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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


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3rd November 2011
Hazy amber beer, residual white head. Light semi dry palate. Okay balance of malt and dry orangey hop. Trace of pepper. Dry malty finish. Inoffensive but dull.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a deep, ruby red color with a minimal head that quickly disappears. I got mostly plumb on the nose, with a bit of licorice and raisins. This beer is big on the sweetness, and you get a bit of a hop bite in the end surprisingly. Very slow drinker, as it is thick and sticky in the mouth. I did not enjoy the first sip of this beer as much as the last sip, but this is the first time I have had a beer of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Crisp fruity malt aroma. Cloudy light brown color with small off white head. Light sweet beginning with a strong bitter and light burn middle that fades in the finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy amber, small head. Caramelly herbal aroma. Sweet with medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Fudge and butter with syrupy sweetness and low bitterness. Cloying and bold with very low drinkability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, earth, mild spices, farmyard as well as some slight spicyness. Flavour is very similar in a rather sweet way. A lot sweeter than most of the BdG I have had from France.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Malt och sirap = sött. Tyvärr liten för ensformig och inte för mig.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Slightly hazy darker orange with a small head. Aroma and taste of yeast, fruit, bread and some spices. Also light notes of funk. The finish was dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
pours a cloudy orange-brown with a small dirty-white head. smell is faint, musty, and malty. taste is watery, pear, peach, malt, and few hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Murky orange amber pour with minimal head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Fairly sweet. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Not a superb biere de garde, but better than serviceable. Its nice to see more American breweries trying their hand at the style. Saisonish in its appearance and dryness, but more sweet and fruity.


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