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Brewed by Le-Brewery
Style: Bière de Garde
Joue-Du-Bois, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust, well malted traditional ale. Made from finest malted barley and hops. A totally natural beer, unfiltered, unpasteurised and free from chemicals.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
750 c&c from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Aroma is smooth and malty with a hint of chocolate. Med body or better. Mild carb. Flavor is malt, very light chocolate, wood, light noble hop. It comes together very well in a slightly musty way. Gets very woodily astringent. Excellent ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Bottled 02/03/14. A dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. Properly Belgian in feel. Malty and fruity. Good yeasty notes. Good character. A tasty Belgian styled ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachrymalisis (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
oily palate, diacetyl and stillness are the memorable characteristics of this beer. some decent earthy malt flavors under the fermentation problems, but that butterscotch is just too much.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
The nice caramel and biscuit aroma is the best part if this beer. The flavor has some caramel and a bit of peppery hops. It is very thin and watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (853) - PORTUGAL - AUG 22, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a brown colour with a nice head. Aroma is hoppy and caramel. Flavour is bitter turning to a dry end. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours deep brown into a tulip. Off-white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface leaving spot lacing. Dark pit fruit and caramel aromas. Dry with sweet caramel, nuts and bread upfront turning to mild mocha in the lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
750ml from Arden Wines. Good-looking ruby pour without explosions; forms a dense, uneven beige head and keeps it. Mellow, subtly roasted aroma like plain chocolate digestive biscuits with a locust bean/carob back note. That taste with a likeable soft lactic chocolate character; underpinning roast and black tea bitterness; grilled pepper and subtle dankness adding a layer of complexity. Really good like a blend of a schwarzbier/black lager with a dank English mild or stout. Might have to rethink one or two of my prejudices about French beer....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours dark brown with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is corn flakey malt, earthy and nutty notes. Tastes earthy, dry, with some tartness and a grainy malty flavor with some finishing walnut hints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours a chestnut brown with a prop head. Nose is nuts and chocolate though the yeast note is slightly overpowering. More fruit n nut bar buy yeast still too heavy of a note. Palate medium bodied and textured with a drying finish. Overall, quite good bit yeast too dominant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Muddy medium-brown with a thick bubbly off-white head that fades with some lacing. Oddly salty roast aroma, liquorice, leather, hint of sulphur perhaps, deifnite "English" spiciness too. Earthy coffee roast, very dry with just a touch of liquorice fruitiness. Thin-bodied. Meh.


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