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RATINGS: 698   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
Red-copper look. little off white head. Dark chocolate, cookie dough, and nuts for aroma. Flavor at first is the same then a bit of flower and medium hops at the end. Very clean and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2005
12oz bottle, BB 6/17/05...copper/amber color, fizzy head fades quickly...smells of rich carmel, malt, and some unique fruitiness, like grape skins or something earthy like that. Drinks with a medium body, goes down well, with carmelly malt dominating to the semi-sweet finish where some hops show up. Being the only American rendition of this style I’ve had, I’d say kudos to them for producing this beer. Its well done. Watch the fill levels on this one...I had one bottle that wasn’t even filled to the neck, and it was quite infected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2005
Large, off-white head. Settles sl;owly with light carbonation. Light aroma with a hint of roasted grains and berries. Color is a medium orage amber. Dry and floral flavor with more roasted grains and a slightly puckering sourness to the brew. Decent malt backbone. Dry and tart finish which is slightly gritty in the mouth. A decent brew. Thanks to Drnk_McDermott for this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
I must not be into the biere de garde scene. I havent really had one I enjoyed that much. Well this one pour an amber color. It was very sticky and sweet with an orange and toffee flavor. BIg ol maltiness. One of the better of the style Ive had but nothing too amazing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
this is quite a name for a beer from fuckin dupage county illinois. nice nice carmel color, thick and full. no head really. no real aroma at all, just a few thin malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Had the opportunity to try this while out the other day. A tasty dark beer which went well with dinner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours A cloudy amber to brown with a small white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is malty and hoppy with a hint of vanilla spice and yeast. Initial flavor is malt and yeast with a spicy and fizzy hop finish. Medium-bodied palate and burpy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 This has been sitting in my refridgerator for a while. Poured a very dark amber with a huge slightly yellowish head. The aroma is caramel, corn and toffee. Notes of apples as well. The taste is surprisingly dry. Caramel and toasted nuts are in here. There are some interesting grassy hay notes and a little bit of lemon in the finish. Soft in the mouth, yet complex. Very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Gold haziness topped with a huge meringue head. Aromas of earthy spiciness lots of esters almost perfumey. Nice full mouthfeel from excess carbonation, bready flavors with a slight lactic twinge finishes dry. It’s a Feb 04 bottle this is going to get funkier with age. Good Stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Brown with a huge overflowing head. Malty with an earthy sweetness and some bitterness to the finish. There are parts of it that I like, but overall I am not thrilled with it. Perhaps it is the style or a bad bottle, but I would not go for another.


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