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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7672) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish copper with a thick beige head and a banana aroma. There is a slightly sour caramel malt flavor with some banana ester and a bit of spice. There is an ascerbic bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2011
This is a bomber from the 2010 vintage, drank in March, 2011. A light copper almost amber colored body with a dense yellowish khaki head. The nose is malty dough with some strawberries. There are also some earthy peanuts. The taste is peanuts and dough. There is also a little bit of spice like sweet ginger bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3503) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Shaker pint draft at the Coquette Cafe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pour is a hazed orange golden, with a smallish off white head. Aroma is floral, clove, some sweet honey. Taste is the sweet honey malt dominant up front, followed closely by a dry floral mineral earthiness. Palate is medium bodied, lower carboantion level. This hits the style well, though I am not a huge BdG guy. Regardless, tasty. I was surprised to learn this is a draft special for the Coquette. Given that fact, I was surprised they didn’t have a bit better glassware choice for the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A cloudy orange beer with a little head. The smell is light hops and citrus with a little malt. I tasted molasses, but it was fruity and refreshing. A great beer to enjoy at the lovely beer garden at Lakefront.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1466) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange-gold with a white head. Aroma shows sweet grain, bubblegum, lemongrass, and a touch of funk. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of saltine crackers and dough. Overall body is light to moderate and somewhat astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Cloudy gold pour with a small head. Aroma of caramel malt, light yeast and fruit. Flavor is similar. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Orangish pour. Oranges, wheat, honey, crackers, bread. Flavor is sweet and bready, yeasty, spicy. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Hazy orange-yellow pour with a white head. Stale grain aroma with sweaty funk. Sweet flavorless water. Skunky with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Murky light orange-amber with a bubbly white head, lightly grainy. Lightly earthy, bubblegum, a bit overly sweet. Flavor some bitterness to hit the jaw, light yeast and dough. A bit overcarbonated, harsh grainy finish though a bit of spice saves the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks very much! This was pretty straightforward, caramel malt flavor and not much else.

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