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Summit Unchained 14 Biere de Garde

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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For Unchained 14, Summit brewer Jeff Williamson brings you Bière de Garde – a classic French farmhouse style ale that is rarely seen fresh locally. Using the best French and Belgian malts, Jeff’s brew entices you with a malt aroma of toffee, cherry and other goodies. The malt theme carries through to the taste, offering up more toffee, cherry, figs, caramel, and a hint of biscuit. A subtle hop spiciness plays amongst the flavors and it finishes crisp and dry. This hearty ale pairs well with bon fires, roasted meats and good friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2479) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, we’ll retained, tiny bubbled light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body......nose is sweet malts, with hints of cherry, fig, hints of roasted malts with light cocoa, minimal hops....taste is moderately sweet malts, with dried fruits, toffee/caramel, cereal, finishing dry and moderately bitter......mouth feel medium body,minimal astringency, mild acid. This misses the style ever so slightly. The malts, while mostly dominant, are not quite deep enough in complexity. Also the hops are a bit too forward. An increase in the malt bill, and a change or a lowering of the hops used would improve what is already a nice beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (597) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark color. Some white head. Can’t distinguish an aroma. Caramel malt maybe, pine and grass. Pretty solid flavor. Light body. Shory duration. Clean. Very clean. Would be a sessionable beer except it’s 7%!! which is not expected. Sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1293) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a nice thick tan head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, primarily dark fruit and bit of spice. taste of thick malt, dark fruit with some toffee and just a bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. A solid body, a bit crisp and very smooth. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer to relax with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. Brown in color with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of cola, roasted malts, prune, light chocolate, and grain. Taste is of roasted malts, raisin, grain, malt, toast, and light nutty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. The look is darker than expected, very dark brown with reddish tinges, and a thinner off white head. The smell is fruits, malts, slight yeast, cherry, sweetness, pie, and ok. The taste is roasty, paper, fruits, malts, porterish, dry, and ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (364) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Poured from the tap. Very dark brown with beige head. Toasted malt with nutty aroma. Same flavour with a hit of sweet molasses. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (642) - USA - FEB 13, 2014
Aroma is sweet malt and dark fruits. Appears very dark brown, tan head, ample retention.taste is sweet and biscuity with a smooth finish on a medium bodied mouthfeel. Really pretty delicious...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Tap at Seventh Street Social. Red brown with a medium cream colored lacing. Cherry, fruity yeast, and bready malts. The beer is very sweet with a light syrupy feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonoppold (1) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Very complex with a clean finish. Caramel notes with a hint of smoke. Not as hop-heavy as many Summit beers - just right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
I get some nuts, roasty malt, and maybe some molasses. Tastes like a brown ale. I like brown ales.

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