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So for designing my table beer I had to balance all my imbibing desires into a product that would always quench my thirst. I compiled some of my favorite attributes into a format that would be pleasing on any day or time. Low abv, dry finish with a light funky yeast esters that are accented with a abundance of earthy & fruity hops. Balance is always the goal, but for this I also wanted extreme quaff-ability, refreshment, and subtle complexity.. Classic? perhaps. www.tablebeer.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
RBAG - From the RBAG commemorative glass - Pours hazy gold, thin white head, right proper and solid lacing (Note: This is verbatim from handwritten notes from the middle of a quite extended tasting session, I donít normally sound like such an asshat). Nose is perfume, violets, Pondís cold cream, grapefruit, cardamom, plenty of spice here. Flavours of cream, violets, spice, pepper, phenomenally balanced and flavourful for such a low alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle from AZ Wine. Pours a light straw color with steady varbonation and mounds of foam and lacing. Smells and tastes of pils malt, pears, and lemon zest. Mild hops on the finish. Really easy drinking. Iím a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Light yellow pour with a lot of tan head. Spice forward aroma, sage, yeast and hop tones. Bitter hop forward with light citrus, spices and herbal tones, flavor is full although subtle. Very nice drinkable beer, great job!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
Draught at the Beer Table, Brooklyn, NY.
Hazy orange golden colour with small white head. Brett yeast and malt in delicious aroma. Excellent hoppy bitterness accompanied with Brett yeast. Simple but extremely tasty. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2012 Summer Session. Cloudy light yellow with a large white head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is lightly malty with tart fruit accents. Palate is super-light! But bursting with refreshing flavours of rhubarb, lemon, celery, light sour apple. Lightly yeasty, smackingly tart. Crazy drinkable, refreshing. This was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Clear yellow color with a medium white head. Funky aroma with citrus and malty notes. Flavor starts bitter and crisp, then moves to tropical and stone fruits before a citrusy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle via SL... Very light golden orange color... Nice two finger head. I picked this up thinking it was a pale ale... but to my surprise and liking, this beer has a nice tart taste. Lots of grassy, lemon, earthy, fruity flavor, slight hop crisp light character. Tons of flavor for such a low alcohol brew. Really impressed. Very light body, medium/high carbontion level. But light and fluffy. Overall: Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at Royal in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is clear golden, with effervescent carbonation bubbkes and a three inch fluffy egg white head. The head is slow to fall, eventually leaves behind a sheet of lace. The aroma is dry cracker malt, nice zesty lime citrus and a nice touch of leathery earthy Brett yeast. There is a spruce element too that adds nicely to the overall fresh and clean character of the nose. The taste is graint, earthy, hay, then moves to the citrus notes, pine needles, and finishes bone dry with the leathery Brett. As it warms, the pine and Brett really take over, giving a nice bite and dryness. The palate is light bodied, soft natural carbonation, and the great dry finish. Super drinkable, each sip begs for the next. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1602) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 pour is a hazy golden yellow with a dense white head and a few larger bubbles. The nose is nice, light brett, heavy fruit presence, apricots and tropical stuff, light hop presence, oily and sweet. The taste is a bit less expressive but still very nice and balanced. Great gentle Brett presence, fruity and nice, tropical flavors, apricot, light hop, oily and a touch sweet. Light body, refreshing and crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2081) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Bottle from Whole Foods Roosevelt.

This is very close to a perfect biere de table. Big white head atop a hazy color of unfiltered pineapple juice. Mellow, sour-funk aroma married to a lightness of yeasty esters. The flavor is where it comes into its full glory. Mineral and lightly sulfered (less so than Avril), just barely tart, grapefruit pith through the middle, bitter bretty finish. Great big flavor and full mouthfeel, certainly not hindered in the least by its low ABV. Brilliant. A ten for flavor is not out of reach here.

With regard to desert islands: If I could drink only one beer for the rest of my life, this one would top out Orval in a sufficiently hot climate.

Revisit 7/25/14 after a soccer game. This one of the ones that merits the high rating I originally gave it. Lovely brett-driven ale.

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