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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1651) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Nose of malt with lactic. Malty and mellow bitter. Tootsie pop chocolate. Yum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1828) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma of earthy malt and yeast. Murky tangerine color with a small head. No real lacing. Full and weighty. More malty Flavors with an earthy and barnyard aftertaste. Some hints of fruit tartness. Low hop presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2355) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottled. 9/4/12. Hazy dark brown yellow. Taste is a wired mix of raisins, pears, floral.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5102) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, yeast, fruit, spice, and malt. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy orangish light amber color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is mildly tart, fruity, barnyard funk. Flavor has a good balance between tart, funk, and belgian yeast. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (719) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2015
tea colored with a lot of suspension and about an inch and a half of tan foam, hanging for a while; smells like lemon, yeasty funk, orange, oak, toast; a bit astringent with apple, some caramel, and toasty bitterness; medium palate that hold up very well; Super yummy, I’m somewhat skeptical of the style usually but this is almost like a saison, but lacks the peppery qualities.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CousinBrenden (128) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Musty fruity sour apple flavor. Tart and mold funk character, really good brew with lots of nuances from fruit to funk to woodyness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3614) - 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 (49) - - 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 (6795) - 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.


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