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De la Soif Contrebandier

Formerly brewed at De la Soif
Style: Brown Ale
Nantes, France


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle 1 year overdue in an old beer tasting. Over his top. But the beer was still ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Draught. A dark brown beerwith roasted slightly smokey barley malt aromas. fruity and sweetly malty flavour with a dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2367) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Bottle. Hazy brown colour. Grey-brown head which disappears quickly. Acidic-sour aroma with coffee and hops. Also, I have to agree with RichardGretton on the slightly soapy aroma. The taste is bitter with a distinct licorice flavour. Hoppy. Acidic. A bit watery and way too much carbonacid. A bit disappointing as I remember it being better the first time I tried it, and went all the way to Nantes to get it again (okay, I was going that way anyway, but still :-) ). I think this could be really good beer with a better palate (read: less carbonacid).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003
Quite different from other French beers as I believe it is brewed by an English couple. And a good beer it is, too. This is full of biscuity malt body that has fruit and caramel. Nice deep finish with a roast character and good dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2003
Dark brown/black beer with a slightly soapy aroma (I think it is the nut aroma that other reviewers are on about). Very hopped and watery with a touch of that strange nut taste again and a very dry finish. Overall I was disappointed with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Deep chestnut colour, moderate head and condition. Fruity roast barley aromas that become smokey as it warms. Low roast barley, chocolate, oak and hops in the mouth and a dry roasted finish with some woodiness and a lingering hoppiness. Like a Scottish ale but brewed in France.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2002
A bottle conditioned brown ale.Initial bitterness is followed by a mellow nutty brown taste. This shares a lot in commmon with the Belgium browns. Interesting label for an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2002
darkish cinnamon brown, swimming with particulate matter. the head jumped the gun and nearly soused my keyboard, i had to suck it out of the bottle to preclude a disaster, (that’s about all the drama i can handle these days) obviously this brewski was hot to trot, and i was thirsty, so we cut the foreplay and got to chuggin. i wished we could have gone all night, but i only had one bottle and it was over too soon. a peanut colored head with big sasparila-like bubbles lasted longer than the beer itself. aroma and flavor verrrrry nutty, almond butter and hazelnut, toasty and a light maple sweetness with a coffee like- bitterness from ample hops. that was sweet. mind if i smoke now?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2002
brown colour, big creamy head, deep biscuit and coffee aroma, bitter with a long dry coffeeish aftertaste - very nice and complex

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Dark brown color, generous head. Ordinary malt aroma. Quite strong body: malt, caramel, roasted malt. Palate quite strong as well; too much yeast.

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