet nuts, caramel, vanilla. Not as bad as I was expecting.

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