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RATINGS: 142   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Aroma is of floral hops. Flavor is floral hops, sweet malt, and some citrus fruit.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Carson (5) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2008 does not count
I drank a couple of these at the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation, Inc. Sounds of Summer, while listening to those X Cleavers. It was generally good with a slight musty taste. Half way through the first, my taste buds were sufficiantly numb to no longer notice this. This flavor has been present in over half the Lakefront beers that I’ve drank this summer, some worse than this. I suspect some contaminated yeast. Also, the beer was sticky when a small amount spilled on my hand. Does this indicate the presence of residual suger? It did not taste overly sweet. There was very little hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention and some great lacing. Aroma is quite malty, flowery hops a touch of banana yeast esters and some candi sugar. Taste is quite smooth, light carbonation with a creamy texture, and flavors of caramel malt, some fruity character, flowery hops and a touch of yeast. Finish is just as smooth as its flavor, semi-sweet aftertaste of multi-grain malt and a touch of yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2006
I had 2 of these at the Coquette Cafe and was amazed that a local brew company can produce such a nice beer. I would call it a cross between a Belgian Ale and a French Biere de Garde. Sweet grassy hops, light bitterness, nice yeastiness. The beer is a nice amberish color with a nice whiteish head. The palate was medium bodied, velvety, easy drinking. Went well with the French food.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2005
The only bad thing I found about this beer is it smells like Easter Egg dye. Very smooth and pleasant to drink. I was happy to find this on tap at the brewery for a change.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Dark amber color with a medium head. Slightly malty aroma with a hint of spice. A general malt taste with a vague herbal overtone. A bit of a bitter finish. Not really what I would call a Biere de Garde, but it’s not all that bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
Honey Graham Coloring with White Head. Very Dry Malt...Grains..Cereal..Bred...Light Herbs Througout..with a Sweet Dry Ending.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Amber color with a smaller off white head. Mild balsamic vinegar aroma, with background of caramel, light yeast and light berries. Medium feel, but some big bubbles burst off the tongue. Lightly yeasty start with some mild acidity. Quite sweet in the middle with lost of caramel and a bit of fruit. Finish is rather bitter with some grassy notes, which seem to be popular among the ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Pours very nice orange red color with a nice white head. Wonderful aroma of sweet malt and pungent grassy hops...excellent balance in the aroma. Flavor to match...perfect balance of sweet malt and hoppy bite, quite rich body. A very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2004
On tap at Coquette Cafe, served by an authentic French person. Has a full and somewhat lasting white creamy head. Clear and bright amber... attractive beer. Not much picked up in aroma, unfortunately. Some grassy hops. The flavor seems predominantly sweet grassy hops (DavidP is copying me). Its like a dry grassy hop palate, covered by this sweet wheatie (the cereal) backbone. Pretty good. Surprising selection from Lakefront.


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