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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4652) - 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 (2073) - 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 (6295) - 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 (2966) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
bottle. amber with one finger head. very minimal funk. sweet caramel and alcohol warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bomber courtesy of GhostFace. Cheers, Neal! Pours a beautiful amber color with red highlights and a white head. Nose is toffee, some cherries, light fruit, and some mild bitterness. Flavor is similar: toffee, cherries, light fruit, some mild bitterness and into the finish some yeast trying to dry out the very sweet finish. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2012
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a thick, lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts, light fruit, some tin, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with something off. Average texture. Might be a bad bottle, or might be a weak American attempt at this style of beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to mottle surface. Sour meadow aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and decomposing grass upfront turning to a dry earthy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bomber. Amber with a small bright white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light rye, juniper. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet flavor with some light alcoholic burn atop graham cracker and cardboard. Meh.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
poisoneddwarf (1716) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy orange with a large-ish beige head with decent retention. Aroma is bready, caramelly, spicy (cinnamon?), a bit of sour funk. Smells a little too malty for me. Taste is sweet (near cloying) and sour, hot alcohol; finishes kind of bitter. I sense some oxidation. Mouthfeel is slick. Seems a little sloppy to me. Unimpressed. Drainpour...I don’t do that often, either.


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