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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This French farmhouse-style ale has tart fruitiness from the yeast and a sweet maltiness from the grains. A modern re-creation of a classic European beer style to celebrate St. Louis’s French heritage. Pairs well with fruits, cheeses, and cured meats. Debuted at the 2007 HOP in the City Festival Beer, unfiltered. Bottles will be filtered and then bottle-conditioned.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2187) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, straw, honey aromas. Belgian yeast, slightly tangy, and bread flavors. Pretty solid biere de garde.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a big soapy head. Bready, toffee, mild pineapple. Smooth palate. Maybe a touch flat, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (562) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark orange/ amber. Fruity yeast aroma with grains and biscuit. The taste follows adding spiced apple and apricot, rich malts, toffee, and a little lemon. Very complex overall. Interesting style. Good stuff. I’m glad I tried this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is pretty strange pumpkin and peanut brittle with a bit of yeast spice. The flavor is more or less the same, a touch of sweet peanut brittle toffee, a fruity and somewhat vegetal pumpkin, and some yeast spice. The body is full with average, stinging carbonation, and a long lightly sweet peanut brittle finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
16oz growler pours a hazy pineapple orange with some creamy, swirling white head. Nose has quite a bit of bubblegum and clove, some tropical fruit too, some candy, some straw. Flavor is candy sweet, some mango, some dried pineapple chunks, bubblegum, a little anise too. Sticky finish. I get that the style is a bit of a catch all, but this had way to much wit character for me. I was expecting something with a bit more of a malt backbone and more subdued yeast components.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
A light amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, citrus, and skittles. The flavor is malty with a bittersweet finish. I just taste some caramel, biscuit, lemon. Its refreshing and complex. I dig it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear deep orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes with quite a bit of residuals sugars. Taste is also a mess with an overload of residual sugars and some grainy cereal notes with some funny ester. Body is semi-full with medium-to-low carbonation. Incredible mess with a definite lack of attenuation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5003) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottled with love on 22812, so I’m sure this one has gotten the requisite time to "meld together nicely", as per its own claim. 25.4oz, just a crown. Nose is sweet and floral, vanilla and cream, pale malt, very nice and dessert-like, faint fruit with smooth and really nice yeast. Some great jammy fruit, also strong phenols that are pushing toward solvent a bit too quickly. Pours clear, deep red with orange low-lights around the edges, supports a dense and foamy beige head with above-average carbonation. Taste is sweet, jammy fruit with low bitterness, average sweetness; not really tart or tangy, but waves of developed and layered malt; faint spicy character within the pleasant and calm breadiness; alcohol fully tamed except for the slow-developing warmth in the chest. Hay, lightly floral, faint citrus, and just incredible balance! Very light body but isn’t watery, malt is too well advanced for that. Yeast here is very much like that of one of my favorites, Unibroue, as is the fruitiness. Smooth and lovely, what a wonderful surprise!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
htzpah (99) - - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage Co. (best beer store in Upstate NY, IMHO). Farmhouse nose: lots of hay and straw, freshness. Gorgeous appearance, hazy and not too filtered. Banana and hoppy notes, tastes like a boozy saison.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of honey, caramel, toffee, alcohol, brandy, flavor of malt, caramel, toffee, honey and brandy, medium bodied.


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