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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (747) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6168) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2916) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On draft at brewery, bready , light plisnery and grainy, interested but not their best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
tap at brewery. notes of herbal, doughy breads, just a hint of rye. not really diggin the candied sugar addition. touch of cooked vegetable rustic dough malt character reminds me of jack’s abby wet hop lager. okay.

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