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RATINGS: 701   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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
The head was small, creamy, smooth, ivory with fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was uncarbonated, yeasty and cloudy with a light amber hue. The nose was malty with a light sweet, lightly bitter, caramel and fruity flavor. The palate was tingly, smooth, dry, and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 This peculiar French Style Country Ale was sent to me by a fantastic member of RB; Indra, and thanks again for the trade!
Full speed A-Head! This brew is A-Head above the rest! Head Move Now, If You Can!
== The tan colored mass of thick head soars atop a beautiful and effervescent amber colored body. This is going to be a rocky and immensely dense head, leaving behind giant clumps of lacing; oh, it’s bitter tasting but smells of caramelized pares maybe some citrus like and very perfumey hops, smells terrific! The flavor is…is…is…hard to pinpoint. It is maybe a bit spicy, faintly bitter, yet sweet in-between, considerable notes of caramel, plums, pares, tangerines, honey wheat bread.
This is a beautiful and delicious beer but tough to figure out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
(draught) Pale amber; huge orangeish head, very little carbonation as a British ale knocked-out with a Swan-sprayer. Crystal malt, bit of cookies in the nose, some undefined pasty character. Taste gives velvet malts, crystal, a neutral to sweet main taste. Mouthfeel feels too flat, not lively enough (cfr. visual aspect). Well bodied. Based upon a Brabant (B) homebrew recipe, not very assertive brew. Like Palm with a heavier mouthfeel - Dubbele (X-mas) Palm?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a softly carbonated hazy light brown colored body with some visible yeast. It had a foloral malty aroma and a smooth mildly bubbly mouthfeel, The flavor was a very nice caramel malt one with elements of dough and bread behind it. This was indeed a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2003
pretty clear..full of floaties. color is a bright orange/golden. slight head at best. clean aroma...slightly fruity, slightly industrial. slight malt presence in the nose..much more in the flavor...sweet flavor and finishes with a grain cereal quality...this is one of those beers that's all over the page as far as ratings go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Peachy red color. Nose is sugary, a bit peppery with some alum pucker, definite tartness. Flavor is dry, apricots, hops at end. Sharp, crisp, and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Hmm. I dig it. They pretty much nailed the style, at least according to my limited knowledge. Pastry-like beer, if that helps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Light amber color,small head that faded very fast.mild lacing left behind.Mild malt aroma with hints of caramel,fruit.The taste was much better then i expected malty with a fruity mild raisin tone,Mildly sweet caramel,slight taste of hops.The after taste is mildly bitter with a slight fruity side and mild hops,with a good,smooth feel to it.I'm not real familiar with this style but i do know what i like and this is a fine brew IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Oregon Brewers Fest. Amber color and a malty nose. Smooth malty flavors that finishes with a hint of smokiness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Floral, slightly sour and sugary aroma. Amber color. Initial bitterness, followed by a round earthiness. Unique.

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