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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Big malty and fruity French-style Country Ale. A bit strong for a session.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours clear light amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, caramel, lemon, herbs, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts balanced with subtle citrus and herb notes with faint toast; dry finish with a slight hint of spice. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy medium brown with a thin white head. Tastes sweet and malty, strong with hints of apple and strawberry. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like slightly sour fruit, musk, and malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice amber pour with sizable head. Aroma of spices and lemons with added pepper and plum. Flavor of sugar, nuts, toast, herbs, and spice. Has a similar zesty lemon aspect to it. Fruits all over. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium yellow amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berries. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet berry, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt combined with a lighter note of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Caramel, yeasty, fruity, apples, honay, zesty, hay, straw, peppery, spicy, harbal, berries. Plain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. The aroma is caramel, spices, sweet malt and yeast. The flavour is sweet malt, yeast, spices and some fruit. Sweet fruity finish. Still quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10770) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsø clear orage, smooth white head. very faint aroma, flowery flavor is sweet fruity, nice bitterness, sweet malty. very nice, doesn’t really remid me of the biere de garde beers i’ve tasted so far. This one is better, less herbal and less grassy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of berries. Fruity flavour of caramel, berries and spices. Spicy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and dry roasted malty. Light fruity. Spiced and light toasted malty. Mild citric and hoppy, dry and slight phenolic finish.


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