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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20299) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19324) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(22oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, caramel, florals, and metal shavings. Flavor of yeast, fruit, herbs, nuts, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a big retaining light tan head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is sweet fruit-pear, light/medium malt-bready. Taste is fruit-pear, light/medium malt-bready. Soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11066) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks very much! This was pretty straightforward, caramel malt flavor and not much else.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. 7.2% Pours amber with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Aroma of slightly earthy roast malt. Med body. Flavor is malty with some earthy bitterness. Keeps oscillating sweet/not sweet. With a little time my mouth starts to pucker. Good drink, not sure it’s spot on for style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10789) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, banana, yeast, light citrus and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittines, light yeast and light spice with a smooth lingering fuity carmel finish.


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