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RATINGS: 681   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2443) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EyeAmBaldman (192) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours a dark amber, almost red with a slight tan head. Aroma is bitter as is the taste. It starts mild but the finish is awful bitter. Strong alcohol taste in the back end. Not my type of beer, and didn’t care for it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1150) - 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 (323) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1462) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft. Deep gold, clear, thin head. A little sweet, medium body, syrupy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Aroma is musty, malt and fruit. Tastes are sweet malt, butterscotch, honey, light background bitterness, orange, buttery. Nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (496) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours amber with a small white head of light tan foam. Nose is caramel. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is fairly sweet and full of caramelized malt with a suggestion of hops on the finish. A very flavorful beer best accompanied with a smoked turkey sandwich or with mixed nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours an orange/brown color. Nutty aroma at first then almost like a fruit but granola bar. Bit of alcohol heat here too. Dubbel realm and quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1232) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Sweet with a funky aroma. Sweet grass, hay and funk at the end. Nice.


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