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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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It’s my pleasure to present a collaboration with The Brewer’s Art. A Baltimore institution that helped to pioneer the Belgian beer movement in the States. Brewed with a combination of Spelt & Rye, accented with a blend of Heather, Honeysuckle, and Hyssop. The result is a rustic farmhouse ale displaying earthy tones & floral characteristics while maintaining intricate balance.

NOTE: This is a different beer than the version brewed at Brewer’s Art.


TomDecapolis' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours a hazy golden with a creamy white head that left lacing. Aroma of citrusy notes, heather and honeysuckle. Lots of citrus coming through...guessing maybe some American hops at work here. Flavor of honey, some floral notes, lots of citrus, hint of rye. Mostly dry with a touch of sweetness which just seems appropriate for this one. Nicely done.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (173) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy orange with a huge frothy head. Sweet and somewhat funky aroma with apricots, bubblegum, sweet candy, bread, hay, some caramel. Dry taste with some tartness. Notes of wet hay, wheat, bubblegum. Finishes with pepper , gum, grass and a moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (852) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber colour. Sweet, bready, malty, fruity aroma and flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle - what at first seems rather simple reveals itself to be what you’d expect from a BdG as far as subtle complexity goes - the spelt shows in the nose, creating a rather rustic character - other notes of honey, black pepper, apple skin, some dusty/basement yeastiness - flavor is honey sweet, but balanced by a subtle tartness and an herbal bitterness - some green raisin and apple late, followed by mildly rustic yeast character, leading to a spicy finish - like a BdG/saison hybrid - I like it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (693) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
En zenbuddhist skulle antagligen ruska på huvudet åt den här profana verksamheten att rangordna öl och klättra runt som en apa i smakhierarkierna för att distribuera sina upplevelser enligt ett system som går genom det kollektiva medvetandet likt ett hjärnspöke. Zenbuddhisten skulle bara konstatera att det här ölet _är_ och därefter låta meditationen tysta mun. Och då just den här zenbuddhisten är ett hopkok av min egen fantasi kan jag lika gärna sno det omdömet: Brewer’s Art Débutante _är_. Det säger precis allt om ingenting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (172) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours hazy light golden, slight white head, lots of bubbles, thin lacing. Aroma phenoloc, clove, bubblegum, apricot, sweet doughy malt, slightly spicy. Taste slightly tart, apricot, peach, clove, very slight bubblegum and herbal hops. Mouthfeel medium body, lots of tingly carbonation, slight herbal hop bite, more carbonation, crisp dry finish. Overall very interesting, lots of flavor, carbonation level fits the style, more hop flavor and less malt flavor than a lot of style examples, in a very good way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (102) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Nose has tones of wheat and some hops together with some light fruitiness. Pours a dark hazy orange colour with a rich white foam. Taste is an explosion in freshness and lightfulness with a short and very subtle bitter after taste. Taste has some notes of oranges and grapefruit. Palate is very light and drinkable. Overall a very pleasant beer which is perfect for a summer evening

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (288) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
nose is spicy and honeysuckle. Flavor is woodsy, earthy herbs, nectar sweetness, mild medicinal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeKeller (834) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber beer with a white head. Fresh aroma has hay, very light maltiness, yeast. Flavour is also fresh with light maltiness and spices, pepper. Very nice Bière de Garde!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2907) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
750ml bottle, hazy honey gold hue, with a bubbly white head, nice heather spicy herb nose, with some subtle wild blueberry, blackberry, doughy belgian yeast notes, with a citrus, pie crust, faint floral leafy hop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with good spicy yeasty, doughy, herbal spicy, crunchy spelt, rye, toasted, pale malt, apple pie crust, faint vanilla character, with some oily, fruity, heather, elderberry, faint flowery leafy,citrus hop flavours, leading towards a mild yeast doughyness, herbal spiciness, spelt, rye, pale maltiness, subtle lingering hop bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
12oz bottle, with sort of a high fill. Mostly hazy vibrant orange color. Thin ring of white head. Loose dots of lace. Head soon fades to virtually nothing. First sip is orange citrus, and belgian yeast. Floral notes in the nose. Interesting earthy malt aroma, lightly spicy. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft kind of crisp light to moderate carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Nice moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet kind of zesty taste. Pretty solid, complex flavorful belgian ale to enjoy overall. Nice to enjoy with my sandwich lunch, but maybe even better on it’s own.. There’s a lot to think on in the flavor, here


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