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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 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 (3657) - 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 (6720) - 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 (3270) - Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Rendezvous
Date: January 05, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light spicyness, touch of fusel sweetness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, just a hint of spicyness to balance the sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Deep orange pour with a ring of white head. Aromas of spice and fruit - apple, orange, and banana. Tastes of spices and banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours a clear deep amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, and a bit spicy. Flavor is similiar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5700) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7335) - 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.

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