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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This French-style country ale is deep amber in color. With a toasty, sweet caramel start, it finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2406) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Overall really nice beer, deep amber pour, nice frothy top, on tap in chicago

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Nice pour into a snifter. Reddish amber in color, the beer had a solid head and lacing. The aroma was mostly malt, caramel and light fruits. Not a very strong overall aroma though. The taste was actually more defined with a malty, almost sweet presence. You get a little of the fruit (either peaches, cantelope, etc,) Mildly hopped but well balanced. Medium light body, medium carbonation. Crisp finish. Not bad for the style.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Deep amber in color with a thin rocky white head. The nose smells of belgianesque earthy caramel and candi-sugar, with a touch of tangerine marmalade and toast. Sweet earthy caramel flavor with a bit of golden toast and something faintly resembling tropical juiciness, with belgianesque dusty yeasty dough eccentricity. Hard to explain, but really really complex and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
A: Deep copper and amber color, almost no head. Lacey on the glass S: It doesn’t have an overpowering nose, smells of caramel and malt can be lightly noted. T: Wonderfully rich and malty beer, not too heavy. Tastes of caramel, lightly fruity/citrus taste and a delightfully slightly bitter end and taste of hops on the finish M: Medium, not too thick O: Was one of my staple beers for a long time. Had this first at their brewpub and fell in love immediately. It’s named for the county I grew up in too which is a nice local touch. I highly recommend it, there’s just a character to it that I really like and don’t find all that often in beers. -BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (531) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
A hazy amber beer with a very small white head. The aroma is toasted malt and sweet fruits. The flavor is malty and sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2565) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/29/2014. Pours fairly cloudy copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, pear, apple, biscuit, floral, grass, pepper, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and compexity of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, pepper, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, and pepper on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a crisp malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style! All around good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Re-rated...Pours a dark amber, almost red with a slight tan head. Aroma is full of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with a load of caramel and malt. I remember hating this beer last year but this was really good. Has a bitter backend with a smooth sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1172) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Clear, reddish-brown pour with a thin, white head. The aroma has caramel with a touch of earthy hops. It has a medium body with somewhat sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with just a little bitterness toward the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
toast, resin, floral, herbs, citrus, leaves, ginger, woody, amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, average carbonation,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (360) - - DEC 7, 2013
Tap. Pint glass. Dark gold. Keg may have been old. Metallic smell and slight taste. Otherwise, mild, clean, and slightly sweet. Farmhouse style. Pretty average.


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