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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40833) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
Draft @ Amsterdam Café, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Light haze on this amber beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Light fruity mango nose. Light softish palate, semi dry. Fine carbonation. Fruit follows the nose but unfortunately thinner. Very light touch of spices. Touch of light wood and vanilla. Dry finish. It’s fine but all a bit light and wimpy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Many thanks to Kenny! Pours hazy orange-gold with a creamy white head. Nose has so e ripe fruits, bread, light yeast, some vanilla and toffee. Light to medium sweet flavor, some dried bread, light bubblegum, nectarine, hints of alcohol, soft toffee. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming finish, some bread, a bit of peach, subtle hay. Very tasty, drinkable stuff. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Draught at BXL Cafe, NYC. Somewhat hazy golden beer with à quite nice white head. Malty fruity aroma, tart notes, leather, peach, yeasty, some spices. Fruity caramel flavor, yeasty, citrus, spices, some peach and pear, leather notes, banana, woody notes. Fruity banana finish with wood and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Ken for upping the rates on the BDG front, 31/07/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is dark fruits, woody notes, sugars, yeasty, orange rind. Taste comprises light booze, oaky, Belgian yeast esters, farmy, straw, bready malt, prunes, tangy dark fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a little spritziness, dry fruity finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
The pour is amber in color with a soapy white head. Sweet malt, bread, toffee, light oak and vanilla. Maybe some yeast and banana. The flavor has a nice banana and oak note, plenty of sweet malt and toffee. Mild yeast and oak flavors as well. Light citrus peel, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with bone white head. Nose/taste of maple, oak, lemon peel, yeast, fig and light dark fruit. Slight alcohol finish with lingering maple and oak. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours an opaque vibrant bronzy orange with a fairly large off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, barnyard notes, and earthy notes – maybe a bit of diacetyl. Flavour brings out rich notes of butterscotch and earthy farmhouse notes, along with maple and oak. Very complex and unorthodox for the style. The maple adds a very unusual, but complimentary complexity. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours light copper with a 4 finger frothy/fizzy beige head. Aromas of light pitted fruits and mild caramel. Med body. Flavor is a bit earthy, more woody, and has some Belgian aspects. The caramel is rather strong. But it’s not really all that sweet.Overall, I’d identify it as a Belgian ale rather than a biere de garde. But it is tasty, interesting and enjoyable.

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