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RATINGS: 226   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.”


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (553) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Hazy orange color. Woodsy and fruit esthers. There’s a honey malt taste along side the typical Belgian ale. This is a very tasty very complex beer. The oak and maple are noticable.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Shared bomber cellared 3 years. Amber color, clear appearance with big head. Malty, caramel nose. Earthy, woody, malty, mellow. Enjoyed my first of this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, banana esters, cherry and caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with trappist-like yeast esters and dark fruit before a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, maple into some oak, wood, vanilla with a hint of yeasty spice, touch of earth and hints of grain. Taste was a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, red fruit, maple into some vanilla, touch of wood, oaky notes with a hint of spice, finishing sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Dark ruddy amber. Low tight head. Sweat malt nose with a little cardboard unfortunately. Honey, dough, banana tastes. Thick syrup finish like maple syrup. Spice end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Burnt raw umber color with a medium off white head, that diminishes quick. Yeasty , sweet syrupy nose. Thick, heavy yeast banana taste with a slight maple syrup aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Sweet with caramel, bread and oak. Dry, lasting woody hop finish. Perhaps some age will help, but it’s a little sweet, so

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Really dug the subtle yeast characteristics, and light maple and oak in this beer. Not as sweet as some of their recent seasonal offerings. Soft palate, mellow pleasantly malty and slightly sweet aftertaste. Really well crafted, just wish it was less $."

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (928) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Don't prefer the wood barrel aging. Drank at a bar when it's probably better aged in the basement for a few years then drank

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-17-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a hazy golden orange color with a one finger white head. The head faded slowly over time to give a spotty lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest citrus and a sweeter malt smell. Mixed with these are aromas of a more woody and peaty nature as well as some lighter notes of yeast and spice. Taste – The taste begins with a nice caramel flavor with some hints of a citrus sweetness mixed within. As the flavor moves forward some buttery flavors comes to the tongue, with the caramel taste that was present in the beginning taking a more toffee like nature. This buttery flavor is also accompanied by some yeast as well as a nice oak like taste. These flavor blend well with the sweet and savory flavors the preceded their arrival and create a nice smooth taste. Toward the end, a light herbal flavor mixes with the rest to leave a nice lingering aftertaste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side with the carbonation level being slightly on the higher side. While a slightly thicker body may have been better for the toffee and buttery flavors, the carbonation did do a nice job with in making it a rather refreshing tasting brew. Overall a pretty good balance. Overall – A pretty easy drinking brew with some nice oak and yeasty flavors. Quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1086) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Clear amber/orange color , huge off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt , hint of yeast , fruits and floral notes . Caramel , fruits and hint of yeast in taste. Full body , medium carbonation . Light bitterness and notes of wood in aftertaste. Great!


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