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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Rustic,Malty and complex. Displays subtle notes of baked apples and stewed pears in the nose and flavor. Hints of anise and delicate spice.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours a hazy rusty orange with a small white head that fades to a small ring. Aroma of baked apples, grass, toffee, orange, and toast. Flavor also has that baked apple taste, but slightly less so with more earth, toast, toffee, leaves, and grass. Finishes with a bit of peppery spice, grass, and toasted pizza crust. Slight fruit aftertaste, which lingers in a funny way and makes me want to have some water. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, body feels like it could have been slightly more carbonated. It’s a good beer, definitely interesting, but certainly not perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Can poured at Brewvival 2012. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, stone fruits, coconut, berries and caramel. The taste is toasted malts, citrus, stone fruits and caramel. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Tasted from 12 oz can into tulip. Thanks Dak, I never expected to drink a nice Texan Bière de Garde in a can, cool! Poured a beautiful, mostly clear, excellent off-white foam and lace. Very pleasing aromas of caramel malt, flowery hops, subdued Belgian-type yeast esters/phenols, perfumey alcohol. Rich malt sweetness, caramel, toffee, apricots. Had a unique palate: creamy and buttery, light body but sticky-sweet mouthfeel, low carbonation, with a lingering tangy aftertaste. Very well-crafted and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Drank out of a can. Dark copper/translucent amber. Strong malty aroma. This is a very good and balanced beer. Good tart flavor and quite buttery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours an opaque brown color with a tall khaki colored head. Sort of watery and bland overall, but there is a mildly interesting aroma of fruit and yeast. Some bready malt is also present. Moderately sweet with a bit of toffee, bread, and caramel. Some yeast notes along with a bit of green apple. The flavor is fairly watery, too.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Amber color, served in can, then poured in cold pint glass, malt, slight hops, slight bitter after-taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draft at Fort Worth Flying Saucer. I’m not a bier de garde expert so grain of salt here...it was nice and drinkable but nothing special. I remember thinking there were wine and grape notes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Can from Kegs and Barrels. Pours a muddy mahogany with a thin white head. The aromas are caramel. The mouthfeel is bready and watery with a light body and medium carbonation. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
From draft. Bright orange color with nice head. Aroma is faint spice, dust, yeast. Flavor is kind of complex. Light and smooth but just enough funkiness to make it interesting. Some unfamiliar flavors in here that are difficult to describe. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Amber in color with a decent cream colored head. Aroma is of grain, caramel, leaves, and light grass. Taste is of grain and caramel.


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