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RATINGS: 241   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
75cl bottle. Big fruity and malty nose with an earthy apple quality. Seemingly some neutral to beneficial oxidation giving some honey and dried fruit, but I didn’t think this was that old. Perhaps aged before release? Still has a good amount of bitterness to it. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Seems pretty typical of the style, if we could call it a style, or at least our idea of it. Not bad but I can’t say that I really like it. Too much earthy apple and malt sweetness for me.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 11 2014; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, hazy, thin sheet of tan head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: malt, grain, slight fruity; mouth: malt, light sourish, grain, slight fruity, lightly sourish finale with slight presence of caramel, medium-light body, good carbonation, slightly sweet; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 7,0 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 11 novembre 2014; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, trouble, mince couverture de mousse fauve qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : malt, grain, très léger fruité; bouche : malt, léger aigrelet, grain, très léger fruité, finale légèrement aigrelette avec très légère présence de caramel, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement sucrée; en résumé : correct

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerScout49 (27) - - OCT 29, 2014
Thick foamy head. Malty flavors with a touch of apricot. Golden color. Somewhat sweet with a slight fizziness. Good--not my idea of a Belgian farmhouse ale but an ale, yes

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Split a 750ml bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a medium sized fluffy-white head. Aroma was light spices, light floral notes, some malt notes. Flavor was floral, sweet malt, funky yeast notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6974) - 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 (694) - 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 (777) - 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 (2100) - 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 (5210) - 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 (2638) - 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 (4868) - 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.


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