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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our Limited Edition Biere d’ Hougoumont is brewed with traditional French ale yeast, eight malts, French Strisselspalt hops, and aged on white oak and hard maple wooden staves. A traditional Biere De Garde style, this malty French-style farmhouse ale is brewed to be aged. The name honors the Hougoumont farmstead at the pivotal center of the Waterloo battlefield. Napoleon repeatedly failed to take the fortification, he then lost the battle and “met his Waterloo.”


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some tart pear and other green fruits, Belgian yeast, banana, some spice, maple, and oak. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with some tart pear and green apple, and some light spices. Through the middle, some maple and oak comes through with some sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast and some more spices. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and caramel malts with some tart fruits, banana, Belgian yeast, some farmhouse flavors, maple, and oak. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, tart, and estery finish. D - Very drinkable. Great Biere de Garde with good complexity from the oak and maple and great overall balance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - SEP 13, 2012
Nice dark Belgian style. Oak is not as prominent as I hoped. Fairly sweet and great body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap at Smallbar in Chicago. Rich clear amber pour. Aroma is wood and sweetness. Pear, maybe grape. Not too heavy. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2069) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is woody, caramel, yeasty and almost a brown sugar. Taste was much sweeter then expected. Medium bodied with a smooth texture. As this warmed it became increasingly better all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4984) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Had to drink a beer from New York on 11 September. OK, so this is from Cooperstown, but it’s from the state. Strong, fruity aroma is mainly apple with hints of pear and banana, as well as some malty and honey tones. Pours a clear coppery with a fluffy pale wheat head. Lip-smacking fruity flavor is slightly sweet but not cloying, with hints of caramel, malt and - horehound? Smooth, full texture has plenty of fizz. I toast the memory of all who perished on September 11, 2001. If any of you loved beer, may your spirits now be where there is lots and lots of good beer - and you get to drink all you like!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Aroma is sweet fruit - apples - pears?, malts. A cloudy copper pour with a minimal none lasting ivory head and no lacing. Tastes of malts, grain, and biscuit. An overriding slight sweet element exists. Light bodied and appropriate carbonation. Overall, this is a very subtle, nicely balanced brew worth savoring again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Biere d’Hougoumont
Date: August 12, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, bready, fruity, earthy, spicy
Flavor: fruity flavor with a light sweetness well tempered by an earthy spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run a couple of weeks ago. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, caramel, nutty notes and stone fruits. The taste is bread, sugar, herbal hops and a dry finish. Medium bodied, low bitterness, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of vanilla, brown sugar, styrofoam, and syrup. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Meh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours rick dark amber. White head. Nose and taste is malty, with notes of honey and mild wood. Overly sweet for the style. Also tasted among some really great beers, so perhaps its subtly was lost on me.


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