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Lakefront Rendezvous Ale

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Like a Northwest France strong summer ales - quenching and refreshing, but robust enough to match the full-bodied fare of a brasserie. Rendezvous Ale is a hybrid of malty richness and enough hops acidity (Brewer’s Gold, Tradition) to cut through the strong flavors of roasted lapin au moutarde, or a burly beef steak fries.
2004-2009 vintages - 5.8% abv
2010-later vintages - 7.2% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma/flavor of orange peel, caramel sugar, and sweet fruits. Aftertaste is acidic with fresh fruit and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AllHailtheAle (5) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Not a bad beer by any means. Needs considerable refinement though, the main issue is that it is just not very memorable. Its kind of like the beer version of a dream, as soon as its over you completely forget what it was all about. That said it would definitely be a good introductory beer. It’s the kind of beer I would offer to someone who has not yet acquired the taste for the more bitter offerings of the best craft beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
drjay44 (2490) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 7/11/13. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head,with slight lacing over a hazy dark amber (SRM 16) body.....nose is light spice with ginger, cinnamon tones, light peach, no hops.....taste is lightly sweet throughout, ginger, peach, melon, hints of cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing with minimal bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation low with minimal acid. This beer is a messy melange of aromas, flavors and sweetness, that really don’t get to a Biere de Garde.It has many spice, semi-tropical fruit tones, but the basic malts are subdued. The result is a beer that is almost soda like. It needs more in the simple malt back bone, perhaps some hop changes and greater attenuation. BJCP 5/3/10/4/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Golden brown in the glass with good amount of white head. Fair amount of carbonation that makes for a spectacular dance inside the glass. Simple and light on the pallette but not very flavourful. The taste does not linger for long. Not very aromatic. I like it for it’s simplicity but I prefer something more flavorful

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pictoman (374) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured from 1 pint (6 fl oz) bottle. Orangey yellow with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Same taste, but fairly unmemorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dacrza (450) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
DATE TASTED: December 22, 2013... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter...OCCASION: fantasy football championships on the line... APPEARANCE: dark reddish-brown glistening body; uneven white head; steady bubble with hazy smears of lacing--not unattractive... AROMA: bright, malty presence; yeasty bouquet--fresh and floral--decently balanced... PALATE: warming, unexpectedly creamy body; aftertaste affords more than the "fleeting experience" the label foretells--and the aftertaste is not one to hold on to...TASTE: a cinnamon, slightly medicinal/syrupy experience--surprisingly not what a bier de garde is supposed to be; astringent wine-like red blushes the pallet late; a struggle to chew, let alone enjoy ... OVERALL: bad bombers really disappoint, and though this beer kindles winter spirits with a firewater kind of fever, this truly resembles no b.d.g. I’ve had before...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Golden amber colour with a sweet malt honey aroma. Lots of flavour and a good hit of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2013
22 oz bomber from Evergreen Discount. Deep copper and a little hazy with an off-white head. The aroma is malty and rich with caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, bread/toast, yeast and dark fruity esters. Similar flavor with medium sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Slick, creamy feel to a medium body with soft carbonation and a lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
RD400F (158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
65cl bottle to tulip glass, beer pours a dark hazy amber with an off white head. There are floaties in attendance. Aroma...smells dead on exactly like one of my homebrew Belgians...cherry, banana, lemon, grass, orange floor cleaner. Taste is...odd...starts sweet then drops off to almost nothing but a super light bitterness and it doesn’t taste all that great. Palate...way out of balance, co2 medium...mouthfeel thin. Overall...this is just weird but not shitty like most macros....2.3 for effort.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
11/12/13 trade from Jamil. Grapes and caramel scent with a copper pour, low head, and a medium cloying feel taste is toffee, malt, vinous, and slightly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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