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RATINGS: 141   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/29/11

Aroma: The nose has some grassy notes, hints of fruit, toast, pepper, and other spices
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with an off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, some fruity notes, yeast/toast and spice flavors mostly
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly soft mouthfeel that has a light stickiness to it
Overall Impression: I thought this was a rather solid and drinkable Biere de Garde. All of the components are well-enough made, though they are all pretty subtle. Still though, I thought this one was pretty successful, and it made for a rather drinkable offering. Had the ABV been low enough, this could easily have been a nice session beer, which speaks pretty well to how well-hidden the alcohol is in this one. I enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and earth aroma with yeast and red fruit. Malt and red fruit flavor with earthiness. Medium bodied. Red fruit and light caramel lingers with earth and light spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5369) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 22 oz bottle - part of a bomber 4-bottle variety pack. Light orange, slightly murky pour with a soft snow white head. Chewy aroma with orange marmalade notes and some bread pudding. Flavor is full-bodied with some sweet bready notes, some muted spices, a hint of light citrus. Mouthfeel is thick and belly warming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
A lightly sweet, tan malt aroma. The beer is murky, with small flocculent yeast floaters. Bad label, the white head quickly collapses into frogs’ eggs on the sides of the glass. Sweetish, woody, moderately astringent. Medium, candied body. A little grassiness in the aftertaste, but really there’s not a lot of finish. Not bad, but nothing to recommend it and no reason to go out of your way to find it. Tick. World Market, Tallahassee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22 oz bottle from "LifeSource" S.salem. $5.25 Slightly hazy amber coloured beer with a gorgeous creamy thick creme coloured head. Light spicy,malty aromas.some fruit like green apples and pears. Taste smooth ,peppery,malty, some hop..slight spice..and noticable alcohol in the end . OK mouthfeel..nothing great but acceptable. Overall and OK beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at Lakefront. Orange-brown, looks filtered. Thin beige head. Astringent mellow orange soapy hop aroma. Hmm...awkward. Oddly pungent sweetness. Really poor example of the style. Doughy orange tones with a pungent alcohol backbone. Rate seems generous.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2011
bottle from keenan 1/31/11. dark orange amber colored pour with an off white head. spotty foam left behind. aromas of orange, dusty wheat, caramel, yeast, pale malt and honey. similar flavor... candied orange peel, wheat, dust/must and bready yeast all stand out. its a bit thick... needs some acid or funk to take it over the edge. 6/4/6/3/14

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours a nearly clear amber color with a full off white head that diminishes to a skim covering rather quickly. Aroma of fruit and honey. Taste is intriguing and hard to nail down. I’m getting green tea, lemon, honey and cherry soda pop. Interesting rendition of the style. Like it a lot, just treally different. Alcohol present, but not dominant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a amber brown with thin head. Smells kinda Earthy sweet and sour kind of like pickled beets. Taste is smooth sweet upfront with ripe figs followed by earth and a tart unripened cherry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2011
11/4/11. 22oz bottle. Hazy amber pour with a small khaki head. Plain, sweet aroma with a touch of spice that almost reminds me of a pumpkin beer. Sweet, slightly tart flavor that reminds me of something I can’t put my finger on... not quite vinegar... not bad, especially for under $5.


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