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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft sample at NY Winter Beerfest. Poured a clear honey orange with an average frothy light beige head. Aroma of flowers, potpuri, honey and dough. Thinner body with strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, crusts, flower petals, honey, citrus rind and grass. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with grain and cereal for the malt, orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, with date and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Fuller and fruitier than most other Biere de Gardes, but that just makes a more easier drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
A subtle member of the style, Randy’s bottle. It’s in the finish, light colour and decent drinkability. Less than average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1036) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap, hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of oak with notes of maple, sweet malts, and yeast. Flavor is similar with the malts being the center of this brew. Finishes with just a bit of tartness from the yeast. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with moderate head. Aromas of stoned fruit, honey and light malts. Flavours of peach /apricot, dough and golden raisins. A little watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Yeast, Grainy, Malty, Earthy T: Oakey, Grainy Malts, Mild Maple, Mild Sweet Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty, Mildly Mildly Grainy Overall, a nice yeast beer but missed on the barrel flavoring, good enough and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Poured with a clear copper body that naturally grew cloudy from the yeast on the bottom. a nice off white head that had good retention and lace. carbonation seemed restrained, in a good way. Aroma had a nice mix of malts. Sweet bread, some caramel and a slight biscuit note. A mild yeast presence. Flavor was similar. There was a mild wood character in the finish. Slight carbonation in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3224) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt with notes of caramel. Sweetish, malty flavour with fruity notes. Sour-sweetish aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Tap at Sugar Maple. Unfiltered brown-tan. Interesting beer, the oak and malt go together in an odd way. Not really an improvement on the style, just an odd tweak. Caramel amber, some buttery, fruity offness. Old school feel. The oak gives it a sugary, buttery toffee feel that isn’t so great. Quite underwhelming and not so well made, a disappointment, especially at the pricepoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
750ml bottle 10/2/13 (Binny’s Glen Ellyn)-48° in Stem Glass-Pours an orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, caramel, and sugar. Taste of malt, yeast, grains, and sweetness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and something I wasn’t expecting. In a good way.

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