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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed in the French farmhouse style as a warm fermented lager. The grist contains 30% Rye Malt local sourced and malted in MA as well as Belgian candy sugar. We leave this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character. Copper in color, a spicy Rye flavor emerges in a dry yet malty finish. OG 14.5 Plato / IBUs 30 ABV 6.0% / January - May Release


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3011) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a hazy amber color with a modest eggshell foam. The aromas match the flavors with a doughy chewy backbone that is contrasted by a earthy peppery rye spice that comes mid palate and draws out the beer. Some subtle fruit pokes through and adds to the complexity.. it just never completely comes together but is interesting and worth trying nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Alex! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of rye with a bit of light sweet grains and a hint of dryness. Flavor starts with a lot of rye and has a bit of a grassy dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pour a hazy amber with a dense off white head. Good lacing and moderate head retention. Aromas of spices and yeast. Bread malts finish with a slight bitterness. Good beer!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mrthekidd (62) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
It just seems a little bit thin. The flavor is good but not the best of this style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a fine, foamy head. Dry, graine bread and rye and pine in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, bready malts, grainy rye, piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Spring 2013 vintage, .5L bottle into a snifter glass. A - Pours a dark red/burnt orange body. Not as hazy as the description led me to believe. Visible carbonation slowly rises from below. Two fingers of fluffy off white foam. Lasting and sticky lacing. S - Its a sort of a spicy rye with a caramel malt/Belgian yeast finish . Just a touch of fruit and subtle skunked lager notes. Not particularly exciting, but its nice enough. T - Clean Belgian yeast and caramel malts with a light spice and fruitiness. Hop bitterness is apparent on the end. Tasty and unique. M - Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. O - A pretty unique beer. I’m not too familiar with biere de gardes, but this does come off as Americanized saison with a nice rye spice and hoppy finish. Certainly worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Sweet caramel and nut aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and malt upfront turning dry in the lasting pumpernickel bagel finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Tap. Pours gold into a shaker. White head recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and rye aromas. Medium balanced and slick with upfront caramel turning to a dry, lasting earthy pumpernickel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7480) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
50cl bottle pours a clear amber with some cloudy, eggshell head. Aroma is nice, grainy, malt, some yeast, a little brie rind, light herbal tea. Flavor is excellent, malty, lightly toasty, light cracker, a little cheese, rye, nutty, pencil shavings. Dry, toasty, slightly creamy finish. Really solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Very simple doughy biscuity lager here. Strange to do a lager like this. It cleans up a lot of what makes the style unique and tasty. A bit lacking in depth of flavor but oddly refreshing all at the same time. I dont really love it but I find it charming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On draft at brewery, bready , light plisnery and grainy, interested but not their best


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