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RATINGS: 144   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1856) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
poisoneddwarf (1823) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
A good looking beer. Opaque, light brown color and a tall head. Simple yeast in the aroma. Dry malt flavor, with some wet paper. Dry finish, and some alcohol. 2012 vintage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
A cloudy orange pour with a tall white head. Opens with a light fruitiness on the nose. Quite a bit of bread with a touch of caramel, butterscotch, and cardboard. Moderate yeast aroma, maybe a little fruit. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty as well. Lots of bread, caramel, and toffee with some of the same cardboard notes that were present on the nose. Not really a fan of this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
a nice beer with a combination of constant sweetness and nice mellow drinkability. the beer with a nice constant. though it is strong alcohol, it is hidden very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
The aroma is weak but has toasted malt, dark fruit, and light hops. The appearance is orange gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Hazy amber orangish color medium tan head lingers a bit some mild lacing... Notes of orange and sweet malts in the aroma... Aroma and flavor don’t match at all... Boring borderline sweet mess malty... Fairly spicy with a mild hint of pepper... Medium to medium full bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty...caramel and wheaty notes...yeasty with faint candied fruits. Flavor is much more bitter than expected...still some yeastiness and faint fruity/sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is medium with a muddled fruity/malty/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5208) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear and amber. Almost no head. This is tasty mut not really a Bier de Garde. Mit is sweet and malty. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3216) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy copper/orange with a thin off white head. Scent is sweet and yeasty with a damp basement note. Taste is sweet caramel, some fruit and yeast.

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