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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.”


3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , 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.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft. Hazy amber body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, flowery/honeysuckle, light cantaloupe, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, some orange, light spicy, bread. Medium body, somewhat dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10563) - Orange County, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an average white frothy head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate yeast, wood, floral and citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a smooth citrus sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.


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