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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3810) - 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 (17659) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
22oz. Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a thin, white head leaving spotty to almost no lace. Aroma is straw, dough, lemon. Taste is spicy, light-bodied, slightly citric tart, creamy to mostly thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, hay, bread), light hops (spicy), and average esters (citrus) with farmhouse notes. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, hay, bread), light hops (spicy), and average esters (citrus) with farmhouse notes and a light stomach acid taste. Light body, warmth, and creaminess, medium carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty light caramel malty nose with a touch of piny grassy hops and doughy yeast. Starts with good fullness and a chewy caramel malty sweetness with good bitter hop balance and authenticity before a drier crisp finish. A fairly true to style and drinkable biere de garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Sweet, one dimensional nose, some honey and gold fruits. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, rather astringent with peppery and over stressed yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stensler (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Minimally cloudy gold/red pour. Thick whitish head. Slightly citrus aroma. Medium bitterness and some slight sourness. Almost salty but not quite. Very slight buttery aftertaste that lingers. It isn’t really my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours a pale gold with an off white head, hoppy smell, very smooth and light, hops taste, nice sweet malt with a light hop flavor, very nice smooth finish with a touch of hop bitter, smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bomber at Lakefront. Porued slightly hazy medium amber with a long-lasting, fluffy cap of whitish head. The aroma was sweet overall with great balance between darker fruits and caramel.. yeast was complementary and a bit peppery. The flavor found sweet berries and other fruit at the core, with caramel and a touch of molasses backing. tangy and a bit sharp with berries on the edges.. dry with too much sweetness for my liking in the end. Medium-bodied with nice flow across the palate.. refreshing-ish, but too sweet to fully get there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle at the brewery: Amber pour with an off white head. Spicy buttery and phenolic aroma. Lots of alcohol in the flavor. Peppery and phenolic with lots of diacetyl. Some bitter fruit skin notes. A bit lacking depth IMO and too buttery.

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