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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours a pale yellow with a one finger white head. Nose is grassy and bready, malty, some caramel, a bit fruity, estery. Flavor is sweet and bready, malty, hay, grassy hops, mild caramelly notes. Palate is sweet with some hay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Thanks to JCB for sharing! Light gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy hops and estery. Flavor is spice, grassy hops, caramel and citrus rind

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours lighter than many of the style, closer to pale yellow. White head. Bready nose and some grassy hops. Less caramel than expected, but sufficiently malty. Some hay. Alcohol well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Thanks to shellebrownies on BA! Nice earthy pour, pale gold, a healthy amount of sediment, and a roiling carbonation that seems fitting. Apple and bread in the nose, again more or less as expected. Palate is a bit underwhelming and the beer is thinner than desired. Also slightly bland to taste, with fairly generic bready malts, light fruit, and just a hint of bitter flavors to the finish. Decent but not much more than that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1246) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Sampled at Pre-Sex A: Pours a hazy orangish gold hue with a huge fizzy white head. Light retention with some spotty lace. S: Aromas of light citrus, summer fruit, and bready yeast. T: Caramel malt, doughy bread, citrus, yeasty, and light herbal hops. M: Medium in body above average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Thanks jdubfl for the share. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Nose is spice, herb, tartness, and pepper. Flavor is similar with some nice herb and spice notes and some mild smokey malts. Mild in flavor, and booze is well-hidden in this 8.5% beer. Medium bodied and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6178) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle: Cloudy orange pour with a dense off white head. Light acetic notes in the aroma- seems infected. Heavily carbonated- acetic appleish notes (maybe acetaldehyde). Mild bitterness. A bit off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Courtesy of jdubFL. Pours copper with thin off white head. The aroma is spicy yeast, sweet malts and then growing tart and sour notes. The taste tart, mildly berry fruit tartness and some sour for a little while there. In the background is a consistent level of lemon tart candy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Served in a tulip glass. This version is a smooth Farmhouse Ale. Poured a pretty light rose color with a slowly receding white head. Small thin lacing as I drank. Aroma is sweet raisins or white grape with yeasty highlights. Very light on the nose/ Solid, syrupy palate with low carbonation. Random fruit like flavor ( grape or raisins) Very thin, light mouthfeel. Has a fair amount of drinkability. Very smooth, easy drinker.


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