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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours unclear syrupy amber with a decent white head, darker than any I have seen for the style. The aroma has bland, fruity malt notes. Thr flavor is the same, fruity malts on top of farmhouse yeast notes. There is no spice or funk though

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Slightly hazy amber colored beer. Very malty aroma with some caramel as the main characteristic. Taste starts slightly boozy and malty. Hints of maple are there if you look for it. Bit of said on funk come through as well. No hop character at all. Solid beer that I hope to get a bottle of. I'm curious what this will become with some age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft at blue monk, cherry copper pour. Sweet winey aroma, berry driven sweetness. Sweeter flavor, cherry and raspberry, light styrofoam. A bit too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity. Smooth malty to caramelish flavoured. Bitter and dry into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of yeast, grassy/floral hops, bread, light wood. Taste is quite sweet, fruity esters, medicinal notes, dough, honey, pear. Palate is drier, soft, creamy, sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is very fruity...red licorice...notable oak. Flavor has some spicy notes...maple and cinnamon...bit of fruit and oak. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a fairly dry and abrupt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft at pOny with Andrew and Brendan for the CFA celebration. Pours a clear amber with barely any head. Aroma is sweet malts. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with notes of sweet fruit, light alcohol, bitter grass, grain, blahhhh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at pony bar celebrating Brendan’s cfa passing. Sweet and malty brew but also dusty and dry in the finish.. Somewhere allong the lines of a Belgian ale, brown ale and a triple. Not overwhelming.. Tame.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
(Draught) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, pear, apple, florals, herbs, and orange. Flavor of orange, florals, cantaloupe, yeast, earth, and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle pours like a amber color with nice white head. Shells and tastes dough small amout of hops citrus sweet bit of oak pepper. Sticky when warm nice fizz. Over all really nice beer.


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