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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9839) - 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
nimbleprop (4200) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4167) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (616) - 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 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle that I took to Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft grain and a touch of spicy rye on the nose. Medium-bodied with some spicy rye and a touch of citrus. Long grain and toast on the finish. Faintly spicy, gentle rye. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! plus, one at home a year later. hazy golden orange with a small off-white cap, little retention. hint of sweetness and lightly toasted malts, fairly spicy and grainy, very fruity, few alcohol notes - adds a slight depth to it. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, dry short and crisp herbal-grassy-spicy finish. very enjoyable and quaffable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle from trevdawg...thanks Evan! - Hazy amber pour with a filmy off-white head. Nose is real grainy, with spicy rye and a real husky characteristic. Light herbal hopping and a subtle sugary sweet note. Taste is more of the same, with a nutty, spicy malt base. The rye really snaps on the finish, and you can taste the sweetness of the candi sugar as well. Not much hopping, with a dusty yeastiness throughout. Fluffy body that bites a little bit. Not something I would have thought I’d like, but this was quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
cask @NERAX-offwhite-gold. A-spice-rye, yeast. T-sweet lt malt, spice yeast.


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