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RATINGS: 670   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (494) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown with quickly fading head and not much lacing. This bottle was 3 weeks past "best by" so I’m trying to give it the benefit of the doubt. Aroma is earthy, straw, and barnyard with a little caramel and biscuit. Taste is nutty, caramel malts up front, then into some yeast in the middle, finishing thick with malts in the aftertaste with some solid roast coming through in the end. This is not typically my favorite end of the flavor spectrum, but this was surprisingly good. Palate is too thin, which is the only noticeable thing holding this beer back.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cadenceofgrass (1) - - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
Coppery aroma. Carmel color with beautiful small bubble head which disappears quickly. Surprisingly smooth taste considering the aroma. Almost like a caramel bock.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottled 2/6/11. Clear golden copper body small white head Sweet fruit caramel and grain aroma Dry grainy fruit and caramel flavor Medium body mod carb

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1225) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at Oblivion Tap Room, pours a rusty amber color with a small head. Nose is sweet with caramel and malt. Taste is sweet, and evenly balanced. Very drinkable and smooth with some hints of cream and vanilla. Finish is dry, great beer. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1182) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at Oblivion Taproom in Orlado. Pours amber with a tan head and aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is toasty, of caramel, sweet malty notes, bread, and light hops with a sweet, malty finish. Very drinkable, well balanced brew

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with tan head. aroma of earth, fruit, light toast. Taste is modest caramel, spice, earth then transitioning to a drier finish with earth, spice, a little bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
33cl bottle that most likely I bought in Chicago, forgot about and am now rating. I’m no biere de garde expert but this was pretty tasty. Nice touches of caramel malt that left a lingering sweetness. Nice

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Great beer. Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2013
This is a wonderful beer that I could drink all day long. It has lots of malt character, and is sweet nicely balanced with just the right amount of hops. Color is a rich worn copper. Draft on tap at the Two Brothers Roundhouse. Worth going back for, and I’ll pick up some bottles next time I get the chance. Was also my favorite out of the four samples I tried.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from brass rail deli. Pours a clear reddish orange with a tan foamy head. Aroma is sweet and grape mixed with bready and earthy. Taste is malt forward turning to well balanced and eventually towards a cocoa like peppery lingering taste. Mellow and well balanced. I could have a case of these in the fall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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