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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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!


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Musty nose with hints of berries. Low carbonation and very little head on the beer. Nice ruby color. Tasted musty and spicy - I think this beer is more proof that the French suck.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2004
This is basically a supped up version of a Fat Tire. It has more flavor & character, but it is basically an easy drinking, simple beer. It has some spicy notes, which add to the complexity, but overall it is quite simplistic and easily quaffed. A light amber color, with almost no head when served from the tap. This beer is mostly malty with some bready notes and some Belgian Yeast type spicing. A good intro beer for those not yet in to Belgian/ French country beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark amber/copper with a white head. Nose has fruit, earthiness, some spice. Flavor is floral and spice and slightly bitter. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Small white fizzy head. Clear gold body. Not much to the aroma, but some light cardboard hops, bread, cooked corn. Tastes a little bitter with some good malt, orange, bread. Body was a bit creamy with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Not really a beer de garde per se, but a lovely malty ale nonetheless. Its always a joy on tap, especially if you like malty beers-sort of like a Marzen ale type thing.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Deep amber color with a small head and some lacing. Earthy, yeasty, citrusy aroma. Light tingling in the mouth with a mildly bitter, some citrus and an almost roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Pale amber, small head, sheets of lace. Mild nose is lightly sweet. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Notes of baby powder and honey. Lightly sour and citric. Clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 17, 2004
bottle-sampled on new years eve 2003-Well, i kinda forgot about this one. I traded a guy a Alpha King for one of these. This tastes like a scotch ale to me-very malty with some roasted peat-y things going on. Somewhat cardboard-esqe in the malt profile. not all that great, but solid. if your a malthead, then go for this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Bottled 11/1/2003

Dull red copper color with a thin but frothy white head. Like other Two Brothers beers, it has a cloudy dustiness. I get peanut brittle sweetness in the aroma along with slight bitterness. Musty. The flavor is hard to pin down, it's a muddled combination of caramel sweetness and sort of a burnt herbal thing. There's a slight paper bag astringency in the aftertaste - it might not be a flaw, but I didn't dig it. Overall? Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Copper colored with a nice foamy head. Looks clean with only a little carbonation visible. Noticable carmel malt lent to the mild sweetness noticed in the beer.


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